The Historic District of Savannah is one
of the greatest places in America to take
a walking tour. There are antebellum
neighborhoods and sidewalk cafes, but the
highlights are the 24 Savannah Squares,
a series of landscaped mini-parks with
historical markers and benches for relaxing
or storytelling (a la Tom Hanks in Forrest
Gump). A free trolly service is available
when your legs get tired.
Savannah has long been known as a
destination for food lovers, with authentic
Southern cuisine from seafood to BBQ.
Among the city’s most popular restaurants
are the Firefly Cafe, Mrs. Wilkes Dining
Room, Elizabeth’s on 37th, Garabaldi’s,
1791 Inn & Restaurant, and The Olde Pink
Savannah’s oldest public art venues, the
Telfair Museums, are housed in three
unique facilities: Telfair Academy is home
to an impressive collection of 19th and
early 20th century American and European
art; the historic Owens-Thomas House
is an architectural gem with surrounding
gardens; and the Jepson Center houses
outstanding works of contemporary art.
Telfair Academy, one of the museum’s three buildings. Each
building represents an innovative expression of its time, and houses
a collection corresponding to the era in which it was built.
Savannah, GA Historic District
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