While You're in Savannah


Ted's Suggestions of Things to Do

(Beyond walking outside with him through the Historic

1. Visit the Owens-Thomas House on Oglethorpe Square,
    one of our nine museum homes. It was designed by
    William Jay and is considered the finest example of English
    Regency architecture in the United States. It dazzles.
    (admission fee)
2. Spend a couple hours at the Telfair Museum of Art (first
    art museum in the South) and its new addition, the
    Jepson Center for the Arts (all on Telfair Square;
    admission fee; large, interactive children's area)
3. Catch an evening performance of live theater at the
    Savannah Theater on Chippewa Square, oldest,
    continuously-operating live theater in America. (The
    players are full-time, committed-to-Savannah
    professionals, and have for six years been WOWING
 crowds with their award-winning musical reviews, Return  
   to the 50s
Jukebox Journey, Broadway on Bull Street,
   Christmas Musical Extravaganza, and more...).
4. Visit the Georgia Railroad Museum on Martin Luther King,
    Jr. Drive, the most fully intact rail complex in the South
    after the Civil War.
5. Have dinner at AJ's Dockside or North Beach Grille
   (where the locals go) on Tybee Island, followed by a walk
   on miles of public beach.
6. Have a guided, eco-kayaking adventure (lesson 
   included) at Sea Kayak Georgia, on Tybee Island.
7. Visit old Ft. Pulaski on Cockspur Island (island
   drainage design and reinforcement effort for the Civil War
   by Robert E. Lee), now maintained by the National Park
   Service. (admission fee)
8. Stroll the full length of 30-acre Forsyth Park on the 
   promenade that bisects it. You'll see the most
   photographed subject in Savannah, the Forsyth Park
   Fountain, the first monument erected in the South to
the fallen Confederate soldier, the parade grounds
   cleared for Confederate troop drill (now playing fields and
   venue for our yearly outdoor Shakespeare Festival,
   Savannah College of Art and Design Sidewalk Chalk
   Art Festival, ethnic food and dance festivals, the "Greening
   of the Fountains" Ceremony during St. Patrick's Week
   festivities...)  all while taking one of the most pleasant
   walks under a canopy of live oaks in the City!
9. Walk the mile River Walk along the Savannah River,
   among the three most productive ports in America. (You're
   bound to see at least one container ship come by).
10. Visit the Savannah Wildlife Refuge, just across the
   Talmadge Bridge, to see the colonists' rice paddy dikes and
   ingenious irrigation system, using the low country terrain to
   allow fresh water to wash through and prevent brackish
   and saltwater from destroying the plants - AND lots of
   gators, herons, storks, egrets, cormorants, pelicans,
   Palmetto palms, spartina grass and other local wildlife.