Old charm meets renewed energy in this historic Southern city.
Old meets new in this genteel Southern city — from colonial-era cemeteries and candlelit ghost tours to trendy boutiques and a revitalized riverfront district. Shop for antiques and vintage fashion, enjoy a family-style Southern feast and spend some time exploring the city’s rich background. With its cobblestone streets, shady live oaks and beautiful 18th- and 19th- century residences, Savannah, Georgia’s historic district is the largest (and perhaps loveliest) in the nation. P.S. Pack your walking shoes. You’ll need them.
- Historic District
- Forsyth Park
- Broughton Street
- Starland District
Cobblestone streets lined with restored historic mansions make the city’s historic district one of the most beautiful in the country — and it happens to be the largest, as well. This is where the bulk of the city’s main attractions are located, from trolley tours and house museums to colonial-era cemeteries and candlelit ghost walks.
Public Squares, Public Parks , Architecture
At the southern edge of the historic district, explore the 30-acre Forsyth Park, a Parisian-style patch of green that’s home to Savannah’s graceful Forsyth Fountain. It’s easily one of the most photographed landmarks in the city.
Parks, Farmers Market, Dining
The old-school storefronts on this popular downtown shopping street in the historic district haven’t changed much since the 1950s. While you’ll find some big-name clothing retailers on Broughton, independent shops like Savannah Bee Company and Leopold’s Ice Cream keep things interesting — and local.
Shopping, Live Music, Entertainment
Centered around Bull Street, quite close to the historic district, this artsy residential enclave — named for the area’s now-defunct Starland Dairy — is home to Back in the Day Bakery and a roster of independent restaurants, bars and shops selling vintage clothes, vinyl records and antiques.
Antiques Stores, Bars, Dining, Vintage Shops
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Discover Savannah, Georgia’s Historic Charm Over a Long Weekend
Get a Heaping Helping of History — and Southern Cuisine
Get the lay of the land on a trolley ride through the historic district, tour a house museum or two and then get ready for a family-style Southern lunch. Then it’s off for some chic shopping on Bull Street and dinner crafted by a James Beard Award winner.
Hit the City on Two Wheels
Explore Forsyth Park, Savannah’s prettiest green space, before biking to Back in the Day Bakery and the artsy Starland District’s eclectic vintage shops. End the day with a dazzling meal from one of the city’s best chefs and some live music under the stars.
Relax Along the Waterfront
On your final day, visit the historic district’s six-acre colonial cemetery before enjoying lunch at a Parisian-style café and experiencing the famous River Street. End with burgers at Savannah’s oldest restaurant, followed by a spooky ghost-tour send-off.