Favorite thing: Savannah is rich in architectural splendor, natural beauty and old-fashioned Southern charm. The nation's most unique cities.
General Oglethorpe created a modern city in the heart of the Georgia wilderness.
Savannah unique city plan, features an ingenious system of squares, which are really miniature parks that serve as an organizing system for the historic district.
Houses, churches and business surround each square. Savannah has 23 district squares across the historic district, each of which has its own charm, style and personality.
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Favorite thing: Owens-Thomsa House, located at 124 Abercom Street in Savannah is considered the finest example of English Regency architecture in the United States. It overlooks Oglethorpe Square.
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Green Meldrim House
Favorite thing: This was the headquarters of Union General William Tecumsah Sherman in Savannah during the surrender.
In December 1864, Sherman sent the following telegram to President Abraham Lincoln:
"I beg to present you as a Christmas gift the city of Savannah..."
Fondest memory: Green Meldrin House is located at 14 West Macon Street in Savannah.
It became a National Historic Landmark in 1976. It is also known as St. John's Episcopal Church Parish House.
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Visit Fort Jackson
Favorite thing: This is the oldest standing fort in Georgia. Original begun in 1808 it was used during the War of 1812.
After being enlarged between 1845 and 1860 it served as headquarters for the Confederate river defenses during the Civil War.
Fondest memory: It is located at #1 Fort Jackson Road.
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Something for everyone.
Favorite thing: Living on Jones Street! Locals have long referred to it as "the one with all the trees." But its more than that. Side by side 1850's rowhouses spotted by the occasional mansion with brick streets and hidden gardens, nooks and niches. It represents all that Savannah is in one single mile street. Neighborly, communal and wonderfully shadowy at night. Its also standing as a divider between the traffic of the riverfront and the suburban southside so it acts as a noise barrier well enough.
Fondest memory: Oooo...you'll have to wait for the book but in the meantime I love walking and walking and walking Savannah's lanes and streets. Its dreamlike and a fantasy for the wanderer in us all. Every square offers its own adventure and encounter and you're guaranteed to have them if you open yourself to the possibility. Stay on a trolley or a tourbus or don't leave River Street then you can forget it and keep moving onto Disney World. If you want real life, then dare it here!
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Favorite thing: The Riverfront is the place I would take anyone to first if they had never visited Savannah before. There is alot to see there with many choices of resteraunts and shops, not to mention the view of the river.
Fondest memory: I return to Savannah just about every couple of months or so, even for a few days. I miss the charm, the history, the brick streets and the moss hanging from the trees. My favorite memory is staying at the Hamilton Turner Inn where we parked our Harley motorcycles right in the front. Charlie, the owner, said it added 'charm' to the place! If you can get a reservation there, I highly recommend the Hamilton Turner Inn for at least one night!
Come in Spring for the Azaleas...
Favorite thing: Come in Spring for the Azaleas blooming. March 5 - April 30th. March 17 is St Patricks Day and savannah has the second largest parade in the US and the largest party afterwards. 1/2 million people came out for it last year
Savannah visitors center......
Favorite thing: Savannah visitors center... will help you gain an accurate overview of the historical attractions that Savannah is loaded with.
Other areas of interest are the river district(that's what I'll call it) that has a lot of interesting museums, shops,resterantsand pubs. Some very unique shops in the area as well as the usual traps. The riverwalk atmosphere is nice, but the waterfront view of the other side of the Savannah River is not a scenic photo op.
Beautiful homes and parks
Favorite thing: My favorite thing to do is walk around and look at the beautiful homes and parks.
Fondest memory: The day we spent walking around and taking pictures, then it rained, and rained, and rained, but we still had a good time. And when we had to leave the next day, we didn't want to!
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I personally loved hanging...
Favorite thing: I personally loved hanging around the river. When I was here, there were some great jazz musicians playing their tunes. I loved watching the big barges and ships sail up the river shaking the gorund and making big waves. I was here in early May, so it was quite pleasant to be outside. Just hanging out suited me just fine.
Take the book tour and all of...
Favorite thing: Take the book tour and all of the ghost tours. The late night tour is the best. Its cool and in a horse drawn carriage.
Fondest memory: The food is wonderful down there. Anything and everything is there for the taking. I recommend buying some local tea.
Here's a map of the...
Favorite thing: Here's a map of the well-planned, 2 1/2 square mile Historic District, the nation's largest.
The city's founder, English general James Ogelthorpe founded the city in 1733 and by the end of the 18th century, cotton had made the city rich.
Savannah Bridge crosses over...
Favorite thing: Savannah Bridge crosses over the Savannah River and heads North to the state of South Carolina. The bridge is probably the most dominant structure in the skyline of Savannah. The recently built bridge is now considered a landmark of Savannah as this structure often appears in company logos and restaurant menus.
The bridge is 185 feet or 56 meters tall.
Beyond the bridge Savannah's chemical industries and port can be seen.
The street in the Historic...
Favorite thing: The street in the Historic District of Savannah are very clean, well maintained and green. One of the great things about Savannah is that you can see rich people walking their dogs out at the many squares, while there are some poor kids playing in the fountain water at the square, it does not seem to bother the rich folks.
Tour Savannah's historic...
Favorite thing: Tour Savannah's historic District.
A tour in Savannah's historic District is a must! Remember it will not take you a day to see Savannah by feet due to the sweltering heat. However a tour by carriage will carry you to the many squares and intresting sites in downtown Savannah. The tour guide also gives you good information in regard to the background and personalities relating to the many 18th century homes, churches and businesses.
If you like to explore Savannah on wheels than you would have to go to the Hyatt Regency Hotel or Savannah's Visitors Center in which you have options to choose either a tour by a horse drawn carriage, a mini bus, or an open air cable car like vehicle.
Fondest memory: What I miss the most about Savannah when I am away are walking through those beautiful squares in Savannah's historic district. Admiring those beautiful elegant 19th century homes surrounding the square. I was a little dissapointed that I have only spent 2 days in this city, it really exceeded my expectations and it is worth a week to explore all of Savannah and the surrounding areas.
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