“Savannah is a… lovely pastel dream of tight cobbled streets…. There are legendary scenes… to rival any dreamed up by Tennessee Williams.” Rosemary Daniell’s words are the very foundation of what Savannah, Georgia truly is. This pedestrian-friendly city with its urban design and southern charm welcomes visitors to walk the quaint cobblestone streets while gazing into its ghostly, Spanish-moss-covered tree canopy as the history of this majestic place can be seen on every corner.
Savannah is the oldest city in the state of Georgia, which today is an industrial center and important Atlantic seaport. Established on the Savannah River, the city has so much to explore including 22 park-like squares and is one of the largest National Historic Landmark Districts in the United States. The period architecture reflects a a rich past that historians and travelers alike will find unique, while the echoes of horseshoes dance in the streets carrying passengers on carriages through the enchanting soul of this unique place.
Activities are in abundance for everyone from art, boutique shopping, ghost/architectural tours, farmers markets, music, museums, and a wonderful variety of gastro-obscura cuisine that comes straight from the coast. So strap on your walking shoes and step back into time. Savannah is a place that can’t be missed, and be sure to take in the exciting cocktail scene because taking a mixed beverage to go makes exploring this destination a bit more intoxicating!
Pro tip: The prohibition history in Savannah is intriguing, so take in a tour at the American Prohibition Museum. There is a surprise at the end of the tour! Also, check out the rooftop dining scene, or just grab a cocktail and enjoy the view, is highly encouraged at Top Deck or The Bohemian. Both sit on the riverfront with a fantastic view of the gateway to the city. Lastly, The Grey, which occupies a 1938 art deco Greyhound Bus Terminal, does some over-the-top cocktails in a unique setting.