Savannah, Georgia is the perfect blend of southern charm, enticing history and laid back tourism. Figuring out what to do when visiting can overwhelming. Here’s a quick list of activities to get you started:
The Historic District
Whether you choose to walk or take a horse-drawn carriage, the Historic District of Savannah provides more than 20 blocks of cobblestone squares to explore. Churches, mansions, gardens and gorgeous live oak trees will provide plenty of photo opportunities.
Check Out The Forsyth Park Fountain
Savannah has no shortage of parks to visit, but one of the most scenic is Forsyth Park. This 30 acre park is also home to the Forsyth Park Fountain, the nearly 160 year old centerpiece. Plenty of benches for seating, gardens and a farmer’s market on the weekend make it a great place to visit.
Drink Absinthe In A Speak Easy
This one will be for easier said than done. The Mata Hari Speak Easy doesn’t advertise its location, and you can’t get in without a key. Oh, and the only way you’ll get a key is to find someone who already has one. Once you get in, though, you’ll have the pleasure of live entertainment (of all kinds…), as well as ordering absinthe at the bar.
Visit a Cemetery
Savannah has no shortage of cemeteries to visit, but the best is probably the Bonaventure Cemetery. It’s been around since 1846, and if you choose to visit you’ll have over 100 acres to explore, including marble carvings and ornate statues.
Tybee Island is just a short drive from the heartbeat of Savannah, and it’s highly effective for those looking for a beach retreat. This stretch of shoreline also offers some quality surfing for those hoping to catch a wave or two. Don’t have a surfboard? No problem–you can rent them and snag a lesson right on the beach.