1. Downtown Savannah's Historic District: Brimming with old-world elegance and beauty, downtown Savannah is the perfect blend of southern tradition and artsy, contemporary quirkiness. Strolling down brick-lined sidewalks, flanked by flowering azalea bushes with spanish moss draped lazily over mammoth-sized live oak branches, youâ€™ll find yourself drawn in and never wanting to leave.
Here, you'll find a diversity of restaurants, nightlife, history, art and culture. Go for a jog in Forsyth Park, poke around in one of the many little antique and collectibles shops, explore the 22 parklike squares, take a ghost tour in a horse-drawn carriage, peek into a hidden garden as you stroll past, taste a praline on River Street.
2. The Marsh: A drive along the coast will send you across bridges spanning over breath-taking marsh views, with rivers and creeks snaking through. The laid-back lifestyle of Savannahâ€™s islands contrasts pleasantly with the hustle and bustle of busy downtown.
Rent a kayak and explore the tidal creeks, rivers and swamps of the area. You'll see some of the most amazing wildlife, flowers and trees. Take a bike ride down the old railroad trail going out to Tybee, visit the Savannah Wildlife Refuge to watch the gators sunning themselves, spend a lazy day fishing from the bank of the Savannah River, take your dog for a walk on the trails of Fort Pullaski and end a perfect day with a cold drink and freshly caught seafood on the dock of one of many amazing seafood restaurants.Â Â
3. Tybee: A quaint little island thatâ€™s a far cry from Floridaâ€™s tourist and development-filled beaches. Around every corner is a new surprise: shabby-chic beach houses tucked in among modern ones, a handful of unique little shops and restaurants and tiny winding streets that lead to uncluttered beaches, lazy river views and marsh expanses. Tybee holds the heart of Savannians as no other beach in the world can.
Rent a bicycle and explore the dirt lanes and back alleyways of the island, enjoy a dripping snow cone on a blazing hot day, eat boiled peanuts and tomato sandwiches while laying out or playing a game in the sand, wait until low tide and walk out on the now-visible sandbars, stopping to lie in sun-warmed tidal pools.
4. Home Sweet Home: Rice Creek and Lake Shore are in centrally located Port Wentworth, only 15 minutes from downtown, 30 minutes from Tybee and 20 minutes from Southside Savannah's shopping. Savannah is the Hostess City, so open your home to your friends and family. Invite them for a visit, or maybe just for dinner. They'll be so excited to visit your beautiful city, and you can introduce them to some good ol' fashioned southern hospitality. Maybe even some sweet tea out on the patio! :)
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