If you are looking for the quintessential Southern escape, look no further than Savannah, Georgia. One of the original colonies, Savannah is full of history, culture, and charming people. A trip to Savannah evokes a sense of magic – visitors can easily step into the past while ambling through the scenic squares while simultaneously experiencing the festive nightlife scene.
Savannah is home to several bouquet hotels, designer bed and breakfasts, as well as unique camping spots. Visitors will spend their days outside of their rooms by walking through the downtown and visiting the beach. But, no matter where you stay, you will come to find Savannah is hot and humid almost all year. Make sure your car and RV air conditioners are in top condition.
When you travel to Savannah, plan to fall in love with a town full of ghosts, cobblestone paths, and the best Southern cuisine in the states.
- The History
Savannah is brimming with history. Tourists need to look no further than downtown Savannah where the original colony’s squares still make up the city’s landscape. James Oglethorpe founded Savannah in 1733, and the city’s history tours proudly show guests his statue. While on a history tour, tourists will also learn that, because of its beauty, Savannah was spared from fire during the Civil War.
But, Savannah’s history does not stop there. Savannah is known as one of the most haunted cities in the United States as well as a former pirate hideout. Ghost tours abound in this city where tourists may get a glimpse of something otherworldly.
Not into history or ghosts? Savannah is also known as a film hotspot. Several popular films, including Forrest Gump and Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, were filmed here. Tours take visitors to filming locations.
- The Nightlife
After touring Savannah’s intriguing historical past, tourists will be quite impressed with the exciting nightlife the town has to offer. Throughout downtown Savannah, a number of bars and clubs line the streets. Since Savannah is such a walkable city, it is common for people to walk from one nightlife area to another in the same evening.
River Street is known as a popular area for late night adventures. River Street is still lined with the original cobblestones and follows the Savannah River. Not only is it scenic, it is lined with shops, restaurants, and bars. Another popular spot in downtown is City Market, which is home to a variety of unique bars and restaurants.
- The Food
Savannah is home to some of the best Southern food you will ever eat. Tourists should plan on filling up on sweet tea, pimento cheese, fried green tomatoes, fried chicken, and biscuits – just to name a few. Popular tourist spot, Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen, serves up all the traditional Southern favorites. The food is delicious, and your waistband may show it.
There are many reasons Savannah is named one of the best cities in the United States – one trip there and you will agree.