The historical city of Savannah is something you should not miss if you live in Atlanta. It makes for a fantastic weekend getaway. Rich in history the city of Savannah is known as Georgia’s first city, it was founded in 1733.
I am not a foodie but sometimes I just crave great seafood which is difficult to acquire in Atlanta. So I jump in the car for a quick drive, 250 miles from Atlanta about a (4 to 5hour drive) to Savannah. Sometimes we eat at the Sapphire Grill located in the historic downtown City Market. When it comes to fresh seafood, Savannah never disappoints. The local trolly tours are a quick way to get an overview of the city. The city is so rich in history it could take you a month to explore everything.
Why wait until Halloween to be scared? Take a ghost tour while in Savannah one of the most haunted towns in America. Visit www.savannah-ghost-tours.com. It is the largest and most popular ghost tour in Savannah.
The historic homes in Savannah are built around squares which create numerous parks for gathering and makes Savannah a very pleasant walking city. The architecture is amazing from Federal Style, Georgian, to antebellum style homes that adorn the many squares. Many streets are still made of cobblestone and you can hear the horse drawn carriages taking tourist throughout the city. You will also see the trolleys taking visitors throughout the city. Savannah is also home to many great restaurants, galleries, bars, and antique stores. Be sure to check out the city market where the cafes are open air and the jazz music pours out into the streets. It is full of funky little eclectic stores and galleries. River Street winds along the harbor and is full of bars and restaurants. It also boasts several four and five star hotels.
Visit the Sorrel-Weed House built between 1836-1840 and graciously restored to its original state by the owner. It has been seen on HGTV and several other TV stations. Open daily from 10:00a.m.-5:00p.m. You can also book a ghost tour from the Sorrel-Weed House web site to make your blood curl and give you the more scary side of Savannah.
Places to visit in Savannah
- Lady and Son’s Restaurant
- Bonaventure Cemetery
- The Historic District
- River Street
- City Market
- Sorrel-Weed House
If you want beaches, history, great cuisine and lots of culture, Savannah makes it all happen for you. Plan your weekend getaway now.