Savannah, nicknamed the Hostess City, was first settled in 1733 by General James Oglethorpe, making it one of the oldest cities in the country. The city was laid out in a series of grids allowing for wide streets and public squares. Considered America’s first planned city, Savannah had 24 original squares, with 22 still in existence today.
Each year Savannah attracts millions of tourists to its cobblestone streets, public parks, and history-filled buildings and streets. These buildings include the birthplace of Juliette Gordon Low (the founder of the Girl Scouts), the First African Baptists Church, one of the oldest African-American Baptist congregations in the U.S., the Telfair Academy of Arts and Sciences (one of the South’s first public museums), and the Central of Georgia Railway roundhouse complex, known as the oldest standing rail facility in the U.S.
With the countless sights to see, it’s clear to say that the sightseeing tours are one of Savannah’s top tourist attractions; hop on one of Savannah’s trolley tours or grab a to-drink at one of the many pubs and join a walking tour. Interested in learning about the paranormal activity that still lingers around Savannah? check out the Ghosts and Gravestones tour! Savannah, Georgia is truly an old beauty that has aged with grace.
Savannah’s a food-lovers paradise, boasting bold tastes that can satisfy a wide variety of palates. From Southern comfort food to delicious burger joints, These Savannah restaurants are definitely worth the trip:
Auspicious Bakery: Satisfy your sweets cravings with delicious cupcakes or a homemade Brown Sugar Cinnamon Pop-tart (YUM!)
The Grey: Occupying a 1938 art deco Greyhound Bus Terminal, The Grey embodies true with dishes that are deep, layered, and soulful in their flavors. The establishment is filled with historical points of interest; such as, the private rooms were former rooms segregated for men and women. I’m not sure what’s more delicious, the grouper and beef tongue or the yard bird- both are to die for!
Mrs. Wilkes Dining Room: True southern comfort! Delicious fried chicken, corn muffins, sweet potato souffle, need I say more? The menu changes daily so regulars can have something different every day. Make sure to get in line early as crowds gather every morning to grab lunch at this southern Gem.
The Olde Pink House: Olde Pink House is one of the most unique and historic restaurants in Downtown Savannah. The service is top-notch and the food is exceptional! I’d recommend the Chef’s Fried Chicken or the Lobster.
Shopping and Attractions:
Located in the heart of the city’s Historic District, Broughton Street boasts a number of fantastic local businesses, including Savannah Bee Company, a market that specializes in local honey, and funky jewelry store ZIA Boutique. Looking for cool souvenirs? Head to popular downtown shopping destinations like City Market and the shops down on River Street. Art lovers adore ShopSCAD, a wide-ranging store featuring jewelry, artwork, and apparel crafted by Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) students.
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