Are you looking for the quintessentially southern city. Then travel to Savannah. The city is charming in a very unique way. Besides being very pedestrian friendly, it is tamer than Charleston.
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- Visit Forsyth Park. This park is 30 acres and has a picture worthy fountain, the most photographed spot in Savannah.
- Use Old Savannah Trolley Tours for a hop-on/hop-off experience. There are 15 different stops and trolleys circulate approximately every 15 minutes.
- Admire the architecture of the Owens-Thomas House.
- Visit the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist. The stained glass windows in the cathedral are amazing to behold.
- Sit on the bench by the Historic Savannah Theatre, in much the same way Tom Hanks did when he played Forrest Gump.
- Visit Wormsloe Historic Site. Wormsloe Historic Site is the location that personifies Savannah. Mossy trees line the street that lead up to the ruins of the Wormsloe colonial estate.
- Head to the Savannah Waterfront. Walk the cobblestone streets and see all the building that were abandoned until the 1960's due to the yellow-fever epidemic.
- Enjoy a nice Southern meal at the Wilkes House. Make sure you take cash, as they don't accept credit/debit cards.
- Visit Old Fort Jackson Historic Site and take in the history while you listen to the cannons go off.
- Visit Fort Pulaski National Monument. This was the first Confederate masonry fort to fall during the Civil War.
- If you are traveling with a Girl Scout, then make sure to stop by the birthplace of Juliette Gordon Low. The home is now a museum.
- Visit the Mercer-Williams House.
- Visit the Andrew Low House and admire the architecture.
- Get some ice cream at Leopold's. The ice cream shop hasn't changed since it opened in 1919. There is always a line but the ice cream recipes, that have been handed down through the generations, are so delicious.
- Enjoy a meal at the Olde Pink House Restaurant. The 18th century architecture will stun you while you eat.
- Visit the graves of some of the first colonists in Colonial Park Cemetery.
- Take in some history at Fort McAllister State Park. The fort finally fell under General Sherman.
Let me know your favorite spot if you visit Savannah.