Destination: Savannah, Georgia
A Guide to Savannah
Savannah, Georgia lies on the Savannah River, approximately 20 miles upriver from the Atlantic Ocean and Tybee Island. Known as one of the most beautiful cities in America, it’s located in the heart of Coastal Georgia’s Lowcountry and is famed for its rare natural beauties such as the azaleas in bloom and an abundance of stately oaks draped with Spanish Moss. With its Southern-style antebellum homes, beautiful park-like squares, and cobblestone streets, Savannah is a must to visit while you enjoy your stay on Tybee Island.
Such is the beauty of Savannah that General Sherman spared her the torch during his March to the Sea and instead, presented her to President Abraham Lincoln as a Christmas gift.
Amazing Activities to do in Savannah Georgia
The Savannah Historic District, Savannah Victorian Historic District and 22 park like squares, is one of the largest National Historic Landmark Districts in the United States. Each year Savannah attracts millions of visitors, who enjoy the city’s architecture and historic buildings: the birthplace of Juliette Gordon Low (founder of the Girl Scouts of the United States of America), the Georgia Historical Society (the oldest continually operating historical society in the South), and the Telfair Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Savannah offers a variety of Trolley Tours. One of the best ways to learn about the Downtown Historic District’s history is to take one of the many Trolley Tours available. Most Trolley Tours offer the on/off pass, so you are able to explore the city on your own and get back on the trolley as you please!
Horse Drawn Carriage
Taking a Horse Drawn Carriage Tour through Downtown Savannah can be both informative and romantic. Learn about the city as you are taken through the various squares and streets. Bring the whole family or just the two of you, and see Savannah at her very best!
Ghosts & Spirits
Savannah Georgia is called the most haunted city around. Taking a ghost tour into the haunted streets of Savannah is a great way to see our beautiful city at night. Experienced guides conduct captivating tours to legendary locations. Few places have such a history of hauntings, of strange tales of the paranormal than Savannah. Much of Savannah’s haunted history is intertwined with recorded incidents. This tends to give credence to the many ghost stories.
The coastal waters and islands were often a refuge for pirates, outlaws and others who were not necessarily friends to authority. There are Savannah Pirate Tours with Pub crawls that features tales of pirates, history, and hauntings of Savannah, while visiting a few local pubs.
Southern cuisine has always been famed throughout America, and Savannah has some of the best. Over the past dozen years the Savannah restaurant scene has blossomed like the azaleas in spring. Savannah dining is now all about fine food, lovingly prepared by Savannah’s expert chefs. Whether you are looking for an upscale dining experience, down-home cooking, or a place to dine with your dog, you will find it here in Savannah.