Savannah, GA Attractions

Savannah, GA Attractions
Historic Savannah, Georgia, is renowned for its live oaks, lush parks and abundant Southern charm. The city offers more than history, however. From a vibrant contemporary arts scene centered on the Savannah College of Art and Design to the unspoiled beaches of Tybee Island, Savannah will appeal to all kinds of visitors.

Historic District

Travelers would be remiss not to explore Savannah's elegant downtown, which is one of the largest historic districts in the nation. The neighborhood's leafy boulevards are intersected by 22 public squares, each built around a small park, many featuring fountains and historical statues. The area features some of the best examples of Georgian, Federal and early Victorian architecture in the country. Several homes can be toured for a small fee.

City Market

Savannah's City Market, a historic complex converted into a pedestrian mall in 1987, is the best place in town to see work by local artists. Paintings, sculpture, antiques and textiles are all on display. Restaurants offer local and international cuisine, while a group of lively bars makes this a great late night destination.

Boat Charters

Savannah was home to the sailing events in the 1996 Olympic games and is a great starting point for boat-minded travelers wishing to explore the Georgia coast. Sailboat and kayak rentals are available on Tybee Island. Deep sea fishing and dolphin tours depart daily during the summer season.

Bird Watching on Tybee Island

Located minutes from downtown Savannah, Tybee Island features lighthouses, a historic fort and winding bird and bike paths. The island is known for its winter populations of herons, egrets and storks. Little Tybee Island, a state-owned recreational facility and nature preserve, is located just south of the main island and accessible only by boat. Little Tybee's open spaces make it an ideal place for viewing ospreys and bald eagles.

Article Written By Brendan Pelsue

Brendan Pelsue began writing in 2005. His articles have been published in the journal of the Actors Theatre of Louisville and the "College Hill Independent." He graduated from Brown University with a Bachelor of Arts in literary arts in 2008.

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