Fun things to do in town
- To find out what events are happening locally, check out our calendar listings.
- For information on the local restaurants and shops,
be sure to visit the Georgia Guardian's Marketplace section and check out the links below.
- Is sports your thing? Check out the local sports schedule or fishing hot spots.
- Spend the day at the Tybee Island beach, which is about 14 miles from Savannah.
- Stroll along the Bull Street corridor and visit some of the art galleries as well as Forsyth Park with its beautiful fountain.
- Explore the historic squares that are scattered throughout the Historic District.
- Explore City Market and see some of the artists at the City Market Arts Center.
- Enjoy a harbor cruise.
- Do something romantic with someone you love.
- See an upcoming music concert.
- Visit one of the area's historic forts, such as Fort Pulaski. Call (912) 786-5787 for more information.
- Feel in the giving mood? Check out our "Guardian Angel" for volunteer openings and workshops.
- Visit the Pirate's House Restaurant, right out of Robert Louis Stevenson's novel, Treasure Island. Also said to be haunted, so watch out for spooks.
- Take a trolley tour or a leisurely tour on a horse-drawn carriage around the city squares.
- Go to one of the many events that are scheduled at the Savannah Civic Center.
- Visit some of the shops, art galleries and restaurants listed below.
Days Inn and Days Suites, (912) 234-0841, has locations near Savannah's Historic Riverfront on Bay street and Oglethorpe Mall.
Garden Inn, (912) 234-6234
Cora Bett Realty Co.,
Sumner Investments, 238-9587
Chelsea Apartments, 233-6640
Magnolia Place Inn, 236-7674
The Gardens on Jones,
Historic Inns of Savannah
Looking for an apartment to rent?
Be sure to check our classifieds.
Tuscon Grill, (912) 233-9669
Daiquiri Island Cafe, (912) 352-9930
Chik-fila, (912) 352-1580
Buffalo's cafe, (912) 354-9464
Savannah Rum Runners bakery, (912) 355-1580
Ex Libris bookstore and cafe, (912) 525-7550
Papa John's Pizza
The Savannah College of Art
and Design, (912) 238-2483,
(the scad campus is spread out throughout downtown)
Telfair Museum of Art
The Savannah Civic Center
Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum, (912) 232-1511
Mighty Eighth Air Force Heritage Museum, 748-8888
Chatham County Aquatic Center, (912) 351-6556
RPM music store, 234-0093
Savannah History Musuem
Barnes & Noble Bookstore,
located in Oglethorpe Mall on Abercorn Street
Botanica Walking Tours, 1-888-806-8519
First Liberty Bank, 352-4333
Alberts, (912) 236-8070
Gaucho, (912) 234-7414
EJ Scandals, (912) 236-6064
Marco Polo trading co.,
Goodwill, (912) 233-2276
Simon's Formal Wear, 352-1251
Onstage, (912) 354-6320
Uncle Bob's self storage, 352-1211
Shop or dine at Oglethorpe Mall and Savannah Mall located on Abercorn Street
Visit Tybee Beach, go east on Victory Drive, 25 minute drive
The following galleries are scad operated and free to the public:
Exhibit A Gallery, 340 Bull St.
Alexander Hall, 668 Indian St.
Ex Libris, 228 MLK Blvd.
Pei Ling Garden for the Arts,
324 MLK Blvd.
Gryphon Tea Room,
337 Bull St., 525-5880
Ex Libris Bookstore,
228 MLK Blvd., 525-7550
6 E. Liberty St., 233-5348
Joe Bean's Coffeehouse,
21 W. York St., 231-1600
Savannah Coffee House,
102 W. Congress St., 233-5311
Savannah Coffee Roasters Cafe,
7 E. Congress St., 232-5282
Savannah Tea Room,
7 E. Broughton St., 239-9690
(inside Barnes & Noble Bookstore, located in Oglethorpe Mall on Abercorn Street)
Little known facts about Savannah
- Did you know that Savannah was called "the most beautiful city in North America" by LeMonde, a popular French magazine?
- Savannah was named by one of "The top 10 walking cities in America" by Walking Magazine.
- The first golf course in America was created here in 1794.
- There are plenty of festivals held here every year. One of the biggest ones is the St. Patrick's Day festival and parade. The parade is the second largest of its kind, right behind New York City's parade.
- Savannah was the first city planned on a unique system of squares. It's the nation's largest registered urban historic landmark district. Filled with 22 beautiful city squares filled with Spanish moss, historic monuments and 1,200-plus restored historic structures.
- The new $81 million Savannah International Trade and Convention Center opened recently on Hutchinson Island across from Savannah's bustling River Street shops.
- The founder of the Girl Scouts, Juliette Gordon Lowe, was born here. The headquarters of the Girl Scouts are now located here. Be sure to visit the Juliette Gordon Lowe Museum while here.
For a list of movies now playing
in Savannah theaters, click here.
Popular movies that were filmed in Savannah
- (2000) The Legend of Bagger Vance, starring Matt Damon and Will Smith. Directed by Robert Redford. Will be in theaters during Summer 2000.
- (1999) The General's Daughter, starring Clint Eastwood. (Some filming was done at Savannah's Wormsloe Historic Site, south on Skidaway Road.)
- (1999) Forces of Nature, starring Sandra Bullock and Ben Affleck
- (1997) Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, starring Kevin Spacey (The bird statue can also be seen in Savannah's History Museum.)
- (1996) The Gingerbread Man
- (1995) Something to Talk About, starring Julia Roberts
- (1994) Now and Then
- (1993) Forrest Gump, starring Tom Hanks (The bench from the movie can be seen in Savannah's History Museum on MLK Blvd.)
- (1988) Return of the Swamp Thing
- (1980) Cape Fear
- (1976) Roots
Top ten books about Savannah
Ex Libris Bookstore - 228 MLK Jr. Blvd. 525-7550
1. "Savannah Sketchbook
2. "Savannah Tour of Homes and Garden
3. "Savannah Then and Now
4. "Savannah Spectres and Other Strange Tales
5. "Savannah Races
6. "Savannah Lore and More
7. "Savannah National Trust Guide to Savannah
8. "Savannah People, Places and Events
9. "Only in Savannah
10. "Visitors Guide to Savannah
Additional links about Savannah
Surrounding areas around Savannah
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