Southern charm drips as heavy as the Spanish moss hanging from the broad cypress and oak trees in this postcard-perfect coastal Georgian city on the Savannah River.

Founded in 1733, Savannah is one of the oldest U.S. cities, and the antebellum architecture, Southern-Gothic cemeteries and cobbled squares illustrate its fascinating storyline. Despite this rich past and pristinely preserved historic districts, this coastal city is incredibly forward-thinking and fosters a community of emerging chefs, contemporary designers and fresh ideas, too.

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Forsyth Park
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Inspired by French landscape architecture and completed in 1851, the 30-acre Forsyth Park is a natural treasure set right in the heart of the historic district. Stroll the well-manicured paths or rent bikes and explore this green space dotted with monuments and fountains on two wheels. Pack a picnic and join locals gathered for free concerts or shop the Saturday farmers market like a regular.

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Tybee Island
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Just a 20 minute drive east of the city is Tybee Island, a barrier atoll with wide stretches of sand that’s ideal for a day at the beach or nature walks in the protected sand dunes. History buffs can tour monuments and forts that remain from when the island was Spanish-occupied 500 years ago. Get in a workout by climbing the 178 steps to the top of Georgia’s oldest and tallest working lighthouses.

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SCAD Museum of Art
601 Turner Boulevard
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The teaching museum connected with the Savannah College of Art and Design is a world-class contemporary exhibition space that ambitiously mounts more than 20 exhibitions each year. The original structure, an 1855 landmarked former depot for the Central Georgia Railway, was futuristically reimagined in 2010 to better reflect the impressive permanent collection and rotating exhibits from international artists.

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Cathedral of St. John the Baptist
222 E. Harris Street
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Established by French Catholics in the late 18th century, St. John the Baptist has played a central historic and spiritual role in the story of Savannah, and is worth a self-guided or church docent-led tour. The French Gothic-style cathedral with soaring ceilings and Italian marble was nearly destroyed in fire in 1898, but was restored to its glory with Austrian stained glass and murals by local artists.

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Habersham Antique Market & Collectibles
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If on the hunt for truly unique treasures, the two mile trip outside the city limits to Habersham Antique Market & Collectibles is well worth the short journey. Flip through racks of vintage clothing, marvel at estate sale furniture, try on antique jewelry and sift through kitchen goods scattered across 60 stalls housed inside the former Smith Brothers Grocery Store.

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Owens Thomas House
124 Abercorn Street
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Many of Savannah’s historic homes have been converted into museums, and the Owens Thomas House is considered one of the most pristine examples of English Regency architecture in the United States. Designed by English architect William Jay and completed in 1819, visitors can peek into furnished rooms, view the decorative arts collection, stroll through the English-styled garden, and see the urban slave quarters in the carriage house.

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Jepson Center
2017 W. York Street

The modern Moshe Safdie-designed building attracts curious visitors as much for the architecture as it does for the permanent collection and rotating exhibits on display. More than a gallery, with the ArtZeum (an interactive gallery for children and families), education studios and an auditorium hosting performances, this is intended as a community space. The sleek structure certainly stands out amongst neighboring mansions in the historic district, and is indicative of Savannah’s regard for balancing the past and future.

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