Rehearsal day and tours of the city on foot
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I don't know why, but I've always dismissed Savannah as being sort of 'second rate' to other cities like St. Augustine, Charleston, Williamsburg, Boston, etc. And I've been there literally hundreds of times but never gave the city a chance to show what it had to offer from both a historical perspective and as a modern, metropolitan city.
We went to Savannah this time around to attend the wedding of our good friends Jana and Gary. Everyone in the wedding party was staying over near Riverstreet and their hotel was booked. And since we weren't part of the wedding party and wanted something a little tucked away from the activity, I booked us a room at the historic and luxurious Mansion on Forsyth Park since the rates were similar to others like the Marriott and Hilton that were directly on Riverstreet.
We spent most of the day touring River Street and all of the squares around downtown Savannah. A bicycle would have allowed us the opportunity to see so much more, but we decided to do it all by foot - we needed the exercise anyway. All the hotels offer free maps of the area and how the squares are layed out. I also highly recommend the trolley tours of the city - very informative. We happened to do the ghost tour that stopped at many of the legendary locations in Savannah famous for their goulishly guests.