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Forsyth Park Fountain in Savannah, Georgia

Travel Guide: Savannah, Georgia

Looking for things to do in Savannah? Here's our tourist guide to explore Georgia’s oldest port city.

By Clover Health

Historic architecture, art, southern hospitality, and a dose of ghostly vibes are just a few of the draws of scenic Savannah. Museums, parks, and restaurants are accessible by foot, bike, or trolley—all within a 3-mile radius. Plus, the state’s mild winters mean it’s a great time to score deals on hotels or rentals. 

Illustration of Savannah, Georgia by Sara Mulvanny

Where to Eat in Savannah

Kayak Kafé

All are welcome—including vegans and vegetarians—at this casual restaurant with an eclectic menu. Enjoy locally sourced seafood, fresh salads, tacos, or burgers. 

Things to See in Savannah

Forsyth Park

Situated in the Historic District, this park is Savannah’s largest and oldest. The sprawling expanse is great for a stroll or a round of tennis. 

Cathedral of St. John the Baptist

Take a self-guided or docent-led tour inside this iconic feature of Savannah’s skyline. Home to 34 murals, the interior is just as breathtaking.

Mercer Williams House Museum 

Reserve tickets to tour the setting of the haunting novel Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, steps away from the fountain at Forsyth Park.

Georgia State Railroad Museum

Located in Tricentennial Park—a 25-acre museum complex in downtown Savannah—this train lover’s paradise is the perfect place to take a grandchild. 

Things to Do in Savannah

Old Town Trolley Tours

Give your feet a break in retro streetcar style! Hop on and off at the 15 stops all day. 

Hutchinson Island

Hop a free ferry across the Savannah River to enjoy waterfront views of the city. Visit the Westin for a round of golf or a spa treatment.

Let’s Ride: Biking around Savannah

Savannah’s charm, typically mild weather, and flat terrain make it ideal for biking. Explore the city on your own or pedal along with a tour for sightseeing with a side of low-impact exercise. 

Tip: Planning to travel this season? Protect yourself and folks around you by being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and the flu. 

This article was originally published in the Winter 2022 issue of Clover Living magazine. Want to see more articles like this? Subscribe to Clover Living magazine for free (if you aren’t already subscribed) here.

This article was medically reviewed by Dr. Kumar Dharmarajan

Published on 6/23/22

Illustration by Sarah Mulvanny