A SOUTHERN ESCAPE: SAVANNAH AND TYBEE ISLAND

line-accentVisit Savannah with Zio & SonsNamed one of the top ten cities in the world by Travel + Leisure, Savannah is a city built on southern charm. Around every corner you will find live oak trees dripping with Spanish moss, horse-drawn carriages walking down cobblestone streets and monuments honoring the centuries-long history of our fine city. Established in 1733, Savannah is a city that finds deep pride in both its history and modern additions. In Savannah, boutique hotels have been built within 19th century buildings, modern restaurants have taken root in old bus terminals and luxury antique shops have opened up in pre-Civil War mansions. Whether you consider yourself an old soul or ahead of the curve, Savannah will speak to you. Savannah Travel Photography
Photography by Zio & Sons | Words by Lauren Cleland from Visit Savannah

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Savannah’s recorded history begins in 1733, the year that General James Oglethorpe and the 120 passengers of the good ship Anne landed on a bluff high along the Savannah River. Oglethorpe named the 13th and final American colony, Georgia, after England’s King George II. Savannah became its first city.
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Built on a grid system, Savannah is famous for its stunning squares. These 22 unique, miniature parks add charm and serenity to this historic city.
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AN ARCHITECTURE LOVER’S DREAM
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Named one of the most beautiful streets in America by Southern Living and USA Today, Jones Street is full of live oak trees, perfectly trimmed hedges, historic carriage houses and quaint B&Bs.
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Built in 1899, The Gingerbread House is an excellent example of Steamboat Gothic architecture. Its gingerbread arches make it one of the most famous homes in Savannah’s Historic District.
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THE GRANT
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Located in Broughton’s historic W. T. Grant department store, The Grant offers a refreshed accommodations experience for modern travelers. Click here to book your room.
Camera bag by Ona | Luggage by Streamline - photo by Zio & Sons
Camera bag by ONA | Luggage by Steamline
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Savannah is quickly becoming a staple on the culinary scene. Classic restaurants like Mrs. Wilkes Dining Room have been serving up southern morsels since the 1940’s , while new restaurants like The Florence, The Grey and Hitch, are pushing the envelope everyday with their daringly delicious dishes.
 
THE FLORENCE
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THE OLDE PINK HOUSE

#VisitSavannah savannah travel photography by Zio & SonsServing authentic southern cuisine in a historic Colonial mansion

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Spend the night in a restored Renaissance Revival mansion at The Kehoe House, an upscale bed and breakfast.
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For over 30 years, Alex Raskin Antiques has been selling fine antiques inside of Savannah’s last unrestored grand mansion. 
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A breathtaking avenue sheltered by live oaks and Spanish moss leads to the tabby ruins of Wormsloe, the colonial estate of Noble Jones (1702 1775). Today, Wormsloe Historic Site is open for tours Tuesday through Sunday.

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TYBEE ISLAND

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Just 20 minutes away from historic downtown Savannah, Tybee Island’s deep, blue waters, soft, rolling waves, friendly locals and eye-catching attractions make for the perfect getaway. Escape the feverish pace of everyday life in a place where time slows down, a place where the biggest decisions of the day are deciding where to eat for dinner and where to set up the beach chairs. Tybee Island offers a respite from the world.

Start your Tybee Adventure

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The beaches of Tybee Island are wide and clean, with warm, gentle waves. The five miles of beach are composed mostly of tine grains of granite, washed downstream from the Appalachian Mountains.

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Tybee Island is bursting with crayon-colored homes that lend themselves well to the area’s laid-back, artsy vibe. Take a morning bike ride through the island’s neighborhoods and soak in the energizing spectrum of hued houses.

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