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2024 Savannah and Tybee Island Insider Guide

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EXPLORE CITY MARKET. This pedestrian-only area features local galleries, shops and spots for a sweet treat, like Byrd Cookie Company. Commemorate the excursion with a unique jewelry piece from Silver Silk & Beads or a Lowcountry-inspired bag from Spartina 449. Plus, shopping makes you hungry: Don't miss lunch at Belford's Seafood and Steaks. OGLE THE LIVE OAK CANOPY AT WORMSLOE STATE HISTORIC SITE. The historic site dates back to the mid 1730s and features the oldest standing structure in the city as well as a 7-mile-long nature trail. Whether by car or by foot, a trip down the live oak promenade is simply stunning. Take advantage of cooler temperatures and smaller crowds in the morning; you'll finish just in time to enjoy a casual brunch or lunch at nearby 5 Spot Sandfly. GO ON A GHOST TOUR. Savannah's known to have a few spirits lurking around. Exploring our paranormal side is a unique way to sightsee and learn about the city's architecture and history. Take a self-guided tour with the help of the #1 Ghost Tour app, or let a local expert be your guide at Savannah Ghost Walks with The Founder. (Hey, boo: There's more spooky Savannah to explore on page 38.) WATCH A SAVANNAH BANANAS GAME. The whole country has gone bananas for our hometown team. What started as a summer collegiate team is now a national sensation, touring the country playing a shortened version of baseball — aptly called "Banana Ball" — that's redefi ning the sport. If you're lucky enough to catch them doing their thing at Grayson Stadium, it's an unforgettable experience full of fun, music, antics … and yes, baseball, too. SHOP THE DOWNTOWN DESIGN DISTRICT. This stretch of Whitaker Street, bounded roughly by Gaston and Liberty streets, is brimming with tempting interior design and home décor shops and clothing boutiques like The Printed Peach or upscale con- signment shop Labels on Liberty. Nearby, shopSCAD is a must for artwork, jewelry and gifts produced by students (and future art-world stars) enrolled at the Savannah College of Art and Design. FIND TRANQUILITY IN BONAVENTURE CEMETERY. Set on 100 acres near the Thunder- bolt area, this sprawling cemetery is home to historic mausoleums and crypts. In spring, azaleas bring their lavish, bright hues to this hauntingly beautiful cemetery. Learn more about its history with a guided tour from Genteel & Bard Fine Savannah History & Ghost Tours or Bonaventure Cemetery Tours. Savannah Essentials BUILDING YOUR PERFECT ITINERARY? NO TRIP IS COMPLETE WITHOUT EXPERIENCING THESE ICONIC SPOTS AND POPULAR EXCURSIONS. 16 |

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