As you walk through the historic downtown area of Savannah, stepping over cobblestone pathways, the humidity envelops you like the ghosts of generals and Southern belles from another time. Strolling through the mossy, earthy smell of postage stamp parks, there’s an aura thick with history of an Old South that tends to not only slow your pace but make you wonder how many spirits are wandering along with you.
With or without the help of Hollywood, Savannah still spins the kind of ambiance you can’t buy; it has to have been earned through centuries of historic realities. Cobblestone streets and walkways lead past elegant mansions and streets cloaked in Spanish moss. The waterfront commercial district is accessed by steep concrete steps amid ancient walls that must surely have echoed the cannon fire of both the Revolutionary and Civil Wars.