Where to Go: Savannah, Georgia

HIP AND HISTORIC-Savannah, Georgia

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This little city of amazing architecture and historic squares is also home to 200 festivals a year-yet they still manage to pull out all the stops for Memorial Day Weekend.-

Check out the patriotic festival on River Street with music, crafts, food and true old-fashioned fun.- Or how about a “ghost tour” with a twist: head to “Haunted Oatland Island” and actually hunt for ghosts! Or everyone’s favorite-the glittering Gaslight Tour of a gracious old Savannah mansion.

There are numerous other walking tours, museums and more-plus, this year, Savannah celebrates the centennial of one of its favorite sons: songwriter Johnny Mercer, who penned the words to “Moon River”, “Days of Wine and Roses” and about 1,700 other songs.-A variety of activities in his honor are going on year-round.

And don’t miss the restaurants of Savannah-yes, there is superb Southern cooking, and, international cuisines of all kinds-but stand back when the locals start arguing over whether “Mrs. Wilkes” or “Elizabeth on 37th” has the better food!


Savannah is served by the Savannah Airport (SAV), or you could fly to nearby Charleston International in Charleston, SC (CHS) and take in another historic city.