When a city itself is a work of art, it's not surprising to find it full of artistic and cultural offerings. One of the nation's oldest public museums, the Telfair Museum of Art, now includes a dazzling new complex facing Telfair Square. It's surrounded by a wonderland of historic architecture and it's only a short walk from the historic King-Tisdell Cottage, the Ralph Mark Gilbert Civil Rights Museum, the birthplace of Girls Scouts founder Juliette Gordon Low. Savannah is also home to the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) and the magnificent SCAD Museum of Art.

Also within walking distance are scores of art galleries from funky to sophisticated.

Just a short drive away, you can re-live colonial days at the Wormsloe Historic Site, track battles of the 19th century at Old Fort Jackson, Fort Screven and Fort Pulaski and see how aviation evolved at the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum.