So, you’re just beginning to plan a vacation in Savannah. Good for you. Great choice. Or maybe you’re already in the Hostess City and you’re ready to just wing it. Whatever, you’ve come to the right place.
Here, in no particular order, are our Top 10 things to do in Savannah.
- Take in River Street.
- Visit the birthplace of Juliette Gordon Low.
- Go on an Old Town Trolley of Savannah day tour.
- Go on a ghost tour.
- Visit Bonaventure Cemetery.
- Dine at The Old Pink House.
- Dine at Savannah History Museum.
- Visit Historic Savannah Theatre.
- Dine at Local 11 Ten.
- Explore Tybee Island.
The famous cobblestoned symbol of Savannah’s unique lore offers plenty to see and do. It’s a place where the commerce of a working harbor mingles with the architecture of yesteryear and bustle of tourism. Somewhere along the row of refurbished 19th-century edifices you’ll find a shop, bar or restaurant you’ll never forget.
Learn about the myriad contributions to American society made by the woman who founded the Girl Scouts in 1812. They go way beyond Thin Mints.
Sample all aspects of lovely and lively Savannah. You can board the trolley and if you complete the circuit you’ll see it all. Forsyth Park. The Colonial District. The Chatham Artillery Monument. River Street. And if you haven’t seen enough by day, you can board another trolley at night and …
Yes, you certainly can consider a walking tour of Savannah’s spectral community, but after a long day of sightseeing, do you really think you could outrun a ghost on foot? Savannah is considered one of the most haunted cities in the United States, and this tour covers everything from spiritual stomping grounds to bizarre burial grounds. Bring your camera. You might photograph a phantasm.
Set on a beautiful bluff, Savannah’s largest cemetery at almost 100 acres welcomes visitors to marvel at unique buildings and sculptures. Bonaventure is famous as the setting for the bestselling book and later film adaptation, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil.
Known for its elegant Southern cuisine, romantic setting and distinctive cellar pub, this pink-stuccoed landmark also is a haven for ghost hunters. Their quest? A “conversation” with the spirit of James Habersham Jr., the original inhabitant of the 1789 mansion who hanged himself here and is said to hold occasional “audiences”.
Immerse yourself in the fascinating city that dates back almost 300 years. See everything from Revolutionary and Civil war artifacts to iconic American lyricist Johnny (“Moon River”) Mercer’s Academy and Grammy awards.
If you can’t fit in a live show, at least stop in to check out theatre artifacts on display in the lobby. The theatre, remodeled in art deco style after a devastating 1948 fire, first opened in 1818.
Looking for fine food and wine in a romantic setting? Here’s your place. The ever-changing menu reflects a commitment to evolving culinary creativity. What never changes is the quality of preparation and often locally produced ingredients.
There’s plenty to do in this city on the barrier island across the Savannah River, including play on the oceanfront beach. Make sure to tour the Tybee Island Light Station, built in 1736 and unchanged since 1867.
As you can see, there’s no shortage of things to see and do in Savannah. So go for the ghost-o … er, gusto.