The coastal city Savannah, Georgia is best known for its antebellum architecture and horse-drawn carriages rides. In the historic district, you can take a stroll through the cobblestone squares before relaxing in the shade from the moss-covered oak trees. You can even take a few hours to learn about our country’s history without ever having to leave Savannah. To get the most out of your next stay, here are 8 things you must do when visiting Savannah.
Visit the Cathedral Saint John the Baptist
This gothic-revival cathedral is a mesmerizing sight to see. The church allows self-guided tours with a small donation of $3.00. Monday through Saturday from 9-11:45 am and then again from 12:45-5 pm. Being an active house of worship, tours are not permitted on most holy days.
Take Sightseeing Tours
While in Savannah, you must take a sightseeing tour. Take a charter on one of the many historic waterways, visit a war landmark, or investigate why this is “America’s Most Haunted City.” With so many options to choose from, you’ll be sure to see something memorable.
Stoll Through Forsythe Park
This 30-acre park sits in the heart of Savannah Historic District. Be sure to bring your camera along to snap photos in front of the white stone Forsythe Fountain. You can even bring the loved ones to have a picnic or play with your kids at the spray pool and playground. When in New York, visit Central Park and when in Savannah, visit Forsythe Park.
Grab a Bite and a Drink on River Street
The cobblestone streets that line the Savannah River are home to many shops, restaurants, and pubs for visitors to enjoy. You can take the family during the day to soak in the warm weather while enjoying a delicious lunch. After dark, come back for pub crawls and live music.
Take a Drive to Tybee Island
Half an hour East of Historic District, you’ll find five miles of beachfront. Tybee Island is home to the Tybee Island Light Station, Marine Science Center, Civil War landmarks, and many more attractions. While the beach is free, bring cash to cover the costs of parking throughout the island.
Check Out a Museum
Savannah is home to many museums that should be on your list. You can visit the Mercer-Williams House, where a murder allegedly took place upstairs, for less than $13/adult. If you’re more interested in art than crime, you’ll be pleased with both the Telfair Museum of Art and SCAD Museum of Art.
Tee off in a coastal region geared towards the good life. In Savannah and its surrounding low country, you’ll find a wide selection of public golf courses and private country clubs. No matter which course you choose, you’ll be happy to find beautiful landscaping and sparkling water. There are golf packages available for all levels and can include accommodation.
Shop Until You Drop
Come and enjoy one of the favorite pastimes of Savannah. Here, you’ll find quaint shops, upscale boutiques, antique stores, and city markets. Whether you’re looking for something from a popular shopping mall or a unique gift to take home with you, there’s plenty of treasure to discover in this coastal city. No matter what time you visit, there are plenty of activities and events for you to enjoy. Take a moment to enjoy the beauty of nature before taking advantage of the pedestrian-friendly layout this urban city has to offer. Around every corner is a piece of history. Your next trip to Savannah will be one you’ll never forget if you choose even only one off this list. It’s truly a magical place you must visit to enjoy everything it has to offer.