Our travel spotlight shines on the oldest city in Georgia, dating back to the colonizing of our great country and still known for it’s southern traditions and hospitality. Savannah is a fabulous place for your next getaway. When we think of the south, we think of pearls, worn delicately by a stylish southern woman.Whether you are a southern woman or a fan of the southern hospitality, Savannah is a vacation that you’re sure to enjoy. We’ve highlighted below some of the sites you won’t want to miss on your trip.
Forsyth Park is a 30 acre park in the heart of Savanna’s design district. It is free to the public and offers beautiful opportunities for picnics or relaxing conversation. There are walking trails and a couple of highlights of the park include the fragrant gardens for the blind, a 300yr old Candler Oak tree and last but not least the gorgeous white stone fountain, a sight Savannah is known for (pictured at the top of this article). You may recognize this fountain from the movie adaptation of the Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. In fact, touring the city based on this bestselling book can lead you to some of the neatest places in Savannah including Mercer Williams House Museum, Clary’s Café, Bonaventure Cemetery (pictured below), and City Market.Savannah offers a variety of walking and bus tours based on your interests. There are even ghost tours for those wanting to see the haunted side of this historic city.
River street is another spot to checkout. It runs along the Savannah river in the Waterfront district, which is known for its beautiful river views and people watching. While it may be a little touristy, River Street is a great place for an afternoon stroll on the cobblestone streets and a souvenir purchase.
Ready to hit the shops? Check out Savannah’s Downtown Design District for local boutiques, antique shops, and all the aforementioned park squares. Many shops even feature goods created by past and present students of Georgia’s Savannah College of Art and Design.
Located on the corner of Whitaker and Jones in the historic district in Savannah, One Fish Two Fish has a chic mix of furniture, art, jewelry, gifts, and has an annex across the street for clothing. Stop by and see some of the Susan Shaw Jewelry pieces like the ones photographed below that they may have to offer.
After a day of site-seeing a shopping you will have surely worked up an appetite. Luckily, Savannah has so much to offer by way of fabulous southern cooking.
One of the most well-known restaurants in Savannah has to be Mrs Wilkes Dining Room. Alongside her quaint boarding house, this dining room attracts a line each day when they open. People love the daily changing menu, community tables and family style southern cooking.
In the mood for something new? a.Lure has a contemporary take on classic southern fare and fresh seafood. The historic architectural details mixed with modern decor elements creates a unique dining experience. Another great restaurant is B.Matthews. This deli and bakery turned full service eatery, is a great place to stop for southern brunch or classic American lunch fare.
Whether its the southern cooking and hospitality, historic homes and garden squares, or mossy trees and cobblestone streets, there are many reasons you may think of visiting Savannah, and on each trip we’ve found a new reason to come back.
What are your favorite Savannah spots? If you’ve never been, you must add Savannah to your list!
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