5/5 - Excellent
Verified traveller9 Dec 2019
Loved riverside, shops, and atmosphere, plenty of great places to eat.
With its elegant antebellum mansions, Spanish moss-draped trees and leafy public squares, Savannah is one of the South’s best-looking cities.
Savannah is known for its attractive historic homes, moss-carpeted public squares and large, shade-giving oak trees. Pretty as it is, the city has more to offer than just attractive surrounds. Explore it thoroughly to discover a fascinating history, as well as thriving art and spirited nightlife scenes.
For the first century and a half after its founding in 1733, Savannah flourished economically, serving as Georgia’s main port. Learn about local history and life during a trip to the Wormsloe Plantation, where old trades including blacksmithing are demonstrated on the estate of an antebellum mansion. To find out more about naval history, visit Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum, where displays include an impressively detailed collection of model ships.
Carry a camera during a wander around the photo-friendly Savannah Historic District. Admire impressive Georgian, Gothic and Greek Revival residences and encounter scenic fountain and statue-dotted squares, such as Chippewa Square, famous for appearing in Oscar-winning blockbuster Forrest Gump. In the center of the historic district is the 30-acre (12-hectare) Forsyth Park. The park is crisscrossed by walking paths, has open green spaces for picnics and features memorials, gardens, a pool and a playground.
Another photogenic spot for a stroll is the Bonaventure Cemetery, which overlooks the Wilmington River. Take a guided tour and examine the hauntingly beautiful funerary sculptures and necropolises.
The city’s renowned Savannah College of Art & Design attracts many artistic-leaning students, who have helped Savannah’s contemporary art scene flourish. Marvel at the modern art pieces displayed at the SCAD Museum of Art and visit the futuristic Moshe Safdie-designed Jepson Center for the Arts to see even more contemporary exhibitions.
Don’t leave without sampling Savannah’s justifiably hyped dining and nightlife scenes. For lunch or dinner, try the restaurant-dotted City Market. Live music can often be heard wafting through the air in this area.
To reach the city, fly into the Savannah-Hilton Head International Airport, located about 10 miles (16 kilometers) from downtown Savannah. Trains and bus services also serve the city. Savannah is a pedestrian-friendly city, but if you tire, ride local buses or use the city’s bike rental scheme instead.
A noteworthy feature of Historic Downtown Savannah is its stunning river views. While you're in town, be sure to stop and check out Forsyth Park and River Street.
Coffee shops and parks are just a few things travellers like about Savannah Victorian District. A stop by Cultural Arts Gallery is also recommended if you've got time to explore the area.
Gourmet restaurants interesting history and top sights from Grayson Stadium to Habersham Shopping Center – discover Midtown, a destination also famous for its shopping.
While visiting Historic District - North, you might make a stop by sights like River Street and Savannah Civic Center.
While Beach Institute may not have many sights to explore, venturing just a little farther will lead you to top things to see and do like Forsyth Park and River Street.
You'll enjoy the restaurants and gardens in Thomas Square. You might want to make time for a stop at Savannah African Art Museum or Bull Street Library.
Reviewed on 8 Dec 2019
Reviewed on 7 Dec 2019
Appreciate local artwork in a gallery, shop for boutique fashionable clothing and dine in excellent restaurants on this street in downtown Savannah.
With peaceful walking paths, sporting areas and grassy lawns, this large city park in downtown Savannah is perfect for a day outside.
You can browse for souvenirs when you visit City Market, a popular shopping spot in Savannah. Experience the area's acclaimed art galleries and fascinating museums.
Enjoy the student vibe with a visit to Savannah State University, a top university in Savannah. Visit the area's shops or amble around its riverfront.
Nothing says holiday like spending a lazy day at Tybee Island Beach, a popular beach in Tybee Island. Wander the seaside in this relaxing area.
Find out what's happening in Savannah Convention Center during your trip – a top convention centre in Savannah. Discover the area's acclaimed art galleries and shops.
Aboard a charming trolley, hear the history and stories that shaped Georgia's first city, Savannah. With 16 well-planned stops, you are free to hop on and off the trolley to explore landmarks, shops, museums, and historic sights.
Get a taste of the South on this memorable food tour through Savannah, and take in the iconic sights and sweet sounds of this charm-drenched city along the way. Enjoy tasty bites at 6 different eateries around town, and get expert guidance from your local guide on other great places to dine during your stay.
Join a personal guide for an amazing, memorable private tour to the iconic locations of Savannah. Your expert local guide is ready to show you whichever sights you most want to see, with historical stories and insiders' knowledge to give you a one-of-a-kind experience.
Combine a convenient hop-on hop-off trolley ride with a spooky evening ghost (walking) tour to explore Savannah by day and by night. Ride around town on an old-fashioned trolley, jumping off at your leisure to visit local attractions, and then set out on foot as dusk falls to uncover the city's eerie past and spine-chilling tales.
See why Savannah is known as one of America's most haunted cities as a tour guide takes you into 2 of its most haunted sites. Hear historical facts peppered with entertaining ghost stories as you ride the haunted trolley.
Itinerary This is a typical itinerary for this product Stop At: Savannah Tours and Tales, Bull St Tomochichi's Monument, Wright Square, Savannah, GA 31401 Tomochichi's Boulder is dedicated to the chief of the Yamacraw Tribe who lived in Savannah when the colony of Georgia was settled.
Verified traveller13 Aug 2019
A really friendly town and we absolutely loved it here. Well worth visiting. The southern charm we encountered was amazing and we have some fond memories of Savannah.
For true crime fans, there’s nothing quite like standing in the spot of an infamous murder or strolling the streets once stalked by serial killers.