Things to do in Savannah, Georgia

things-to-do-in-savannah-georgiaI hope everybody is doing well today. I am currently in Savannah, Georgia for a friend’s wedding. This is the fourth time that I will be a groomsman. I enjoy weddings and I love the city of Savannah.  It’s a city that I have grown fond of having lived there for 8 years. Savannah is about four hours south of Atlanta, Georgia and about two hours north of Jacksonville, Florida. There are numerous tourist attractions and things to do in Savannah.

River Street

One of my favorite places to go when I’m in Savannah is River Street.  River Street is located on the Savannah River. There are various shops, restaurants, and bars located there. On the first Friday of every month, they have a fireworks show. River Street is a good place to hang with your family and friends. You can get some good pictures of the Talmadge Bridge which connects Savannah and Hutchinson Island.

City Market

City Market is not too far from River Street. There are art galleries, more restaurants, and bars to choose from at City Market. City Market even has live entertainment during the weekends.

Savannah State University 
ssuMy alma mater, Savannah State University is located in Savannah. It is the oldest historically black university in the state of Georgia. It was founded in 1890.

Tybee Island

Tybee Island is about 15 minutes from downtown Savannah.  The island has a nice beach area where people go and relax. They have a popular pier and pavilion that can get pretty crowded during the summer months. Tybee Island also has a few restaurants and hotels to cater to tourists.

Shopping

There are two malls in Savannah. They are the Savannah Mall and Oglethorpe Mall. There are also outlets within 45 minutes of the city as well.

Grayson Stadium

Grayson Stadium is a minor league baseball stadium. They formerly hosted  the Savannah Sand Gnats which were a  minor league affiliate of the New York Mets. The Sand Gnats left Savannah after the 2015 season. The Savannah Bananas of the Coastal Plain League call Grayson Stadium home.

Savannah Squares

The Savannah squares are located in the historic district. The city originally started out with 4 squares. There are currently 21 squares in the city. The squares are a big hit with tourists. There are many landmarks and monuments located in the squares.

Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD)

SCAD’s oldest location is in Savannah, Georgia. It is one of the best art schools to attend in the country. They host the Savannah Film Festival which is the longest running university film festival in the country.

Savannah is a very nice city. These are just a few things to do while visiting. Savannah is a city that I try to visit yearly. Its southern charm is tough to match. Savannah’s weather is usually great for the majority of the year.

Have you ever been to Savannah? Did you enjoy it?


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  1. Michael Gleaton

    I really appreciate the website brother. Very informative

  2. I’ve been in Savannah a few of times and just love the historic squares and architecture and riverfront. But I’ve noticed that outside the historic district, many parts of the city have struggled, like most other places I am sure. I have heard stories that the city is expanding its seaport. Hopefully this will bring some much needed investment and jobs, particularly to the parts of Savannah off the beaten tourist path.
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  3. I have not been to Savannah but it’s on my list of places to visit! Tybee Island sounds like a place I’d like to spend a few hours!

  4. Never been there but from your travel suggestions sounds like a great place to visit. thank you.

  5. I remember Savannah – such a great city. We went to Juliette Gordon Low’s house and the house she was born, Pirate House Restaurant where Captain Flint supposedly died upstairs (and they have tunnels when they shanghai men for their pirate ships) and Bonaventure cemetery with some pretty cool headstones.

    I’m jealous, have fun.
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  6. I love Savannah, Georgia, architecture and historic buildings and have been there many times. The seaport is wonderful. There is nothing like Savannah’s downtown area, which includes the Savannah Historic District.
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  7. Is River street like the main shopping area? I’m not familiar with Savannah, except from what I’ve seen passing through on trains and greyhound buses. Do have the historic plantation sites there?
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  8. Thanks for sharing this beautiful city with me. Ive never been but have several friends from there who’ve said it’s a lovely place. I’d like to visit someday. 🙂

  9. Fellow Savannah State grad here! Great article on the beautiful city of Savannah, GA. I always look forward to visiting and rediscovering Savannah (and the SSU campus) during homecoming festivities. Go Tigers!!

    Where Savannah meets the sea,
    Where grassy plains and palms abound,
    Where the flow’rs are gems of loveliness,
    There SSU is found!