Sights, Food & Terrors: Top Savannah Activities
Savannah, Georgia is full of history, architecture and life, and this summer is the perfect opportunity to explore all of it for yourself. There’s a reason Savannah has been dubbed the “hostess city of the south” – it accommodates to all visitors. So whether you’re attracted to Savannah’s peaceful and scenic setting, the mouthwatering southern cuisine or all of the terrifying spooks of the city’s past, spend your summer vacation in Savannah.
When you climb onboard a Savannah Riverboat Cruise, you are always in for a treat. Live entertainment, great food and spectacular sights all combine together for one incredible afternoon or evening. If the beautiful Savannah atmosphere appeals to you, the Sightseeing Cruise, where you can hear about the riveting history of the area as well as see some of the most notable sights, including the “Waving Girl” statue, may be the perfect choice for you. Head in for a brunch or luncheon cruise and spend time on the river with a delicious buffet. Track down a killer on the Murder Mystery Cruise, or learn about Savannah’s fascinating history in the Civil War Experience Dinner Cruise & Fort Tour. Even just this one activity has something for everyone to enjoy in Savannah.
But if you are looking for something a little more food-based, the Savannah Foody Tour or Paula Deen Culinary Tour may be the preferred activity for you. Each tour will treat you to some of the culinary delights the city has to offer, including a visit to one of the queen of the Food Network’s own restaurants, Uncle Bubba’s Oyster House or Lady & Sons. Sample some of the delicious treats, see the sights of the city and leave the tour full. If you want to taste the flavor of the South, either of these two food-centric tours give you the perfect chance to do so.
Savannah has been listed as “America’s Most Haunted City.” When you take any of the several ghost tours the city offers, you will understand why. There are seven different haunted trolley and walking tours that will take you through some of the most haunted areas in the city. Your guide will tell you all of the terrifying tales of the city’s past. Walk through graveyards, one of the most haunted buildings in the city and The Pirate’s House, the oldest building in Georgia. You’ll hear the tales of some of the most notable spirits in the area, such as Anna, the ghost who haunts hotels in Savannah. On the Evening Haunted Trolley Tour, you’ll even get the chance to explore the “Dead House,” the tunnel underneath the Candler Hospital. Beautiful by day, Savannah’s terrifying past comes to life when the sun goes down.
Whatever your tastes, Savannah has something for everyone. Besides these three incredible options, you can also catch a show at the Historic Savannah Theatre, get a history lesson on a trolley tour or grab some drinks on the Savannah Martini Tour. Whatever you crave this summer, Savannah has something to fill your appetite.
While you’re visiting the area, make sure you stay close to all of the action. If you’re in town for a peaceful ride on the river, book a room at the Hilton Garden Inn Savannah Historic District or the Doubletree Hotel Savannah Historic District, both less than a half-mile from the Savannah Riverboat Cruises. When you’re sitting in your hotel room and your stomach starts to grumble, you’ll be happy you booked a room at The Dresser Palmer House or the Hilton Savannah DeSoto, both of which are nearby the starting point of the Foody Tour. Hotels near some of the haunted activities include the Staybridge Suites Historic District, Hampton Inn Savannah-Historic District and Comfort Suites Historic District, among others – if you enjoy getting your pants scared off.
Visit Savannah this summer and fulfill all of your desires during your summer vacation. With something for everyone to enjoy, from troublesome tales to scrumptious snacks and more, your stay in Savannah is bound to give you everything you need.