Savannah, Georgia

Savannah Georgia skyline at dusk from the top of a roof deck with the river water, bridge and buildings

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The vibrant colors of Savannah’s Southern hospitality shine bright. The picturesque waterfront city has lush gardens, parks, and open spaces (including Forsyth Park, which is shaded by huge oak trees), as well as beautiful centuries-old buildings. The Savannah Historic District, the country’s largest National Historic Landmark District, is home to hundreds of churches, museums, mansions, and more.

Take a ghost tour of the city if you’re looking for excitement. Alternatively, enjoy Southern cuisine classics like fried green tomatoes at The Olde Pink House, which occupies an 18th century-era mansion, or Vic’s on the River, which is housed in a 19th century-era warehouse.