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Historic Waterfront District, Savannah


Visit Savannah


Savannah is one of the most beautiful cities in the USA and, sitting alongside the river of the same name amid marshes and oak trees dipped in moss, is a must-see on any trip to Georgia's coastal area. Grand, antebellum architecture lines its historic streets – you’ll recognise the city squares from Forrest Gump – as monuments, parks and colonial mansions are preserved with great pride and care.

Wander for hours through the historic district where side streets and boulevards will bring you to 18th and 19th century architectural styles that range from neo-classical Federal and Regency delights to antebellum gems. There are also more than twenty residential garden squares to explore, whose subtropical greenery offers peaceful respite from the Southern sun with dogwood trees that twist through ornate railings. Or, make your way down to River Street on the cobbled waterfront of the Savannah River where you can still spot the towering cotton warehouses that brought the city its first taste of wealth. Here, you might want to take a riverboat cruise to soak in the atmosphere.

Add a buzzing art, culture and theatre scene and you have the recipe for several days of relaxed exploration. Head to the Mercer-Williams House for a mansion collection of artwork and interior design showpieces or the whitewashed Jepson Center for the Arts, a superb collection of 20th and 21st century works. And, despite being founded as a slave-free city in 1733, mid-century settlers from North Carolina brought with them a plantation-based economy that today, is remembered in the Wormsloe Plantation Historic Site and the Savannah History Museum.    


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Top itineraries in Savannah

Madison, Georgia

Highlights of Georgia Self-Drive

11-day tailor-made self-drive from £3,210 pp incl. flights

Discover the highlights of the southern US state of Georgia on this tailor-made self-drive tour. Visit Atlanta, Macon, Savannah, Jekyll Island, Thomasville and Columbus as you explore this state, steeped in history and outstanding natural beauty.

Outer Banks, North Carolina

Best of the Carolinas & Georgia

14-day tailor-made self-drive from £4,085 pp incl. flights

From atmospheric mountains to pristine beaches, discover a region off the beaten track where incredible natural beauty and vibrant cities set the scene for an unforgettable road trip.

Palmetto Bluff

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Top places to stay in Savannah

Hotel Bardo Savannah

Hotel Bardo Savannah

Contemporary hotel

Part of the Kessler and the Autograph collections of hotels, Hotel Bardo's redbrick steeple and collection of art has made it Savannah’s most recognisable places to stay.

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