The 4 Best Landmarks to See in Savannah
Did you know that Savannah, Georgia, was America’s first planned city? You probably didn’t. Most likely, you’re also not aware that Savannah is steeped in a massive amount of history. During the Revolutionary War, the British took over Savannah, and during the Civil War, Savannah fell captive to Union soldiers. Today, the city has restored itself to its prewar glory with beautiful buildings and majestic parks. However, Savannah’s rich history has been preserved, and visitors can now tour the many historical landmarks throughout the city. The list below names the four best landmarks to see in Savannah.
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Savannah Historic District
If you’ve ever imagined what a city in the south would look like, those images will come alive when you visit the Savannah Historic District. Homes and buildings display their picturesque architecture, and everywhere you walk and look, the preserved historic beauty surrounds you. It is almost as if you are walking in a painting. The Savannah Historic District is the perfect area of town to stay in if you want to see the sights. For a great hotel in Savannah, take a look at the affordable Best Western Plus Savannah Historic District.
Like all the squares in Savannah, Reynolds Square is meticulously cared for as well as beautiful. This square houses a statue of John Wesley, one of the founders of the Methodist Church. Reynolds Square is a fantastic starting point for taking a walking tour of all the historical sites that are within walking distance. By taking a Savannah walking tour, you can thoroughly learn about the city’s history during Colonial and war times and gain some insight into today’s culture.
Historic Savannah Theatre
If you’re looking for some family-friendly fun, consider visiting the Historic Savannah Theatre. This venue features Broadway-style shows year-round. Check the theatre’s calendar for shows like Juke Box, Savannah Live, and A Christmas Tradition. Less than half a mile from the Historic Savannah Theatre is the Hampton Inn and Suites Savannah Historic District; this hotel offers convenience and reasonable rates for the budget-conscious traveler.
Forsyth Park is the Central Park of Savannah. This 30-acre park is perfect for a walk or run on tree-covered paths that include stops for admiring the gardens and fountain. Concerts, soccer tournaments, tennis matches, bicycle races, and many other events are held at Forsyth Park. Close to the Savannah Historic District and many other sites, this park is one place that you won’t want to miss.
There are many landmarks to check out during your visit to Savannah, but the four attractions listed above are the ones that you must see. No matter which sites you decide to see, there are many affordable hotels in Savannah for you to choose from that will meet your needs.
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