In the United States, the southeast is known for a lot of things. Among them is southern hospitality. Nicknamed the “Hostess City of the South”, Savannah, Georgia is the embodiment of everything southern. Millions of visitors are drawn to the city each year in search of historic architecture, a thriving arts community, industry, and a heaping helping of southern flavor.
Downtown Savannah includes a historic district, a Victorian district, and 22 park squares. It is among the most expansive National Historic Landmark Districts in the United States. The city covers over 78 square miles, most of which is land. Savannah’s primary port is on the Savannah River and is the largest port in the state of Georgia. A wintertime average low of about 40 degrees and summertime high around 90 provides a wide, yet not overly uncomfortable climate. The average annual high and low temperatures are 77 and 55 respectively. Savannah receives an average of 110 days with rain and a whopping 2,758 hours of sunshine.
A diverse mix of ethnicities and religions, combined with a fairly even distribution of the population among age groups, provide a fertile setting for rich and diverse attractions and interests. The following is a short list of things you may consider seeing or doing while in town.
The Historic Savannah Theatre opened its doors on December 4th 1818. The two centuries since have seen several facelifts. Today, the theatre is an example of 1940s Art Deco style. A 2002 restoration brought the theatre back to the look of its glory days. The Savannah has a wide range of shows for adults and children alike.
Want to see Savannah from the water? River Street Riverboat Company, founded in 1991, is a great way to go. They offer narrated sightseeing tours, brunch, lunch, and dinner cruises, as well as entertainment cruises beneath the sun or moonlight. A tour onboard one of their riverboats is an opportunity to step back in time to share a romantic evening or entertain the family.
One of the most diverse and strongest collections in the south can be found at the SCAD Museum of Art. The Savannah College of Art and Design’s Kiah Hall is the home of this extensive museum. There are approximately 4,500 pieces on display. The museum is open six days a week and admission is free. Exhibits encourage interest in British, American, African American and modern specialty areas of design.
There’s the short, but interesting list of things to do. Check them out and let us know what you think.
All of this is a direct flight from Destin/Ft. Walton Beach, FL from the Northwest Florida Regional Airport aboard Vision Airlines. They provide non-stop flights to the Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport (SAV) three times per week.
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