By Stacy Tillilie
January 21, 2022
Cobblestone streets canopied in moss-draped live oaks. Antebellum mansions with stately pillars and inviting porches. Manicured gardens outlined in ornate wrought-iron fences. It’s no secret that Savannah is a picturesque American city that oozes Southern charm. But Georgia’s oldest city—dating to 1733 with the arrival of General James Oglethorpe (and some 120 fellow Brits), who was granted a charter by King George II to establish the 13th colony—is more than just a pretty picture. Scratch the surface, and the Hostess City of the South has all the substance of a world-class travel destination that lives up to its recent accolades of being ranked No. 3 in The Top 15 Cities in the United States in the Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards 2018 readers’ survey (a position it’s earned on the survey for the third consecutive year) and landing a spot on TripAdvisor’s list of the 30 Top U.S.A. Cities to Visit in 2018.
So when it comes to Savannah, how do we love thee? Let us count the ways.