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Get Aquainted with the City

The Savannah Visitor Information Center and Tricentennial Park will orient you to the city, allow you to stock up on information, and learn some key Savannah intel—like how the town was home to various scenes in the movie Forrest Gump (you can see the bench from the movie in the museum, then see actual spots around town)

Visit a Historic House

Gorgeous architectural details on the outside, and storied pasts on the inside—take a peek into the Birthplace of Juliette Gordon Low (founder of the Girl Scouts) the Isaiah Davenport House Museum or the Mercer House (the home was built for Hugh Mercer, Johnny Mercer's great-grandfather and was purchased in 1969 by Jim Williams.)

Take a Tour

The trolleys you see criss-crossing Savannah's historic streets provide an ideal way to take in the town. Hop a trolley at the Savannah Visitor Information Center, or, if you're feeling adventurous, try the Segway by Savannah Tours for a unique way to explore the city.



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Go Shopping

Savannah is home to plenty of one-of-a-kind shops. Local favorites: E. Shaver Booksellers for used books, Byrd Cookie Company for sweet treats (and complimentary samples!) and the boutiques dotting Broughton Street for unique fashion and home furnishings.

Hit the Beach

Only fifteen miles away, Tybee Island provides the perfect way to spend a few hours—or an evening—away from it all. Either set out solo or see the beach by boat deck when you take a two-hour Dolphin Magic cruise, which sets sail right in town—dolphin sightings guaranteed!

Grab a Sweet Treat

Leopold's is famous for its ice cream and Goose Feathers bakery has a selection of hit-the-spot snacks. Grab one and sit in the sunshine in one of the cities famous squares.



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Lunch at Mrs. Wilkes Dining Room

Only open Mondays through Fridays from 11a.m. to 2p.m. for lunch, Mrs. Wilkes Dining Room is a family-style eatery which only takes cash ($18 per person) but is considered a must by locals and visitors alike for authentic low-country cuisine of friend chicken, black-eyed peas, and biscuits.

Burgers and Beers at Moon River Brewing Company

Legends swirl that this former hotel is haunted—although that could just be the drinks talking. Savannah's only microbrew, Moon River Brewing Company, serves their own beverages on tap, alongside first-rate bar cuisine.

Seafood at the Cotton Exchange

Housed in a former cotton warehouse, the Cotton Exchange is a lunch-or-dinner spot on River Street that gives you an ideal view of boats entering and leaving the Savannah River.