3 Day Southern Getaway, Savannah, GA – Episode 104
Learn the Basics: Get to know Savannah by experiencing a city tour. The Savannah Visitor Information Center is a good place to join a tour. This will help you get better acquainted with our genteel Southern beauty and give you a sample of the attractions you will want to explore on your own.
Lunch in the Market: Savannah’s City Market has several dining establishments to tempt your taste buds. Dine outdoors at a European style café or eat in one of the Market’s restored buildings, all special with their own quirky charm.
Hit the Bricks: You’ve taken the city tour and sampled some great Lowcountry cuisine, so now it’s time to walk off that lunch and get a closer look at some of Savannah’s magnificent architecture and her 21 splendid squares. Get out your map and plan your route! The Bull and Abercorn Street corridors are a good start. These routes take you past some of Savannah’s famous landmarks and nine of our 21 squares. Make sure you visit beautiful Forsyth Park, one of Savannah’s iconic landmarks.
Riverstreet Rendezvous: You’ve covered a lot of ground on day-one and you might want to have a causal bite to eat before retiring for the evening. Savannah’s Historic River Street has all types of casual and upscale dining. Seafood, steaks and family favorites can be found in these restored cotton warehouses that are home to some of Savannah’s favorite restaurants and pubs. Look for live music at several of these establishments for a toe-tapping good time.
Waterfront Savannah Historic District
Explore Your Interest: Savannah’s 250 year old history creates many opportunities to explore various eras of history. Take an antique, architectural, Black heritage, Civil War, cemetery, ghost, Savannah gardens, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, Savannah in film or Southern writers tours; more than 40 tour companies are ready to serve as your guide.
Cultural Attractions and Museums:
Savannah has more than 45 historical and cultural attractions. Spend a day discovering the treasures and history that lie within our many house museums, forts and historic sites. Check out Old Fort Jackson
to see what life was like at a Confederate fort during the Civil War. The Georgia State Railroad Museum
offers a look at real life steam and diesel engines plus a fully functional roundtable.
Georgia Railroad Museum
Comfort Food: Savannah loves food, and much of her hospitality and charm seasons the dishes popular to this region. For lunch on day two, dine at a restaurant that specializes in Southern cuisine to get a sample of some Savannah good ‘ole home cooking.
Antiques and Galleries Galore: Savannah is always alive with the arts. Influences like the Savannah College of Art and Design and the City Market artist colony makes our Historic District the perfect artist’s muse. Antique shops, galleries and quirky hand-crafted gift shops pepper every corner of the district and River Street, so explore and shop’ till your heart’s content.
Beach Bum for a Day:
Just 20 minutes from Savannah’s Historic District is Tybee Island
, Savannah’s beach. Spend day three enjoying the sea breezes and seeking eco-adventures. Take a dolphin tour, kayak tour or deep-sea fishing excursion. Climb to the top of Georgia’s oldest and tallest lighthouse or track war time battles at two of Tybee’s forts.
Tybee Island Lighthouse
Seaside Eats: Watch as the shrimp boats come ashore to bring in their catch, and know you are in for some of the freshest seafood around. Dine at one of Tybee’s funky seaside bungalows or try one of their up-scale restaurants specializing in taste and presentation. Hit the Tybee strip for night-life and entertainment or take a moon-lit walk down the Tybee pier.
For more information about a visit to Savannah and it’s attractions visit www.visitsavannah.com
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