If you’re looking for a great place to vacation with family or friend(s), or just want to get away by yourself, try Savannah. This intimate southern town, located on Georgia’s Atlantic coast, boasts numerous places to relax and have a good time.
If you love history, put on your walking shoes and head for Savannah’s majestic historic district. Walking from River Street to Forsyth Park along Bull Street is a must. Here you will find numerous squares peppered with eclectic stores, beautiful homes dating back to the 1800’s, and lovely churches. If walking isn’t your thing, let one of the horse drawn carriages carry you beneath the city’s majestic live oaks that line streets such as Liberty and Oglethorpe, or try what the locals do – grab a Pedi-Cab. You’ll quickly arrive at your desired downtown location while enjoying the sights as you go.
Museum lovers will want to try the Telfair Academy of Arts and Sciences, a museum that is home to nineteenth and twentieth century American and European art including paintings, works on paper, sculpture and decorative arts. Modern art too has made a significant mark on Savannah due to the influence of The Savannah College of Art and Design. If you’d like to purchase a unique and modern souvenir of your vacation to Savannah, visit shopSCAD, located at 340 Bull Street. Here you will find numerous examples of SCAD art available for purchase. Many folks vacation in Savannah to experience its delicious southern fare. Try Paula Deen’s restaurant, The Lady and Sons Make sure to call ahead for reservations so that you can experience her famous Savannah Crab Cakes or Chicken Pot Pie, or simply stop in the restaurant’s store to purchase a uniquely southern culinary gift. For another culinary delight, don’t miss eating at Mrs. Wilkes’ Dining Room. The line begins early, but is well worth the wait. Some say her fried chicken is among the best that Savannah offers. Locals can’t help ordering her take out to bring back to the office or to enjoy an easy picnic lunch in nearby Forsyth Park, only a 5 minute walk from this restaurant’s Jones Street location. Civil War buffs will want to visit Fort Pulaski Nation Monument, where The Union Army used rifled cannon to compel the Confederate garrison located inside this fort to surrender.
Only 10 minutes east of Fort Pulaski on U.S. Highway 80 are the inviting beaches of Tybee Island. This small beach town draws a big crowd and is a sure way to please your family and friends on your next vacation to Savannah. Whether you want to SUP board, kite board, or simply build sand castles, there’s something at Tybee for everyone to do. You can’t go wrong collecting shells while strolling along the island’s Back River, where films such as The Last Song were filmed.
Vacationing in Savannah is a delight for folks of all ages and walks of life and there is truly something for everyone to do. And if visiting Savannah just isn’t enough, check in with a real estate company that specializes in the area, especially the historic downtown. You won’t be the first visitor turned resident in this historic coastal gem. But in the meantime, make sure you don’t miss a luxurious stay in downtown Savannah where the B&B that was voted best in Savannah is located! President’s Quarters Inn is located at 225 E. President Street, where you can enjoy breakfast in the courtyard, wine in the afternoon and walk to numerous shops, restaurants and historic sights from its convenient location near Oglethorpe Square. Contact them today to reserve your special spot!
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