Many times cost is a determining factor on what activities you can do on vacation. Cost can actually help decide if you can even go on vacation at all. For those looking for a low-budget getaway, Savannah can provide exactly that. You can have an amazing vacation and keep your bank account padded when you experience these 8 free things to do in Savannah. Here they are in alphabetical order.
1. Bonaventure Cemetery
Bonaventure Cemetery is Savannah’s most famous cemetery with several famous figures buried there. Among those buried are poet Conrad Aiken, Academy Award winner Johnny Mercer, and Georgia’s first governor Edward Telfair. The beautiful landscape is said to be a “city of the dead.”
2. Cathedral of St. John the Baptist
The history of the Cathedral dates back to the late 1700s when a group of Haitian and French immigrants established the first parish. This Cathedral has evolved throughout the years and was most recently fully restored in 2000.
3. City Market
The City Market has been the commercial and social center of Savannah since the early 1700s. Now, it is a four-block area filled with fun things to do. If you don’t want to spend money, you can simply stroll around the area and people watch.
4. First Friday Fireworks
You can witness First Friday Fireworks every month out of the year at Rousakis Riverfront Plaza on East River Street. The only exception is January and July when the fireworks displays will be on New Year’s Eve and the Fourth of July.
5. Forsyth Park
Forsyth Park is the largest park in downtown Savannah, spanning a 30-acre area. Take a photo in front of the famed fountain when you are there for a concert or a nice relaxing walk.
6. President James K. Polk Home & Museum
James K. Polk was the 11th President of the United States from 1845-1849. This home and museum showcases original and traveling exhibits that pertain to American society and culture during President Polk’s lifetime.
7. River Street
River Street in Savannah, GA, is a great place to walk around and go sightseeing. Have fun on your journey as you saunter along the Savannah River.
8. Savannah Historic District
The Savannah Historic District is a National Historic Landmark and is a perfect place to have an entertaining and educational day. You’ll be able to see notable buildings such as the Owens-Thomas House and the Edmund Molyneux mansion.
When you visit Georgia’ First City for a weekend and experience all the free things to do in Savannah, you are going to need a place to stay for the night. Located very near all of the free activities is the Presidents’ Quarters Inn. This historic boutique hotel in Savannah offers all the typical amenities associated with a quaint bed and breakfast. Every morning the staff will happily serve you a complimentary Southern breakfast comprised of treats like homemade granola, French toast, or eggs benedict. In the afternoon, you can enjoy wine or other cold beverages, as well as hors d’oeuvres. Select from one of the 16 rooms and book your stay at the Presidents’ Quarters Inn today!
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