Savannah is one of the oldest cities in the state of Georgia and has commonly been referred to as ‘The Hostess City of the South’. That world famous phrase of Southern hospitality is found in abundance in Savannah and the charm this place exudes is contagious. History is the bread and butter of Savannah and can be seen in its antebellum homes which somehow survived Sherman’s march during the Civil War. A food lover’s paradise, the city of Savannah is the best place to go for some country cooking- barbecues and southern classics are here are some of the best in the States and should definitely be something to try at least once in your lifetime.
Savannah is an eccentric Southern city that combines old style glamour with romance, entertainment and culture. It’s easy to navigate around and offers visitors a chance to soak up some sun while becoming immersed in its rich history.
The Unmissable Spots
Savannah is the birthplace of Juliette Gordon Low who founded the Girl Scouts of America and going to this city wouldn’t be complete without taking a tour of the museum dedicated to her and her home. Bonaventure Cemetery has also been a draw for tourists for over 150 years and is one of the most calming and peaceful parts of Savannah, offering views of the Wilmington River. Keeping on the subject of relaxation, why not also take a stroll and picnic to the 30 acres that make up Forsyth Park? River Street is a haven for shopping lovers and those looking to check out a few local restaurants. And finally, Tybee Island, a barrier island just 18 miles from Savannah has beautiful beaches and is great for swimmers and surfers alike.
The Trolley Tour
The 90 minute long tour offers an in depth historic overview and sightseeing experience like no other. This tour stands out and redefines what it means to take a trip back in time as you are taken around Savannah in an old fashioned trolley. As visitors are taken on a journey through Savannah’s historic district, expect to ride through cobblestoned streets and really take in the ‘Old South’, passing through stately mansions, pretty squares, the gorgeous river front and lots of artefacts too!
When To Go
The city of Savannah makes for a great place to visit all year round, due to its humid subtropical climate. Long summers are followed by mild winters and its coastal location always takes an edge off of any heat. July is the hottest month of the year and kicks off the tourist season, with August having the greatest chance of expecting rain.
If Savannah has captured your imagination and you’re looking for flights as we speak, be sure to also make applying for an ESTA Visa a priority. It will ensure your city break will go off without a glitch and you will be able to bypass having to apply for a visa. The ESTA allows you to enter the US after quickly and efficiently clearing you for entry into the country.