Best Places to Visit Savannah

Monday, February 26, 2018
Savannah  is the oldest city in Georgia. Known for its cobblestone streets, coastal scenery, and historic squares and houses.  The laid-back vibe and intriguing history Savannah will delight every type of traveler with its Southern charm and hospitality.  It is said that Savannah is the most haunted city in America as for me the most beautiful city I have ever been.

Here are some tips to help you get your trip planned and figure out where you should go and what you should do, to help make your Savannah vacation a success.

1. Sightseeing Tours
There is so much to see in Savannah which is not surprising to find different kinds of tours. Such as the Carriage Tours, Hop On Bus and Trolley Tours. But, if you are on a tight budget you can drive on your own. We recommend to stop by at Savannah Visitor Center in the restored Central of Georgia railroad station at 301 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd, where you can pick up  some maps and other helpful information.



2. Visit Reynolds Square 
This square  located in historic district at the center of Savannah a couple of blocks off River Street. Reynolds Square landscape is very pretty to just sit and relax. It's one of the squares that's mostly shady.  At the center is a statue of John Wesley,  founder of the Methodist faith and giant of Protestants, spent a good amount of time in Savannah and not many know that. His place in Savannah’s immense historical significance is honored here in Reynolds Square.


At the park you'll also find a live Oak Trees and Spanish Moss, pretty amazing!

3. Visit the Telfair Museum 
If you are art-inclined the Telfair Museum is a must visit.  Get the combo ticket and go to Telfair for older art, Jepson for modern art and Owens for a restored historic house. Remember, this is Savannah,  not a huge city like Washington or NYC with awesome museums.  But there are some gems to be seen and, if you're lucky, an interesting special exhibition might be up when you visit.


4. Visit the Birthplace of Juliette Gordon Low
If you always coveted those Girl Scout patches, now's your chance. The site offers a Birthplace pin and patches if you go on a tour. As the birthplace of Girl Scout founder Juliette Gordon Low, Savannah's an ideal destination for your troops. There are dozens of historical sites to explore, many of which have created tours for Scouts. You’ll become better acquainted with the history of Savannah and the Girl Scouts while also enjoying one of our country’s most beautiful cities.


5. Visits the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist and Temple Mickve Israel
The Cathedral of St. John the Baptist is one of the most awe-inspiring buildings in all of historic Savannah Georgia. It is also one of the most popular tourist attractions in all of Savannah. If you only have a short time in Savannah make sure that you make your way over to the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist. You won't regret it. It is a beautiful French Gothic cathedral, certainly one of the most amazing cathedrals in the south.


The Temple Mickve Israel is the only purely Gothic revival synagogue in the United States. Founded by a group of Sephardic Jews who landed in Savannah just a few months after General Oglethorpe, the congregation received a perpetual charter from Governor Edward Telfair in 1790. They represent the third-oldest Jewish congregation in the United States. In 1820, the congregation built the first synagogue in Georgia at the corner of Liberty and Whitaker Streets.


6. Visits Bonaventure Cemetery 
Ready for the crypt haunting in a lovely settings? Then you've come to the right place. Of all the cemeteries in Savannah, Georgia, Bonaventure Cemetery is probably the most aesthetically pleasing. In fact, it's generally considered to be one of the most beautiful cemeteries in the entirety of the United States. The peaceful setting rests on a scenic bluff of the Wilmington River, east of Savannah. This charming site has been a world famous tourist destination for more than 150 years due to the old tree-lined roadways, the many notable persons interred, the unique cemetery sculpture and architecture, and the folklore associated with the site and the people. The cemetery is open to the public daily from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The main office of the Department of Cemeteries is located in the Bonaventure Administrative Building at the entrance.


7. Visits Tybee Island and St. Simons Island
Remember that Savannah is only 17 miles east of the Atlantic Ocean, in case you want to try a beach break. One of the best things about visiting Georgia beaches is that, although the town is “big” in terms of attractions and amenities, it is geographically small – only 2.7 square miles.  Consequently, it is very easy to see and do a great many things in a short period of time. It is also very easy to spend a week or two on  Savannah and still not experience everything this little beach town has to offer.


8. Visit the Savannah City Hall Dome
This is the most distinctive building in town with its clock-tower topped with a gold dome and a towering American flag.  The dome was historically copper, but was coated in gold leaf as recently as 1987.



9. Visit the Olde Pink House Restaurant and Tavern 
Nearby are local shops and restaurants like the Olde Pink House Restaurant. One of the most haunted buildings in Savannah, Georgia. We got to sit down in the Habersham house and enjoy a world-class dinner while being surrounded by the spirits of Savannah’s past. According to locals one of the previous owners of the house killed himself in the house. Is this the ghost people see in the haunted basement? 🤔



29 comments:

  1. What a gorgeous town. I would like to go here one day. We'd want to do all of this. Especially checking out the haunted buildings!

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    1. It wasn't too creepy in day time. That's why visiting the haunted buildings in Savannah is fun. But I don't think I am brave enough too even try the night ghost tour.

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  2. I've been to Savannah once, on a family vacation. I was in 8th grade. I remember it was beautiful. We did most of the things you mentioned. I'd love to get back there one day.

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  3. Oh my goodness what an amazing looking place Savannah looks like. I would love to visit that church it looks just beautiful inside!

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    1. There's so many historical churches in Savannah we didn't even got a chance to check all of them. But the St. John the Baptist is my favorite.

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  4. Savannah is such a cool city! I haven't been there in so long, and I have been wanting to take a trip that way with hubs and the kids.

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    1. Yes it is a very interesting city to visit. Make sure you visit around fall it can be very humid there on summer time.

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  5. Looks like there is so much to do! Perfect for a trip with the kids.

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  6. I love going to places that take you back in time! Savannah is a place I haven't visited before but I would love to especially with the family. There's plenty of things to learn here as well.

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    1. Me too, I love sightseeing and learning the history at the same time. Savannah is such a nice and rich history town .

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  7. This is such a beautiful and amazing place! I love the Cathedral :)

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  8. What a beautiful cathedral. I love how tall the ceilings are.

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  9. I've always wanted to go to Savannah, Georgia! We had to miss a wedding that was there once. This is a great guide. Thanks for sharing

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  10. This might sound strange as I am not religious by a long shot but I have a fascination of religious buildings as not only do they allow you to peer into history, but they are also stunning works of architecture as well. The Cathedral of St. John the Baptist and Temple Mickve Israel are both beautiful.

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    1. Those churches are really amazing, I love visiting old churches with history. Savannah has plenty of those.

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  11. Oh wow. I'd love to take part in a sightseeing tour. Sounds like so much fun. Definitely need to visif

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  12. gorgeous cute town, everything loks wonderful and makes me want to be there right now i have never been in georgia, but maybe one day

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  13. Savannah looks like such a beautiful place. I would love to visit some day. My parents went a couple of years back and had nothing but good things to say.

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  14. Savannah has been on my bucket list!! I'm bookmarking this for future reference.

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  15. It's been a good many years since I visited Savannah but I definitely remember loving it more and more with each visit. The food is also incredible too. And you can't forget those live Oaks and Spanish Moss! I wouldnt mind reading a book underneath those trees.

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    1. I know right! First time I see those Spanish Moss tree I was AWE! Very peaceful I was in the mood on writing a poem while sitting underneath the tree.

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  16. Beautiful place to visit. Savannah has been on my bucket list!!

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  17. This is exactly why I like visiting places, because everywhere has a unique culture and history. , I live in North Carolina which is super close to Georgia, I have to visit! I just love learning about it first hand, rather than in travel guides. Thanks for sharing!

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  18. This is BREATHTAKING!! I have never been but would love to visit one day!

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  19. This is my daughter's first year as a Girl Scout so we're planning to go to Savannah this year. There's so much fun stuff to do there.

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  20. My ex went to Savannah shortly after we first started dating. She sent me back some amazing pictures. Ever since I know I have wanted to visit. You have some terrific places here to visit when I finally make my way out there.

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    1. Savannah is a beautiful historical city ,we love exploring different places with lots of history.

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  21. I have only seen Savannah in 'Gone With the Wind' but clearly, there seems to be so much more to it! Thanks for sharing such a lovely guide. The place looks charming..I would love to visit some day!

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    1. I love that movie :) I actually watch the Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil before I make a trip to Savannah. Such a fun and cool place to go!

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