Welcome to Fifty Grande’s Best of the U.S. Bucket List series. This is your one-stop travel guide to a place’s best, most unique and quintessential experiences. Curated by experts, vetted by in-the-know locals, this is all you need to have the best trip ever. If we’ve written a Bucket List, we recommend you go. If it’s on this list, it’s the best the city has to offer right now. Consider this your one-stop answer to “What are the best things to do in Savannah?”
Separated from South Carolina by the Savannah River, Savannah is nearly four hours away from Atlanta and surrounded by islands, rivers and the Wassaw National Wildlife Refuge on the banks of the Atlantic. The city, founded in the 18th century, has earned a reputation as “the Hostess City of the South” thanks to the warm Southern hospitality shown by its residents. Savannah remains fiercely dedicated to remembering its past, and you’re here to soak in its history and explore period architecture while strolling under a blanket of Spanish moss. But don’t forget about Savannah’s vibrant contemporary art and food scene with boundary-pushing cocktails, interesting takes on comfort food and the influence of Savannah College of Art and Design throughout the city. Whether you’re primarily interested in learning about the city’s history or want to trace the steps of characters from “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil,” this guide has you covered.