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History, Food and Always Something to Do

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There’s no shortage of uniquely memorable experiences in Savannah.

Founded in 1733 by General James Oglethorpe, Savannah is home to the largest National Historic Landmark District in the country, attracting more than 14 million visitors a year.
Wormsloe Plantation

A Culinary Paradise

Forbes magazine said it all, “Savannah’s Culinary Paradise is yours for the taking.” From rooftop patios like Local 11ten, to fine dining at its best with The Grey, Fat Radish or Husk, you will find something to delight your taste buds and an experience that’s equally as special. Of course, Savannah also offers bites and libations of all varieties for you to enjoy any time of day including freshly brewed coffee from purveyors, like Savannah Coffee Roasters or Coffee Fox, and lunch time goodness from James Beard nominee Bryan Furam’s B Cracklin’ BBQ. Then of course, you can’t live this close to the coast and not indulge in seafood! With most restaurants masterfully cooking a fresh catch that came off the docks that morning, you’re sure to declare ‘seafood’ as a specialty of the city. And though southern cuisine may be known more as an indulgence, Savannah also has its share of healthy spots as well including Fox and Fig Cafe with its plant-based menu offering as well as Kayak Kafe, offering health-conscious, freshly made selections.

Afraid you won’t remember all of this? No worries! When strolling the streets of Savannah, you’re sure to run into Jesse Blanco, host of the TV show Eat it and Like It and undisputed aficionado of all things food in Savannah (he’s not shy about sharing it either).

Casual to Fancy!

Savannah also features many food festivals including the Savannah Food and Wine FestivalJewish Food Festival, Tybee Island Wine Festival, BBQ & Blues Festival and more. Prefer to take our local goodness home to prepare yourself? You’re in luck with several area farmers’ markets ready to serve, including Forsyth Farmers’ Market every Saturday morning.

When the sun goes down, Savannah’s history sleeps and the night comes alive with music, dining and fun. There is a wide array of venues sure to please everyone from pubs and underground taverns to jazz clubs and tapas bars.

 

Fun Things To Do

Savannah also offers evening tours, outdoor concerts, theater performances and frequent fireworks and festivals. Theoretically, you could stay out all night — although we do suggest that you get some sleep to keep up with the daytime fun.

Art and history buffs will never run out of things to do in Savannah.

The city has more than 60 art galleries. Galleries and museums including The Telfair Museums, the SCAD Museum of Art, the Ralph Mark Gilbert Civil Rights Museum, the Savannah History Museum, the Savannah Children’s Museum and the Georgia State Railroad Museum.

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200%

more art galleries per capita
than New York City

Savannah is ranked as one of the most walk-able cities in the United States.

You will also be mesmerized by Savannah’s historic treasures. The city’s National Historic Landmark District – the largest in the nation – features 22 public squares filled with fascinating monuments and impressive 18th- and 19th-century homes and buildings including the Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace, home of the founder of the Girl Scouts of the USA. Some of the most intriguing historic sites are located on the outskirts of the city, among them Fort Pulaski National Monument and Old Fort Jackson, two intact Civil War-era forts, and Wormsloe Plantation, a former 18th-century plantation.

Click here to learn more about the history of Savannah.

 

Some walks in the park are more magical than others.

Savannah has numerous parks and squares that are perfect for strolls, picnics, frolicking and more. Forsyth Park, a 30-acre park on the edge of the city’s Historic District, features vast green space, two playgrounds, tennis courts, basketball courts, a magnificent fountain, monuments, a band shell and a café.

Hiking and nature-watching are plentiful at Skidaway Island State Park, a 588-acre park that borders the Intracoastal Waterway. Nature lovers will adore the Savannah-Ogeechee Barge Canal, a historic canal that features more than 5 miles of hiking trails and 200 acres of swamp and woodland.

Tybee Island Light Station Museum

One of Savannah’s most beloved attractions is Tybee Island, a laid-back beach town just 20 minutes from downtown Savannah. Tybee boasts five miles of Atlantic Ocean beaches, a public pier, lighthouse and marine science center, plus lots of casual restaurants and shops.

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