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Flying To Savannah With American Airlines

With American Airlines flights to Savannah, it's easy to discover this charming Southern belle on the coast of Georgia. This historic city is full of quiet fascinations, from architecture to secret gardens, that will keep you enthralled. Add its famously good food and libations, and this is one destination you'll want to spend time exploring. We've made it easy to make your way around the city with our tips on the best things to do in Savannah.

Things to Do in Savannah

The Landmark Historic District is tops on our list of activities in Savannah. The city boasts more than 20 picturesque squares, many of which contains sculptures, stones or statues that pay tribute to a colorful past. After all, Savannah played a role in both the Revolutionary and Civil Wars. Within the district you'll find two neighborhoods on the National Register of Historic Places: the Victorian District and the Thomas Square Streetcar Historic District. A wonderful way to explore these areas is on foot; Savannah is a very walkable city. There are many historically and architecturally significant homes here, and many are open to the public for tours. We recommend the Andrew Low House (revered by many as the residence of Girl Scouts founder Juliette Magill Gordon Low), the Mercer-Williams House (made famous by the book and movie In The Garden of Good and Evil), the Sorrel-Weed House (where Robert E. Lee was once a guest) and the Owens-Thomas House (considered one of the finest surviving examples of English Regency in the United States and where the Marquis de Lafayette was once a guest).

Don't consider your tour of homes complete without visiting the gardens as well. In fact, spending time in the gardens of this city is one of our favorite things to do in Savannah.  Another one of our favorites may be on the side of macabre: taking a ghost tour. There are many cemeteries throughout the city, where the Spanish moss trails forlornly and gracefully.  The Ghosts and Gravestones Tour is a guided tour after dark that will take you to the most fascinating sites, accompanied by the lore that made them noteworthy.

Don't let your appetite be scared away, however, because this is one place that aims to please with its culinary delights. After all the walking and touring, one of the most popular activities in Savannah is leisurely enjoying a meal and an iced beverage (whether that's sweet tea or a mint julep). Take time to savor your meal wherever you decide to dine; there's hardly a poor choice to be had. Seafood, good old Southern home cooking and fine haute cuisine all coexist here. Savannah, after all, is where you'll find the restaurant run by renowned Southern cook Paula Deen. And we can tell you from personal experience, no matter how long the wait may be, it is well worth it!

If a getaway to this charming city sounds appealing, let American Airlines help you fly to Savannah. Friendly people, captivating history and delectable delights are waiting for you. Plan your trip today.

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