How Sweet It Is
With its beautiful public squares, fine dining, historic attractions and vivid cultural scene, sultry Savannah has the historic waterfront, you’ll catch first-hand glimpses of the city’s working harbor.
something for everyone. The city’s colonial architecture, funky art
and Southern charm make it a popular destination.
At night, the waterfront is transformed into one of Savannah’s
most active nightspots. Visitors are particularly delighted by the
down-home Southern cooking for which the area is famous. If
you’re in the mood for an oyster roast, drive just 15 minutes to
Paris’s Le Monde newspaper once dubbed Savannah “The most Tybee Island, located at the mouth of the Savannah River.
beautiful city in North America,” and for good reason. The Historic
Savannah is home to America’s oldest continuously operating
District’s 22 squares, which formed a vital part of General James theater. Fans of John Berendt’s Midnight in the Garden of Good
Edward Oglethorpe’s original city plan when he founded Savannah and Evil come to see the Bonaventure Cemetery, Mercer House,
in 1733, serve as the heart and soul of downtown Savannah and piano bars and clubs featured in the book. Savannah is also
have been widely praised for their beauty. These garden-like public famous for its ghost tours, carriage rides and haunted houses.
squares and hundreds of restored eighteenth- and nineteenth-
Outdoor enthusiasts can hike, bike or swim to their heart’s
century buildings with ornate ironwork, gingerbread trim, and content at nearby Skidaway Island State Park, which borders
picturesque fountains are the essence of old Savannah.
Skidaway Narrows on the Intracoastal Waterway. Threaded with
People flock to the city to experience the mild climate, old- beautiful marshes and estuaries, this 588-acre preserve contains
world charm and moderately priced accommodations. Savannah both freshwater and saltwater.
consistently appears on ‘Top 10’ lists for attractiveness as a tourist
destination and the fact that you can walk almost everywhere.
With more than 7,619 active listings (not including more than
What to See and Do
2,500 new homes under construction & spec homes) as of June
Be sure not to miss the city’s fabulous Riverwalk, with over 80 2009, the trend in Savannah has been towards a buyer’s market. But