Savannah, Georgia is a town of tradition and grandeur. It’s also a place where you can take your beer to-go in a plastic cup, walk to church and leave that cup on the steps while you attend service knowing you’ll be able to retrieve said cup after church and go right back to drinkin! This is a place where art is revered and public landscapes are kept pristine as a point of pride. It’s a place where ghosts are said to reside in and amongst humans (if you believe in that) and where you might take a trolley ride with Forrest Gump in the morning but the same evening see Tom Hanks at the SCAD Film Festival.
Savannah is a place of contradiction and mystery, a place of beauty and yet of terror if you believe some of the stories – a place I love. Though I’ve yet to visit Charleston and many rave about it being the best of the South, of the towns I’ve visited, Savannah is my favorite. I believe I can assure you, a trip to Savannah that includes more than merely partaking in the “charms” of River Street is sure to please.
One of my favorite activities while in Savannah is watching a sunset as I sip a Mint Julep. The bartender in the basement of The Olde Pink House makes the best. However, the view from the rooftop bar at The Bohemian is my favorite place to actually view a sunset and on one Spring night not too long ago that’s just where I was when I took these photographs.
If you find yourself in Savannah anytime soon, please don’t hesitate to chat up the wonderful staff at Visit Savannah. Erica and Amy, along with their compatriots, know their town and are happy to share the love. They are a wealth of information and stories that will help you explore the lesser known Savannah along with its more well known charms which are not to be missed – like the entirety of the Telfair Museum collection (more on that in another post). I hope you’ll give Savannah a try, I did and it changed my view of the South forever. In the best way possible!
Disclaimer: Various press trips to Savannah, Georgia have been made possible in the past by Select Registry and Visit Savannah. However, these thoughts and recommendations are strictly mine and I have never been paid for the purpose of a favorable post or article on Savannah.