Erin Clarkson

Erin authored the Savannah First-Timer's Guide and loves helping first-time visitors plan their trips. She lives in the artsy Starland District and enjoys exploring Savannah's hidden gems, as well as the surrounding Lowcountry.

Sorrel Weed House: Let the Debunking Begin!

B&W side view of the front entrance to the Sorrel Weed House in Savannah, Georgia. The Historic Marker is visible in front of a curved wrought-iron fence

If you’re looking for a haunted house in Savannah that you can actually tour, the Sorrel Weed House is probably your best bet. It’s one of only a handful of homes in the city that welcomes visitors inside to explore its paranormal activity. While tour guides in the home don’t attempt to confirm (nor disprove) […]

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These 3 Cemeteries in Savannah are Worth a Visit

B&W image of a statue of a young girl cradling a bowl in her arms at Bonaventure Cemetery. Oak trees with Spanish moss are visible in the background

There are few things on earth more eerily captivating than a cemetery — especially one set amongst a backdrop of Southern live oaks and wispy Spanish moss. If you’re trying to determine which cemeteries in Savannah deserve your attention, hopefully this overview of three of the most popular options will help you decide. If you’re […]

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The Top 3 Most Haunted Hotels in Savannah Georgia

Front entrance to The Marshall House at night with a man standing beneath the hotel's sign, facing away from the camera

Are you the type of person who likes staying in places that are a little bit spooky and mysterious? Places where you’d almost be happy to be kept awake by unexplained sights and sounds? If so, you’ll appreciate my list of the most haunted hotels in Savannah, Georgia. These are hotels where you can experience […]

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Georgia Coast Map: A Quick Overview of Popular Beaches

Pinnable graphic of a Georgia Coast Map in shades of blue and green. ©Savannah First-Timer's Guide

I created this handy Georgia coast map to give you a quick overview of the barrier islands and most popular beaches found along Georgia’s shoreline. Tybee Island, Jekyll Island, and St. Simons Island are popular beaches for families, while Cumberland Island, Little St. Simons, Sapelo, and Ossabaw are barrier islands with more wildlife than people. […]

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Which Famous Savannah Restaurants are Worth the Hype?

Blue and white retro sign for a famous Savannah restaurant called The Grey

Wondering which famous Savannah restaurants are truly worth the hype and which ones aren’t? I’m going to answer that question today as I always do…honestly. It probably won’t come as any surprise to learn that the most well-known restaurants aren’t always the best. After all, that’s the way it works in many cities! Sometimes they’re […]

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