Savannah is the oldest city in the state of Georgia, United States, established in 1733 as the British colonial capital of the Province of Georgia, and later the first state capital of Georgia. Perfectly describing culture, heritage and tradition, Savannah has a perfect blending of history and urbanity, as well as low-key living and sophisticated lifestyle. Attracting million of visitors every year, the city has plenty of things to be proud of. From historical and architectural masterpiece buildings to upscale malls and antique shops, Savannah was able to keep its lush landscapes well preserved despite the surge in development, commercialism and modernization.
The main gateway for visitors entering the city is the Savannah/Hilton Head Island International Airport. Public transportation is available but many say that in order to fully experience Savannah’s relevant tradition, riding a horse-driven carriage in touring the historic town is the perfect choice. Thanks to the climate with temperatures that rarely drop to extreme conditions Savannah has the advantage of making outdoor activities achievable all throughout the year. This city has a rich and growing performing arts scene with festival of all sorts. From book fairs to the Dance Theatre and the variety of musical events Savannah has it all.
This southern town is famous for its hospitality and history. Savannah used to be called the Forest City due to the rich population of oak trees in the area which were especially valuable in ship building during the 19th century and the downtown of the city is one of the largest National Historic Landmark districts in the United States. The city offers access to the coastal island of Tybee which is the site of the Tybee Island Light Station, the first lighthouse on the southern Atlantic coast.
Among other popular tourist destinations are the numerous squares of the historic district which counts 22 of this sort. They vary in size and character, from the formal fountain and monuments to playgrounds for children. Savannah also has numerous houses with historical value and many churches and synagogues which are all worth visiting. Among the historic houses perhaps the most notable are the Pink House, the Sorrel Weed House, the William Scarbrough House and the Wormsloe plantation of Noble Jones. Fort Jackson is also quite popular among tourists, built between 1808 and 1812 to protect the city from attacks by sea.
There are various shopping centers if you feel like treating yourself with goodies or you can head to The River Street to dine in one of the fine restaurants and enjoy the view of the Savannah River and watch ships from all points of the world stop in the busy ports of the area. So if you if you feel like indulging yourself in the American tradition make sure you don’t cross this town of your list.