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Savannah For First Timer’s

With its rich history, stately mansions, moss-draped oaks, nostalgic country squares and scenic parks, Savannah is a top vacation destination for people of all ages. Whether you’re looking for a romantic getaway, a fun-family adventure or just a quick weekend escape, Savannah’s got something for everyone. Here’s a quick guide to help you plan your trip.

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Best Scenic Spots in Savannah for Photos

Savannah, a southern coastal gem, is known for its striking natural beauty and its numerous breathtaking sights. Rich history, towering moss-draped oaks and stately Georgian mansions are the reason that the city is a favorite among vacationers—and the ideal subject for photographs. If you’re one who enjoys taking pics to share on social media or as a keepsake of your vacation, read on to discover the most scenic views Savannah has to offer!

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American Prohibition Museum

Can you keep a secret? Our new museum is the bee’s knees and the cat’s meow! Located in Savannah’s City Market, the American Prohibition Museum brings the roaring twenties to life with over 20 intoxicating exhibits and an authentic speakeasy. From one of the largest collections of moonshine stills to a restored prohibition-era Model T, there’s so much history to explore within the museum walls. You’ll learn about one of our country’s most captivating time periods, and we’re sure it’ll raise your spirits.

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Top 10 Outdoor Activities On Tybee Island

Located just 18 miles east of the Hostess City of the South, Tybee Island is colloquially known as Savannah Beach, which was its former name. This amazing tourist destination offers something for every visitor. Boasting a rich history and natural beauty, Tybee Island also features a variety of exciting outdoor recreational activities for individuals and families. The following is a list of the top 10 things you can do on Tybee Island.

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Kid Friendly Vacation on Tybee Island GA

While it is popular for families to head to the beach when school ends, Tybee Island is open year-round. Located 18 miles east of Savannah, this barrier island features wide sandy beaches, kid-friendly attractions and family-oriented events throughout the year. Tybee Island is a place where children can enjoy a variety of activities, and families can spend quality time together. Keep reading for an insight into just some of the things that you can see and do during a kid-friendly vacation on Tybee Island.

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Planning A Weekend Getaway On Tybee Island

Just a short 30-minute drive east from downtown Savannah on Highway 80, Tybee Island is a great natural escape from the frenetic pace of urban life. Once called Savannah Beach, it is one of Georgia’s four developed barrier islands. The name Tybee is believed to have originated from the Native American Euchee word for salt. A haven for pirates in the 16th and 17th centuries, Tybee Island became a resort community after the Civil War. It is a popular setting for vacation homes of affluent Georgians because of its proximity to Savannah and Atlanta. Encompassing three-square miles of pristine beaches, the island hosts popular attractions, quaint shops and delightful eateries. You can spend a relaxing weekend exploring the serene community. Tybee Island has plenty to offer for those who want a quick weekend getaway with family and friends or the chance to create romantic memories with a loved one.

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Hidden Gems in Savannah

Most Unique Hidden Gems in Savannah

With nearly 300 years of history, it’s hard to find a rock unturned in The Hostess City of the South; but that certainly doesn’t mean Savannah is lacking in hidden gems and little known points of interest. To help make your next vacation to Georgia’s oldest city just that much better, here is a list of the top places to visit and things to do that are a bit off the beaten path.

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Historic Savannah Churches to Visit on Vacation

A city steeped in history, Savannah is home to extraordinary architecture, natural beauty and an abundance of unique attractions. While on vacation, stroll through the charming country squares, marvel at the historic homes and visit the other points of interest. But before you head home, be sure to include these historic Savannah churches on your itinerary.

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Ultimate Guide To River Street Savannah

A stroll down Savannah’s Riverwalk is not only pleasing, it’s truly serene. Walk along the Savannah River; stop in for a bite at any of 21 restaurants or simply enjoy the scenery as you head towards the adjoining River Street, just a short distance away. On River Street, in the heart of historic Savannah, you’ll find everything from sweets to teddy bears, Harley Davidson apparel, and art galleries housed inside restored Cotton Warehouses. The working harbor—filled with ships of all kinds, horse-drawn carriage rides and street performers add to the enticement of this idyllic waterfront locale.

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Artistic Culture

Known as the “Hostess City of the South,” Savannah is brimming with ornate antebellum architecture, manicured parks, horse-drawn carriages and plenty of culture. Established in 1733 as a British colony, Savannah has become one of the top cultural hubs in the Southeast featuring everything from American Impressionism exhibitions, unique museums, as well as plenty of live music and theater events. So without further ado, here is a list of the top destinations for discovering the arts in charming Savannah.

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Getting Around Savannah

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Savannah is one of the most charming and beautiful cities in the world. With its laid-back pace and friendly locals, casual elegance and Victorian charm, it’s one of the most popular vacation destinations in the country. When planning your trip to Georgia’s first city, be sure to plan for transportation to and from all the attractions and sights. Here’s a guide to the top ways to get around Savannah.

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Fun Facts About Savannah

As the oldest city in the state of Georgia, Savannah has a long and colorful history chock-full of interesting characters and beautiful locales. From manicured parks and horse-drawn carriages to ornate antebellum architecture, it’s no wonder Savannah is one of the most visited cities in the South. So to help make your upcoming trip to Savannah just that much better, we’ve compiled a list of the top fun facts about this intriguing city on the river.

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4th of July Events

We created this page to help guests plan a great celebration while visiting historic Savannah. We’ll offer you some local tips on the best places to watch the fireworks and celebrate America’s Birthday!

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Reasons To Visit Savannah

With its Victorian architecture, country squares and lovely natural scenery, you hardly need to think of any more reasons to visit Georgia’s first city. When you arrive in Savannah, you’ll discover that there’s even more to this warm and friendly southern city. Read on for the top reasons to visit Savannah.

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Labor Day Events

Celebrate Labor Day Weekend in Savannah. The best way to see all the Savannah attractions and historic sites is to hop aboard Old Town Trolley. The fireworks show starts at 9:15 p.m. If you’re looking for an all day party on Sunday, this is the best place to be.

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How To See Savannah in 2 Days

Georgia’s first city, Savannah, is known for its natural beauty, magnificent architecture, quaint squares and rich history.

When you’re ready to see all the best sights and attractions, climb aboard the Old Town Trolley and see it all in just 2 days! Old Town Trolley Tours of Savannah covers the entire city, highlights more than 100 points of interest and allows you to get on and off as often as you wish — giving you the chance to spend time at the places that are most interesting to you.

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Savannah in One Day

Wouldn’t it be amazing if you could see an entire city in one day? Not just experience the surface, but live like the locals? Well, here’s your chance. Established in 1733, Georgia’s oldest city has nearly three centuries of history. From historic landmarks and antebellum architecture to world-class shopping and farm-to-table restaurants, Savannah has a bit of something for everyone, complete with Southern charm. Here’s how to take it all in.

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