Best Things to Do in Savannah GA

best things to do in savannah ga

This is a summary of the full article “10 Best Things to Do in the Savanna Historic District.”

The Savannah historic district in Georgia oozes intoxicating Southern charm, stunning historic antebellum mansions, charming cobblestone streets, lush park squares, and dreamy Spanish moss canopies. Check out nearby Tybee Island and try some of the out-of-this-world Southern cuisine!

Savannah at a Glance

  • Claim to Fame: Named the most haunted city in America
  • Population: 145,862
  • Location:  On the Savannah River, 20 miles upriver from the Atlantic Ocean
  • Climate: humid subtropical with long tropical summers and short, mild winters
  • Established: 1733 by General James Oglethorpe when the ship Anne landed on a bluff along the Savannah River. This 13th and final American colony, Georgia, was named after England’s King George II. It’s the oldest city in the state of Georgia and was a strategic port in the Revolutionary and Civil Wars.
  • Fame: Setting for the John Berendt’s popular book Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. The Southern Gothic book is based on true events surrounding antique dealer Jim Williams and the murder of Danny Hansford. The infamous trials and eventual acquittal changed the once quiet city, leaving an imprint on its legacy and boost to tourism.
  • Alcohol: Savannah has an “open container” policy, i.e., anyone of legal drinking age can walk around the city with an alcoholic beverage in hand.

10 best things to do in Savannah GA:

1 Jones Street

2 Forsyth Park

3 Famous Squares

4 Waterfront

5 City Market

6 Historic Architecture

7 Bonaventure Cemetery


9 Wormsloe Plantation

10 Tybee Island

Where to Eat in Savannah

  • The Old Pink House
  • Pirate’s House
  • The Cotton Exchange
  • The Wilkes House
  • The Lady and Sons
  • Clary’s Cafe
  • Leopold’s Ice Cream

What to Eat in Savannah

  • Shrimp and Grits
  • Buttermilk Fried Chicken
  • Fried Catfish
  • Low Country Boil
  • Chicken Fried Steak
  • Glazed Country Ham
  • Fried Green Tomatoes
  • Pimento Cheese
  • Shoefly or Pecan Pie
  • Peach Cobbler
  • Cornbread and Biscuits
  • Dumplings
  • Collard Greens or Okra
  • Boiled Peanuts
  • Sweet Tea

About the Author

Patti Morrow is a freelance travel writer and founder of the award-winning international blog Luggage and Lipstick and southern travel blog Gone to Carolinas. TripAdvisor called her one of “20 Baby Boomer Travel Bloggers Having More Fun Than Millennials.”  Patti is the author of the book “Girls Go Solo: Tips for Women Traveling Alone,” and has over 150 bylines in 40 print and online publications, including The Huffington Post, International Living Magazine, Washington Post Sunday Travel, Travel Girl, Travel Play Live Magazine, and Ladies Home Journal. She has traveled six continents looking for fabulous places and adventure activities for her Baby Boomer (and Gen X!) tribe.