Historic Savannah: Come as a Tourist, Leave as a Local

From the cobblestone streets to the historic and impressive architecture, Savannah is a feast for your senses. Its pedestrian-friendly blueprint begs for slow strolls through tree canopies and alongside majestic antebellum homes. Whether you’re here for a day or hatching your plan move to Savannah, it won’t take long to feel at home in this amiable city.

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Coastal Beauty and Cultural Heart

Aside the from the rich history and eclectic vibe, Savannah is a bustling coastal port. With the beaches of Tybee Island, Hilton Head Island and more just a short drive away, you can be enjoying the sun, surf and sand any time you please. In town there’s beauty on another level. Savannah is home to one of the East Coast’s most prolific art scenes, thanks to the world-renowned Savannah College of Art and Design.

Welcome to Pooler, Georgia

Located just 12 minutes west of Savannah is one of the fastest-growing areas of Georgia. The town of Pooler is home to many of the area’s most enticing retail, dining and entertainment options. It is also home to many of the area’s top employers, making it an excellent choice for young families who want to be near the culture and excitement of Savannah with the convenience of suburban living.

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SO MUCH TO DO…

You’re looking at “bored” in the rearview mirror.
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savannah historic toursHistory

Established in 1733, Savannah was Georgia’s first city and later the first state capital. Its historic charm is strong. Savannah is home to some of the oldest homes in America, dating back as far as the early to mid-1700s. In fact, Savannah is home to the largest National Historic Landmark District in the United States. Revolutionary- and Civil War-era monuments and forts, historic mansions, churches and museums constitute more than 20 city squares.

Many of the homes are original structures with ornate wrought-iron railings and two sets of staircases. The two sets of staircases allowed men and women to walk up different steps. And for good reason. According to history, if a man saw a woman’s petticoats, he had to marry her. Local walking tours are an ideal way to soak up Savannah’s stunning architecture. If your feet get tired, you can always opt for a carriage ride.[/lvca_carousel_item][lvca_carousel_item]

savannahCoastal Adventure

Located just 20 minutes from downtown Savannah, Tybee Island is a popular coastal retreat for residents and visitors. Five miles of sand await beachcombers and sun worshippers. Fishing is a big pastime here, too. Cast off from one of the piers, take a deep-sea charter or try your luck right in the surf. Other outdoor diversions include guided dolphin tours, kayaking adventures and stand-up paddleboarding.[/lvca_carousel_item][lvca_carousel_item]

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Make sure you spend some time tooling around City Market. Sequestered within the four blocks between Ellis and Franklin Squares, it’s pretty much the hub of downtown activity. Restaurant options here range from laid back to upscale. You’ll also find varied art galleries showcasing local pieces, specialty shops and eclectic boutiques. Musicians provide live outdoor entertainment nightly — the perfect backdrop for a casual evening meal or cocktails on a restaurant patio.

Another popular place to explore is Savannah’s River Street District. Fringed by the vast Savannah River, the street is lined with revamped historic cotton warehouses. These impressive buildings now hold quaint antique shops, souvenir nooks and a great selection of restaurants.[/lvca_carousel_item][lvca_carousel_item]

savannah diningDining

Savannah is known for having some of the best dining in the South. Many local restaurants seem to blend the best of the old and the new. Chefs often add a contemporary flair to southern culinary favorites. Another great thing about eating in Savannah is that the warm weather allows for outdoor dining pretty much year round.

Open since 2003, Alligator Soul is an upscale restaurant located in a refurbished basement grain warehouse. Its seasonal menu consists of organic and locally sourced ingredients. Another popular spot is Cotton and Rye. Extensive wine and beer selections (which are all American), fresh baked breads and in-house ground sausage, and ample parking make it a local favorite.[/lvca_carousel_item][/lvca_carousel]

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