Savannah is the oldest city in the state of Georgia. The cobblestone streets, beautiful squares and Live oak trees filled with Spanish moss ooze charm and epitomize the South. There is also the riverfront. The river walk is a hopping place filled with hotels, restaurants and shops.
This trip, we walked along the river stopping at the Waving Girl and the Olympic Flame statues and opted for an afternoon harbor sightseeing cruise on the Savannah Riverboat the Georgia Queen. This paddle boat was the star of the recent season of Netflix’s Ozark and was simulated as being blown up. Hollywood!
We learned a few new facts about the city’s history, we saw several cargo ships, dolphins and even a bald eagle on our sightseeing tour. Savannah was the sailing venue for the Atlanta Olympics (1996) and is also the fourth largest cargo port in the US. As we passed Fort Jackson, a brick fort dating back to the Civil War, we had the pleasure and unexpected surprise of a cannon firing beside the fort.
The beautiful squares (22 in total) surrounded by magnificent homes are one of the loveliest features of Savannah. The city layout and the squares are mentioned in a previous post. Forrest Gump sat on a bench in Chippewa Square; that bench is now in the Savannah History Museum. Washington Square was just steps from our hotel and similar to New York’s Washington Square; it is a great place to sit and people watch.
Savannah once again was the hostess with the mostest. Yum and thank you!