Savannah Offers Beatiful Scenery, Beaches and Sports

By Karen Schwartzman on April 29, 2011 at 11:24 am EST


There's certainly something to be said for Southern Hospitality. In Savannah, the idea of Southern charm is alive and well, and the city invites you to its explore its streets. It even offers a little fun along the way.

Frequently hailed as one of the most beautiful cities in the world, Savannah's Historic Downtown District shouldn't be passed up. Visitors should spend some quality wandering the history-rich streets. Take in the water on River Street or wander through one of the nearly two dozen city squares laid out in the city's unique grid system.

The serene Forsyth Park and its famous fountain is worth a stop as well. The park extends for miles and guest are free to take advantage of the spectacular scenery as they walk, run or bike through. Another famous Savannah spot is Tbybee Island. It's located 18 miles east of Savannah and offers all the usual beach activities, from lounging in the sand to playing in the surf. Those eager for more history will find it at the Tybee Island Lighthouse. Built in 1732, the lighthouse features all of its original support buildings.

If the beauty of the city itself isn't enough, the Bamboo Farm & Coastal Gardens are sure to do the trick. Or, if you're more interested in wildlife, check out the Oatland Island Wildlife Center. The Center occupies over 100 acres and exhibits over 50 species of animals.

Savannah also offers something for sports fans. It's minor league baseball team, the Savannah Sand Gnats, plays in Savannah's Grayson Stadium, located inside the city's historic district. Originally called the Savannah Cardinals, the name was changed to the Sand Gnats in 1996. The team has won three SAL championships.

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