One of the best ways to experience Savannah’s history is to take a tour. Hop-on-hop-off trolley tours are very popular here, as are carriage tours. And, at night, you definitely should sign up for a ghost tour. Whether you believe the spooky stories you’ll hear or not, a ghost tour is a fun way to learn about Savannah’s most well-known legends.
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24 Hours in Savannah with Cheryl Day • The Paris Market: Visual eye candy and heavenly treasures fill every nook and cranny of this two-story boutique. You might find something new or something old, but always something you can’t live without. There is also a lovely little café where you can enjoy a treat and catch up with friends.
The first thing I ever do when I have friends in town is hop aboard the Old Town Trolley so that they can see the city then pick what they want to do from there. The on/off makes it a great form of transportation around Savannah too.
Cumberland Island, GA ~ Take the ferry out to gloriously deserted Cumberland Island and return with a robber baron’s hoard of sand dollars. Rent a bike from the park rangers and head south from the ferry landing to Dungeness Beach, where the best shells wash ashore. If the sun grows too intense on the sand, hop on your bike and visit the picturesque ruins of the Gilded Age mansion built by real robber barons, the Carnegies.
Tybee Island, Georgia. WHY IT’S INTERESTING: Drive 20 minutes east of Savannah, and you’ll find one of the most laid-back vacation spots on the southeastern coast. It’s got miles of beach, and the great old lighthouse pictured above. LIGHT ME UP: Tybee’s Light Station was built in 1773 and is Georgia’s oldest and tallest lighthouse. FUN FACT: Tybee means “salt” in the old Euchee tongue.