Savannah is a city that personifies the ideas of southern grace and civility. Situated on the lowland coast of Georgia, this charming city has a lot to offer anyone who comes to visit. Classic architecture and sensibilities meets modern know how to provide a variety of activities and attractions for people of all ages.
With a history as deep and rich as Savannah’s, there is no end to museums and historical sites. The Isaiah Davenport House is one of the oldest buildings in the city and offers tours throughout the year. The preservation of this home began the city’s significant strides to preserving its history. Tourists can visit historic Fort Pulaski National Monument to see living Civil War history. It was here that new technology that turned the war was first deployed. Visitors can also see where the founder of Girl Scouts, Juliet Gordon Low was born.
For those looking to see the wonder and beauty of nature that the lowland of Georgia has to offer, there are several options. The Savannah Botanical Gardens are beautiful and varied. Located just minutes from the Historic District, the Gardens provide both natural and decorative plantings. Tybee Island Marine Science Center has hands on interaction with local ecosystems. Open to all visitors, it gives a glimpse of the various creatures who call the area home. For anyone interested in nature, the Georgia Aquarium is a much see. The gorgeous facilities provide a glimpse at local and exotic sea life, including their spectacular Dolphin Tales show.
Enough cannot be said about the cuisine in Savannah. Elizabeth’s on 37th is an exquisite restaurant that has a preference for locally sourced ingredients. The city is also well known for its seafood including Charlie Teeple’s Seafood and Tubby’s Tank House. Both have been featured on multiple travel shows. The Chicken Conquistador sandwich from Zunzi’s was recently in the running for the best sandwich in America, finishing in the final three of The Travel Channel’s ‘Best Sandwich in America’. Have an interest in wine and beer? Then consider visiting either the Butterducks Winery or Southbound Brewing Company.
Savannah has an answer for any and all interests. Whether you’re looking for a weekend away with the family or a private weekend away, Savannah has something to offer nearly anyone. With a multitude of extraordinary attractions, dining options and beautiful nature this southern city offers several terrific options. Come visit and find an ideal vacation now.
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Mandy Sozak is a contributing blogger for several travel and tourism based websites including historic Savannah, Georgia bed and breakfast The Presidents’ Quarters.