Off the Expensive Path
I’ve lived in Savannah for three years now and I’m still astounded by the little hidden marvels I’m liable to find in this sprawling Southern city....
Off the Expensive Path
I’ve lived in Savannah for three years now and I’m still astounded by the little hidden marvels I’m liable to find in this sprawling Southern city. Particularly that which you would find on a leisurely stroll through the squares. The photo above, for example, is the courtyard of the Green-Meldrim house, just between Madison and Pulaski square. It’s a gorgeous scenic stroll whilst switching from Barnard to Bull, or vice versa. The arched pathway is yet another, albeit enchanted, path through the streets of Savannah. The courtyard is, of course, free to take a stroll through, but it’s only a taste of the experience of the tour you would get to experience in the Green-Meldrim house, just a short walk away from our Bed and Breakfast!
Another piece of Savannah that I barely knew existed is the Fragrance garden, just inside Forsyth park. Nearly every visitor of Savannah has been to Forsyth. Mostly to see the flowers, the fountain, the stage area. Yet tucked away, seemingly invisible just in the center of most of the attractions, is a little hidden garden that’s only open for a few sparse hours in the morning and early afternoon. The architecture and iron-rod fence is gorgeous enough, but the flowers and fountains in the spring will seem like your own private oasis. Once again, no cost at all to enjoy.
And of course, the first Friday of every month earns both the visitors and residents a free show of fireworks. The best viewpoint is on River St, but it’s a spectacle that can be seen throughout the downtown area. Or, if you’d like to get a unique view, there’s a fare-free ferry that can take you on a two-minute ride across the Savannah River and back. It has both indoor and outdoor seating, and leaves every forty minutes from its station by the capital building. It’s owned by the very same people who take it upon themselves to create the DOT shuttle, a free shuttle that only requires a wave next to a designated sign to board, taking you all around downtown.
Who says vacations have to be expensive?
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