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THINGS TO DO IN SAVANNAH

Whether you prefer strolling the squares and Forsyth Park, or would rather spend an afternoon enjoying our nearby beach, the Concierges at The Gastonian can help you make the most of your visit.  Here's a quick look at some of the more popular things our guests love to do.

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Start with Forsyth Park

The Gastonian is just two gorgeous blocks away from Forsyth Park, so it makes sense to start here!  This 30-acre park is home to the city's most famous fountain, a popular selfie, wedding, and surprise proposal site.  You'll find locals walking their dogs, joggers out for exercise, and often musicians and artists creating their works outdoors.  Forsyth Park is also home to many popular events, and is one of our favorite locations for a picnic.

Start with Forsyth Park

The Gastonian is just two gorgeous blocks away from Forsyth Park, so it makes sense to start here!  This 30-acre park is home to the city's most famous fountain, a popular selfie, wedding, and surprise proposal site.  You'll find locals walking their dogs, joggers out for exercise, and often musicians and artists creating their works outdoors.  Forsyth Park is also home to many popular events, and is one of our favorite locations for a picnic.

Stroll Through the Squares

  After visiting Forsyth Park, you'll definitely want to stroll through Savannah's squares.  Start at the north edge of the park on Gaston Street, and explore the 10-block stretch of Bull Street that ends at City Hall near River Street.  It's about a 20 minute stroll through the beautiful squares with lots of shopping and dining opportunities along the way.  You should also hop over and see Ellis Square near City Market for the Johnny Mercer monument and water feature.

Stroll Through the Squares

  After visiting Forsyth Park, you'll definitely want to stroll through Savannah's squares.  Start at the north edge of the park on Gaston Street, and explore the 10-block stretch of Bull Street that ends at City Hall near River Street.  It's about a 20 minute stroll through the beautiful squares with lots of shopping and dining opportunities along the way.  You should also hop over and see Ellis Square near City Market for the Johnny Mercer monument and water feature.

Dine, Shop, & Drink on River Street

When you reach the end of Bull Street, you'll be just steps away from River Street, the city's center of commerce in the late 1800s.  Today, you'll find find a multitude of popular bars, restaurants, and shops along the riverfront.  It's one of the must-see Savannah places to visit, best known for hosting one of largest St Patrick's Day celebrations in the US. 

Dine, Shop, & Drink on River Street

When you reach the end of Bull Street, you'll be just steps away from River Street, the city's center of commerce in the late 1800s.  Today, you'll find find a multitude of popular bars, restaurants, and shops along the riverfront.  It's one of the must-see Savannah places to visit, best known for hosting one of largest St Patrick's Day celebrations in the US. 

See the Cemeteries & Explore Savannah's Haunts

If you get a kick out of Savannah's haunted reputation, take a little time to explore the city's cemeteries and haunts.  Savannah's long history naturally lends itself to the possibilities of haunted mansions, streets, cemeteries and  homes. If you're interested, we can help you book one of Savannah's many ghost tours.

See the Cemeteries & Explore Savannah's Haunts

If you get a kick out of Savannah's haunted reputation, take a little time to explore the city's cemeteries and haunts.  Savannah's long history naturally lends itself to the possibilities of haunted mansions, streets, cemeteries and  homes. If you're interested, we can help you book one of Savannah's many ghost tours.

Day-Trips & Places to Visit Outside the Historic District

If you want to explore the area outside of Savannah's historic district, here are a few places we suggest you visit.

Tybee Island - Savannah's Beach or Jekyll Island
 Fort Jackson & Fort Pulaski
Bonaventure Cemetery
Wormsloe Historic Site & the Isle of Hope area

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Day-Trips & Places to Visit Outside the Historic District

If you want to explore the area outside of Savannah's historic district, here are a few places we suggest you visit.

Tybee Island - Savannah's Beach or Jekyll Island
 Fort Jackson & Fort Pulaski
Bonaventure Cemetery
Wormsloe Historic Site & the Isle of Hope area

View Our Map of Nearby Places