Vacation in Savannah, Georgia
Savannah was established in 1733 and is the oldest city in Georgia. It maintains its Southern charm and has many historical attractions. The best place to go is the historic center of the city. Savannah Historic District in downtown is the largest National Historic Landmark District in the U.S. Start is the pedestrian-only City Market square by the waterfront. Another option is River Street. The cobblestone street in the Waterfront district is a great place to stop in at a cafe or pick up a souvenir during the day and a pub crawl hot spot at night.
Forsyth Park is a sprawling 30-acre area of land made up of gardens, shaded walkways, and a pool. Attractions in the park include the Forsyth Fountain, the Fragrant Garden, a 300-year-old Candler Oak tree, a memorial for the Spanish-American War, Hodgson Hall, home of the Georgia Historical Society, and the old Poor House and hospital, which was used to treat soldiers during the Civil War.
The Telfair Museums
The Telfair Museums include the Owens-Thomas House, a beautiful work of architecture that is also great for history buffs, the Museum of Art, the oldest art museum in the South that contains 4,500 works, and the Jepsen Center, a contemporary art complex.
The Mercer-Williams House
The Mercer-Williams House has 18th and 19th-century furnishings and decorative art, but it is best known as the home of Jim Williams, an antique dealer and the only person in Georgia to be tried for the same crime four times, which was a murder that supposedly took place in the house. First African Baptist Church is the one of the oldest of its kind in the U.S. The Central of Georgia Railway roundhouse complex is the oldest antebellum rail facility still standing in the U.S. Finish your tour off at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist.
Nearby, Tybee Island, aka Savannah Beach, is a popular tourist attraction and a great place to relax, soak up the sun, and go for a swim. It hosts the Tybee Island Light Station, the first lighthouse on the southern Atlantic coast. The pier is always bustling with activity. Also, stop by the Fort Pulaski Monument to catch a re-enactment ceremony.