Welcome to the stunning coastal city of Savannah – famous for picture-perfect parks, horse-drawn carriages, gorgeous antebellum architecture, and traditional Southern hospitality. The cobblestoned historic district is truly something to see – filled with quaint squares and parks like Forsyth Park. Embark on a tour through the historic district, or marvel at the views from a harbour cruise. Explore City Market and its art galleries, boutiques, street music and open-air cafes. Take a leisurely stroll through the Davenport Museum, and along the bustling port on River Street. And of course, sample the variety of delicious food, from Southern home cooking to upscale and trendy fare
Established in 1733, Savannah is the oldest city in Georgia and the location of one of the largest National Historic Landmark districts in the country. This eccentric Southern city beguiles with Old World glamour and romance, culture, and entertainment. Savannah’s stunning architecture, 21 historic squares and Low Country landscape make the city a top travel destination.
From music festivals to art exhibits, paddleboarding and kayaking to evenings on the town, warm temperatures create the perfect setting for relaxation by day and revelry by night. With a large variety of attractions to explore in Savannah’s downtown, and Tybee Island just 20 minutes away, you’ll find a well-rounded lineup of indoor and outdoor activities to suit your style.
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Reasons to visit Savannah
With its Victorian architecture, country squares and lovely natural scenery, you hardly need to think of any more reasons to visit Georgia’s first city. When you arrive in Savannah, you’ll discover that there’s even more to this warm and friendly southern city. Read on for the top reasons to visit Savannah.
As one of the south’s most treasured coastal cities, it’s no wonder that Savannah’s Riverfront is a favourite spot for locals and visitors. The Riverfront district is not only home to many historic buildings and sights, it’s also full of chic shops, numerous fine and casual restaurants and entertainment venues. The district includes River Street, Bay Street and Hutchinson Island.
The brainchild of Georgia’s founder Colonel James Oglethorpe, the original four squares in the city were laid out beginning in 1769. They were meant to provide open spaces for the colonists to perform military exercises, but as time went on, the city expanded and today there are 24 squares in Savannah. Each was named after someone of historical importance to the United States or Georgia, including presidents and military leaders. A visit to any of Savannah’s charming squares is certainly a must do. Many of them have monuments, statues, plaques and fountains, offering a peaceful retreat among natural beauty in the heart of the historic district.
For those who enjoy art and other cultural pursuits, Savannah delivers in many ways. The Telfair Museums, which are some of the most popular art venues in the city, are actually three different museums: the Telfair Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Owens-Thomas House and the Jepson Center for the Arts. Each offers a large collection of artwork, which when added together total more than 4,500 pieces. The works include paintings, sculptures and more. The Jepson, a contemporary building that opened in 2006, features traveling exhibitions, outdoor sculpture terraces, a children’s gallery and more.
Food Glorious Food
Come hungry and you’ll be happy. Savannah boasts an eclectic assortment of palate-pleasing dining choices. Whether you want to dig in to a traditional homemade meal or delight in contemporary international fare, Savannah’s got it all.