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  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons; 5th Edition edition (21 April 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470887281
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470887288
  • Product Dimensions: 10.7 x 1.1 x 18.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 2.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,548,972 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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See the very best ofSavannah Whether you′re looking for riverboat cruising and fresh seafood or cemeteries and martinis, our expert author guides you to the best of the city. Detailed maps throughout Exact prices, directions, opening hours,and other practical information Candid reviews of hotels and restaurants,plus sights, shopping, and nightlife Insider tips from local expert authors Find news, deals, apps, and expert advice,plus connect with other travelers at Frommers.com

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A team of veteran travel writers, Darwin Porter and Danforth Prince have produced numerous titles for Frommer’s including best–selling guides to Italy, France, the Caribbean, England, and Germany. Porter is also a noted Hollywood biographer; his most recent releases (2005) are Howard Hughes: Hell’s Angels and Brando Unzipped (2006). He is a radio commentator and newspaper columnist on popular culture; his broadcasts are heard in all 50 states. Prince, formerly of the New York Times Paris bureau, is the president of Blood Moon Productions and other media–related firms. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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26 of 27 people found the following review helpful
Nice overview.... 24 Mar. 2008
By MojoSpeed - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I just returned from Savannah, and took this guide along. It fits very nicely into a back pocket or purse. It provided a great overview of the area with maps and good descriptions of many of the restaurants (including dividing them into price ranges).

The author couldn't have been more spot-on in describing one River St. bar (hint: they specialize in frozen drinks), and the description made my wife and I laugh out loud.

We followed one of the mapped out walking tours described in the book and it made for a wonderful Saturday afternoon. Given its portability, it can't cover every restaurant, bar or shop, but if you cross-reference what the author recommends against others' opinions- SouthernLiving.com, connectsavannah.com (Savannah's alternative news weekly), and TripAdvisor.com, you'll find many of the same restaurants listed, with similar descriptions.

Purchase the book in advance of making your lodging reservations, as there are a number of bed and breakfasts listed, as well as many hotels.

Yes, there are many references to the book "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil," but given how much it's helped tourism in the area and how many people want to see the places described in that book, the author is just giving the people what they want. I enjoyed the references: I wanted a guide that covered those locations, but not one that focused solely on "The Book" (as it's known to many locals), and this guide provided a nice compromise.

The only drawback I found is that it doesn't list as many restaurants as I'd have liked, but again, given the space limitations, it couldn't. As you walk the streets, you'll stumble across some great little places on your own, and that's half the fun of "exploring" the town.

I consider the guide to be money well spent.
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
Savannah guide book 13 Aug. 2007
By Lefty Libra - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Recently did a girls trip - the guide was very helpful. We planned lots of our trip prior to our arrival - restaurant suggestions were particularly helpful.
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Be very careful!!! 25 Oct. 2011
By Ron Rueve - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Beware! The Kindle edition has a copyright date of 2005. The print edition is copyrighted 2011. There is a huge difference and the folks who purchase the Kindle edition get old information. Not worth the cost!
13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
Very helpful 26 Jun. 2006
By C. Waskul - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
This book gives a nice review of Savannah, from history, to where to stay, what do do, where to eat. It's very compact and will be easy for us to carry along on our trip next week to Savannah.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Kindle version: no color and no photos 3 April 2012
By St. Ferret - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
The Kindle version of this guidebook is as ugly as mud. While a regular book is expected to have plain text, a travel guide needs photos and color to be of any interest. This version is plain, and I do mean plain, like a homemade pamphlet. The image on the buy page showing the beautiful cover does not apply to the Kindle version. If straight text is what you want, this will be fine. Otherwise, you'll need the print version.
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