Founded in 1733 and widely known as “the Hostess City of the South”, Georgia’s Savannah is the oldest city in the state and the location of one of the largest National Historic Landmark districts in the country.
The city lives and breathes history. Therefore, it is perfect for taking your four-legged friend along on long walks. After all, many of the city’s parks are free and open to the public. Stay in one of the many pet-friendly hotels Savannah has to offer to celebrate your vacation in comfort.
If there is one recreational area to be recommended, it is Forsyth Park. It is a wonderful oasis of tranquility in the city’s Historic District. The two-tiered, white cast-iron fountain is a true eye-catcher, but the different playgrounds, basketball courts, tennis courts, and large fields, along with fascinating monuments also make this a go-to sight to see when in Savannah. Other popular recreational parks in Savannah include Daffin Park and Lake Mayer.
For true history buffs, the city’s forts are a must. Visit the Fort Pulaski National Monument, Old Fort Jackson, or Fort McAllister Historic Park. Next in line for your itinerary might be Tricentennial Park. This is a series of historic sites located in Downtown Savannah.
To meet more animal friends, step into the Oatland Island Wildlife Center. Here, you can see bald eagles, wolves, bison, and cougar. If you want to stay active, hit up one of their several walking trails, taking you through a maritime forest.