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When the sun goes down

Hear jazz and blues—or bluegrass. Go salsa or swing dancing. Sing along in a piano bar (Jazz'd Tapas is one example) or puff away in a cigar bar. We don't roll up the sidewalks at sunset in this Southern town. Savannah offers evening tours, outdoor concerts and frequent fireworks and festivals, along with late-night hot spots. Theoretically, you could stay out all night—although we do suggest that you get some sleep to keep up with the daytime fun.

First and foremost, Savannah is a city of festivals; its people love to celebrate music in a party-like atmosphere! The Savannah Music Festival is the best known and takes place in mid March through early April. The festival is a devotion to music and artists. But this fun-loving town celebrates all year for various reasons, so be sure to check a calendar for a festival that may be taking place during your visit.

Although Savannah doesn't boast the most theater's per capita, it does boast the nation's longest running theater. The Historic Savannah Theater first opened its doors in 1818 and through various renovations, has continued to run ever-since. The building alone, which now has an art-deco facade is a sight to appreciate, but its the Broadway type shows going on year round that attracts thousands of visitors.

Shakespeare-lovers should book their trip during the month of May as it hosts the Savannah Shakespeare Festival in Forsyth Park. Picnicking in the park to the great playwrights best known works makes for a relaxing evening off your feet.

Back on your feet, don't forget that many of the theatrical personalities in Savannah are the colorful tour guides. Walking tours through the historic district and ghostly and haunted tours are probably the top attractions in this gorgeous city.