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Things to do in Savannah + The Coast

For those planning to visit Savannah during the winter months, be sure to take the Savannah Holiday Tour of Homes. This guided journey allows you a rare peak inside twelve historic homes, all privately owned and decorated for the Christmas season. Many of the homes were once inhabited by local historic figures, and the tours help support the Downtown Neighborhood Association.

If you visit Savannah in spring, the Savannah Music Festival takes place between the middle of March and early April. This is the single largest musical event in Georgia and brings in musicians from all over the nation. You are sure to not only get a feel for the styles of local Savannah musicians, but also hear sounds from all over the world.

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  • Arcanum Antiques Interiors

    “Eighteenth century meets eighteen minutes ago” is the mantra of this gas station turned showroom in Savannah, Georgia’s historic district. Here, S... More
  • Cumberland Island

    Roughly 90 percent of the island is a land protected for the public, and also, one might add, protected from them, by virtue of limited access to i... More
  • Dungeness Ruins

    The remains of Thomas Carnegie's four-story 1884 mansion. More
  • First African Baptist Church

  • Fort Frederica

    The fort was built in 1736 to bolster British Georgia’s defenses against upstart Spain. More
  • Jepson Center for the Arts

    don’t miss the Jepson Center for the Arts, a contemporary-art space by Israeli architect Moshe Safdie. More
  • One Fish Two Fish

    Located in Savannah’s Downtown Design District, a high-end shopping area, this European-style boutique displays merchandise for the home, such as b... More
  • Plum Orchard Mansion

    This newly restored 1898 mansion was built by the Carnegie family. More
  • Savannah Canoe & Kayak

    As Savannah’s largest paddle sports retailer, this company offers rentals, lessons, guided full- and half-day excursions, and even overnight campin... More
  • Savannah Walks

    The company leads $15 two-hour afternoon Gates and Gardens tours spotlighting the district’s mid-19th- century gardens. More
  • Savannah’s Candy Kitchen

    The irresistible aroma—and taste—of Savannah’s Candy Kitchen’s buttery pecan pralines, are a traditional Southern favorite. More
  • Scott Kertes

    Years as agent: 23. Specialty: Small-ship cruises. Fee: None. More
  • Seaside Sisters

    This funky boutique stocks nautical-themed barware, vintage-inspired lamps, and costume jewelry (including some great cocktail rings). More
  • ShopSCAD

    Savannah College of Art and Design is a private school dedicated to creative majors, and ShopSCAD is one of the many places in Savannah selling the... More
  • Susan Dischner

    Top tip: While China and Japan have blue-chip courses, they’re usually accompanied by hefty greens fees. Malaysia, surprisingly, has more than 200 ... More

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