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Things to do in Savannah, Georgia

Stephanie

November 13, 2022

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Savannah is a beautiful, historic city located on the southeastern coast of Georgia. Founded in 1733, Savannah was the first capital of the Georgia colony and played an important role in the American Revolution and the Civil War. Today, Savannah is a popular tourist destination, known for its cobblestone streets, antebellum architecture, and lush gardens. If you’re planning a trip to Savannah, here are five activities you won’t want to miss.

Take a stroll down River Street

River Street is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Savannah. This cobblestone street runs along the banks of the Savannah River and is lined with restaurants, shops, and museums. Be sure to stop at one of the many balconies overlooking the river for a photo op!

Visit Forsyth Park

Forsyth Park is a 30-acre public park located in the Historic District of Savannah. The park is home to a Confederate monument, a beautiful fountain, and numerous walking trails. Visitors can also take advantage of the park’s tennis courts, basketball courts, and playgrounds.

Tour the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist

The Cathedral of St. John the Baptist is a Roman Catholic cathedral located on Liberty Street in downtown Savannah. The cathedral was built in 1876 and features awe-inspiring Gothic Revival architecture. Visitors can take a guided tour of the cathedral or attend one of the many Masses offered throughout the week.

Sample some Sweet Tea (and other Southern specialties)

No trip to Savannah would be complete without sampling some Sweet Tea! This Southern staple is made by simmering sugar and tea leaves together until they form a syrup, which is then added to iced tea. Sweet Tea can be found throughout Savannah – just be sure to ask for it by name (Sweet Tea = sweetened iced tea). And while you’re at it, why not try some other Southern favorites like shrimp & grits or Charleston-style shrimp? Yum! 

Have a great trip

Savannah is a beautiful city with so much history dating back to colonial times. Today, visitors can enjoy strolls down historic cobblestone streets lined with shops and restaurants, tours of beautiful antebellum architecture like the Cathedral of St., John the Baptist, carriage rides through Forsyth Park or anywhere else in this lovely city! And don’t forget to sample some Sweet Tea or other Southern flavors while you’re here!

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