February 24

Savannah: One of the Very Best Vacation Destinations in the Country

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Savannah, Georgia earns praise as one of the top vacation destinations in the country.  Founded in 1733 by General James Edward Oglethorpe, a British philanthropist and Member of Parliament, Savannah was organized into grids. Thus, it has been dubbed “America’s First Planned City.” 

We feature accolades from seven recent media sources. Therefore, we're confident that you will want to experience your own Savannah vacation.

First, we love that TripAdvisor has ranked Savannah as a Top 10 destination. Savannah is great for city lovers and food lovers. In fact, it is one of the most popular U.S. destinations. Therefore, it's no wonder there are so many bed and breakfasts here!

TripAdvisor

Traveler's Choice

Charming Savannah is the picture of antebellum hospitality, thanks to period architecture and oak-lined streets. It’s tempting to spend your trip just relaxing on vast verandas and sipping mint juleps, but there are plenty of historical sites and museums to explore. Haunting (and possibly haunted) Bonaventure Cemetery is one of the hallmarks of the city, featuring beautiful obelisks, masses of flowers, and ivy-covered crypts. Dine on fresh seafood and creamy grits for a taste of Savannah home cooking.

TRIP ADVISOR

Second, a Savannah vacation is a great Valentine getaway for couples. In accordance, we completely agree!

Travel Pulse

In the event you tire of romantic strolls under Spanish Moss (you probably won't) in Savannah, you can always head out to Tybee Island to soak up some sun and feel the sand between your toes. Then, head back into town in the evening for rooftop cocktails and modern Southern cuisine at accomplished restaurants.

SCOTT HARTBECK

Third, you do not have to stay overnight at the most expensive hotel in Savannah. In fact, many travelers experience an enjoyable Savannah vacation. Moreover, they do so without going over budget. 

Oprah Daily

This charming city is steeped in history. A weekend is just enough time to enjoy the thriving food scene, go for a long walk down the oak-lined Wormsloe Historic Site, or check out the historic downtown district on a horse-drawn carriage. For beach bums, nearby Tybee Island is ideal for a sunny day out. Amanda Williams, a blogger who encourages followers to fit travel into their schedule, recommends staying at quaint boutique hotels like the brick-lined River Street Inn or the modern Hotel Indigo. The brambleberry pancakes at Fox & Fig are worth the $13.

TRIP ADVISOR

Fourth, Savannah while a large city, is also considered one of the most charming small towns in Georgia. Thus, people love to visit Savannah. 

World Atlas

A coastal town with manicured parks, pre-war architecture, and cobblestoned squares throttled by horse-drawn carriages, Savannah, offers a perfectly charming southern escape. The stunning Historic District, a dream-come-true Victorian District with beautiful architecture, and the Starland District combining quaint and beautiful with a darker side of scary ghost tours and historic cemeteries appease any taste. The Gothic-Revival Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist is a must-stop, while the center town is known for its unique finds in artisan products.

ALISA MALA

Fifth, Savannah has gorgeous mature trees that make it ideal for couples to go on romantic walks. Moreover, history buffs love to see its well-preserved history and architecture. 

VOGUE

There’s no shortage of scenic towns in the South. But Savannah—with its oak trees enshrouded weeping Spanish moss, 24 public squares, and spectacular 18th and 19th century architecture (over 40 percent of buildings in Savannah have historical or architectural significance)—continues to captivate couples with its Southern gothic ambiance: in addition to being beautiful, it’s also considered one of the most haunted cities in America. Stay at the Perry Lane and grab dinner at critically acclaimed restaurant, The Grey. And if you’re feeling adventurous, book a ghost tour that’ll drive you around the city in a Hearse.

ELISE TAYLOR

Sixth, U.S. News ranked it as one of the best places to live as well as one of the best places to retire in the United States. Therefore, Savannah, Georgia has earned this high honor. 

U.S. News

Savannah’s Spanish moss-draped buildings, up-and-coming arts scene, warm summers and mild winters have drawn tens of thousands to the Hostess City and the wider metropolitan area over the last two decades. Nestled on the salt marshes of coastal Georgia, the state’s oldest city continues to attract new residents with its low cost of living and historic charm. 
Much of the recent growth in the Savannah metropolitan area’s population has come in the western side of Chatham County. Pooler, once a small town of around 500 people, has since grown into the second largest city in the county, bolstered by Gulfstream Aerospace Corp.’s headquarters, located just outside of the growing city.

TRIP ADVISOR

Lastly, we agree with Conde Nast in their recommendation to stay at a historic bed and breakfast. In fact, Savannah has over twenty lovely bed and breakfasts to choose from!

Conde Nast Traveler

Mossy, moody Savannah has no shortage of 'grammable views. Start with a walk along its cobblestoned historic district past horse-drawn carriages, ornate architecture, and supposedly haunted buildings, or find shade under live oak trees drooping with Spanish moss. Book in advance to nab a room at the Gastonian, a historic bed and breakfast just two blocks from 30-acre Forsyth Park. And for a fantastic dining experience, go to The Grey, an elegantly reborn former Greyhound Bus depot, where James Beard Award–winning chef Mashama Bailey serves elevated takes on Southern classics, like foie gras and grits and tempura-fried catfish.

VALERIE MARINO

Savannah Vacation

Thus, your Savannah vacation awaits. In addition, Savannah, Georgia, is known for its premier bed and breakfasts. If you are buying or selling a B&B, please contact Rob Sales, of B&B Consulting. Before he was an experienced B&B realtor and consultant, Rob and his wife Jane, were successful bed and breakfast owners and innkeepers. 

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