Nicest Place in the South: Savannah, Georgia

Savannah, Georgia — the name flows from the tongue of its own accord in a deep, liquid Southern accent. She was a latecomer to the colonies, but many believe they saved the best for last. Stand for a minute on the steps of the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, and you’ll see what we mean.

Walk the cobblestoned River Street with a Savannah-made Southern praline on your tongue. Wander leisurely through the heart of a city laid out in the perfect grid with twenty-three city squares.

Join us as we delight in one of the most highly-visited treasures in America, a place thousands love to call home: the delicious seaport city of Savannah.


Beauty in the Details: The Squares of Savannah

Savannah, Georgia

Savannah’s Squares are steeped in an allure that is uniquely Southern: at once warm, familiar, and thick with the knowledge of something much deeper than appears on their well-mannered surface.


10 Things You Didn’t Know about Savannah

Savannah, Georgia

Rich in history and steeping in tradition, there’s more to Savannah than meets the eye.


Savannah’s Top 5

Savannah, Georgia

As the oldest city in the state, Savannah is steeped as deeply as sweet tea in Southern history and charm


Bonaventure: Savannah’s Sacred Haven of Beauty and Peace

Savannah, Georgia

Despite unchanging stone and statue, Savannah’s largest cemetery is not lifeless at all.


The Wormsloe Plantation: A Georgia Family’s Colonial Legacy

Savannah, Georgia

Passed down a single family line since the first English settlers came to Georgia’s shores, Wormsloe still preserves the memory of that colonial time


Commercial Architecture in the American South

Aside from great monumental works, much of the nineteenth century’s architectural focus in the South was residential, but the early to mid-twentieth century was commercial architecture’s heyday


Southern Restaurant Innovations

Savannah, Georgia; Saint Augustine, Florida; and Gainesville, Florida

Not only are foreign and ethnic cuisines often very well represented in the South, but fusion cooking and diverse inspiration have taken off in Southern locales


Through Wind and Fire: The Cathedral of St. John the Baptist

Savannah, Georgia

Anti-Catholic laws, hurricanes, fires—Savannah’s chief architectural and religious treasure is a story of Southern triumph

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