Monday, February 12, 2018

Walking tour of Savannah

We left Golden Isles RV park on Super Bowl Sunday. We got moving early and were on the road by 10 AM. We only had about 60 miles to move north to Hinesville, Georgia. Hinesville is within a reasonable drive of Savannah. The RV parks closer to Savannah we both booked and expensive. We looked at alternatives and found Happy Camper RV park. I called them and they had one spot available for the next week. We agreed that as a sign and took it. The park is mostly a mobile home park with an RV section in the front. Most of the people that live there are in the area because of Fort Stewart, which is very close by. This is a Passport America park and we were able to get the week for $21 per night. We got full hookups. We had great Verizon signal and good OTA TV. Not the most attractive park we have stayed in, but not bad at all. One of the things that I liked was that there are sidewalks that lead away from the park for miles. I did a couple of long walks and bike rides from the park and did not have to worry about being in the road.

I kind of liked the little white fences. Trash right at the site. 
You can see in the picture above, we had a nice day on Monday the 5th, so we headed over to Savannah to get a look at this historic city.

The drive was about 50 miles to the convention center on an island across the river from downtown. Parking is $5. We took the free water taxi from there to the waterfront and started our walking tour of the city. We had a map of the historic sites and just relied on signage at each site and google to tell us what we wanted to know.

This is the ferry- cool little boat
We started to go and then suddenly turned around and went back to the dock. We did not know why and then we saw this tug coming up the river.

Right behind the tug was this huge container ship.

After the ship headed into the port, we made the crossing and then started our walk around town. It is an easy town to walk. You just have to climb the hill leading away from the river and then it is mostly flat. Savannah was the first town in Georgia founded by the English. Lots of old buildings and houses dating back to the 1700's.

I will not go into the history of each building. Each of them has a story to tell.

The city has a very cool layout that includes a square every few blocks. The green space really adds to the beauty of the city. There are very large oak trees in each of the squares. We loved this city, and we normally don't like cities.

At the police headquarters they had some old cars on display

The most impressive building we saw all day was The Cathedral of John the Baptist
They were allowing a free visit between 2 and 5.

The inside is as impressive as out.
I loved the stained glass and murals
We stopped and had a meal at a nice little sushi place. Then more walking.

A Carriage Tour stopped in Front of Chippewa Square
Another Impressive Church

Not a Great shot of the House, but this one is for Shannon (who is a Girl Scout Leader)

I found this story very interesting. A man and his son on opposite sides of the Civil War.

Savannah is the county seat, so they have a very impressive golden dome on the courthouse.

We finished our walk by walking along the waterfront. It is very old and nicely maintained.

That was our walking tour of Savannah. It was a very enjoyable day. We walked a bit over 5 miles over a 5 hour period, so not too fast. They have trolley tours and bus tours, but walking worked well for us.

We spent 7 days in the area, so we had a bunch more to do. Come back to see where we go next.


  1. We loved that city as well. Very walkable and so much to see. Just beautiful

    1. I am glad you guys liked it also. Definitely a must see.

  2. One of our favorite places. Some good eats. Did you visit nearby Tybee Island? Hope you guys are having a ball.
    Dick & Cathy

    1. Yep, Tybee is next. We are having fun, but it looks like you are having fun out in Arizona also.

    2. We're like you guys. No day is a bad day. Right!