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CityScape: Savannah

Romance and Southern flavors flourish along charming cobblestone streets in Savannah, Georgia.

(Photo: OLIVER WEISS WWW.OWEISS.COM)

Savannah’s sprawling riverfront, antebellum architecture and tree-lined squares are just a few of the factors that make it one of the most romantic cities in the country.

PLAY

Stroll bustling River Street, along the Savannah River. The cobblestone thoroughfare’s historical buildings, once cotton warehouses, are now home to inviting shops, galleries and restaurants. Hop aboard the Georgia Queen riverboat for a narrated cruise. Visit some of the many historical sites like the circa-1773 First African Baptist Church.

STAY

For romance, check into The Gastonian, two adjoining Italian-style mansions built in 1868. It blends historical appreciation with timeless amenities. Not far away, the Mansion on Forsyth Park is a funeral home-turned-luxury hotel. Within its red-brick walls, you’ll find a mini art gallery and a cooking school. On the more contemporary side, The Kimpton Brice Hotel has 145 cheerfully decorated rooms.

FIND & BOOK A HOTEL IN SAVANNAH WITH AAA

DINE

Claim your spot in line outside of Mrs. Wilkes Dining Room, and then wait patiently until you finally make it inside the no-frills comfort institution for family-style fried chicken, gumbo, red rice, biscuits and other Southern staples. Come dinnertime, try a more modern adaptation of regional cooking at The Grey, in a former Greyhound bus depot. To cap off the night, head to the old-school-glam Olde Pink House for post-dinner drinks or dessert.

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