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Frommer's Portable Savannah by Darwin Porter and Danforth Prince Books in Review
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Frommer's Portable Savannah
by Darwin Porter and Danforth Prince
Wiley Publishing, Inc.
ISBN 978-0-470-39902-6
Published April 2009 - Paperback - 184 pages - $12.99

I have a hankering for Savannah, GA and the surrounding places.  So, here's another travel guide to learn more about this historical and pretty destination.  I liked that, in addition to ratings, this Frommer's guide also offers an Overrated rating which I thought was helpful.  In the first few pages you'll come across some "best bets" (hotels and B&Bs) and restaurants which is enough to get anyone running to Savannah.  You'll read about the history of this city from colonial days through the American Revolution, to the Antebellum era and the Civil War and on to modern day Savannah.  Many homes and buildings were restored and are maintained today which is much of the attraction of this part of the state.  There are 21 squares to visit (Chippewa Square in the film Forrest Gump), many districts (historic or riverfront as examples), many hotels ranging from very expensive to inexpensive, and many many restaurants to sample anything from steak, seafood, Cajun, Southern, international, Moroccan, Italian, American, barbecue, low country, and more.  I like that this guide considers prices which nowadays can make or break one's vacation.  I also liked their suggestions on what to see if you have one day or five — very helpful knowing how much you can see and what you should see.  Don't forget the museums and the Savannah National Wildlife Refuge or to explore the wetlands on Tybee Island, and Hilton Head island.  Consider the given walking tour examples as Savannah is perfect to see on foot.  I didn't know that General Sherman gave Savannah to President Lincoln as a Christmas present!
Maps abound in this book.
Conclusion - A history-laden city well worth exploring.  I can't wait.

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