If you’re looking for a family vacation destination steeped in Southern comfort and charm, Savannah, Georgia has plenty of both. This eclectic city is the oldest in Georgia and home to one of the largest National Historic Landmark districts in the United States. Its vibrant mix of romance, culture and entertainment provides a wonderful backdrop for vacations of all types. We rounded up some of the city’s must-see attractions to help you plan your Savannah vacation with style.
Get a Taste of the South
No doubt you’ll find a great spot to eat while exploring City Market or River Street, two areas known for their eateries and other attractions. But some of the city’s best restaurants are outside of these
popular areas, including:
- B’s Cracklin’ BBQ, a Southside favorite on Southern Living’s top 50 list of the South’s best BBQ in 2015
- The Wyld, a dockside local hangout on the Herb River serving local seafood, produce, succulent burgers and zesty tacos
- The Florence, located in a former ice factory on West Victory Street near mid-town, this restaurant headed by acclaimed chef Hugh Acheson highlights the similarities between Italian fare and Southern cuisine with specialties like sweet corn agnolotti and wood-fired pizzas
Unique Ways to See the Sights
Walk or bike your way around the city, or check out one of the many affordable tours. Hop on Savannah Tours’ 90-minute open-air trolley tour of the historic square, River Street and City Market. Enjoy a good scare? Consider taking a Hearse Ghost Tour. Your group will love riding in the hearse while seeing the city and hearing some of the spookiest ghost stories. Another way to see the majestic skyline is aboard a Savannah Riverboat cruise, which lets you see the sights and even catch a meal with a spectacular sunset.
In addition to its 21 historic squares, Georgia’s oldest city is also a treasure trove of historic homes and sites that let you experience a taste of Savannah’s unique history. Some of the top attractions include:
- Owens-Thomas House, a popular historic home with period furnishings
- Birthplace of Juliette Gordon Low, a National Historic Landmark
- Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, with its gorgeous French Gothic architecture
- Davenport House Museum, offering an overview of the city’s history
Get Back to Nature
Even if you’re short on time, allot a few hours to explore Savannah’s moss-laden, lushly landscaped Forsyth Park. Located in the middle of the action in the Historic District, this 30-acre park features iconic Savannah attractions such as the beautiful Forsyth Fountain, several war memorials, a 300-year old oak tree, and the Fragrant Garden for the Blind. Enjoy hitting the beach at Tybee Island and exploring other nearby parks like Skidaway Island State Park, Fort McAllister Historic Park, and Ogeechee Canal and Museum, a 200-acre park filled with swamps, woodlands, and a museum.
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