Best Savannah, GA Attractions

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    10. Savannah Riverfront

    Visitors to Savannah should explore the Savannah Riverfront, encompassing River Street, Factors Walk, Bay Street and Hutchinson Island. It's one of the city's most popular tourist destinations and offers a poignant...

    Photo courtesy of Don Teuton
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    9. Savannah Foody Tour

    Often, the best way to get to know a city and its traditions is by visiting local restaurants, yet deciding where to go can be daunting. Fortunately, Savannah's Foody Tour paves the way to culinary entertainment with...

    Photo courtesy of The Lady and Sons
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    5. Bonaventure Cemetery

    For more than 150 years this beautifully haunting cemetery has captured the imagination of writers, poets, photographers and filmmakers. In 1771 John Mullryne and his son-in-law, Josiah Tattnall owned approximately...

    Photo courtesy of Don Teuton
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    3. Tybee Island Beach

    Once known as the "playground of the southeast," this quirky beach town on the Atlantic coast some 20 minutes from downtown Savannah, offers the perfect beach escape. South Beach - the busiest area - extends south...

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    2. Forsyth Park

    This 30-acre park at the southern edge of the Historic District offers something for everyone. The magnificent two-tiered, white cast-iron fountain, made famous in "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil" is a "must...

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    1. Savannah's Squares

    Savannah is peppered with fascinating history, but the soul of the city can best be found in its network of 24 squares. or lush parks shaded by canopies of live oaks, dogwoods and scented magnolias. The oldest -...

    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.

About Kelly Sigmon

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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