Savannah holds numerous wonderful memories for us. As a town of extreme Southern hospitality, its genuine beauty and uncanny haunted reputation attracts scores of tourists year round. This riverside town creates the backdrop for romantic visits, Southern themed weddings, tours of all kinds and provides those who grace its existence with a sense of the old world some two hundred plus years ago. If one listens carefully the voices of those that have passed through this city from the past can almost be heard. Those hushed tones of history rendering the pride of those who once stood in this very city fighting their battles of war, of salvation, of self-preservation. It is a city filled with life and memories, and one which welcomes all in without hesitation…effortlessly, laden with immense hospitality, and brimming with the beauty and grandeur that only such a unique Southern locale can provide.
Fountains & Squares
The numerous individually-named parks in the city of Savannah, Georgia began as training grounds for the militants under the command of General Oglethorpe in the 1700s. Known as “squares”, visitors and locals find themselves spending hours in one of more than twenty of these oak tree guarded havens, which offer stunning stone fountains, historic markers and locales where various movies have been filmed. Savannah is also the Largest National Landmark District in the United States, which encourages the tourism industry and makes for an intriguing city to visit or call home amongst the mighty oak trees drapes with elongated beards of Spanish moss.
Historic Churches & Architecture
The architectural beauty of historic buildings, churches and Antebellum-style homes awe even the most schooled historians. From Greek Revival and Corinthian-style houses of worship to the beauty and impressive grandeur of the stained glass synagogue windows and detailed craftsmanship and enhancements to the famous sky-high steeples that dot the Savannah skyline, there are unending options for those who adore architecture and appreciate its fascinating artistry.
The excitement of experiencing a horse-drawn carriage ride, a riverboat cruise on the Georgia Queen, a guided ghost tour after dark, or just a casual stroll around this history-rich locale of memorable attractions in Savannah will leave anyone spellbound by what is to be seen. Take in expansive views of the treetops from the top of the Bohemian Hotel, observe the gold leaf wonder of the city’s Capitol building, pay humble respect at the Chatham County waterfront Vietnam War Memorial, shop or dine along bustling River Street with views of the Savannah River, or take a trolley ride to one of the fifteen stops made all through the town. There is so much to see, do and enjoy in this Southern location that one absolutely cannot leave without taking part in at least a handful of these and other activities before leaving.
Romantic Inns & Hotels
We’ve been graciously welcomed back to several hotels and inns in the city of Savannah. One of our favorites is the Ballastone Inn along Oglethorpe Avenue. An enchanting inn filled with history and rich in intimate coziness that cannot be ignored. Each guest room is individually decorated with a specific theme. Morning breakfasts, afternoon teas and evening cocktails will never be the same once this charming abode captured your soul. Along Abercorn Street, the Hamilton-Turner Inn provides bed-and-breakfast accommodations right in the middle of the city’s historic district with seventeen plush guest quarters to envelope you during your stay in the “Hostess City of the South”. The Mansion on Forsythe delights within a renovated historic mansion with modern and eclectic touches and amenities and exemplary customer service with a connected fine dining restaurant and multiple lounge facilities on site. Directly across from Forsythe Park, the views are stunning and the location is near perfect. The more recent Bohemian Hotel Savannah is situated along West Bay Street on the Savannah River with waterfront views not to be missed. Boasting conversation-piece decor and a wrap-around rooftop bar with expansive rooftop views of the city and river is certainly worth at least a visit when in town.
Restaurants & Lounges
There’s always an excuse to celebrate in Savannah. Whether it’s cocktails over live jazz or a sultry piano serenade at Casmir’s Lounge, a sidewalk breakfast with friends at J. Christopher’s on a lazy weekend morning, fine dining or lunch at The Olde Pink House, something to cure a rumbling stomach during a walk at Leoci’s Trattoria or Vic’s on the River, or sharing a bottle of Champagne or wine at Rocks Rooftop Lounge overlooking the Savannah River, you just can’t go wrong with any of the local culinary provisions available.
The Savannah River provides a breathtaking visual attraction all on its own. Board the complimentary river taxi across the water to and from Hutchinson Island or enjoy the views of the expansive waters from a river cruise for a more thorough tour. Sunsets over the Savannah River are unmistakably unforgettable, while catching a glimpse of a passing barge loaded high with cargo can be of equal intrigue. The romance, activity available and culinary and historical offerings in Savannah, Georgia keep visitors coming back and locals here to stay. Come see why this city is so well known for its hospitality, charm and graciousness soon, as once you arrive to this Southern city on the river, you’ll question ever leaving.
LOCATION: The positioning of this lively Southern city along the mighty Savannah River suits this romantic location just fine. Stay for activities for yourself and a loved one or a family-customized visit sure to enlighten, excite and satisfy everyone in your traveling party.
- FOOD / DRINK: The plethora of culinary perfection, Lowcountry fare and comforting soul food reigns superior in this part of the world. One taste of the tasteful and flavor-laden delicacies and traditional favorites available will send connoisseurs of fine Southern cuisine on a voyage their taste buds won’t even be capable of keeping up with.
- CONTACT INFO: Try www.visitsavannah.com for a wealth of informative information on the city of Savannah, Georgia and insight into where you want to be in the South.
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