Savannah is one of the south’s most historic and beautiful cities with something to offer everyone. It is the ideal destination for photographers, history buffs, paranormal investigators and party people alike. Here is my guide for a weekend spent in The Hostess City of the South.
Savannah’s Historic District
Start out the day by walking through Savannah’s Historic District. The historic District is home to some of the most iconic architecture in the United States. Be sure to hit up Jones Street, which is said to be the most beautiful street in all of Savannah. The historic district is also home to the Squares of Savannah, there are 22 in all. The squares add much needed green space to the downtown area.
Forsyth Park & Fountain
Forsyth Park, home to the Forsyth Park Fountain, should definitely be on your list. The Forsyth Park Fountain is one of the most photographed places in all of Savannah! The park has over 30 acres for you to explore and is a wonderful place for a picnic. The park also holds a local farmers market on Saturdays from 9am-1pm.
Finish your day by walking along Savannah’s River Street which is littered with restaurants, bars and shops overlooking the Savannah River. There is no open container law in Savannah so as long as you are of legal age you can grab a drink and sip it on the go. Be sure to stop by Rousakis Plaza Echo Square to be amazed by the mysterious acoustics.
You can find an antique shop on almost every corner in downtown Savannah. One of the most noteworthy is Alex Raskin’s Antiques located on Bull Street. I thoroughly enjoyed visiting some of Savannah’s old book shops such as Books on Bay and The Book Lady Bookstore.
Bonaventure Cemetery is seriously beautiful, but seriously creepy. It is known for its ornate and unusual sculptural tombstones and the eerie moss covered oak trees. The 170 year old cemetery is located just 3 miles from downtown Savannah and is open from 8am to 5pm everyday. Savannah is known for being super haunted so make sure to bring a buddy when visiting this cemetery.
Wormsloe Historic Site
Wormsloe Historic Site is a photographer’s dream. The entrance to the site is lined with hundred year old live oak trees covered in moss that create a tunnel like illusion over the drive. This totally breath taking site was also totally frustrating as you must be super patient to get your Instagram worthy shot. Once inside the park, there is a short nature trail, ruins from the old plantation and an area for the demonstration of the old way of life.
What is your favorite thing to do in Savannah?