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Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Another St. Patrick’s Day, another leprechaun-inspired outfit. Are you wondering how you can turn this year’s St. Patrick’s Day celebration into a pot of gold? Look no further than the “Hostess City of the South” – Savannah, GA – which has been celebrating the Irish holiday since the early 19th century.

The Live Oak Canopy Room at the Azalea InnThe Live Oak Canopy Room at the Azalea Inn

The city’s St. Patrick’s Day parade, now in its 189th year, is the second largest parade in the world with attendance exceeding 40,000. It lasts three hours and travels through the Historic Park District, where you’ll encounter fountains that have been dyed green and countless bands performing lively and celebratory music. (Arrive a week early if you want to experience the greening of Forsyth Park Inn on March 8th.)

The revelry isn’t only limited to the parade and parks. Savannah bed and breakfast inns are feeling the luck of the Irish, too. The Green Palm Inn, located in the city’s Historic District, encourages you to get all decked out and embrace your (permanent or temporary) Irish side. After relaxing in your plush guest room, get dressed in your St. Patrick’s Day style and make your way to the festivities. When you return, take a soothing bath in the claw-foot tub before warming up in front of the room’s fireplace.

Green Palm InnGreen Palm Inn

If you’re thinking about taking a trip with a girlfriend or two to celebrate the holiday, the Azalea Inn, which is also located in downtown Savannah and just a five minute walk from Forsyth Park, will have a delicious welcome waiting for you. Handmade chocolate truffles, champagne, and strawberries along with signature massages and full-day trolley passes will make the getaway weekend with your besties one to remember.

This year, mix a bit o’ southern hospitality and history into your St. Patrick’s Day celebrations. And, make sure to visit our “There’s Something About Savannah” Pinterest board for a photo map of sites and B&Bs in the city, and our “Go Green for St. Patrick’s Day” board dedicated to the Irish holiday.

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