Want to Know What to See in Savannah, Georgia?
Walking through Savannah is like strolling through an old southern movie set. All you need is a gown and parasol to complete the charming, vintage feel. Even if you’re not an architecture buff, the historic homes and public buildings are sure to leave you awestruck. Unlike many other cities, Savannah has maintained its historic integrity. Bring your walking shoes and an appetite!
We stayed at Marriott’s Grand Bohemian Hotel Riverfront. It was beautiful, comfortable and the staff was fantastic!
First on your agenda should be The Old Savannah Tours. Their motto is ‘they bring Savannah’s history to life”. Providing an interesting overview of what to see in Savannah as well as transportation around town with on/off day passes. I was surprised to see ‘Forrest Gump’ running down the street before boarding the trolley for directions.
The most defining feature of the city is the parks. There are twenty-two ‘squares’ (parks) spread throughout the city’s historical area. The biggest of which is Forsyth Park, on the south side, which encompasses about 30 miles. The Forsyth Park Fountain that graces the center of the park is the most sought out sight to see in Savannah.
The view on the riverfront area in Savannah is not great but it doesn’t spoil the scene too much. There are many shops and restaurants on the riverfront, as well as an Open Air market.
Since much of Savannah’s old pubs are thought to be haunted, Haunted Pub Crawls are a fun nighttime event! Don’t forget your camera. You’ll want to get a picture of the orbs (ghosts) hanging around the old haunt sites. See if you can find them. More info from them at http://www.moonriverbrewing.com/about-us/the-ghosts
The concierge at the Bohemian, Lavinitra (she was great!) told us about Zunzie’s. You have to do lunch there.. By the looks of it, you wouldn’t even think to stop, but the line is a tip-off that it’s well worth the wait. Nothing fancy but I swear it was the best chicken I ever had! The dining area is the parking lot. Don’t judge, just eat.
City Market just north of the historic district is small but there are many shops, restaurants and bars. Most evenings there is live music on the square. Hire either a horse-drawn carriage or the more recent addition, the ‘slow ride’. A bicycle built for up to 15 people pedaling sideways around a table, something to see in Savannah! We’re definitely doing it next time! www.savannahslowride.com.
The Planter’s Tavern is a lively piano bar with an awesome candle-lit atmosphere. It is located in the basement of the Olde Pink House Mansion. This was such a great find!
All in all, a great place to spend a long weekend! If you’ve enjoyed this post, please share!