Savannah was the first conurbation or metropolis to be developed in Georgia and is the fifth-biggest city in terms of population and 3rd largest in terms of area. Every year millions of tourists flock to Savannah to promenade along its bustling waterfront and to tour the surrounding coastal islands. Situated about 18 miles away is Tybee Island popularly called Savannah Beach, steeped in history, and has numerous sightseeing attractions that attract holidaymakers by droves.
Chief Tourist Attractions in Savannah
Old Fort Jackson
Go back in time while you stand on the ramparts of the Old Fort Jackson which is still in a pristine condition and the oldest stronghold in Georgia. The fortress was extensively used during the American Civil War and one can see several artifacts/exhibits that were pressed into service during the war.
Juliette Gordon Low Family House
Your visit to Savannah is not complete without a visit to the birthplace of the pioneer of the US Girl Scouts-Juliette Gordon Low. The family home whose construction was completed in 1821 was refurbished to restore the 1880s look.
The Cathedral of St. John the Baptist
The Cathedral of St. John the Baptist which was originally constructed in the 1870s has been renovated and redecorated several times. Visit the church to take a peep inside and admire its murals, main altar, pipe organ, and St. Cecilia’s images.
Tourists visiting Savannah will be able to see what the city was like during its developmental stages by strolling along the Bull Street.
Chief Tourist Attractions of Tybee Island
Built sometime in the 1730s, the Tybee Lighthouse is still in perfect working condition and if you want to have a bird’s eye view of the Savannah Riverfront, you’ll have to climb all the 178 stairs.
Little Tybee Island
Little Tybee Island should be there on your must-see list when planning a Tybee Island itinerary because of its virgin salt marshes and hardwood hammocks.
McQueen’s Island Trail
Embark on a trek on the 6-mile long McQueen’s Island Trail to be transported back in time.
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