Within two days of arrival at Atlanta, US we were off on a trip to Savannah. Savannah is the oldest city in the U.S. state of Georgia . Established in 1733 on the Savannah River, the city of Savannah became the British colonial capital of the Province of Georgia and later the first state capital of Georgia. A strategic port city in the American Revolution and during the American Civil War,Savannah is today an industrial center and an important Atlantic seaport. It is Georgia’s fifth-largest city, with a 2018 estimated population of 145,862.
On arrival we checked into Marriot Resort and Spa which had been booked by my daughter. This resort is seperated from Savannah by the Savannah River and you need to take a ferry to get into Savannah Downtown.
The skyline looks beautiful from Marriot side of the river. We had arrived late so we had our dinner and went to sleep. Exploring the town began the next morning.
Each year Savannah attracts millions of visitors to its cobblestone streets, parks, and notable historic buildings.
Savannah’s downtown area, which includes the Savannah Historic District, the Savannah Victorian Historic District, and 22 parklike squares, is one of the largest National Historic Landmark Districts in the United States . Savannah was the host city for the sailing competitions during the 1996 Summer Olympics held in Atlanta.
This quaint historic town has much to offer to a discerning visitor. Take a hop on hop off bus if you are short of time. The bus stops at all attractions worth visiting.
You can also take a carraige ride if you want to see the attractions at a leisurely pace.
Almost everybody makes a beeline for the Forsyth Park right in the centre of the city.
You may consider visiting many museums and art centres which you will find all across the town.
A visit to the market city is a must. The quaint shops have some unique stuff to offer.
The town also has many restaurants which can satiate your hunger with their culinary delights.
This historic city provides some excellent opportunity for street and people photography.
It will be worth your while to end the day with a river Cruise and watch the sunset.