There is no town that embodies the feeling of the southern United States quite like Savannah, Georgia. Mix yourself a Chatham Artillery Punch - Savannah's signature cocktail - and check out these five rare facts about Savannah before exploring this historic town.
The Ultimate Bar Crawl
What better way to enjoy a tour of local bars than keeping the party going between destinations. In Savannah’s historic district (West Boundary Street to East Broad Street and to Jones Street) the city ordinance allows you to take plastic to-go cups with your favorite drink with you when you leave each bar.
Most people don’t think “beach vacation” when talking about Savannah, but 100 miles of undeveloped coastline stretch southward from Savannah. The long beaches and nearby islands make it a great place for residents to take beautiful day trips. Charter a boat and explore one or all of Georgia’s fourteen barrier islands.
Ghost Hunters Paradise
Rumors of Savannah’s extensive paranormal activity stem from the fact that the city was built on Native American burial grounds. Cemetery tours are very popular in this land of Hoodoo, a type of folk magic. Gather some of your bravest friends and start a haunted pub crawl at Moon River Brewing Company, one of Savannah’s most haunted sights.
Parks are for Socializing
Savannah’s twenty-two glorious and green squares are more than mere parks; they are urban delights meant for shopping and socializing. Locals can be found taking daily walks in this park, often with a drink in one hand and a dog’s leash in the other. All twenty-two social squares are dog-friendly, complete with dog water fountains and designer waste receptacles.
Black American History
Savannah’s First African Baptist Church was the first black church in the United States. This beautiful landmark is beloved for it’s classic architecture and rich history. Used as a safe house for slaves and African Americans over the years, the holes in the floorboards - used to ventilate the concealed spaces through which slaves traveled - are a testament to the church’s use as a stop on the underground railroad.
Whether you’re a beachcomber, cocktail aficionado, ghost hunter, history buff, or all of the above, be sure to bring your best smile and charm to explore the wonders that Savannah has to offer. Looking for a little fun in the area? Check out our blog for more local hotspots.