Top Ten Savannah Things To Do

August 23rd, 2013 by Katie Pate

This is our official run-down of the top ten attractions in Savannah. Lucky for you, many of theses places are located in one neighborhood: The Historic District. Any destinations that are in our neighborhood (less than 2 miles from the Inn) and I will include the mileage from McMillan Inn.  So, get your itinerary out – here come the signature landmarks, restaurants and properties of Savannah!

10. Skidaway Island State Park. This state park borders Skidaway narrows, a part of Georgia’s intracoastal waterway and provides hiking, wildlife viewing and open-air picnic shelters.

Juliette Gordon Low’s Birthplace

Juliette Gordon Low’s Birthplace

9. Juliette Gordon Low’s Birthplace (.7 mi) A tour of this historic home (adults are $8, children 5 and under are free) will share with you the lively stories of four generations of one American family, including Juliette Gordon Low, founder of Girl Scouts of the USA in 1912.

8. First African Baptist Church. (1.2 mi) Built in 1861, this church was the first African-American Baptist Church in North America and was also a stop in the Underground Railroad.

7. Olde Pink House (.9 mi) The property housing the restaurant dates back to the 18th century and the dining room is split into smaller alcoves, making it feel more private and also cutting down on the noise level. Of course, the food is divine.

6. Forsyth Park (.25 mi) This 30-acre park is bordered on the north by Gaston Street, on the south by Park Avenue and has a one-mile perimeter popular with runners.

5. Bonaventure Cemetery. The cemetery is a world famous tourist destination, due to the old tree-lined roadways, the many notable persons interred, the unique cemetery sculpture and architecture, and the folklore associated with the site and the people.

4. Mickve Israel Temple (.3 mi) See the oldest Torah in the U.S. and enjoy the beautiful temple. The current building is from the 19th century, but the small museum on the second floor gives you an overview of the original immigrants of the 18th century who arrived with General Oglethorpe.

3. Cathedral of St. John the Baptist (.4 mi) This is the oldest Roman Catholic church in Georgia, with the first stones being laid in the late 18th century.

2. Historic Savannah Theater (.7 mi) This facility hosts the only Broadway-style professional live show in Savannah that runs all year long.

1. Historic District of Savannah. Take in the historic architecture by foot or on a tour bus. Picnic or enjoy a cool drink in one of the 24 well manicured and landscaped parks. There are always plenty of other people walking around, so you can feel safe in this area. The best part: our our B&B is in the heart of the historic district!

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