Founded in 1733 by General James Edward Oglethorpe, a British philanthropist and Member of Parliament, Savannah is the oldest city in Georgia. Savannah is known for its antebellum architecture, Spanish moss draped trees, and colorful history.
Although the weather during our time in Savannah was quite chilly, we loved walking around downtown. There are so many beautiful parks and the trees are just incredible!
Spanning over 30 acres in the heart of downtown, Forsyth Park is the largest and oldest park in Savannah. The famous Forsyth Fountain was added to the park in 1858. The fountain really is enchanting!
Cathedral Basilica of St. John the Baptist
French Catholic emigrants founded Savannah's first parish just before the end of the 18th century. Many of them were nobles fleeing the French Revolution. An excellent example of French gothic architecture, the cathedral is a glorious masterpiece to behold.
You can read more about the cathedral HERE.
Century old buildings line the Savannah River along River Street. Historical buildings have been converted into antique shops, oyster bars, high-end restaurants, tourists shops, hotels, and unique finds. It is a charming combination of both old and new.
We loved seeing the huge carrier ships and barges going up and down the river, reading about some of the history, and winding our way down the cobblestone streets.
Wormsloe Plantation Historic Site
Situated on a forested peninsula surrounded by coastal marshes, Wormsloe Plantation was originally established in 1737 by Noble Jones, one of the first British colonists in this area. The former plantation is home to the oldest standing structure in Savannah. The ruins of Jones' original tabby house, built in 1745, are on display. Tabby is a type of "coastal concrete" made from oyster shells, sand, lime, and water.
This historic site is best known for its magical mile long driveway under the cover of massive moss-draped trees.
Creekfire RV Resort
Our campground was about 20 minutes from downtown Savannah, but nicely positioned around a beautiful lake. We enjoyed morning runs around the lake and watching the huge flocks of birds land on the water. Alligator signs are everywhere - but we didn't spot any! I think the colder weather kept them secluded. The outside bar and grille overlooking the lake was a nice retreat one evening. We did try fried alligator, and everyone thought it was pretty delicious!
Fishing at CreekFire - Stuart Lands a Pike!