Deeply rooted in history and beautifully preserved, Savannah is Georgia’s oldest city. Established in 1733 by English settlers, Savannah grew into a graceful town known for its architecture and Southern hospitality.
You may want to spend more than just a day exploring the almost two dozen squares that make up Savannah’s historic district. Well-known Forsyth Park is home to a beautiful fountain and a Confederate Memorial statue.
Also plan to take a guided tour that showcases Savannah history and culture.Savannah Movie Tours brings you up close to more than 60 movie locations from films such as “Forrest Gump” and “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil”; the company also offers culinary tours and ghost tours as well.
Two historic homes demand your attention: the Regency-style birthplace of Juliette Gordon Low, the founder of the Girl Scouts, and Isaiah Davenport House, a Federal-style home. Also plan to make a stop and see the First African Baptist Church, which is believed to be the oldest continually active, autonomously developed African-American congregation in North America – since 1775. The church building, circa 1859, was the birthplace of the region’s civil rights movement and contains a museum.
Savannah has dozens of hotel choices, but be sure to consider The Mansion on Forsyth Park and the Azalea Inn & Gardens, both of which are located in historic downtown Savannah.
For fresh seafood in a unique atmosphere, go off the beaten path to Desposito’s in Thunderbolt, near Savannah. For more information about Savannah, check out this handy Savannah Travel Guide.