Savannah Slow Ride packs up to 15 pedal-pushers on its custom-designed, eco-friendly bicycles as they coast at a leisurely gait along the historic downtown milieu. Invite five friends or two-and-a-half horses onboard for an uninterrupted sightsee of the city's scenery that doubles as a mild lower-body workout. An employee bike captain steers the vessel while up to 10 strong-calved cycle-sailors man the foot-oars along pedals attached to their seats. The remaining riders can unpack home-brought feasts along the bike's wooden countertops or pour plastic cups of Gatorade as "Eye of the Tiger" loops from the bike's speaker set.
Savannah's Bonaventure Cemetery sprawls across more than 100 acres?and on 6th Sense World's tour of the legendary burial grounds, guides share tales of its happenings and legendary residents, including novelist Conrad Aiken, Little Gracie, and Johnny Mercer. Other popular walking tours of Savannah cover topics such as poltergeists, exorcisms, and missing cemeteries on treks that are typically one-half mile to one mile long.
Historian, curator, and classic-car buff Tanya Bailey-Smith opened the Great Savannah Races Museum as an homage to the cultural significance of the Great Savannah Races of 1908, 1910, and 1911. Her facility doubles as a micromuseum and gift shop with media and fine-art items on display and a collection from the Automobile Club of America, whose members chose Savannah to host the first American Grand Prix.
Stu and Donald Card didn’t always have time to meander down low-country roads, stopping to snack on barbecue and pralines and chat with the local bullfrogs. One brother was a partner at a national law firm, the other a media coordinator for NFL championships and international sporting events. But they found that something was missing from their fast-paced careers—something delicious. Deciding to make culinary pleasure their business, they founded tour company Savannah Taste Experience on a tripod of family, food, and friends. Their flagship tour showcases Savannah’s unique contributions to the culinary world—such as shrimp and grits, fried oysters, and the gourmet honeys of the Savannah Bee Company—through the town’s historic squares, while other routes travel off the beaten path to favorite local hangouts.
A mother-daughter team happily helps clients craft stylish looks with colorful and creative blouses, dresses, and accessories that fit current junior and misses trends. Walls twinkle with a wealth of necklaces and earrings fitted with silver, turquoise, and precious stones. Racks and mannequins invite browsing in search of seasonal outfits ranging in color from earthy reds and browns to bright pastels and light bulbs.
The artists at Wine and Canvas awaken their students’ inner Rembrandts and Van Goghs with classes that pair a featured painting with specialty cocktails and wines. The mobile studio’s monthly calendar includes themed classes in which instructors expound on the nuances of painting Parisian street lamps, Japanese flowers, or Venetian cityscapes. The master painters—many of them local artists—provide step-by-step instructions while students mimic each stroke and periodically dip their brushes into glasses filled with crimson cabernet. Each of the studio’s various drink-friendly venues boasts a specialty libation selected to incite creativity or conversations with fellow painters. When the artistic frenzy concludes, students return home with a finished masterpiece large enough to conceal any wall safe or mirror portal.