Savannah's waterfront district offers guests and locals a taste of history, a little mystery, and a lot of fun.
Old and new coexist on Savannah's waterfront, where paddlewheelers and large container ships cruise past the dramatic cable-stayed Talmadge Memorial Bridge.
Like many historic structures in Savannah, the Independent Presbyterian has a movie connection. Producers filmed the facade during the production of Forrest Gump.
Modified hearses transport up to 10 passengers on tours of the ghost haunts around Savannah. Walking tours are also a good bet for those who want to hear the numerous tales associated with one of America's most haunted cities.
Eugie Graham is a fixture on River Street. Taught by his grandfather, he has been crafting flowers from palm leaves for 40 years.
The perfect meal: Seafood bisque followed by a half-pound of peel-your-own shrimp at The Shrimp Factory (313 East River Street).
Spanish moss drapes live oaks throughout the historic district. Henry Ford stuffed the seats of Model Ts with this natural material, only to find that its beauty and utility had a bite—chiggers.
Carriage tours of the historic district highlight the hot spots of Savannah, including Paula Deen's The Lady and Sons restaurant on Congress Street. People line up around the block at times to feast on the buffet-style Southern cooking.