Snowbirds like Savannah because it is more friendly than formal. Hip and historic, robust and refined, Savannah is where you'll find amazing architecture, spooky cemeteries and rich history, along with global sophistication, funky nightlife and fabulous food.
Savannah is becoming as famous for its food as for its historic sights. Fresh local seafood, Southern home cooking and nationally known chefs are the ingredients of a cuisine scene that's cookin', in more ways than one.
Savannah is known as America's first planned city. The city out in a series of grids that allowed for wide open streets intertwined with shady public squares and parks that served as town meeting places and centers of business. Savannah had 24 original squares; 21 are still in existence.
Savannah has the nation's largest registered Urban Historic Landmark District, 21 green squares and 1,600-plus historically and architecturally significant structures are all within a 2.5 square mile area. The Garden City: Savannah's squares are actually magnificent public gardens.
Culture flourishes in Savannah, home of one of the largest art schools in the country. The faculty, students and graduates of the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) exhibit in numerous galleries city-wide, energizing the local art scene. Artists invite you into their studios in the old City Market. Theater, film and music scenes are also vibrant.
The Pirates House is a famous Savannah restaurant, which was actually a tavern frequented by pirates who sailed the Caribbean in 1794. Events at the Pirates House were the inspiration for Robert Lewis Stevensons novel, Treasure Island.
The Girl Scouts of the U.S.A. was founded in Savannah in 1912 by a Savannah woman named Juliette Gordon Low. Her childhood home now serves as the Girl Scouts National Headquarters.