Savannah is famous for its antebellum architecture, historic cobblestone squares, and Spanish moss that drapes the town in a verdant, storybook haze. Pepper in the local designers, buzzing coffee shops, farm-to-table, and the avant-garde art scene—and you'll find yourself with no lack of activities during your trip.
The best way to see the city is to get out and walk. Take a tour of the Mercer Williams House (of 'Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil' fame) and/or the Owens-Thomas House or simply walk around the 22 historic squares that dot the city.
Forsyth Park is the largest park in the historic district of Savannah. The park covers 30 acres of land just south of Gaston Street and north of Park Avenue.
Considered to be one of the most beautiful cemeteries in the US and well worth exploring!
Savannah is home to local galleries, world-class museums, and the Savannah College of Art and Design. The on-campus SCAD Museum is worth a visit (you know, as museums go).
Walk south along Bull St towards Forsyth Park and check out the cafes and stores like Shop SCAD. There are also serveral great stores along Broughton St, such as Paris Market. Also worth checking out Graveface Records & Curiosities, which has an 'interesting' collection of arcade games, vinyl as well as cocktail supplies, toys, games...and taxidermy. If you're into antiques, Picker Joe's is filled with everything from retro advertising signs to antique crystal glassware and vintage jewelry.
If you have time to get out of the city...
If you can squeeze an extra day or two on to your trip, Charleston is incredible and is only a two-hour drive from Savannah. It's full of incredible bars and restaurants, beautiful historic homes and more...
One of the best preserved nineteenth century military fortifications in the US. Marc likes forts, and SO SHOULD YOU.
A 15-minute drive from the downtown will get you to one of the most beautiful estates in all of Savannah – the Wormsloe Historic Site. The plantation home is no longer intact, but the estate has hiking trails branching out through the woods, and historic ruins and paths that run along the edge of the forest.