Savannah, GA: Largest Historic Landmark District in the US
One of the greatest advantages of being in the Hilton Head Area is the proximity to the exciting and historic city of Savannah, GA. Established in 1733, Savannah is home to the largest Historic Landmark District in the United States and has become one of the top historic urban tourist destinations in the country.
The downtown area attracts millions of visitors each year who enjoy the city's extensive number of eighteenth and nineteenth century buildings. Here you’ll find the birthplace of Juliette Gordon Low (founder of the Girl Scouts of the United States of America), the Telfair Academy of Arts and Sciences (one of the South's first public museums), numerous churches and fabulous homes.
The downtown is also home to one of the top art schools in the US: the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), which has had a significant hand in transforming the historic district. Also you'll find in the historic downtown one of the nation's cooking phenenons: Paula Deen and her popular restaurant, Lady and Sons--you'll have to sign up early to get a seating.
Savannah is more friendly than formal. Hip and historic, robust and refined, Savannah is where you'll find amazing architecture, spooky cemeteries and rich history—along with diverse cultural offerings, global sophistication, funky nightlife and fabulous food.
Take time to explore Savannah!