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Savannah, Georgia Is Historical and Beautiful Place to Vacation

Updated on June 9, 2019
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Savannah, Georgia is a must vacation place. One week isn't enough time to see everything, it will leave you wanting more.

Entering Savannah, Georgia

The bridge entering Savannah, GA
The bridge entering Savannah, GA

The beauty that is Savannah

John Ogelthorpe was the founder of the city, Savannah in the state of Georgia. When he made plans to build it, he literally made plans. He drew up what he wanted it to look like before he began to create this beautiful and amazing city.

His design was to have a park in the center of each community and with that in mind, they began. Today's historical district includes his design of 22 park like squares with homes surrounding them. The extremely tall trees shade them and add to their beauty. The cobblestone streets in some of the areas and the architecture make you feel like you've gone back in time.

This is one of the largest historical districts in the United States and the oldest city in the state of Georgia, having been established in 1733 on the Savannah River.

I don't know if John Ogelthorpe had this in mind when he designed it, but it was his vision that created this picturesque district that brings millions of tourist each year.

Old Savannah Tour guides are fantastic. You can hop on and off to tour the district.
Old Savannah Tour guides are fantastic. You can hop on and off to tour the district.

Movie Tid Bits

There have been many movies filmed in Savannah because the city welcomes the industry there and gives them incentives to film there.

One such movie was Forrest Gump, the famous park bench scenes were filmed at Chippewa Square. That famous bench was a prop that had to be moved daily and so it was actually made of fiberglass. The bench, the suitcase and of course the box of chocolates now reside in the Savannah History Museum.

Another, not as famous movie, but a very well done movie as well was Something to Talk About, with an amazing cast staring Julia Roberts and Dennis Quaid. There is a scene in the movie by the red phone booth outside the Six Pence restaurant where Julia's character sees here husband with his mistress through the window.

There are many more, Now and Then, Glory, Burt Reynold's Longest Yard, The General's Daughter and the list goes on.

Movies filmed in Savannah, Georgia
Movies filmed in Savannah, Georgia
The Six Pence in Savannah, Georgia.
The Six Pence in Savannah, Georgia.

Points of interest

There is so much to see and do, but there are a few things you can't pass up.

  • St. John the Baptist Cathedral
  • Forsyth Park
  • The Warf (wear comfortable and non-slip shoes)
  • The railroad museum
  • Haunted Tour: this is a must, you'll regret it if you don't do this one.
  • Revolutionary War sites
  • Civil War sites

If you're looking for a special place for a very nice meal, The Olde Pink House with a great history of its own is a good place to have a meal. It's a little pricey, but worth it. I won't spoil the surprise on the history, take the tour and you'll hear all about it.

If your're looking for southern cooking with a little flair, Paula Deen's, The Lady and Sons is in the heart of it all. Food is very good, medium pricing, expect a wait, they get very busy.

If you're looking a great place for a quiet meal and a great glass of wine, then there is Corleone's. It's food is fantastic, the atmosphere is relaxing and the staff is great. It's a little off the beaten path, but definitely worth the walk and after you've eaten there, you'll need the walk back.

Plan a trip to Savannah, Georgia. You won't be disappointed.

Corleone's Italian Restaurant in Savannah, Georgia.
Corleone's Italian Restaurant in Savannah, Georgia.

© 2019 Lady Liberty

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    • Abecedarian profile imageAUTHOR

      Lady Liberty 

      2 years ago from These United States, Texas

      There give additional incentives to film companies that other places don't so they film quite a few movies there. It is an amazing place, so very much to see and do.

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      Liz Westwood 

      2 years ago from UK

      This is an interesting introduction to Savannah. I had not realised that 'Forest Gump' was filmed there.

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