Discover the Charm of Savannah: A Quick Guide to Inspiring Local Attractions

Discover the Charm of Savannah: A Quick Guide to Inspiring Local Attractions

Welcome, fellow adventurers, to the enchanting city of Savannah, Georgia! Perched on a bluff by the Savannah River, this historic gem beckons with its antebellum architecture, cobblestone streets, and lush greenery. Join us as we explore the must-visit charming attractions that capture the essence of this Southern belle.

House Museums:

Mercer Williams House
1. Mercer-Williams House: Step back in time as you tour this magnificent mansion, made famous by the novel and film "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil." Admire the stunning Italianate architecture and delve into the intriguing history of its former inhabitants.

Davenport House Stairs
2. Davenport House Museum: Experience life in the early 19th century as you wander through the rooms of this meticulously restored Federal-style home. Learn about Savannah's preservation efforts and the fascinating stories of the Davenport family.

Ships of the Sea Gardens

3. Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum: Explore Savannah's maritime history at this captivating museum housed in the historic Scarbrough House, which was designed by famous architect William Jay. Admire their collection of intricate ship models, learn about the city's seafaring past, and take a blissful walk through their enchanting gardens. 

Squares and Parks:

Forsyth Park Trees
1. Forsyth Park: Immerse yourself in Savannah's largest and most beloved park. Stroll beneath the moss-draped oaks, relax by the iconic Forsyth Fountain, and snap photos of the fragrant gardens bursting with azaleas. Collins Quarter at Forsyth is a perfect stop of refreshments or brunch!

Madison Square Savannah Georgia
2. Savannah's 22 Historic Squares: Savannah is the only city in the world that has 22 city squares in one square mile. Take a walk down Bull Street from City Hall to Forsyth Park to see some of the most famous squares, such as Johnson Square (the first and largest square), Wright Square (near the Girl Scout House), Chippewa (where Forrest Gump famously waited for the bus), and Monterey Square (where the Mercer-Williams House is).

Art Museums:

SCAD Museum of Art in Savannah Georgia
1. SCAD Museum of Art: Take a break from history to explore the contemporary art at the SCAD Museum of Art. Their exhibits are always rotating so there's something new and exciting to experience. Discover thought-provoking exhibitions, innovative installations, and works by emerging and established artists.

Telfair Museums
2. Telfair Museums: Delve into Savannah's rich cultural heritage at the Telfair Museums, comprising three historic sites: the Telfair Academy, the Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters, and the Jepson Center for the Arts. Explore a diverse range of artworks, decorative arts, and period furnishings spanning centuries of history.

Inspiration Outside Downtown:

Bonaventure Cemetary
1. Bonaventure Cemetery: Venture beyond the city center to discover the haunting beauty of Bonaventure Cemetery. Wander among towering oak trees adorned with Spanish moss, and admire the elaborate mausoleums and intricate ironwork. Don't miss the final resting place of legendary poet Conrad Aiken and famous songwriter Johnny Mercer!

Wormsloe Trees
2. Wormsloe Historic Site: Experience the majesty of Georgia's colonial past at Wormsloe Historic Site. Walk along the breathtaking avenue lined with live oak trees, explore the tabby ruins of Wormsloe Plantation, and immerse yourself in the rich history of the region.

Hungry for more? 

No visit to Savannah is complete without indulging in its culinary delights. Embark on a Savannah Taste Experience® Food Tour to sample mouthwatering dishes from local eateries, sip on handcrafted cocktails, and learn about the city's culinary traditions from knowledgeable guides. Afterward, peruse our vibrant Marketplace for artisanal culinary goods, locally made crafts, and unique souvenirs to commemorate your Savannah adventure. 

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