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Savannah, Georgia

February 22, 2017 Leave a comment

Savannah is the oldest city in the state of Georgia and is the county seat of Chatham County. Established in 1733 on the Savannah River, Savannah became state capital of Georgia.  A strategic port city in the American Revolution and during the American Civil War, Savannah is today an industrial center and an important Atlantic seaport.

Each year Savannah attracts millions of visitors to its cobblestone streets, parks, and notable historic buildings.  It’s downtown area, which includes the Savannah Historic District, the Savannah Victorian Historic District, and 22 parklike squares, is one of the largest National Historic Landmark Districts in the United States.  Downtown Savannah largely retains the original town plan prescribed by founder James Oglethorpe. Savannah was the host city for the sailing competitions during the 1996 Summer Olympics held in Atlanta.

It’s also a great place to stroll amongst the many parks and historic antebellum houses.  And a walk along the harbor (careful, those cobblestones are hard on the ankles!) will provide a host of eateries and tourist goodies.  We had some terrific seafood during our visit!  We would recommend the hop on – hop off tours to get a good overview of the city.