We came to Savannah like many Yankees – a bit ignorant of the important role this city has played in American history. We left this fascinating place humbled by her history, awestruck by her beauty and hungry for more time to savor her treasures. Commanding a bluff above the Low Country, Savannah’s Colonial and Civil War history is balanced by a contemporary energy that plays out in her elegant squares, lively parks, fun-loving Riverfront and nearby attractions. Wander her sultry, damp splendor to learn of and contemplate her complex past of slavery and war. Today, Savannah’s lust for life is grounded in a deep respect for history and a celebration of what’s to come.
By Courtney, the Insider – Shopping: Check out Broughton street for a wide array of shops, including major chains. Streets throughout the historic center have local boutiques worth popping into. Museums: Savannah boasts many enticing museums, from historic homes to contemporary art. Here are a few: Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum: Small but mighty, … Continue reading Savannah – INSIDE
By Jimmy, The Outsider – Savannah’s Riverfront is fun and energetic, like the backdrop of a pirate movie, with cobblestone streets plunging downhill to a strip of historic warehouses along the Savannah River; we could imagine the raucous laughter of pirates and wenches! The open sky and river views are a welcome change from the … Continue reading Savannah – OUTSIDE
Cafes, pubs, beer gardens are widespread with a dense concentration along the riverfront and the streets immediately above. Savannah’s food scene is heavy on southern specialties like shrimp ‘n grits, low country rice, sweet potatoes, and there are plenty of all-American favorites. Bread pudding, pies and cobblers are local faves to satisfy your sweet tooth. … Continue reading Savannah – EAT
As a major tourist and convention destination, Savannah offers a full range of accommodations from chain hotels, to B&Bs in historic mansions, to luxury boutique hotels. On our stay, we used AirBNB to secure a cute house in a close-in neighborhood. Tip: pay a little extra to stay close to the inner historic zone where … Continue reading Savannah – SLEEP
Getting around the central Savannah districts is easy, with many options! To explore nearby attractions, renting a car is your best option and provides the most flexibility. Walkability: Savannah’s historic core is wonderfully walkable and a pleasure to explore on foot. Be sure to take a water bottle with you, wear comfy shoes (not flip … Continue reading Savannah – GO
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