T.C.’s Top 10 Savannah Vacation Classics
In a city like Savannah, there are a million things to do on any given day. If you’re feeling overwhelmed with options, have no fear! We’ve narrowed down a few highlights that are perfect for your Savannah to-do list.
1. Relax at Forsyth Park
Locals and travelers alike know that Forsyth Park is the pinnacle of the city. Snap a photo of the park’s famous (and stunning!) fountain, which is one of Savannah’s most well-known icons. Forsyth Park is the perfect place for a classic picnic, a game of tennis or Frisbee, or a quick jog around the park’s one-mile paved parameter.
2. Stroll Down River Street
There’s nothing more ‘Savannah’ than strolling down River Street on a sunny day! River Street is lined with a variety of restaurants, quirky shops and historic architecture. Street artists, musicians and even magicians showcase their talents on River Street.
3. Conquer All 22 Squares
Savannah’s squares provide grassy utopias amidst the hustle and bustle of daily city life. Each square has its own distinctive qualities, and no two squares are alike. Since Savannah’s Historic District is extremely walkable, it’s easy to conquer all 22 squares in just one day.
4. Take it To Go
The rumors are true – you can take your cocktail to go in the Historic District! With this in mind, relaxing in a Savannah square has an entirely new meaning. And make sure you check out one of our very favorite spots to grab a cocktail - The Peregrin Rooftop Bar at Perry Lane Hotel.
5. Experience Bonaventure Cemetery
Bonaventure Cemetery has almost 160 acres of magnificent live oaks, vibrant azaleas and endless Spanish moss. This historic cemetery dates back to 1846 and is home to many legendary gravesites, including the grave of American songwriter, singer and lyricist Johnny Mercer.
6. Grab a Bite
If you’re interested in worldly cuisine, you’ve reached the right destination. Savannah chefs carefully curate their menus to provide seasonal dishes with bold, Southern-inspired flavors. Some Savannah restaurants, like The Grey and Local 11ten, and Husk, have received national recognition from publications like The New York Times.
7. Explore Wormsloe Historic Site
Wormsloe Historic Site is something that truly needs be seen in person. Walk beneath Wormsloe’s iconic avenue of live oaks for a breathtaking, soul cleansing experience, or go on guided tour through the site’s historic trails. No matter how you choose to explore Wormsloe Historic Site, you’ll always remember its stunning beauty.
8. Encounter Spirits
Savannah is America’s most haunted city, and its spirits – good and evil – lurk the squares, hotels and homes nightly. Each ghost has its own story, and there’s no better way to learn about it than by going on a Genteel & Bard ghost tour.
9. Get Artistic
Home to one of the most prestigious art colleges in the world, Savannah has no shortage of quality artwork. View artwork made by talented SCAD students at shopSCAD, or find the perfect Savannah-inspired gift at Tiffani Taylor gallery. Whether you’re an artist or an art-enthusiast, Savannah’s talent will surely inspire you.
10. Tour a Historic Home
The best way to experience Savannah’s history is to step right into it. Historic preservation is a big deal in Savannah, which is why so many of Savannah’s homes from the 17 and 1800s are in exquisite condition today. Don’t know where to start? We’ve compiled a list of some of our favorites.