If you’re planning your next travel destination, look no further than the cobblestone streets of historic Savannah, Georgia. Lined with oak trees dripping with Spanish moss, this charming city has a little something for everyone. Here’s a breakdown of what to see, do, and, most importantly, eat!
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Dive Into History in the Garden of Good and Evil
Savannah has a rich history, making it ripe for exploration. A few must-see spots include Bonaventure Cemetery, made famous by John Berendt’s novel Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil; the birthplace of Juliette Gordon Low, the OG Girl Scout of America; and the Ralph Mark Gilbert Civil Rights Museum. And don’t even get us started on the number of historical home tours you can check out.
Admire the Spanish Moss at Forsyth Park
Savannah is known for its natural wonders. In fact, during the Civil War, on his March to the Sea, General Tecumseh Sherman found Savannah so gorgeous that he told troops they were not to burn the city down. And we’re glad they didn’t because now spots like Forsyth Park can be admired by people from all around the world. You will also find cafés, memorials, a fragrant garden for the blind, and a lively farmer’s market.
Grab a Savannah Slice at Pizzeria Vittoria Napoletana
What’s a vacation without trying the local restaurants? If you’re craving a slice of pizza, stop by Pizzeria Vittoria Napoletana, which makes Neapolitan-style pies with organic, locally sourced ingredients. This is also the place for Italian dishes like meatball Parmesan, eggplant Parm, and hearty breads. *chef’s kiss*
Spend Some Time at the Savannah City Market and River Street
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Savannah City Market is the place to check out local artists, live music, and all of the amazing flavors the city has to offer. For a peaceful spot to sip your coffee and take in the views, head to River Street, where you’ll walk the cobblestone lanes, ogle at historic homes, and catch some breathtaking views of the Savannah River.
Eat Your Weight in Bagels at Big Bon Bodega
Eat your heart out, New York! The bagels at Big Bon Bodega are hand-rolled, boiled, and wood-fired. Here, you can find mile-high sandwiches like The Bon Mi, packed with roast pork, spicy mayo, pickled carrots and papaya, cucumber, cilantro, and jalapeño, or the Mediterranean Market, which comes with hummus, olive spread, vegan feta, roasted red peppers, cucumber, red onion, tomato, and arugula.
Get Spooky On One of the Many Ghost Tours
When we say Savannah is a ghost town, we mean there are a lot of spirits that have yet to leave the city. You can hear all about that on one of the numerous ghost tours. The Grave Tales Ghost Tour is more family-friendly, while the Beyond Good and Evil Tour and Dead of Night Ghost Tour are more mature options. If you really want to get spooky, tour the town in a hearse with Hearse Ghost Tours, or check out the Savannah Underground to get up close and personal with some of the city’s most chilling horror stories.