As Georgia’s oldest city, Savannah has had a long time to perfect the art of Southern charm and hospitality. It is a town of cobble stone streets and elegant mansions whose lush gardens are overflowing with camellias, azaleas, roses planted beneath oak trees that are draped in Spanish moss. Savannah is also a mecca for shoppers who can find whatever they desire at modern locations like Riverfront Plaza, City Market or Broughton Street. It is also a city of gastronomical delights at famed restaurants like Food Network Chef, Paula Dean’s A Lady and Sons, the Clary’s Café, Elizabeth’s on 37th and dozens more waiting for you to discover for yourself.
When you visit Savannah, Georgia, be sure your travel itinerary includes some time spent in the 21 block area designed by General James Oglethorpe. Originally composed of 24 blocks today you will find stunning gardens, magnificent houses, and relaxing parks. This inner city is part of the 1,400 historically and architecturally important structures that make Savannah one of America’s largest urban historic districts. After a day spent touring the Savannah streets, book a seat on the River Street Riverboat Company’s cruises where you can enjoy live entertainment, dancing and even thematic dinner cruises.
Also on your Savannah vacation agenda should be as many of the following attractions as you have time for: the Savannah National Wildlife Refuge which ideal for hiking, picnicking and wildlife viewing; the Ships of the Maritime Museum with its ship models, figureheads, scrimshaw, sea artifacts and workshops; Skidaway Island State Park where you can get back to nature with bird watching, hiking, an observation tower, fossil replicas and more; visit the locations of 68 movie sites on a Savannah Movie Tour or try one of the Ghost Tours or Haunted tours led each evening.
A Savannah vacation has something sure to please even the toughest critic. Its mystery and history will inspire, while your body is relaxed and your mind is rejuvenated. So what are you waiting for?