With its antebellum mansions and Spanish moss-draped trees, Savannah is scenic Southern Gothic straight out of central casting. The evocative Georgian city marries its wealth of history with a romantic sensibility. The result? A destination that captures your imagination as it sweeps you off your feet.
Acquaint yourself with Savannah’s charms during an in-depth trolley tour, which will whisk you past many of the city’s key landmarks. While you’re in town, make sure you drop by one of Savannah’s most colourful attractions: the American Prohibition Museum, which gives visitors a glimpse into the time period (and, fittingly, has a speakeasy in its basement).
From there, be sure to linger in the photo-ready Savannah Historic District, discover the striking Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist (famous for its Gothic revival architecture and vibrant interior paintings), and stroll through Forsyth Park, which stretches across 30 acres and is one of the city’s most picturesque corners.
Savannah also offers up plenty of attractions to please culture vultures. Visit the Telfair Museums – the first public art museum in the South – and drop by the Mercer Williams House Museum. Before you head out of town, indulge in a spot of boutique shopping and fine dining on Broughton Street.