Savannah Historic District

Savannah Historic District

Savannah Historic District
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Savannah's picturesque historic district brings the traditional southern atmosphere to life.
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MargieC
Palm Coast, FL68 contributions
Great walking area. Suggest riding the off/on trolley to get a sense of the area. Pick up their descriptive booklet for about $6; worth reading more about each stop then taking the walk around to visit. Once you get a sense of the area, we found it very easy to navigate. Very interesting homes. October a beautiful time in Savannah, weather was picture perfect and comfortable; not too many crowds so one could enjoy all that the city has to offer.
Written October 22, 2021
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Katelyn M
Prairie Village, KS129 contributions
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Savannah’s charm is for everyone! Strolling around the historic district is enjoyable, no matter your agenda. Spend an afternoon in any of the squares. If you sit on a bench for a while, you’re guaranteed some excellent people watching!

The historic homes are breathtaking. The city is easy to navigate. Signage is excellent. You can opt to pay for house tours, but don’t feel bad if you’re on a budget, you’ll get a good feel for the city too! There are several apps you can download with self-guided walking tours, like gpsmycity.

Don’t miss Savannah! The charm, romantic Spanish moss and storied history will draw you in!
Written March 14, 2021
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NicholeUSA
Elkhorn, WI90 contributions
Couples
Absolutely beautiful! Wear comfortable shoes and bring a backpack or bag to store water in. Find a map of the area before embarking on exploring. I would recommend a walking tour to fully appreciate the history of this hauntingly beautiful city.
Written October 19, 2021
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Andrew G
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Family
watch out for city parking meters! Luckily, my disabled wife was in car near Frankling Square waiting for me. A city meter lady came up and tapped on her window and yelled at her that just bc she us disabled, doesn't mean she didn't have to pay for parking. Luckily, I had given wide PAID parking ticket for spot. She showed the meter lady the ticket and she said, that is weird, something is wrong with our system...then she called an admin and walked away, no apology, no nothing. Talk about public servant.
Written December 28, 2021
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Ira S
Tucson, AZ868 contributions
The historic district is a walkable area full of small parks, squares as they call them locally, historical building, restaurants and bars. It is well worth a day or two to wander the streets, visit the museums and eat too much.
You can visit Chippewa Square where the park bench scene in Forrest Gump was filmed.
Savannah is an "open city" which means you can walk around drinking, which although not my cup of tea, seems to be something people enjoy.
The river walk is delightful, and a nice place to sit and watch the hoards of tourists walk around sipping their beers.
It is a part of the city, remember there is more to Savannah than just the historic district, that is well worth spending a day or two.
Written March 31, 2022
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NewYorkTraveler2010
Schenectady, NY139 contributions
The historic area of Savannah is spread out and a bit of a distance from most hotels, so I suggest using the free bus or local trolley tour. There are many historic homes (now museums) to visit, several parks, churches, and the squares. Plan on a day for the historic district itself if you like wandering around and looking at buildings (like me).
Written April 8, 2022
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MickTrom
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Family
We went on the Gray Line Savannah historic tour. It’s the only tour which goes outside the historic district to show you the artistic side and how the artists help resurrect the city. It covers all the other sites the other tour buses cover and it great detail. Big Scott was a great tour bus host with over 40 years of experience and living in Savannah. He had great stories and answered all our questions and spent time at the sites where people had the most quiet. All in all an awesome and amazing experience. Got picked up and dropped up at the front of our hotel. Well done Gray Line!!!!
Written August 4, 2021
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Travelaround59
London, UK1,701 contributions
Couples
Needless to say I was blown away by the beauty of Savannah Antique District.
The buildings are absolutely to die for, the extensive explanation outside the main focus places are enough for you to understand about the period of the Secession War and walking around Savannah is so evocative, starting with the Spanish Moss cascading from the trees to the wonderful Regency or Victorian Buildings or the gas lighting at night of the lantern outside the houses.
Savannah is a little priceless gem to enjoy forever!!!
Written March 27, 2022
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WaJello
1,272 contributions
Family
We were originally going to take the bus tour bus Google Maps shows the area so we’ll that we decided not to waste the money for the few hours we had left.

After finding a place to park (be patient), we went to the Prohibition Museum and then started waking to all the beautiful squares. From ages 14-47 every person in our family was in awe of the beautiful buildings and parks. If you’re not a waller take the bus but otherwise the walk is great.

I would recommend getting there early if you enjoy looking through shops.
Written June 26, 2021
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Alec K
West Melbourne, FL2 contributions
Couples
Plenty of interesting history to be found in this portside city in Northern Georgia. Visit River Street for a taste of the old warehouse area. Walk down the cobblestone street and enjoy the many shops and restaurants along the way. Don't miss the amazing collection of geodes and fossils in the Marriott lobby (open to the public). Stop by the 22 squares in the city each with its own unique feel. Relax by the beautiful fountain in Forsyth Park and walk around the perimeter to enjoy the amazing 1800's architecture. Plenty of great restaurants to be found throughout the district. Don't miss dessert at Leopold's Ice Cream. Lots of museums and historic cemeteries to visit as well. Parking can be found at the many parking decks throughout the area or on the street at pay-to-park stations. Note: Handicap parking is available in the garages as well as on the street. For handicap street parking, you have to pay at the parking meters so bring LOTS of quarters. You can easily fill 3-4 days exploring the area, so bring your walking shoes and have a wonderful time in historic Savannah!
Written May 3, 2022
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