Staying on St. Simons Island, but itching to visit Savannah?
But, you don’t want to stay too long away from your St. Simons getaway. So, if you only want to take a 24 hour trip to Savannah, put down the guidebook and follow these instructions to live like a local for a day.
Savannah Georgia has plenty of trolley and carriage companies that can escort you around the city in around an hour.
Or, if walking is more your style, begin at the intersection of Broughton and Bull. Follow Bull Street all the way down to Forsyth Park. On your way, pass a number of statues and landmarks including Chippewa Square. Don’t forget the spot where Forest Gump sat at the bus stop.
The 22 Savannah’s historic squares are a must see on your list.
Savannah’s squares are rooted in history and loaded with charm. Shaded by huge live oak trees, draped with Spanish moss, these squares are surrounded by some charming churches, historic homes, enchanting inns and museums. On weekends you might see kids running around them with a football, a couple having a picnic in the grass or maybe even a proposal!
Don’t forget to go shopping in the Downtown Design District.
This area has become Savannah’s preeminent locale for unique shopping. Conveniently located in the center of the Historic District, it keeps its exclusivity by limiting itself to just over 20 stores which specialize in everything from fine linens, to local arts.
Finish your day with a cocktail overlooking the Savannah River.
The views are hard to beat. And of course, when you’re ready to eat, downtown Savannah is host to a variety of gourmet options. Try local favorites, the Crystal Beer Parlor or the Olde Pink House.
Not tired yet? Then head on over to one of the many pubs on River Street. But if you’re worn out, head to one of the Historic District’s unique hotels like The River Street Inn or the Homewood Suites and rest up after your whirlwind day in the Hostess City.