Things To Do in Savannah!
Oglethorpe Inn & Suites is located near downtown historic Savannah. No matter what brings you to our beautiful city, you'll never run out of things to do in Savannah. From horse-drawn carriage rides and ghost tours to museum visits and day-trips to the beach, Savannah offers a long list of attractions and activities for every member of your group.
Here are a few recommendations from Oglethorpe Inn & Suite's management and staff.
- 5.3 miles from the Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace
- Half a mile from Oglethorpe Mall with more than 150 Stores
- Three-quarters of a mile from Chatham County Aquatic Center
- Across the street from Savannah Center with Toys-R-Us®; Bed, Bath & Beyond® and more
- 20 miles to Tybee Island; Savannah's beaches, historic lighthouse and Fort Pulaski
- 6 miles to Bonaventure Cemetery
- 4 miles to Wormsloe Plantation
- Trolley Tours: Daily historic tours available to sites throughout the district.
- Dolphin Boat Cruises; leaving daily from River Street or Bull River Marina.
Located on the original site of the market used by farmers and traders of all kinds to sell their goods and wares, City Market offers the best of what is old and what is new in Savannah. Today's City Market comprises a four-block area of restored warehouses and shop fronts adjacent to Ellis Square. This charming marketplace has a wealth of things to do in Savannah whether you come for the entertainment, to shop, dine or just rest your weary feet.
Forsyth Park is bordered by Gaston Street on the North, Drayton Street on the East, Park Avenue on the South and Whitaker Street on the West. This 26-acre park, starting at the south end of the historic district, is especially beautiful in spring when the flowering trees and azaleas are in full bloom. The large ornate fountain dates to 1858. Joggers and walkers head here to make the mile loop around the perimeter of the park. This is definitely one of the must-see locations in Savannah.
Historic River Street is considered a must-see attraction for Savannah's visitors. Once the site of a bustling cotton industry, today's River Street consists of nine blocks of renovated warehouses housing more than 90 restaurants, pubs, night spots, shops, galleries, and boutiques. It's a great place to sightsee, eat seafood, buy souvenirs, enjoy a cocktail, and watch the huge ships go by. River Street is also the site of many festivities throughout the year, including the St. Patrick's Day celebration and fireworks on July 4th and New Year's Eve.
Colonial Park Cemetery—approximately six acres in size—is located at 201 Abercorn Street, where it intersects with Oglethorpe Avenue. The park-like cemetery has been closed to interments since 1853 and is the oldest intact municipal cemetery in Savannah. Previously known as the Old Cemetery, Old Brick Graveyard, South Broad Street Cemetery or Christ Church Cemetery, the cemetery served as the primary public cemetery from 1750 to 1853.
Savannah was originally built around four open squares in 1733. Today, 22 of the original 24 squares remain intact. If you've got your walking shoes on, it's entirely feasible to visit each one of the squares and monuments in Savannah in a day. The majority of Savannah's squares are named in honor or in memory of a person, persons or historical event. Many contain markers, memorials, statues, plaques and other tributes. The squares are a great place to picnic and relax.
The Andrew Low House
329 Abercorn Street (912) 233-6854
This structure was built in 1848 by cotton merchant Andrew Low. Low's son, William MacKay Low, married Juliette Gordon, founder of Girl Scouts of the USA. It is owned and preserved by the National Society of the Colonial Dames of Georgia. The carriage house was left to the Girl Scouts as their Savannah headquarters.