Whip out your camera phone and get ready to snap away. Historic Savannah is one of the nation’s most picturesque cities and teeming with Instagramable photo ops.
One of the best ways to sightsee in Savannah is to walk through the city’s 22 public squares. All of the squares are worth visiting, but if time is limited, stick with the five squares on Bull Street–Monterey, Madison, Chippewa, Wright and Johnson.
Another fantastic green space that should be on every sightseers to-do list is Forsyth Park, a 30-acre landmark on the edge of the city’s Historic District. The park is home to one of Savannah’s most photographed attractions–a two-tiered cast-iron fountain.
Savannah has several historic houses of worship that are worthy of a visit, including the magnificent Cathedral of St. John the Baptist church on E. Harris St. Colonial Park Cemetery, just a few blocks away, features fascinating gravesites dating back to the mid-1700s.
While many of the best places for sightseeing are in the Historic District, some of the most spectacular vistas are found off the beaten path. Bluff Drive, a residential street in Isle of Hope overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway, is a must for those who appreciate antebellum-style architecture.
Nearby Wormsloe Plantation, an 18th century landmark with tabby ruins, a museum and several walking trails, boasts a breathtaking oak tree-lined entryway.
And you simply can’t leave Savannah without visiting Bonaventure Cemetery. This 19th-century burial ground features striking monuments, elaborate burial vaults and magnificent views of the Wilmington River.