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Top 5 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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savannah mercer houseHistory

A city that dates back centuries, Savannah is steeped in history and offers a plethora of interesting places to see and learn about. For the best way to see them all, take a ride on the Old Town Trolley. This fully narrated tour, led by a local historian, will transport you past more than 100 of the most significant places in the city. You will have the chance to get off and linger at any or all of the stops including the Kehoe House, Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace, River Street, Forsyth Park, Cathedral of St. John and more. Hop off at stop 13 and indulge in a decadent southern meal at the Lady and Sons Restaurant, Paula Deen’s famous eatery. While at stop 7, stick around and experience the new American Prohibition Museum or have a drink at the speakeasy inside. There are trolleys coming and going all day, so you can take your time enjoying all of the sights.

savannah telfair museum of artArt

For those who enjoy art and other cultural pursuits, Savannah delivers in many ways. The Telfair Museums, which are some of the most popular art venues in the city, are actually three different museums: the Telfair Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Owens-Thomas House and the Jepson Center for the Arts. Each offers a large collection of artwork, which when added together total more than 4,500 pieces. The works include paintings, sculptures and more. The Jepson, a contemporary building that opened in 2006, features traveling exhibitions, outdoor sculpture terraces, a children’s gallery and more.

Food, Glorious Food

Come hungry and you’ll be happy. Savannah boasts an eclectic assortment of palate-pleasing dining choices. Whether you want to dig in to a traditional homemade meal or delight in contemporary international fare, Savannah’s got it all. Check out the Olde Pink House, known for its modern take on classic southern dishes and historic ambiance.

Relaxing in one of Savannah's many parksSquares

The brainchild of Georgia’s founder Colonel James Oglethorpe, the original four squares in the city were laid out beginning in 1769. They were meant to provide open spaces for the colonists to perform military exercises, but as time went on, the city expanded and today there are 24 squares in Savannah. Each was named after someone of historical importance to the United States or Georgia, including presidents and military leaders. A visit to any of Savannah’s charming squares is certainly a must do. Many of them have monuments, statues, plaques and fountains, offering a peaceful retreat among natural beauty in the heart of the historic district.

Riverfront

As one of the south’s most treasured coastal cities, it’s no wonder that Savannah’s Riverfront is a favorite spot for locals and visitors. The Riverfront district is not only home to many historic buildings and sights, it’s also full of chic shops, numerous fine and casual restaurants and entertainment venues. The district includes River Street, Bay Street and Hutchinson Island. When you go, be sure to check out Factors Walk and Factors Row, the ancient red brick buildings that were once the hub for Savannah’s cotton industry.

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Southern Living

• “10 Walkable Girlfriend Getaways” – Southern Living, June 2018

• “The South’s Best Cities” (#2) – Southern Living, March 2018

• “The South’s Prettiest Cities” (#2) – Southern Living, March 2018

• “The South’s Friendliest Cities” (#2) – Southern Living, March 2018

• “The South’s Best Food Cities” (#4) – Southern Living, March 2018

• “The South’s Best Beaches” (Tybee Island, #6) – Southern Living, March 2018

Travel + Leisure

• “Top U.S. Cities” (#3) – Travel + Leisure, July 2018

• “Top 10 Domestic Airports” (#7) – Travel + Leisure, July 2018

Conde Nast Traveler

• “8 Places to Go for Father’s Day” – Conde Nast Traveler, June 2018

• “The Most Beautiful Place in Every U.S. State” – Conde Nast Traveler, May 2018

MSN

• “America’s Most Scenic Waterfronts” – MSN, May 2018

• “The Most Photogenic Vacation Spots in Every State” – MSN, April 2018

• “The Best Places to Visit in the USA – Best Historic District” – MSN, February 2018

• “Most Romantic Locale in Every State” – MSN, February 2018

TripsToDiscover.com

“9 Friendliest Towns in America” – TripsToDiscover.com, July 2018

• “10 Best Summer Vacation Destinations in Georgia” – TripsToDiscover.com, May 2018

• “9 Best St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations in Georgia” (#1) – TripsToDiscover.com, February 2018

TripAdvisor.com

• “Top 25 Destinations – United States” (#17) – TripAdvisor.com, March 2018

• “Top 30 Cities to Visit in 2018” – TripAdvisor.com, January 2018

USA Today

• “10 Best Georgia Attractions” (#9) – USA Today, January 2018

• “Most Romantic North American Destinations” (#2) – USA Today, January 2018

Cheapism

• “Most Romantic Summer Date Spot in Georgia” – Cheapism, May 2018

• “20 Romantic Destinations for Seniors” – Cheapism.com, February 2018

BestProducts.com

• “50 Best Places to Visit in the USA – Best Historic District” – BestProducts.com, January 2018

Birmingham Magazine

• “8 Best U.S. Cities for Bachelor/Bachelorette Parties” – Birmingham Magazine, March 2018

Brides

• “The Most Spectacular (and Popular) Places to Visit This Spring” – Brides, April 2018

DatingAdvice.com

• “Most Romantic Destinations in the U.S.” – DatingAdvice.com, March 2018

Departures

• “Best Memorial Day Getaways” – Departures, May 2018

Dwell

• “Top 10 Cities to Witness Stunning Architecture Across America” – Dwell, April 2018

Expedia Viewfinder

• “America’s Most Artistic Towns” – Expedia Viewfinder, February 2018

Forbes

• “10 Coolest U.S. Cities to Visit in 2018” – Forbes, February 2018

GoBankingRates.com

• “50 Affordable Trips to Take After You Turn 50” – GoBankingRates.com, February 2018

House Beautiful

• “Best Winter Getaway in Every State” – House Beautiful, February, 2018

Jetsetter.com

• “America’s Best Long Weekend Getaways” – Jetsetter.com, April 2018

Money Magazine

• “15 Best Airports in the U.S.” (#10) – Money Magazine, March 2018

Readers Digest

• “13 of the Best Girls’ Weekend Getaways Across America” – Readers Digest, February 2018

RewardExpert.com

• “Best Mid-sized Cities for Business Meetings” (#1, South Atlantic) – RewardExpert.com, April 2018

The Daily Meal

• “The Prettiest Town in Every State” – The Daily Meal, April 2018

The Huffington Post

• “Top 10 Destinations to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day” – The Huffington Post, February 2018

ThePointsGuy.com

• “9 of the Most Romantic Destinations in the World” (#8) – ThePointsGuy.com, February 2018

TheRichest.com

“20 Southern Cities That Are Way Better Than New York” (#14) – TheRichest.com, July 2018

Town & Country

• “Best Places to Visit in April” (#4) – Town & Country, February 2018

Trazee Travel

•  “Top 5 Cities in the Southeast” – Trazee Travel, July 2018

VacationIdea.com

• “25 Best Easter Weekend Getaways” – VacationIdea.com, March 2018

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