Savannah, one of Georgia’s most charming cities should be on everyone’s bucket list. Well-known for its colonial architecture and outdoor squares dotting downtown, you can also enjoy the city’s gourmet food scene and ability to walk around with an adult beverage in hand. Savannah is the perfect destination for a weekend or week-long romantic getaway. This charming city is the perfect spot to celebrate any holiday or occasion for the weekend! As a small town, Savannah is a wonderful place to enjoy a relaxed experience at a calm pace to soak in the beautiful surroundings. Do not fill your schedule for the entire day, but let the city inspire you on where to go next. You can expect to spend most of the day on your feet exploring historic Savannah, so high-quality walking shoes are a must.
The best places to explore in Savannah
The open-air City Market is a staple of Savannah life since it was formed in the 1700s. What began as a mix of a fresh fish, farmers and meat markets has transformed into many different shops, local food stalls, and art installations. The most well-known attraction of Savannah is its 22 outdoor squares each with its own landscaping and greenery. You cannot walk more than three blocks downtown in any direction and find yourself in a new park. Each park has its own uniqueness but the cool shade makes them all the perfect place to sit back and enjoy the fresh air. Stroll along the Savannah River down the cobblestone River Street. While you walk down the waterfront, be on the lookout for one of the tourist riverboats or massive barges chugging along downstream. At the southern tip of downtown Savannah is Forsyth Park, the largest green area within the city. This park is a popular destination for both tourists and locals, with plenty of shade to relax and open areas to exercise or lay back and sunbathe. Make sure to get a photo in front of The Forsyth Park Fountain which dates back to 1858. Do not miss out on a walk down Broughton Street. Make your way into as many of the danity boutiques that line the street as your heart desires. This is the best spot to get yourself or a loved one a local gift.
Cool spots beyond downtown Savannah
Savannah is a 30-minute drive from the beautiful Tybee Island. Tybee Island has a long stretch of beautiful sandy beaches where you can spend a sunny day in the sand, water, bicycling, and even spend the night camping. Just 20 minutes outside of Savannah is the Wormsloe Historic Site Estate. It's home to one of the most popular photo spots in all of Savannah with a beautiful entrance avenue lined with oak trees and Spanish moss. If you have ever seen a classic picture from Savannah or even the south in general, there is a good chance it is from Wormsloe.