If true Southern style and hospitality is what you seek, then you need to make sure that a stop in Savannah, Georgia is part of your vacation itinerary. From historic homes and museums to places of worship, shops, beaches and those famous moss-covered oaks, Savannah really does “have it all”. When you do decide to visit, be sure to check out at least these five sites.
Forever under the steady watchful eye of Georgia founder and former Governor James Oglethorpe, this beautiful square is a “must-stop” place on your Savannah tour. Fans of the 1995 multiple Academy Award winning movie Forrest Gump will know this Savanna spot quite well. Chippewa Square was the backdrop for the famous scenes where Forrest talked with anybody and everybody he could while waiting to catch the bus so he could go see his Jenny. Many people may not realize this, but the bench was just a movie prop.
The Savannah City Market is the ideal place to start your Savannah adventure. Full of quaint shops and mind-blowing restaurants, natives and tourists alike will always be able to find something fun to do. If shopping isn’t your thing then just kick back and enjoy some pleasing live music or just take in the beautiful scenery.
Once considered “unseemly” and even “sordid” the waterfront district of River Street has rebounded nicely and is now the place to be for those who have a serious partying streak in them. The old warehouses along River Street are home to many restaurants, art galleries, shops and pubs. Add the street musicians who come out after dark and you have the perfect place to celebrate the night away.
The Juliette Gordon Low House
So your daughter or niece is with you and she’s a Girl Scout? Well, you are in luck because Savannah is home to the home Juliette Gordon Low House. Juliette Gordon Low founded the Girl Scouts of America in 1912. #beprepared. The property offers tours through the home and ends with an interactive library exhibit. Don’t forget to check out the garden and courtyard after your tour!
Wormsloe Historic Site
While this might seem like the unforgettable “run Forrest, run” scene in Forrest Gump was filmed, it actually isn’t. But just look at the beauty of the oaks draped in that classic moss. It’s truly a sight to behold. The Wormsloe Historic Site features costumed interpreters during programs and events and has a museum with artifacts found on the property. Don’t forget to check out the short film about the site and the founding of Georgia!