In the American South, how retro can you go on a single vacation? Without a functioning time machine, what wonderful amenities from the traveling past can you experience for the first time, rediscover with delight, or introduce your children to?
Savannah really heats up in the spring, and as the hippest hotel in town, The Thunderbird Inn is right in the center of it.
Lots of March’s activity in Savannah centers on music. There’s the Savannah Stopover Music Festival with more than 70 up and coming (or already there) bands from March 7 to 10, but that’s just for starters. The Thunderbird Inn downtown has special rates $89/weekday. Rate code to request is S_Over.
The big boy on the music block is the Savannah Music Festival, which arrives March 22, 2012, and runs through April 7. It offers three weeks of world-class music in 23 different genres. Put on your dancing shoes at a zydeco dance party, savor the best in bluegrass, check out masters of jazz – all at venues within easy striking distance of the Thunderbird Inn. Request special lodging rates for festival goers — $89/weekday, $129 weekend dates. The rate code to request is SMF.
At The Thunderbird, we live and breathe the Sixties. Since music was so central to that decade, it stands to reason we attract a lot of music fans. And, with our vintage rates, you’ll still have money left over to buy tickets and T-shirts!
Of course music isn’t the only thing happening in Savannah’s springtime. The Ships of the Sea Museum, just around the corner on the boulevard (41 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., to be precise) will be unveiling its beautiful new garden this month, the perfect complement to an intriguing museum collection housed in a gracious historic mansion. The museum advises probably in April 2012, but no specific date is set yet.
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The DOCOMOMO US National Tour Day events in Savannah are October 78-8, 2011. The Thunderbird Inn in Savannah (circa 1964) is thrilled to be numbered among the modern buildings. We are noticing lately that our fun, experiential marketing’s cool, hip vibe — jump started from our highway motel’s “Hippest hotel in Savannah” (TM) slogan — is getting mussed about (inappropriately, we add) by others. We wonder, “Why trample on the little guy to inch into our hard-earned, groovy Savannah hotel lodging niche?”
So, today to commemorate the cool, modern DOCOMOMO tour and events and our “Hippest Hoste in Savannah” slogan, our so-cool, quirky billboard reads:
Hip and cool
Do not go for
“Stay Hip!” says Mark Thomas, General Manager at the Thunderbird Inn in Savannah, GA
From Savannah lodging at The Thunderbird Inn, it’s fun to crisscross downtown Savannah when shopping. From a a basket of southern pralines, to MoonPies(R), or pepper jelly and brittle bread, Savannah is a neighborly place to shop for Christmas and enjoy the friendly, fun spirit of Savannah.
From Broughton Street boutique shops to Telfair’s Jepson Center for the Arts, City Market, River Street shops, and ShopSCAD the shopping ideas offer an amazing eclectic mix.
Check with The Thunderbird Inn for more retro to classic shopping and nightlife ideas! We would love to host your visit to Savannah.
Happily, we report What’s New at Thunderbird Inn — as well as some fresh Savannah insights from General Manager, Mark Thomas — as of January 2010. Continue reading