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Top 5 Reasons to Visit Savannah, Georgia This Summer
We know Atlanta has put Georgia on everyone’s radar for the food, nightlife, and low cost of living, but four hours away along Georgia’s coastline is the attention- grabbing beach town of Savannah. As the oldest established city in Georgia, back when it was originally formed, Savannah was one of the only towns in the dirty south where having Black slaves was initially outlawed.
Due to outside pressure, the city later conformed to the legality of slavery, however the city continued to set an example and dared to be different, resulting in a town with very vibrant and eclectic history. Fast forward to present day, and Savannah is still setting trends. Here are the top five reasons you may want to skip Atlanta and head to Savannah instead.
1. Historic District
The city of Savannah has many influences from across the globe. Once recognized as a port city, you’ll see the European influences in the architecture . WIth over 20 cobblestoned blocksmade of up mansions, historic churches, parks, and huge oak trees as well as 22 historic squares, each square different from the other.
2. The Beaches Of Tybee Island
Tybee Island sits off the coast of Savannah and is surrounded by beaches. Locals and tourist a like bathe in the sun during summer time along it’s 3 miles of beach coastline.
3. Jones Street
Get ready to be the envy of your instagram followers as you take pictures on what is to be considered one of the most beautiful streets in the United States.
4. Pedestrian Friendly
Most of the sites are located in Downtown Savannah and you can walk the majority of the time while you’re there. It’s 30 minutes between one side to the other. Plus, with all that great southern food and beer you’ll be indulging in, walking is the best way to burn those calories off.
5. Open Container Laws
Savannah is one of the few cities in the USA that embraces open container laws. Meaning you are able to walk Savannah streets with to-go cups of Casamigos or 1942.