The first stop of a visit to Savannah should be to the Savannah Visitor Center and Museum which are in the old train station. There are some very helpful people there and the museum is wonderful display of Savannah’s history.
This is not our first time to Savannah so we had an idea of what we wanted to do. We started out with a walk to some of the parks. This city has some of the most beautiful streets in the country.
Forsyth Park is the largest park in the historic district. The large fountain there is a popular spot for tourists and the locals.
It was getting pretty hot and humid so we went back to the visitor center and chose one of the tour companies for a narrated ride around the historic district. The last time we were here we used Old Towne Trolley Company, which was excellent, so this time we went with Old Savannah Tours, just to be different. That was also excellent.
Our driver was Donny, and he did an awesome job describing the sites and was very entertaining. Also, a few times during the tour an actor would join us and portray a local celebrity and talk for a few minutes. The first visitor was Johnny Mercer, the American lyricist, songwriter and singer that was born in Savannah in 1909. Some of his songs (the ones I remember) are “Blue Moon” “Hooray for Hollywood” “Jeepers Creepers!” “You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby” “Fools Rush In” “The Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe” “Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive” and “I’m and Old Cowhand from the Rio Grande”.
- Tour Price: $56