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    16 Things To Do In Savannah Whether It's Your First Or Fifth Visit

    Even better if you go before May or in October (because, well, the heat and peak spooky szn).

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    1. Grab a to-go drink (or ice cream) and sit in a historic square for a spell for some leisurely people (and horse carriage) watching.

    2. And try some of the city's (very strong) signature drinks.

    3. Stop by the JW Marriot Power Plant Riverside District lobby to take in all kinds of natural wonders — for free!

    4. Visit a historic house museum to get a better sense of the city's history...and at the very least, just look at really pretty things.

    The Mercer Williams house museum and the Davenport House museum in Savannah

    5. Learn more about enslaved people in the city and how their lives and forced labor are what created the grandeur that tourists get to enjoy today.

    front of Owens Thomas House in savannah georgia

    6. If you’re short on time for tours, make a reservation at The Olde Pink House where you can grab a meal, get a spiel about its history from your waiter, AND wander around the historic *haunted* house. So really, you're marking off three things on your Savannah to-do list.

    7. Explore food outside of the traditional (but still delicious) Southern cuisine.

    tray of sandwiches and frozen drinks at Zunzis in Savannah

    8. Go on a drag queen bar crawl.

    drag queen and bar patron

    9. Learn about the local Gullah/Geechee community at the Pin Point Heritage Museum.

    look inside of the Pin Point Heritage Museum

    10. Don’t forget to stop by Forsyth Park and say hi to its picturesque fountain.

    hand holding a to go mimosa in front of ornate fountain in Forsyth Park in Savannah Georgia

    11. Take in some art — and even enjoy some for free!

    12. Pay your respects at a cemetery...during daylight hours.

    13. Take a walking tour, even better if it’s a ghost tour.

    mansion in Savannah

    14. Get even more macabre if you’ve done a standard ghost or cemetery tour and want more. Considering visiting the Graveface Museum, riding along in a hearse ghost tour, or taking part in a paranormal investigation session.

    And if you've never watched it, check out the BuzzFeed Unsolved investigation of the Sorrel-Weed Mansion:

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    15. Hop on and off trolleys to get around.

    tour trolley in Savannah

    16. And do some dang shopping.

    Did I miss a must-see? Please let me know in the comments!

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