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Savannah town, Georgia Georgia

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Savannah is a pretty town in a low-lying marshy area. Although its topography is flat, it makes up for this with its architecture and squares. What a delight! Walk around the town and every few blocks you come to a square with statues, a fountain, and incredible old oak trees hung with moss (these squares were used as military defenses in the past). Sit on a bench in the shade and watch the tourists walk by. Sometimes there is a street musician playing a tune. The buildings all around you are lusciously decorated with ironwork fences, balconies, and stair railings.
You can visit Chippewa Square, which is where Forrest Gump sat on a bench in the movie waiting for a bus.
If you walk all the way north you will come to the river at River Street. Tall former cotton warehouses line the street here providing shade at certain times of day. Here you can check out the stores or walk along the river.
If you walk south you will come to Forsyth Park where a very grand fountain greets you. Here, homeless people are pushy and this takes away from the experience. There is a fantastic gated playground for kids.
Warning- do not come in summer! It is beyond hot, and gnats swarm around you sometimes getting in your ears or nose! It is just very unpleasant.
Besides the playground in Forsyth Park, there's not much to do for young kids in Savannah, so come on a romantic weekend without them and eat leisurely meals and enjoy some tours of the historic homes.
If you do come with kids, eat at the Soda Pop Shoppe, for a fun and tasty meal.
Savannah Children's Museum is fun for kids to explore- it's mostly outdoors so come in good weather.
Kids will also like Old Fort Jackson (11 minutes drive east) where they have live cannon firings at 11am and 2pm daily (again, don't go when it's hot). Kids can also play in the sand and sea at Tybee Island Beach (24 minute drive east). The sand is hard-packed and brown, and the water is cloudy, but it's always nice at the ocean. Parking is $2 per hour at the beach and there are no free times.

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Orleans Square, a small square near Chippewa Square.
Orleans Square, a small square near Chippewa Square.
Fountain in Orleans Square.
Fountain in Orleans Square.
Tourists can catch a ride on these bikes.
Tourists can catch a ride on these bikes.
Intricate gate.
Intricate gate.
Staircase with ironwork railing.
Staircase with ironwork railing.
Blue trolley for Oglethorpe Tours.
Blue trolley for Oglethorpe Tours.
Violinist playing in Chippewa Square.
Violinist playing in Chippewa Square.
Horse-drawn carriage ride.
Horse-drawn carriage ride.
Sidewalk cafe and British telephone booth.
Sidewalk cafe and British telephone booth.
Pretty store called The Christmas Shop, on Bull St.
Pretty store called The Christmas Shop, on Bull St.
Tree, church door, and lamppost.
Tree, church door, and lamppost.
Row of city townhouses with ironwork balconies.
Row of city townhouses with ironwork balconies.
The Savannah College of Art and Design.
The Savannah College of Art and Design.
Historic building.
Historic building.
Pulaski monument, a 19th century monument in Monterey Square.
Pulaski monument, a 19th century monument in Monterey Square.
Pretty trees and townhouses.
Pretty trees and townhouses.
Bench and gorgeous trees.
Bench and gorgeous trees.
Wonderful architecture.
Wonderful architecture.
Historic building with curlicues, and rugged wooden bench.
Historic building with curlicues, and rugged wooden bench.
Canopy of trees and fountain in Forsyth Park.
Canopy of trees and fountain in Forsyth Park.
Canopy of trees in Forsyth Park.
Canopy of trees in Forsyth Park.
Forsyth Park Cafe.
Forsyth Park Cafe.
Disc swing in Forsyth Park.
Disc swing in Forsyth Park.
Spinner at Forsyth Park playground.
Spinner at Forsyth Park playground.
Twisty slide and plenty of shade at Forsyth Park playground.
Twisty slide and plenty of shade at Forsyth Park playground.
Mansion on Forsyth Park Hotel.
Mansion on Forsyth Park Hotel.
Statue in Forsyth Park.
Statue in Forsyth Park.
Row of oak trees in Forsyth Park.
Row of oak trees in Forsyth Park.
The smaller playground in Forsyth Park.
The smaller playground in Forsyth Park.
Forsyth Park fountain.
Forsyth Park fountain.
Brick building with columns and American flag at Monterey Square.
Brick building with columns and American flag at Monterey Square.
Townhouses in Savannah at Monterey Square.
Townhouses in Savannah at Monterey Square.
Bench and flowers in Monterey Square.
Bench and flowers in Monterey Square.
Congregation Mickve Israel synagogue at Monterey Square.
Congregation Mickve Israel synagogue at Monterey Square.
Pointy towers on Congregation Mickve Isreal.
Pointy towers on Congregation Mickve Isreal.
Madison Square.
Madison Square.
The Sorrel-Weed house.
The Sorrel-Weed house.
Wesley Monumental United Methodist Church.
Wesley Monumental United Methodist Church.
 

Directions

Chippewa Square is located at 222 Bull St, Savannah GA 31401. There is metered parking along the road (bring quarters).
Forsyth Park is located at Drayton St and East Park Ave, Savannah GA 31401.
Soda Pop Shoppe, 114 Bull St, Savannah GA 31401.
Savannah Children's Museum, 655 Louisville Rd, Savannah GA 31401, call (912) 651-4292. Open Wed-Sat 10-4, Sun 11-4. Summer hours are Mon-Sat 9-2. Admission is $7.50 for all people aged 18 months and over.
Old Fort Jackson, 1 Fort Jackson Rd, Savannah GA 31404. Open daily 9-5. Closed Jan 1, Thanksgiving, Dec 24, Dec 25. Admission is $7 for adults, $4 for kids aged 2-12.
Tybee Island Beach, 1613 Strand Ave, Tybee Island GA 31328. Parking is $2 per hour and enforced at all times.

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Last Updated Thu, 29 Oct 2015 00:19:45 GMT