Strolling in Savannah


As far as I am concerned, Savannah is the Belle of the South. Every one of the 22 squares in the historic district is surrounded by beautiful homes, wrought iron fences and gardens and lovely live oaks dripping with moss. Savannah is perfect for walking, cocktails on summer evenings and basking in southern charm.
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Savannah is the oldest city in Georgia, built in 1733, and was the first capital of the state. This city has been an important seaport, especially during the Civil War, and is just across the Savannah River from South Carolina. The downtown area was originally built as a long row of buildings along the riverfront. Streets were paved with ships ballast and the cobblestoned streets still can be seen all over the oldest parts of Savannah.
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This city has one of the largest National Historic Districts in the United States. There are 22 park-like square located within the blocks just south of the riverfront. Homes here are lovely antique mansions surrounded by wrought-iron fences and small gardens.
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Forrest Gump was sitting on a bench in one of Savannah’s squares. And the story behind Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, which took place here, is tied to the Mercer-Williams house.
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There are lots of cute shops and cafes and bars. Antiques shops abound here, as do a number of weavers who turn palm leaves into souvenirs.
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What a beautiful place to spend a November day.

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3 comments

  1. Savannah is one of Janet’s and my favorite places to visit in the South… Lots of history, plantations, scenery and photo opts… Just do it in spring and fall and not summer… HOT and HUMID in the summer…

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