Savannah

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When it comes down to planning your day-to-day list of things to do, ShermansTravel experts have you covered. To make sure you get the most out of your vacation, we recommend the can't-miss museums and attractions, as well as the off-the-path activities and unique local experiences that will make your trip truly memorable.

Things to do in Savannah

City Market & West Congress Street

If you’re interested in a pub crawl, look no further. City Market and West Congress is the hub for Savannah libations, with everything from relaxed lounges to happening nightclubs.

GA, www.savannahcitymarket.com
Tags: nightlife | lounge | patio | dancing | pub | things to do | bar | nightclub

Downtown Design District

Savannah’s premier shopping destination for home goods, antiques, art and designer gifts with over twenty shops and boutiques for the most discriminating shopper.

Whitaker St. between West Charlton and West Gordon Sts., GA, www.downtowndesigndistrict.com
Tags: shopping | expensive | trendy | boutique | things to do | designer | home

Jepson Center for the Arts at Telfair Museum

Savannah’s premiere modern art museum houses major travel exhibitions, African-American art and Southern art, and is just across the square from the Telfair Museum’s collection of classic and decorative fine art.

207 West York St., GA, 912-790-8800, www.telfair.org
Tags: trendy | art | things to do | museum

Lady Chablis’ Drag Show

One of Savannah’s most notable characters, this stylish transvestite was central in the book Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. Her drag show at Club One is hugely popular and books up fast.

1 Jefferson St., GA, 912-232-0200, www.clubone-online.com
Tags: gay and lesbian | nightlife | trendy | dancing | things to do | nightclub

Mercer-Williams House Museum

Built in the 1860s for the great grandfather of singer/songwriter Johnny Mercer, and later home to local preservationist Jim Williams, better known for killing his lover in the home’s front den as told in Midnight in the Garden of Good Evil.

429 Bull St., GA, 912-236-6352, www.mercerhouse.com
Tags: things to do | architecture | history | museum

Old Town Trolley Tours

With 16 stops near over 100 historical points of interest, Old Town Trolley Tours offers a veritable smorgasbord of Savannah from the comfort of a guided trolley.

234 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., GA, 800-868-7482, www.trolleytours.com
Tags: smart splurge | things to do | history | tour

Owens-Thomas House Museum

Finished in 1819, the Owens-Thomas House is considered by architectural historians to be the finest example of English Regency architecture in America. Today it’s part of the Telfair Museum, and a National Historic Landmark.

124 Abercorn St., GA, 912-233-9743, www.telfair.org
Tags: things to do | architecture | history | museum

Ralph Mark Gilbert Civil Rights Museum

Documents the South’s struggles toward desegregation and racial equality through the experiences of this majority-black city’s African-American community, Georgia’s oldest.

460 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., GA, 912-231-8900, www.sip.armstrong.edu/CivilRightsMuseum/Civilindex.html
Tags: family | things to do | history | museum

River Street

The quintessential tourist destination, cobbled River Street is flanked on one side by the Savannah River, with tankers heading to port, and on the other side by 19th-century cotton warehouses now housing restaurants, hotels, bars, and souvenir shops.

River St. from Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. to East Broad, GA, www.riverstreetsavannah.com
Tags: family | things to do | architecture | history | walk

Savannah Hearse and Ghost Tours

Tour the appreciably haunted city by Hearse. Visit grisly pirate houses, Civil War hospitals, cholera-epidemic cemeteries, and historic mansions that served as funeral parlors in times of economic distress; reservations required.

Doubletree Inn, 411 West Bay St., GA, 912-695-1578, www.hearseghosttours.com
Tags: editor pick | trendy | things to do | history | tour

Savannah History Museum

Showcases Savannah’s rich history, from its beginning as a port town in 1733 to Revolutionary and Civil War artifacts to 20th-century memorabilia such as the bench Tom Hanks sat on during the filming of Forrest Gump.

303 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., GA, 912-651-6825, www.chsgeorgia.org/shm
Tags: family | things to do | history | museum

Shop SCAD

Unique to Savannah, this gallery store displays and sells the works of Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) art students, alumni, faculty and staff. Buy funky housewares, cool T-shirts, photography, jewelry and artwork.

340 Bull St., GA, 912-525-5180, www.shopscadonline.com
Tags: shopping | editor pick | smart splurge | trendy | things to do | crafts | gallery

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