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Compelling Architecture of Historic Savannah Savannah Georgia United States
Weekend Getaway: Experiencing B Historic Savannah  Savannah Georgia United States
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Antebellum Beauty Savannah Georgia United States
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Watch Cargo Ships

While Savannah has all the traditional things that makes Southern cities great—tasty soul food, horse-drawn carriages and historic antebellum mansions—the Savannah River is also an active and important shipping route. As the nation's 10th busiest port you're bound to see a ship float by. If you're lucky, you'll be able to see the water from your room or walk along the water nearby. The great thing is if you're near the water, you won't miss them!

I like to explore the shops of Savannah's River Street and then sit with a cool drink and fresh-from-the-oven pecan praline to watch the boats go by for a bit.

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AFAR Local Expert
over 4 years ago

Colonial Park Cemetery

Savannah is one of the most beautiful cities in America and oozes with Southern charm: warm pecan pralines, Spanish moss-draped oak trees, delicious soul food, historic antebellum homes. One of its best features, though, is the Colonial Park Cemetery, situated on the corner of Abercorn and Oglethorpe Streets. Established around 1750, the restored cemetery is the resting place for some of Savannah's earliest residents.

Interestingly, more than 700 victims of the 1820 yellow fever outbreak that hit Savannah are buried in the cemetery. Some of the oldest gravestones like these are starting to disintegrate from years of exposure to the elements, so to preserve them the stones have been placed on a wall to provide a bit more protection.
AFAR Local Expert
over 4 years ago

Savannah Dressed Up for Fall

A lot of people think spring and summer are the best seasons to visit beautiful Savannah, but don't overlook fall. The town's residents go out of their way to decorate for fall and pumpkins, gourds, garland, and flowers about - if you're there at Halloween you might even see a skeleton or two.

The fall weather in Savannah is still nice and warm compared with most other parts of the country, so it's a perfect season to see the city without the crowds you might find in spring and summer.

The fall decorations make this otherwise charming Southern town all the more so, and kids especially will love the festive decorations they find around the city. Savannah is the perfect walking town, so don't miss a chance to wander through this beautiful city and take in the beauty of the fall.
AFAR Local Expert
over 4 years ago

Antebellum Beauty

One of the most unique things about charming Savannah is its gorgeous, moody architecture. The town's antebellum mansions have been meticulously restored and cared for and provide visitors with a real sense of the rich history and culture of Savannah.

On any trip to this gem of the South, take some time to wander along the streets and take in the beauty of the historic houses and buildings.
over 4 years ago

Southern Haunts & Open Bottles

A last minute getaway went straight to the top of one of my best travel experiences to date. A huge shout out to the citizens of Savannah for their southern charm and hospitality. We couldn't help but wander through the historical districts, cutting through Monterey Square, stopping at Clary's for breakfast and imagining life as if it were straight out of Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. Savannah, one of the most haunted U.S. cities, is a great place to explore, eat, and enjoy the open container laws!
about 2 years ago

Compelling Architecture of Historic Savannah

One of the most historical town in the US. Savannah is an old port city that was actually used as a peace treaty offering during the civil war to president Abraham Lincoln.

The city of Savannah is FULL of amazing colonial architecture. There is not a block you can pass without being mesmerized by the insurmountable details that lay tribute to the culture of the time.

My favorite way to explore the city is the character narrated trolley which runs several times throughout the day. The trolley comes with a crew of historic characters who give delightful stories at every stop and allow passengers to take excursions to explore locations and commence the tour at their leisure!
over 1 year ago

Weekend Getaway: Experiencing B Historic Savannah

Now that summer is in full swing, it is time to start planning your fall weekend getaway. If you’re looking towards October, Savannah is one of our favorite destinations. Georgia’s oldest city is particularly charming this time of year (temps and humidity have both come down) and the price-point is friendly for multiple budgets. Rich in history and bedecked in Spanish moss and gorgeous Antebellum architecture, Savannah is a cultural treasure chest. And there are activity options for all types: from ghost tours of Bonaventure Cemetery to savoring the craft cocktail scene or checking out an exhibit at the SCAD Museum of Art.

When it comes to booking a hotel, check out the B Historic. It’s a boutique property on a quiet, oak tree lined street in the cobblestoned downtown historic district. We love the vibe, where classic Southern elegance coexists with refreshingly modern interior design. Rooms are comfortable and spacious and come with designer furnishings, mini beverage coolers, 47-inch TVs and Blissful Beds. There is also an awesome indoor saltwater pool and a fitness center.

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