When you’re looking for a great place to visit during your vacation, you won’t find many places in the country as beautiful as Savannah.
This amazing city has areas that feel like they are still part of the late 1800s with the classic southern charm and beauty that you can easily admire. As home to some of the most beloved food and architecture, you’re sure to have a wonderful time when you vacation in this coastal city in Georgia.
Town Squares are Where You Can Wander
There once were 24 town squares in Savannah and 22 of them are still present in the city today. You’ll find massive oak trees with Spanish moss dripping off them along with various restaurants along the squares where you can get a coffee or a wonderful meal. Admire the charm and beauty of the area when you visit the town squares.
Tour the Mercer-Williams House
The most famous house in this great city is the Mercer-Williams House. This home found prominence in the book, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, which was also turned into a movie which featured the house as well. The murder of Danny Hansford was covered in the book and the home has become a museum dedicated to the story from this book and movie.
Enjoy a Trolly Tour of the City
You can learn a lot about the history and uniqueness of Savannah with one of the many trolly tours. Old Savannah Tours is a company that offers a tour with 16 stops that you can get off and enjoy along the route. This is a great way for you to learn more about what the city has to offer and some of the events that took place in the area.
Tybee Island is a Great Place to Enjoy a Beach Day
Only thirty minutes from the downtown area, you can head to Tybee Island and enjoy an amazing time at the beach. There are several different beaches along the island, each with its own unique features and activities. While there, visit the Fort Pulaski National Monument and the Tybee Island Lighthouse which is one of only seven Colonial-era lighthouses along the Eastern seaboard.
Drive Under the Moss Covered Oaks
A great way to see the beauty of the oak trees covered in Spanish moss is to drive to the Wormsloe Historic Site. This site is ruins that are the remains of a fortified colonial estate and the one and a half-mile driveway gives you the sheltered experience of going under these trees that you want to enjoy. This is certainly a classic part of seeing what Savannah has to offer.
Admire the Waterfront from a Riverboat Cruise
Whether you make it a dinner cruise or you enjoy the tour during lunch, you can see the city of Savannah from a different perspective when you’re aboard a riverboat cruise. Admire the history, the scenery, and the beauty of the area while you dine on some southern cuisine that will be exactly what you want to eat on this slow-moving and charming boat.
Enjoy a Relaxing Afternoon at Forsyth Park
The oldest public park in the city is Forsyth Park. This park is rich with history, beauty, and style to give you the charm and feeling you want. There are many photo opportunities offered at this amazing park along with plenty of great ways to sit and just relax. If you’re looking for a way to spend a lazy afternoon, this might be the perfect place for you to enjoy your time.
Enjoy a Walk Down Jones Street
Jones Street in Savannah was voted the Most Beautiful Street in North America and it’s waiting for you to take a walk to admire the views and the architecture of the area. Stop by Mrs. Wilkes Boarding Room and have your lunch or an afternoon snack during your walk. This stroll will give you a better feeling of how life can slow down and give you a lot to admire.
History Awaits You at Fort McAllister State Park
Fort McAllister State Park is located along the coast of the Ogeechee River and is a place where you can learn a lot about the attacks on Savannah during the Civil War. Admire the natural beauty of the park and learn about the soldiers that were once stationed at this fort where you can still see cannons, barracks, a hot shot furnace, and the palisades. Check out the museum that’s filled with memorabilia for you to admire.