The Who Dat Nation carries the Saints’ win into Mardi Gras week with a joie de vivre that cements its rep as the life of the after-party.
But when it comes to vacations, some of us prefer the more demure side of the South: the blushing belle called Savannah. The Georgia vacation rental above epitomizes the charm of the coastal region, a place where folks take long strolls, go antiquing and stop for a chat and a cup of iced tea. It’s a gorgeous home with all the period bells and whistles, including pocket doors, clawfoot tubs and decorative fireplaces. High ceilings in the foyer lead your eyes up to a stately staircase, and crown molding in several rooms add even more elegance to the circa 1875 space.
Christie Banach, a prior customer from Orlando who spent her 40th birthday there with girlfriends, loved the location (one block to Forsyth Park, . “We rented bikes, walked … never had to drive.”
It sounds lovely and so does the price: $400 a night through the end of the year. For a four-bedroom house, that’s a lot of luxury for a mini cost.
A word to those seeking that private holiday: Don’t visit during St. Patrick’s Day, when Savannah explodes with the second-largest Celtic celebration in the U.S., complete with a parade and greening of the fountain. According to the organizers’ website, up to 400,000 visitors are expected to descend upon the city for the event this year.
Because even the quiet girls need to let loose sometime.
Valerie Moloney is your resident blogger and the Expansion Markets Editor for Citysearch.com, who oddly enough, feels panicked when asked, "What's the best place to eat in Chicago?" or her favorite, "It's my birthday. Where should we go with a party of six?" No stranger to travel--and traveling with kids--she is a young mom who ODs on the Internet when it comes to planning family trips or buying clothes. Here's hoping she finds you the vacation you deserve.