What’s New at Thunderbird Inn: January 2010

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.

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The now-restored/vintage inn-motel provides guests with staff picks of fun things to see and do — not smothering the classic Savannah history, but accentuating the eclectic / retro side of Savannah tourism.

SOUTHERN TREATS: Moon Pies and Krispy Kreme donuts raise the cool factor, plus on-site parking is free.

COUPONS: Exclusive Thunderbird Inn coupons will enhance a cost-conscious, yet fun Savannah visit. Guests stroll to discover the cool vibe of the Savannah Landmark Historic District, its artisan boutique shops, original art galleries, hip coffee cafes and retro restaurants.

PET-FRIENDLY ACCOMMODATIONS: The Thunderbird Inn is “Where all the hip pets stay. (Human are welcome too.)” Pampered family pets enjoy fresh bedding and treats in select pet-friendly rooms. The inn provides a listing of pet-friendly shops, cafes, tours, parks, and pet etiquette, and provides needful pooper bags (required when strolling around Savannah).

Annual Events

Year-around Thunderbird Inn points to affordable happenings and nearly 200 cultural festivals that embrace the city’s rich history and melting pot of international heritages.

* Savannah’s pet-friendly events include the Weiner Races, pet-friendly picnics in Forsyth Park, and First Friday happenings on River Street’s Rousakis Plaza.

* Sacred, quiet spaces abound in Savannah. From the Thunderbird Inn’s downtown Savannah location, explore Savannah’s historic churches, Catholic Cathedral and Jewish synagogues, and the quiet places of SCAD, Telfair and African-American Civil Rights museums. Guided tours and walking groups highlight the rich history in beautiful Savannah.

* Little-known garden spots are “must see” with or without urgings from the popular Savannah Tour of Homes and Gardens. Often missed is the largest private garden in Savannah’s Landmark Historic District at the Ships of the Sea Museum, and SCAD’s Pei Ling Chan Gallery on MLK Boulevard.

* Famous as “America’s Most Haunted City,” the inn’s staff will introduce guest to the spirits of Savannah – the fires, plagues, wars, voodoo and beautiful cemeteries, including nearby Laurel Grove Cemetery and Revolutionary War battlefield.