The perfect Georgia getaway which offers both history and charm is the wonderful city of Savannah. It is one of the best southern cities to meander through with its charming cobblestone streets and the giant oaks that are hung with Spanish moss. A walkable destination known for its friendly people and long rich history, it is easy to feel like you have stepped back into a time long ago. If history and charm are what you seek, Pristine Agency invites you to take a closer look at this historic southern city and some of its top attractions and activities.
The best way to explore Savannah’s Historic District is by foot. It’s an easy walk through all of its 22 historic squares. The streets that snake through are called tabby, as they are paved with concrete mashed up with oyster shells. The lush tropical greenery creeps its way around the ornate railings of the antebellum houses, and even crack open the sidewalk in some areas. If you can’t make it through all 22 squares, make it to at least the five monumental ones, Johnson, Wright, Chippewa, Madison and Monterey. For those that would like a guide, there are various walking tours.
If you want to do some shopping here, head to the northwest part of the Historic District, known as the City Market area. This four block section has an eclectic mixture of shops, restaurants, and galleries. Broughton Street is also a good shopping destination, but the stores here are a little pricier. If you are souvenir shopping, head over to River Street. The area covers nine blocks and includes the Riverfront Plaza. The City Market located on West Julian Street has a number of art galleries, boutiques, and sidewalk cafes, and you can also catch a horse and carriage ride.
As you are already in the Riverfront area, stay for the nightlife. Savannah is often referred to as the little New Orleans for its rich nightlife. As soon as the sun goes down a lively nightlife ensues.
The charm of this city will have you coming back for more. There’s nothing like the true South, where everything seems to slow down, and it is almost impossible to move at a brisk pace. It’s a step back into a slower, friendlier time and one you won’t want to miss.