Eating and Sightseeing in Savannah

Georgia, Savannah Guide (B): Eating and Sightseeing in Savannah

Savannah is one of my favorite foodie cities in the world. The quaint coastal city in Georgia has some of the best food in the United States. There are plenty of sights that dazzle with their traditional charm and Southern hospitality.

Covering 30 acres, this is the largest park of the historic district of Savannah. The park is full of beautiful old oak trees covered in Spanish moss, which cast a lot of shade. A lot of locals come to Forsyth to read on the benches or enjoy a nice walk. The park’s famous fountain is dyed green every year for St. Patrick’s Day, which is a great time to visit. Savannah has one of the biggest St. Patrick’s Day celebrations in the world. The area around the park is also great for checking out Victorian mansions.

Part of the Telfair Museum, the Owens-Thomas House became Savannah’s first house museum in 1951. The mansion and lush gardens are a contrast to the slave quarters also featured on the property, the only ones of their kind open to the public in Savannah. The tour provides historical context about the lives of the owners, the wealthy Owens family, and the slaves that maintained the property. Like pretty much all attractions in the South, you never really know whether to feel like it’s glorifying the 19th century a little bit as opposed to condemning the idea of owning people. And you know some visitors are definitely there to do the former. But you can’t erase history so you might as well enjoy the architecture. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Eating and Sightseeing in Savannah
Guide Location: USA » Savannah
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Ana Montano
Read it on author's website: http://www.gnometrotting.com/eating-sightseeing-savannah/
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Forsyth Park
  • Owens-Thomas House
  • Bonaventure Cemetery
  • Telfair Museum’s Jepson Center for the Arts
  • Cathedral of St. John the Baptist
  • Lafayette Square
  • River Street
  • Savannah Bee Company
  • Kevin Barry’s
  • Top Deck
  • Chippewa Square
  • Savannah History Museum
  • Independent Presbyterian Church
  • Mrs. Wilkes’ Dining Room
  • The Lady & Sons
  • J. Christopher’s
  • Lulu’s Chocolate Bar