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As Georgia’s oldest city, Savannah is a haven of architectural gems, quaint cobblestone streets and historic attractions. As one of the country’s top holiday destinations, Savannah attracts millions of tourists every year. The cobblestone streets give way to pretty parks and fantastic historic sites like the fascinating Georgia Historical Society, the First African Baptist Church, the Temple Mickve Israel, and the Central of Georgia Railway roundhouse complex. The Bonaventure Cemetery is a beautiful and eerie place to visit, or at the opposite end of the spectrum is the magnificent Cathedral of St. John the Baptist - both of which provide great opportunities for impressive holiday snaps. Downtown is the gorgeous Historic District, Savannah’s number one attraction on TripAdvisor.

Here you’ll find sprawling mansions draped with leafy trees and Spanish moss, historic sites and some of the city’s most impressive architecture, much of it dating back to Victorian times. In Savannah’s pretty downtown area, you’ll also find 22 parks of varying sizes, from small street corner squares to sprawling gardens complete with ponds and playgrounds. One fun activity is to take a tour of the Historic District and bring your own picnic lunch to enjoy under the shade of an ancient oak tree somewhere in this charming area. Aside from the incredible architecture and downtown gems, there’s plenty of outside attractions to enjoy when the weather gets a bit warm – and trust us when we say that Georgia afternoons can get pretty scorching!

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First up is the beautiful Forsyth Park, a city park with pretty ornamental gardens, water features and a stage for live music concerts. There’s also a playground to keep the kids happy, and plenty of places to sit and watch the world go by. If you fancy getting out of the city centre, Skidaway Island State Park lies just on the outskirts of Savannah and is a great place for hiking, cycling and picnics, plus camping if you fancy staying the night out in Georgia’s lush wilderness.

Talking of wilderness, the Oatland Island Wildlife Center, is a great place to see Georgia’s local wildlife in its natural habitat and features a pretty (and shady!) woodland walk past numerous animal enclosures with rescued bison, reptiles and even wolves to admire. Whether you’re in the city or out, Savannah is a place of true beauty, culture and life, and is a must stop on any holiday down south.

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10 facts about Savannah

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Established in 1733, Savannah is the oldest city in the state of Georgia, it sits aside the pretty Savannah River.

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Nicknamed the ‘Hostess City of the South’, Savannah is known for its warm southern hospitality and hearty welcoming meals.

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The Georgia Historical Society is the oldest continually running historical society in the entire South.

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Savannah’s downtown Historic District is one of the biggest National Historic Landmark Districts in the country.

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The Telfair Academy of Arts and Sciences was one of the South's very first public museums.

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Savannah’s Temple Mickve Israel is the third oldest synagogue in the whole of the United States.

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In 1996, Savannah hosted the Summer Olympics sailing competitions. Being on the coast, the city has many sailing tours to try for yourself.

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Savannah is home to the birthplace of Juliette Gordon Low, the founder of the US Girl Scouts group.

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The First African Baptist Church in downtown Savannah is one of the oldest African-American Baptist congregations in America.

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The Central of Georgia Railway roundhouse complex is the oldest antebellum rail facility in the country.

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