Things to Do in Savannah
When it comes to attractions, Savannah is famous for its Antebellum architecture. Stroll through the Historic District to come across a number of old-style houses like the Mercer Williams House and the Juliette Gordon Low home. Savannah's downtown area, which includes the Savannah Victorian Historic District, the Savannah Historic District and 22 verdant squares, is one of the largest National Historic Landmark Districts in the U.S. Interestingly, downtown Savannah largely retains the original town plan, now called the Oglethorpe Plan. A great way to hit all of the sites is on the trolley tours, which offer narrated sightseeing with more than 100 points of interests and a handful of spots.
Savannah is home to the First African Baptist Church, which is one of the oldest African-American Baptist congregations in the U.S., the Central of Georgia Railway roundhouse complex, America's oldest standing Antebellum rail facility, and Temple Mickve Israel, the third-oldest synagogue in the U.S. Don't miss the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, River Street or the Fort Pulaski National Monument. To explore quirky shops and cozy cafes, head to the City Market. Bonaventure Cemetery - though it sounds morbid - is a must-visit for lovers of the written word, featuring engraved poems by celebrities such as Conrad Aiken.