Savannah’s Historic District
Beautifully restored homes, lush gardens, lovely city squares, and carefully tended parks combine to make the Historic District of Savannah one of the loveliest in the nation. This area is the largest urban National Historic Landmark District in the United States and it preserves hundreds of fine examples of 18th- and 19th-century architecture, many of which are historically and culturally significant, such as the First African Baptist Church (one of the oldest African American Baptist congregations in the country); the birthplace of Juliette Gordon Low, founder of the Girl Scouts; and the Mercer-Williams House, the setting for John Berendt’s best-seller, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil.
Enjoy Superb Golf Opportunities
Between Jacksonville, Florida, and Charleston, South Carolina, the Intracoastal Waterway is a grand highway that leads you to superb cultural attractions, fascinating historic sites, and wetlands and islands teeming with wildlife. During this seven-day voyage, golfers will have opportunities to play at four renowned clubs. The ocean views from the Sea Island Golf Club remind many of the links at St. Andrews in Scotland. At the Links at Stono Ferry in Charleston, golfers enjoy the breeze of the Intracoastal Waterway as they test themselves on the heart-pounding back nine holes. The Club at Savannah Harbor boasts a four-star rating from Golf Digest and is ranked among the Top 100 of America’s Golf Courses by Conde Nast Traveler. And on Hilton Head Island, play at the distinguished Harbour Town Golf Links, a course that places a premium on finesse, imagination, and shot-making.
Low Country Cooking
The Low Country stretches from Savannah to Pawleys Island in South Carolina. The emphasis in this cuisine is on seafood, especially crabs, shrimp, and oysters. Rice, grits, black-eyed peas, okra, and tomatoes are also staple ingredients. A Low Country classic, Frogmore Stew is a one-pot meal consisting of shrimp, spicy sausage, and corn on the cob. Creamy She-crab Soup is thought to have originated in Charleston, where it appears on almost every menu. The Low Country also has its own variation on rice pilaf called perlau, made of chicken, rice, celery, and onion. During this voyage, you will have the chance to sample some of these Low Country cuisine traditions.