Best Savannah, GA Attractions

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    10. Savannah Riverfront

    River Street, Factors Walk, Bay Street and Hutchinson Island comprise the Savannah Riverfront, one of the city's most popular tourist destinations. River Street's cobblestone- and brick-lined streets offer a unique...

    Photo courtesy of Don Teuton
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    5. Bonaventure Cemetery

    This storied 150-year-old cemetery, perched on the bluff overlooking the Wilmington River, is at once beautiful and haunting. The final resting place for may famous Savannahians, among them lyricist Johnny Mercer and...

    Photo courtesy of Don Teuton
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    3. Tybee Island Beach

    Tybee Island, a quirky beach town on the Atlantic Ocean about 20 minutes from Downtown Savannah, is the perfect place for a laid back day at the beach. Those wanting a quieter afternoon at the shore should head to...

    Photo courtesy of Don Teuton
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    2. Forsyth Park

    This 30-acre park at the southern edge of the Historic District has a little bit of something for everyone. The park's magnificent two-tiered, white cast-iron fountain, which was made famous in Midnight in the Garden...

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    1. Savannah's Squares

    When James Edward Oglethorpe founded Savannah in 1733, he planned the city around four open squares. His master plan, based on a series of grids, allowed for the addition of more squares, and today the city's 22...

    Photo courtesy of Amy Pine

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About Savannah, GA Attractions

Savannah is all about attitude and atmosphere. Slow, sultry and steeped in history, the city is a visual feast, with storybook live oak trees draped in Spanish moss, magnificent 18th- and 19th-century architecture and miles of untouched marshland. The Historic District’s 22 squares are the perfect place to learn about Savannah’s past and experience the historic beauty that has made the city world famous. Visitors looking for a good scare will have plenty to do in what many call America’s most haunted city. Savannah’s numerous historic cemeteries and buildings claim frequent ghost sightings, and there are even haunted ghost tours for those who want a full-on ghoulish experience. But whether you’re interested in Savannah’s spirits or not, the haunted destinations, among them Bonaventure Cemetery, Colonial Park Cemetery and the Mercer House, are well worth a visit. Visitors who are more interested in the spiritual realm will enjoy the city's many historic sanctuaries, among them the visually stunning Cathedral of St. John the Baptist Church and Congregation Mickve Israel, the third oldest Jewish congregation in the country. Those seeking a cultural experience will find a variety of museums, from the contemporary Jepson Center to the Ralph Mark Gilbert Civil Right’s Museum to the Ships of the Sea Museum. Several historic forts give visitors an idea of what the city was like during the Civil War and feature magnificent views of Savannah’s many rivers. Tybee Island, which is just a 20-minute drive from Downtown Savannah, is the perfect destination for an afternoon frolicking in the Atlantic Ocean surf.

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Senior editor Kelly Sigmon is Southern born and Ivy educated. During his tenure with the company, Kelly has prized being a mystery traveler and overseeing the printed 10Best Travel Guides for San Francisco, Miami, and Atlanta.

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