Savannah, one of the oldest cities in Georgia, is an enchanting place to visit. With some old world glamour, exemplary culinary delights, and some incredible places of architectural beauty, this is one destination you need to keep on your radar. Oh, and let’s not forget that southern hospitality we mentioned in the title. The promotional name for the city used to be the ‘Hostess City of the South,’ so you can guarantee you will be made to feel right at home. So, book yourself a stay at the Baymont Inn & Suites Savannah/Garden City, and follow our guide below to help you make the most of this beautiful city.
Take a guided tour
If you are worried about traveling solo, spend time with other people on a guided tour. This is also the best way to get a sense of the city’s local culture, and fascinating history. There are loads of tours, whether you go on foot, Segway, or by bus. Travel back in time to Savannah’s Civil War era, visit famous movie locations (including scenes from Forrest Gump), and try the Savannah Taste Experience for some fine southern staples.
Enjoy the food and drink
Having tried the food tour mentioned above, you will be hungry for more of what Savannah has to offer. Here is a list of the best places to eat and drink in the city, but don’t be afraid to do a little exploring of your own. Part of traveling solo is the joy at discovering something new, so check out the back streets and alleys, as well as those at the forefront of the city.
Note of interest: You may have visited the American Prohibition Museum as part of one of your tours, so you may be interested to visit the Crystal Beer Parlour, which was rumored to have been a speakeasy during the Prohibition. Thankfully, you can now drink legally without fear of being arrested, so sit back and enjoy one of their 25 beers.
Spend your money
To truly remember the time you had in the city, you will want to buy something centric to the culture. There are loads of places to shop, including city markets and shopping malls. However, go off the beaten track and check out some of the more quirky offerings. There are vintage book and music stores in town, as well as places to buy memorabilia.
There are loads of places to visit, but here are a few personal choices. Fans of literature should check out the Flannery O’Connor Childhood Home. If you love architecture, you will be lost for words by the beauty of the Cathedral of John the Baptist. Then, if you are a fan of all things spooky, sleep in one of the ‘haunted’ inns, or take a ghost tour in a hearse!
Of course, you can just spend days soaking up the natural beauty of the city, with the glorious moss-draped oak trees and relaxing storied squares. You will never want to leave.
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