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Spend the Day in Savannah, Georgia

Written by Palmetto Bluff

Apr 10, 2023

Savannah Activities: A Fun-Filled Guide to Exploring Georgia’s Historic City

Savannah, Georgia is a city abundant in history, culture, and attractions. There are so many things to see and do that you could easily spend weeks exploring all that the city has to offer. However, if you only have time for one day in this endearing city, don’t worry — there are plenty of Savannah activities that will give you a taste of what the city has to offer!

Continue reading to learn how you can spend a day in Savannah, Georgia!

Begin the Day by Strolling Through Savannah’s Historic District

One of the most popular things to do in Savannah is to take a stroll through the city’s historic district. The district is home to 22 unique square blocks, each with its own character and charm. The squares are filled with beautiful oak trees draped in Spanish moss, picturesque fountains, and historic monuments. Forsyth Park, one of the most popular squares, is home to a beautiful fountain that was built in 1858 and is one of the most iconic symbols of Savannah.

Explore the Riverfront

After strolling through the historic district, head to River Street, which runs along the Savannah River. Here, you’ll find a bustling waterfront filled with restaurants, shops, and entertainment. Take a stroll along the riverfront and enjoy the breeze and views of the ships and boats passing by on clear, blue waters.

Take a Visit to City Market

While you’re on River Street, be sure to visit the City Market. The market is a four-block area filled with art galleries, boutiques, and restaurants. You can find unique souvenirs and gifts at the market that you can take home as a keepsake to remember your day in Savannah!

Spend the Afternoon Discovering Savannah’s History

If you’re interested in history, Savannah has plenty of museums and historic sites to explore. Savannah, Georgia is a city steeped in history and culture, with a vibrant arts scene that draws visitors from around the world. Some of the most exciting historic and artistic spots to explore include the Telfair Museums, which feature a collection of art and artifacts from the 19th century to the present day. Visitors can also stroll through the historic squares of Savannah, which are surrounded by beautiful buildings and are filled with public art installations. Another must-visit location is the SCAD Museum of Art, which showcases contemporary art and design from around the world.

For those looking for a taste of the city’s rich musical heritage, the Savannah Music Festival offers a wide range of performances, from classical to jazz to traditional Southern music. No matter what your interests, Savannah offers plenty of opportunities to explore the city’s history and culture while having a great time.

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Experience an Evening of Savannah’s Culinary Scene

Savannah is known for its delicious food and drink scene, and no visit to the city is complete without sampling some of the local specialties. Be sure to try a bowl of gumbo, a plate of shrimp and grits, or a fried chicken sandwich while you’re in town. Savannah is also home to several breweries and distilleries, so be sure to take a tour and taste some of the local brews and spirits.

Take a Ghost Tour

We understand this may not be for everyone, however, Savannah is said to be one of the most spirited cities in the United States, and there are plenty of ghost tours available for those who are interested! During your evening in Savannah, take a spooky stroll through the city and hear the tales of haunted houses and other phenomena…. if you dare!

Lean into Luxury at Palmetto Bluff

Finally, if you’re looking for a truly unique Savannah experience, consider staying at Palmetto Bluff. Palmetto Bluff is a luxurious community located about an hour outside of Savannah in Bluffton, South Carolina. Situated on a stunning stretch of the May River and surrounded by beautiful forests and marshlands, Palmetto Bluff is a place many are proud to call home.

While at Palmetto Bluff, be sure to schedule a tour of the community. The tour will take you through the stunning natural surroundings and give you a glimpse into the luxurious lifestyle of the residents. You’ll also have the opportunity to learn about the history of the area and the conservation efforts that are being made to protect the natural beauty of the region.

Love Savannah? Consider Life at Palmetto Bluff

Your day spent in Savannah is an experience that you will never forget. With so many Savannah activities to choose from, you’re sure to find something that will suit your interests and make your visit to the Georgia city unforgettable. Savannah and other coastal cities are only a short drive away from Palmetto Bluff — allowing for many road-trip adventures either solo or with the ones who matter most!

If you’re looking for a truly luxurious and unique experience, be sure to schedule a tour of Palmetto Bluff. Click the button below to contact us and schedule a visit or real estate tour!

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