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savannah gaSavannah is Georgia’s oldest city and historically an important Atlantic port city during the American Civil War and American Revolution. Tourism is an important part of the local economy and annually, Savannah attracts millions of visitors keen to experience the history, architecture and culture there. Its long and tropical-like summers are another draw for visitors. The charm of the city is renowned and Savannah welcomes visitors with open arms, giving it the name "Hostess City of the South." savannah gaSome of the highlight attractions or reasons Savannah is best known, include:
  • It is the birthplace of the founder of the Girl Scouts movement in the USA, Juliette Gordon Low
  • It is home to one of the South’s first public museums, the Telfair Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • Savannah has the first African Baptist Church, whose congregation is proud to be one of the oldest African-American Baptist congregations in the whole of the US
  • The downtown area of Savannah is a National Historic Landmark District and one of the largest in the US. It includes 22 park squares and retains much of its original architecture, with fountains and monuments
  • Savannah hosted the sailing in the 1996 Summer Olympics (which were held in Atlanta)
Savannah is known for its diversity and there are over 100 neighborhoods in six key areas of the city. Those who enjoy dance can enjoy a variety of productions at venues such as the Savannah Dance Theatre (the city’s largest) and a diverse mix of musical offerings, including the Savannah Orchestra and the Coastal Jazz Association. The annual Savannah Music Festival is the largest in Georgia, offering a mix of artists and is known as one of the best music festivals in the world. savannah gaIf theater is more your thing, there are dozens of non-profit performing arts societies and theatres offering productions from new and existing talent, including the Muse Arts Warehouse founded in 2010 and the Savannah Theater, a professional venue for more established acts. Literature is an important part of culture in Savannah. The annual book festival is held on President’s Day weekend and includes talks form various authors and special events. The fiction writer Flannery O’Connor was born in Savannah and there is a museum house The Flannery O’Connor Childhood Home paying tribute to his work. There is history in abundance at Savannah. The German Memorial Fountain honours the German-Americans of the area and was erected in 1989. There are also many historic places of worship and cemeteries of note. Tourists enjoy Savannah due to its location close to various popular coastal islands. Tybee Island (known as Savannah Beach) is a very popular Atlantic resort town with the first lighthouse on the Southern Atlantic Coast (Tybee Island Light Station). Others include a village called Thunderbolt, which is popular for shrimping and the Isle of Hope, Beaulieu and Vernonburg, all popular holiday destinations and holiday home areas for people from Savannah. Entertainment is popular in Savannah, with numerous places to eat and party. Of note is Pinkie Masters Bar, which is often frequented during presidential campaigns. It is named after a local political figure, Pinkie Masters , a friend of the President Jimmy Carter who often visited and drank there. Savannah is both traditional and contemporary, with urban charm. There is plenty to see and do during a visit to Savannah, as well as its nearby coastal destinations.

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