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Area Attractions

Fabulous restaurants, historical tours, outdoor activities, entertainment and shopping – Savannah has something for everyone! See the Visit Savannah website for a full listing of Savannah's attractions. Here are some of our favorites:

Music, Shopping, & Entertainment

River Street - Running alongside the Savannah River in the Waterfront district is River Street, a lively area perfect for afternoon strolls. The area comes alive with music after the sun sets.

City Market - If you're planning to tour Savannah's Historic District, City Market is a great place to start. Spread out across four blocks, the open-air marketplace features restored warehouses sheltering everything from restaurants to boutiques to art galleries. City Market is also home base for trolley and carriage tours.

The Historic Savannah Theatre - Built in 1818, the Historic Savannah Theater is one of the most historic performance venues in the country. Renovated in Art Deco style, the theater presents live theater performances, local musicals, variety shows and concerts.

Old Things & Museums

The Historic District is full of unique and unusual things. As you stroll around, look through the fences and around into the backs of buildings for secret gardens, intricate wrought iron work, and amazing architectural detail. Start at Oglethorpe Avenue, go south and then walk up and down the east-west streets around the squares.

Pin Point Heritage Museum - For nearly 100 years, the community of Pin Point was quietly isolated on the banks of the Moon River just south of Savannah. The Pin Point Heritage Museum, located in the old A.S. Varn & Son Oyster and Crab Factory, is your chance to experience the Gullah/Geechee culture first hand.

Bonaventure Cemetery - While a stroll through a cemetery may sound a little morbid, recent travelers agreed that a visit to the nearly 100-acre Bonaventure Cemetery is a must for lovers of the written word.

First African Baptist Church - The holes in the sanctuary flooring form a design meant to look like a tribal symbol. These were air holes for escaped slaves who would hide in the church, which served as a stop on the Underground Railroad (UGR).

Cathedral of St. John the Baptist - A Gothic church built at the end of the 19th century towering over Lafayette Square in the Historic District with intricate gold-leaf designs, Italian marble altar and stunning stained-glass windows.

King-Tisdell Cottage & Museum of Black History - A museum dedicated to the preservation of African American history and culture. It is furnished with period pieces typical of a coastal black residence of the 1890s.

Georgia State Railroad Museum - Located in Tricentennial Park, Georgia State Railroad Museum is a beautiful National Historic Landmark located at the old Central of Georgia Railway Savannah Shops and Terminal Facilities. Be sure to check the train ride schedule.

Wormsloe - A breathtaking avenue sheltered by live oaks and Spanish moss leads to the tabby ruins of Wormsloe, the colonial estate of Noble Jones (1702-1775). Wormsloe's tabby ruin is the oldest standing structure in Savannah. 

Owens-Thomas House - The Owens-Thomas House and Museum focuses less on art and more on architecture, which is sure to impress. A tour of the facility reveals what life was like for the upper-class in 19th century Savannah.

Outdoorsy Things

Tybee Island - Just a half hour east of the Historic District, Tybee Island is home to 5 miles of beachfront, the famous Tybee Island Light Station and the Marine Science Center, among other attractions.

Kayaking, Canoeing & Charter Boats - Tours and rentals available.

Forsyth Park - A 30-acre park in the heart of Savannah's Historic District.

Tours

History Tours - Savannah's history stretches all the way back to 1733, when General James Oglethorpe docked his ship on the Savannah River and named this new territory (and America's 13th colony) "Georgia." You can hear all about Savannah's past and the events that shaped its present on a history tour.

Ghost Tours - Check out the Hearse Ghost Tours & the Sorrel-Weed House Tour.

Segway Tours - Have fun riding on a Segway while taking an up-close and personal tour of the historical city of Savannah, GA. No experience necessary.

Restuarants and Places to Eat

Huey's Breakfast Beignets - Mmmm.

Angel's BBQ - Open Wednesday through Saturday.

Mrs. Wilkes dining room: A line gathers each morning at 107 West Jones Street. At 11 o'clock, the doors of 107 open and the lunch crowd finds seats at one of the large tables-for-ten shared by strangers.