Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Things to Do in Savannah

Mercer-Williams House - photo by Ann Gav
Visitors to Savannah, GA will likely be enchanted with the city's grace and charm. A jewel of the South, Savannah is filled with not just historic sites, but also parks, restaurants, music and theater.  It is a perfect blend of the Old South and the new millennium.

The Historic District

Start with the beauty of the city's historic district. Here you will find a number of beautiful sites:
  • Mercer Williams House
  • Isaiah Davenport House
  • Bonaventure Cemetery
  • City Market
  • Juliette Gordon Low House
  • Chippewa Square
  • Wedding Cake Mansion

Forsyth Park - photo by Jason Riedy

Green Spaces

Savannah has worked hard to protect its many parks and open spaces.  Here are just a few:
  • Forsyth Park
  • Skidaway Island State Park
  • Wormsloe Historic Site
  • Fort McAllister State Historic Park,
  • Daffin Park
  • Lake Mayer
  • Oatland Island Wildlife Center

Food and Drink

There are some unique food-centric places in Savannah as well as a thriving bar scene.  Add these establishments to your itinerary:
  • The Olde Pink House (restaurant)
  • Wet Willie's (daiquiri bar)
  • Rocks on the River (restaurant)
  • Rocks on the Roof (restaurant)
  • Savannah's Candy Kitchen (sweet shop with taffy machine)
  • Mrs. Wilkes’ Dining Room
  • Wiley’s Championship BBQ
  • Crystal Beer Parlor
  • Gryphon Tea Room
  • Leopold's Ice Cream
  • Lulu's Chocolate Bar

Even More

If you're still looking for things to do after exhausting the above suggestions, explore these options:
  • The Savannah Theatre
  • Hearse Ghost Tours
  • Savannah History Museum
  • Old Town Trolley Tours
  • Savannah River paddlewheelers
  • Historic Railroad Shops
  • Mighty 8th Air Force Heritage Museum
  • Sea Maritime Museum
  • Owens Thomas Museum
  • Telfair Museum of Art
  • Tybee Island Beach
  • Savannah River Beach

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