5 Reasons

to Love Living in Savannah

Beaches and books, dinners and drinks, parks and parties – there’s a lot to love about Savannah.

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Dubbed “The Forest City” for its gorgeous live oaks, Savannah is a rich combination of fine dining, relaxed atmosphere, and beautiful landscapes. Here are a few reasons locals and tourists continue to find beauty in this southern gem.

Every day is a walk in the park…

The historic district is home to 22 squares, and exploring these diverse urban parks is one of the best ways to get to know The Garden City. Start with Chippewa Square, where the opening scenes of Forrest Gump were filmed. Don’t bother looking for the bench Tom Hanks sat on while he uttered his famous lines about life and chocolate – unfortunately, the seat featured in the film was a prop that is now on display in the Savannah History Museum. However, there are plenty of other benches beneath the live oaks.

Living in Savannah

History comes to life…

In Savannah, the past is always present. Antebellum mansions, cobblestone streets, horse-drawn carriages – everywhere you turn, Savannah’s eclectic history is close to the surface. She’s hosted notorious pirates, Civil War generals, important writers and famous philanthropists. History isn’t just something you read about in Savannah – it’s part of daily life.

There’s plenty of food for the soul (and soul food)…

Savannah has one of the South’s most vibrant dining scenes. Sample exotic meats at the exceptional Alligator Soul or nibble on imaginative eats at the irreverent Treylor Park. A meal in The Grey’s chic dining room – once a Greyhound bus station – is an innovative and upscale experience, while the equally phenomenal The Wyld offers up fresh seafood served dockside. Chow down on the city’s best brunch at Aussie-inspired The Collins Quarter, or feast on southern classics at Mrs. Wilkes Dining Room. Craving a burger? Get your hands dirty with a messy, delicious El Jefe burger from Green Truck Neighborhood Pub. 

Every day is a great day for a party…

From hosting to one of the largest St. Patrick’s Day celebrations in the world to defying mother nature with the dangerous hurricane parties, Savannahians love a good party. Open containers are allowed on our cobblestone streets, and partiers looking to pair good times with spectacular views can head to one of Savannah’s many rooftop bars.

It’s no wonder the world’s strongest drink was invented in Savannah. Chatham Artillery Punch –  a potent cocktail of frequently debated combinations of wine, brandy, rum, whiskey and champagne –  has been livening up Savannah parties since the late 1800s.

But some days, you just want to relax and take it slow…

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Savannah is also a great place to slow down, enjoy the moment and unwind. Take your time. Enjoy the view. Sip your sweet tea. No one is rushing you. Lounge on the beach with a good book on Tybee Island, pamper yourself at Spa Bleu, or just use the heat as an excuse to stay in the air conditioning and watch a good movie.

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