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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... Read More
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 peek into the city's past. River Street's cobblestone-and brick-lined streets and century-old buildings converted into antique shops and quaint inns are especially appealing. Also located here is Oglethorpe Landing monument, marking the spot where Gen. James Edward Oglethorpe landed in the port of Savannah in 1733, and the Steamship Savannah Marker, recognizing the SS Savannah, the first steamship to cross the Atlantic. Nearby Factor's Walk - a renovated 19th-century cotton exchange - is a bleak reminder of the city's slave trade past. Hutchinson Island, accessible via the city's ferry service or via the Talmadge Bridge, has fewer historical and cultural sites than the mainland but offers plenty of restaurants and shops. Primarily a resort complex, it is home to the Westin Harbor Golf Resort and Spa and the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center.
- Best Attractions & Activities: "Be sure to stop by River Street Sweets, Savannah's oldest candy shop while you're in the area. The store always has free samples of its famous pralines and fudge, and kids will enjoy watching the gooey taffy being made in house. It's also the perfect place to pick up a sweet treat to take home with you for your friends and family."
- Recommended as Best Attractions & Activities Because: A hubbub of activity throughout the year, you'll find a lot of interesting things to do here.