By: Dr. Francesca Vazquez
Somehow, Savannah has kept a low profile as a travel destination in the past decade. It's a city many have yet to visit and with it's northern, more popular destination, Charleston, it's often overlooked. Savannah lies on the coast of Georgia, overlooking the Savannah River. It's known for it's oak lined streets, parks, and charm. It is by far, one of the most beautiful cities in the nation and a definite spot to visit on your next roadtrip to the south!
For travelers looking to experience the quintessential southern charm of a historical and buzz-worthy city, Savannah is it.
We have listed our top (Instagram-worthy) spots to see on your next trip to Savannah!
1. Forsyth Park
Source: Southern Living
Forsyth Park is the largest park in the city, occupying over 30 acres. It's inspired by Paris and with an impressive fountain in the northern end of the park, it's a destination in itself. Feel free to spend hours wandering the oak lined paths and basking in its shades. If you're lucky, you'll catch a wedding or photoshoot taking place right by the fountain. If walking towards Forsyth Park from the historic district, make sure to stroll up Bull Street for a beautiful take on the quaint streets.
2. St. John the Baptist Cathedral & Lafayette Square
Source: Visit Savannah
Source: Country Living
Make sure to visit Lafayette Square, a quaint park not far from Forsyth Park and the home to St. John the Baptist Church. The architecture is inspiring and you can feel free to wander in for a quick self-guided tour on Mondays-Saturdays from 9:00am - 11:45am and from 12:45pm to 5:00pm.
3. Collins Quarter
Source: Collins Quarter
If you're looking for a place to grab a bite to eat or enjoy a matcha latte and coffee, look no further than Collins Quarter. It's located at 151 Bull Street (corner of Oglethorpe). With it's beautiful space and casual café environment, it's a good spot to unwind and relax.
4. Savannah River
Source: River Street Savannah
The Savannah River is right on the historic district, where most hotels are located. Right across Ellis Square, you'll cross Bay Street and walk down the steps to reach The Riverwalk. With cafés and impressive views, you can spend an afternoon wandering this part of the city. Riverboats and sailboats float by all day.
5. Jones St. & Bull St.
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Jones Street is probably among the most beautiful streets in the nation, with historic mansions, exposed bricks and oak trees leading the way. Take a stroll down Jones Street on your way to the Historic District, where shopping and live music is played by City Market (another spot you can't miss). Bull Street comes in second as the most beautiful street in the city. It's the easiest route towards the river, with enough shops, restaurants, and parks to stop along the way.