Saturday, August 5, 2017

Adventures With Ali

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By: Lime Green Giraffe Copy Editor, Ali S.


This issue of Adventures with Ali, I will be talking about an awesome place with tons of cool things to do, Savannah, GA. I will be telling you about many things to do and see. From cool places to go, to fun facts you probably didn’t know, to cool restaurants and unique shopping.

In Savannah, you can stop by the City Market which has tons of shops where you can buy anything from tourist items (such as spoons, mugs, and more) to cute outfits. There are also tons of great restaurants to go to get a bite to eat. One of the most famous, and best, is Vinnie Van Go Go’s Pizza. On certain days, you can even enjoy free live music in the streets.

Another famous place is Historic River Street. This street runs along the Savannah River. It is paved with 200-year-old cobblestones, and was home to warehouses for cotton. Due to the yellow fever and quarantine of 1818 River Street was abandoned. It remained abandoned for over 100 years, it was later redeveloped in the 1970s and is now home to a large tourist attraction and host one of the largest St. Patrick's Day festivals in the world.

There are many restaurants, shopping, and sightseeing to do on River Street. You can sit upstairs in some of the restaurants and enjoy eating out on the balcony while watching huge cargo ships or one of the riverboats pass by. After dinner, you can stop by River Street Candy and see how they make salt water taffy on a 100-year-old machine. They even give you free samples. You can visit the Market Place, where they have lots of homemade items for sale.

Savannah is also well known for it’s famous squares. Currently there are 22 squares. The plan was built by James Oglethorpe in the 1700’s. Each Square is like a park which you can hang out at. Some have grassy areas, statues or a fountain, and they all have a historic story. There is also a large park known as Forsyth Park. Forsyth Park is a great place to hang out, see concerts, play sports and see the famous fountain.

There are several cool historic home tours to visit around town. One of the most famous for all Girl Scouts is the tour of The Juliette Gordon Low House, the founder of the Girl Scouts. Day and night tours include Ghost Tours of several haunted spots around town, the Bonaventure Cemetery tour, movie tours. One of the most famous movies filmed in Savannah was The Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil”. This movie is based off an incident that happened years ago, and features the now famous Bird Girl Statue.

This has been another Adventures with Ali”.  I hope this helps you to plan a possible adventure to the historic city of Savannah, GA. Thank you for reading my article. 

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