Savannah, GA is a place like none other. It’s got its own style – many distinctive qualities, unique buildings to see, and events to take part in. That’s what makes it extremely interesting to both its residents and its visitors.
For example, if you’re looking for a place to stay while in Savannah, why not choose an inn instead of a chain hotel? While you won’t really know which country you are in when you’re in a chain, the inns of Savannah are former residences which will give you a sense of place, immerse you in the culture, and take you back in time during your travels in the USA.
The genteel quality that is so evident in the city becomes even more so when you enter a tea room, which is a popular way to get a light and delicious meal when in the city.
Once you’re ready to experience that Southern charm, a fun way to tour the city is by trolley. You can take the trolley tour and be allowed to explore at your own pace, returning to the trolley line when you want to go to the next stop.
If you’re there for the popular “Ghost Tours” which Savannah is quite known for, then a stop at the Bonaventure Cemetery is a must for you. It’s an old plantation which was converted to a cemetery in the early 1900s. Tour the old section and look at the graves of the residents and search out “Gracie.” The mood of the place takes you back, it being typically Southern with gigantic, spreading trees dripping with moss.
Another place with wonderful photo opportunities is the Wormsloe Historic Site. The grounds are open to the public but the house is not, since it is still being lived in by the descendants of the original owners. The garden is wide enough, with trails for one mile and three mile hikes available for use.
Another stop, though this time inside the Historical District, is Forsyth Park and the nearby Mercer House. Rich in the history of Savannah, Forsyth Park is a reminder that the city’s planning was based on its original Paris model, down to the fountain so reminiscent of Place de la Concorde in Paris.
It’s a short stroll to Mercer House, one of the fifty restored homes in the city. This house was completed just after the Civil War and is filled with period art and furniture. Newly opened to the public, it is a site not to be missed.