"SAVANNAH SCENE" Top 5 Page for this destination Savannah by cobrioc

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A Savvy Sense

SAVANNAH HISTORY

British General James Oglehorpe landed on the historic bluff above the Savannah River in 1733 to found America's thirteenth colony.

In 1864, general William T. Sherman
captured Savannah and presented the city as a Christmas gift to President Lincoln.

During the Civil War, Savannah was spared the fate of so many other Southern cities that were burned to the ground during Sherman's legendary March to the sea.

A Savvy sense of style wingled with a quirry sense of humor- Savannah is one of those places where life is not meant to be werely lived, but savored.

Savannah Historic District

The more than 1,000 restored buildings of Savannah's Historic
District , the nation's largest , reflect the styles of gentler eras.
While in the Historic District check out the Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace or the Ralph Mark Gilbert Civil Rights Museum. If you are a fan of planes, trains and nautical history, check out the Mighty Eighth Air Force Heritage Museum, the Roundhouse Railroad Museum and the Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum.

"Top Ten Most Beautiful Places in America."

Images of massive oaks drappes in Spanish Moss, and sipping mint juleps on the veranda are true to form in Savannah. Balconies and stircases are framed in fancy ironwork , wisteria clings to corinthian columns, and life's pace moves as lazily as a sweet southern
drawl.
Savannah America's best place for extraordinary architecture! Savannah represents more than 11 styles of architecture.

Tybee Island is only minutes from the Savannah Historic District. Offering some of South's best beaches and fantastic family values, Tybee is the eclectic jewel of the Georgia Coast. Enjoy boating, biking, hiking, or soaking up the rays on the beach. Combined with historic attractions, great shopping and extraordinary dining, Tybee is Georgia's small beach town.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:The most beautiful city in North America!
  • Cons:Top 10 US Cities to visit!
  • In a nutshell:"Top Ten Most Beautiful Places in America."
  • Last visit to Savannah: May 2003
  • Intro Updated Aug 1, 2011
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  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Jul 13, 2009 at 10:57 AM

    Hi, Cabrio! Thanks for your story and nice pictures here! ><><

  • atufft's Profile Photo
    May 27, 2008 at 6:26 PM

    I'm a BIG fan of driving through the south, and I'm sorry that I've only driven though Savannah on the interstate...alan

  • maestrousmc's Profile Photo
    May 1, 2008 at 6:25 PM

    Thanks for the tips. Moving to the area soon and you've reminded me how much I love this city. William

  • Pawtuxet's Profile Photo
    Jan 8, 2008 at 6:19 AM

    Back again for more tips and leaving more ratings. Great page. I'm on my way to the sultry city on Thursday.

  • goingsolo's Profile Photo
    Nov 25, 2005 at 4:06 PM

    Very interesting tips. Visited here many years ago and going to be passing through in a couple of months. Thanks for the info!

  • VeronicaG's Profile Photo
    Nov 11, 2005 at 12:53 PM

    Nice collection of photos! It makes me want to revisit that beautiful place!!

  • ForestqueenNYC's Profile Photo
    Mar 13, 2005 at 2:43 PM

    Have been interested in seeing Savannah for some time now. Your photos of things to do have encouraged me to plan a trip soon.

  • ZanieOR's Profile Photo
    Feb 26, 2005 at 11:20 AM

    Reading your page brought back memories of my visit. Thanks!

  • pink63's Profile Photo
    Jan 6, 2005 at 8:06 AM

    In my imaginary, Savannah must be a very nice city to visit. Now, looking at your pictures, I'm sure of it

  • masc4s's Profile Photo
    Dec 1, 2004 at 2:07 AM

    SUPERB overview of Savannah. Excellent photo's + tips. You've worked hard on these pages. Outstanding work and a brilliant read, well done!

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