Savannah, Georgia Top 10 Attractions

The south offers its own style of entertainment and attractions and Savannah, Georgia doesn't disappoint. Whether you are looking to walk along the beach, take in some natural, live oaks or enjoy some history, Savannah offers plenty of things to do. Take a day to enjoy history and visit the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, Fort McAllister Historic Park, or Bonaventure Cemetery. For an in-depth view of the Civil Rights movement head over to Ralph Mark Gilbert Civil Rights Museum. If being outside is where you're looking to spend the day you can visit the Wormsloe Historic Site, Forsyth Park or Tybee Island. Get a better idea by reading the details below.

1: Forsyth Park

Forsyth Park
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In lieu of searching for the perfect postcards to send to friends and family back home, head to the scenic Forsyth Park and snap your own pictures of the true, Southern-style outdoor scene that the park offers. This park is 30 acres of old, beautiful live oaks and Spanish moss, and there are plenty of popular stretches of walking paths to choose from.

Address: Drayton St & East Park Ave, Savannah, GA 31401

2: Wormsloe Historic Site

Wormsloe Historic Site
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This historic site was once Wormsloe Plantation, an estate that was founded by Noble Jones, a man who lived during colonial times, approximately in the years from 1700 to 1775. If you've ever wanted to experience what it was like to live and work on a plantation in colonial times, this is the place to go. There is an area that demonstrates colonial life for visitors, the ruins of the Jones' house which was made of tabby and a museum.

Address: 7601 Skidaway Rd, Savannah, GA 31406

3: Tybee Island - Savannah Beach

Tybee Island - Savannah Beach

If you haven't heard of Tybee Island, then it's probably because this historic gem and natural beauty is also known to tourists and locals alike as Savannah Beach. The island is actually 18 miles outside of the city but the diverse cuisine and wide range of recreational activities are worth the 20 minute drive! If you're lucky you'll spot some Georgian wildlife during your time in the sun.

Address: Tybee Island, GA

4: Bonaventure Cemetery

Bonaventure Cemetery

Bonaventure Cemetery is everything you'd imagine an historic cemetery in the South would be like. You may have heard of this cemetery from Clint Eastwood's movie Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, which was based on the book that featured it. There are nearly 160 acres of ornate, fascinating and even spooky tombs to explore, so it is recommended to clear a few hours one afternoon for perusing the cemetery but also for the slight trek to the scenic bluffs on which it is located.

Address: 330 Bonaventure Rd, Thunderbolt, GA 31404

5: Ralph Mark Gilbert Civil Rights Museum

Ralph Mark Gilbert Civil Rights Museum

Fittingly enough, the Civil Rights Museum is located on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in Savannah. There are plenty of inspirational photos, films, and interactive exhibits available to visitors that help to detail African American history as well as the history of the Civil Rights Movement. It's a special thing to experience history this way in the place where a lot of it began and ended!

Address: 460 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Savannah, GA 31401

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