The alluring architecture, up-and-coming culinary scene and the progressive art districts, earned Savannah the title of “Second Best City in the South” in 2017 by Southern Living.
The article said Savannah was “Like a time capsule of historic architecture and city planning. Savannah’s old-school exterior belies its status as a progressive art, design, and culinary hub.”
Unfortunately, Savannah didn’t beat out her sister city, Charleston, for the number one spot. But, she did come ahead of New Orleans, Nashville, Asheville, Atlanta, Austin and Birmingham. With the Savannah College of Art and Design expanding art scene, Savannah’s growth is all encompassing. From the boom of the hotel industry and expansion of eateries and the shopping scene, Savannah continues to grow.
Stroll around town and you’ll see murals, incredible art installations and the many museums which house Savannah’s history. With our fine enchanting inns and world-class restaurants, it should come as no surprise that Savannah’s at the top.
With so much to boast, it wasn’t just the city itself that received accolades from Southern Living. Its restaurants, serene and sophisticated shops and all-star accommodations were also among “The South’s Best.”
The Grey garnered the number two spot of The South’s Best Restaurants in 2017. The Mansion on Forsyth Park earned the number sixth spot on The South’s Best Hotels. Foley House Inn took the number one spot for The South’s Best Inns in 2017. Southern Living also named The Paris Market and Brocante The South’s Best Shop, with ShopSCAD featured in third.
Just a short drive away, Tybee Island, also known as Savannah’s Beach, took the number 10 spot for The South’s Best Islands, while 85 miles away, the Golden Isles’ St. Simons Island earned the number two spot.