5 THINGS TO DO OUTSIDE OF SAVANNAH’S HISTORIC DISTRICT
Savannah is known for idyllic Southern charm. You’ll find it in the antebellum architecture, the moss-draped oaks, the cobblestone streets and the manicured squares. All of these features are hallmarks of Savannah’s Historic District, a popular destination among tourists all over the world. And while the downtown scene in Savannah is certainly worth your stay, it’s far from all the city has to offer. Cool shopping venues, exciting restaurants and memorable fun is to be had all around town. Savannah’s rich legacy and striking beauty extends in every cardinal direction. If you haven’t been to these great locales outside the Historic District, it’s time to broaden your horizons.
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Eat burgers at Green Truck Pub
Named for the classic 1965 Chevy Stepside on display outfront in the parking lot, Green Truck Pub is a Savannah favorite for flavorful, no-nonsense dishes made from peak-of-the-season ingredients sourced right here at home. You’ll find this beloved neighborhood pub on Habersham Street in Midtown, grilling up the best grass-fed, hormone-free burgers in all the Lowcountry. They’ve got an impressive array of burger combos to choose from, and they even vend exceptional handmade veggie patties for all you Vegans out there. Handmade, reused and locally-sourced are standard at Green Truck. Sustainability never tasted so good.
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See a baseball game at Grayson Stadium
Baseball is tantamount to American identity, and there’s no shortage of this beloved pastime here in Savannah. The Grayson Stadium has been hosting the best in both major and minor league baseball since 1926. The Savannah Bananas, our new home team, are knocking it out the park every game this season. If you haven’t seen them in action yet, you’re really missing out. So get your tickets, and don your best Banana fan gear. It’s time to play ball!
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Play in the sand on Tybee Island
Savannah’s beach is arguably the most-visited spot outside the Historic District. And the sentiment certainly rings even truer at summertime. Just a short, scenic drive from downtown, Tybee Island is the perfect venue for your ocean-side escape this season. People flock to the islands for so many reasons: the surf, the marine life, the kayaking and watersports opportunities, the fresh seafood, and of course, the beauty.
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Get cookin’ with Chef Darin
The Starland District is a cool sector of the city frequented by artists, students and those who appreciate an eclectic scene juxtaposing old architecture and new industry. There’s much to do and explore around this part of town, and good place to start is at Chef Darin’s Kitchen Table. Foodies, home cooks, and kitchen-novices alike can get their hands dirty with the chef. His hands-on cooking classes are a great way to get intimate with food while making lasting friends. Everyone knows, the best social setting is the kitchen table.
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Shop ‘til you drop at the Tanger Outlets
Savannah’s Historic District is a serious fashion scene, but it’s not the only place to find beautiful designer threads in the city. The Tanger Outlet Center in Pooler has been going strong for over a year now, stocking Savannah closets with the very latest in chic styles. For a summertime shopping hunt, head to the Outlets for the fashions you love at a steal. Trendsetters, this one’s for you.
Chantel Baul is a Savannah native with a knack for writing and a passion for food, fun and people. She recently received her BA in English and Professional Communications from Armstrong State University, and when she’s not writing she’s serving in the US Army Reserves as a Human Resources Officer. She loves NPR and is interested in food justice, sustainability, travel and international affairs.
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