Annual Conference Travel
Savannah offers adventures of historic proportions!
Our Annual Conference this year will be held in Savannah – Georgia’s oldest city! Savannah is a charming southern escape where art, period architecture, trendy boutiques and ghost stories are all set under a veil of Spanish moss. Savannah is a place where cuisine comes straight from the coast and cocktails can be sipped during a stroll down the street. Come and discover the enchanting soul of Savannah. For additional travel ideas see: Visit Savannah
Savannah Historic District
Known for its manicured gardens, cobblestoned streets, and 20-plus charming public squares (designed by founder General James Oglethorpe in the 1700s), the Savannah Historic District is worthy of an entire afternoon of wandering. Here you can ogle mansions of various architectural styles — Gothic and Greek Revival to Georgian and Beaux Arts — or relax next to picturesque fountains or moody oak trees.
This 30-acre urban oasis in the center of town is a great place to take it easy and take in all of Savannah’s Old-World grandeur. Be sure to make a wish at the famous Forsyth Fountain.
Leopold’s Ice Cream
Founded in 1919 by three brothers from Greece, Leopold’s has been helping Savannahians keep cool for nearly a century. The parlor is still run by the same family who started it, and local folks still flock here for the homemade ice cream.
The commercial and social heart of Savannah since the 1730s, City Market is still a happening place to visit day or night — for quirky and regional gifts, as well as great food and drink.
Savannah’s past is told in the many house museums and cultural centers that populate the area. Visit the birthplace of Juliette Gordon Low, founder of the Girl Scouts, the Owens-Thomas House, generally considered to be the finest example of Regency architecture in America and features one of the few intact slave quarters in America, or the Davenport House, an exceptionally fine example of Federal architecture. As an added activity, have breakfast or a wine & cheese reception in the Davenport House garden!
American Prohibition Museum
Not your average “dry” museum, the American Prohibition Museum is the first and only museum in the United States dedicated to the history of Prohibition. While here, guests will travel back in time to the early 1900s, as anti-alcohol rallies swept the nation and the “booze problem” was pushed to the forefront of American politics.
The Telfair is not only the oldest art museum in the south — it’s also one of the region’s best and most relevant. The stately two-story mansion, built in 1819, contains three nineteenth-century period rooms and houses nineteenth- and twentieth-century American and European art from the museum’s permanent collection including paintings, works on paper, sculpture, and decorative arts.
Did we mention that Savannah has a beach? Tybee Island is located only 20 minutes away from Savannah’s Historic District. Splash in the waves, dig your toes in the warm sand and munch on coastal cuisine!