Savannah is a great selection for a family getaway, not only because of its beautiful architecture and landscapes, but also because of its historical importance. While visiting this southern city you should not miss the possibility to take a look at Downtown Savannah and the Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens at the Historic Bamboo Farm.
Things to do in Downtown Savannah
There are many enchanting places to visit in Downtown Savannah, and they are all within walking distance! One of these places is River Street, a riverfront street full of historic buildings, delicious restaurants, galleries with local art, unique nightspots, and some bars to watch the sunset while drinking a fresh cocktail. Apart from that, you can also find over 20 museums, which gives travellers a taste of what makes Savannah so special. If you are looking for nightlife, Broughton Street is the place to go. Apart from that, the City Market, where farmers used to sell their products, is where you can find live entertainments and amazing places to eat. The Savannah Theatre is one of the oldest continually operating theaters in America, which attracts lots of people every year because of the fact that their plays never disappoint. Last but not least, Forsyth Park is a very famous spot where Farmer’s Markets take place every Saturday and is the perfect escape from the city’s everyday life.
Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens
Another thing to do in Savannah is the Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens. A botanical garden is a garden dedicated to the collection, cultivation and display of a wide range of plants. Did you know that the Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens habitat is the largest outdoor palm collection north of Florida? This garden located at the Historic Bamboo Farm, is 51 acres of historic plants, ornamental gardens, lakes, farm buildings and pick-your-own berry fields.
During the month of December, the garden hosts a walking tour illuminated by 1,000,000 lights with the company of Santa Claus’ himself. There is another famous festivity called “Autumn Gardenfest” and education events such as Gazing in the Garden, where visitors gaze at the sky through telescopes and learn about the galaxy. When planning your trip to Savannah, do not forget to include this beautiful garden in your itinerary!
Other Activities in Savannah, GA
The Avenue of Oaks is a drive with breathtaking views that will definitely be one of the most picturesque drives of your life! At the end of the road, you will find yourself at the Wormsloe Historic Site, home to the oldest standing structure in Savannah. The Historic District is a world-famous stop with many mansions, historic churches and parks, where you can find 22 historic squares such as the Chippewa Square.
If you are looking for a welcoming hospitality, great atmosphere, and an affordable stay, Holiday Inn Savannah is the place to go. This conveniently located hotel near I-95 is minutes away from River Street, Savannah International Airport, and the famous Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens. Some of the hotel’s amenities include an in-room microwave, coffee maker, hair dryer, ironing board, full-length mirror, wake up services, Wi-Fi, flat panel TV, outdoor pool, fitness center, and free parking for guests.
After all that has been said… what is stopping you from visiting this wonderful city?