Savannah Journals

Savannah, GA

A March 2006 trip to Savannah by Valerie_C

Tybee Island Lighthouse Photo, Tybee Island, Georgia More Photos
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Tybee Island Lighthouse

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Tybee Island Lighthouse Photo, Tybee Island, Georgia
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We've visited the Tybee Island Lighthouse multiple times during multiple trips to Savannah. For only $6 (and free parking!) you can climb the lighthouse and tour other houses on the grounds.The lighthouse was built in the 1700s and, thanks to preservation and restoration, is still standing today. It has 178 steps that take you to the top, where you can step out onto the observation platform for a spectacular view. The view includes Ft. Screven and the Savannah River meeting the Atlantic Ocean.Back on the ground the admission price includes self guided tours of other buildings on the property, including the Head Keepers Cottage, which is full of artifacts and information about t...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on March 5, 2008

Tybee Island Lighthouse
Meddin Drive (just Off U.s. Highway 80)
Tybee Island, Georgia 31328
(912) 786-5801

River Street

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River Street Photo, Savannah, Georgia
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River Street is an original cobblestone street the heart of Savannah's tourist district. Located between the Savannah river & Bay Street, River Street is full of shops, restaurants and activities.There are parking along much of River Street, some of it metered and some payed lots. In the many times I've been to River Street I've never had problems finding a spot, though I've never been there during Holidays. Once you park you can find a row of buildings on one side of the street, the river on the other. Be prepared to walk! River street is quite long and there's a lot to see. Also, watch your step, the cobblestones are old and sometimes awkward to walk on.You might want to sta...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on March 5, 2008

Squares of Savannah

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German Memorial Fountain - Johnson Square Photo, Savannah, Georgia
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Savannah's historic district has 24 squares, green areas planned into the city when it was first built in the 1730s. Some of the squares have been destroyed, others are less than what they originally were, but many are intact - beautiful and full of history. Also included amongst the squares is the Colonial Park Cemetery, the oldest cemetery in the state of Georgia. The squares are contained in a "square" area that is bordered by Bay street (one street away from the Savannah River) and Gaston Street, farthest from the river. Each square has unique aspects to it, from statues, fountains or burials, to famous homes or churches along its edges. Accompanying these historic monuments are usu...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 5, 2008