Savannah is a quintessential Southern city located on Georgia’s coast, approximately 4 hours from Atlanta. With breathtaking architecture, a world-renowned art scene, some of the region’s best restaurants and history that dates back for centuries, the Hostess City of the South is truly enchanting.
Savannah has one of the busiest ports in the United States, but you won’t feel overwhelmed as you walk along moss-covered, oak-tree-lined lanes and squares bursting with historic homes that look like a movie set. After all, the town was the setting for the famous novel (and movie) “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil.”
Settled in 1733, Savannah is one of the oldest cities in the country, and it was one of the first planned cities. Start your journey in Forsyth Park, and be sure to snap a photo of the iconic fountain before taking an architecture tour or seeing colorful creations at The Jepson Center for the Arts. Plan to explore Bonaventure Cemetery, where the spirits are alive and well.
Dine, sleep and shop in the Plant Riverside District — a power plant converted into a state-of-the-art venue. Don’t miss Wormsloe State Historic Site, where a picturesque tree-lined drive leads to the oldest standing structure in the city. Make sure to plan your meals around the area’s best, including Back In The Day Bakery, The Grey, Leopold’s Ice Cream, The Olde Pink House and Mrs. Wilkes' Dining Room.
A trip to Savannah wouldn’t be complete without a short drive to Tybee Island, a beach town with a famous red-and-white striped lighthouse and epic fishing. And you have to plan a visit around St. Patrick’s Day — Savannah hosts the largest festival in the U.S.
Stay in historic lodgings like River Street Inn, Mansion on Forsyth Park and Hamilton-Turner Inn for the ultimate experience of the city’s architecture. Before heading out of town, recreate the “Forrest Gump” bench scene at Chippewa Square — chocolates from Savannah’s Candy Kitchen are required!