Savannah, Georgia, is on Travel & Leisure magazine’s list of the Top 10 Cities in the U.S. and Canada. With its historic architecture, beautifully manicured public squares and combination of hip attitude and laid-back Southern charm, it’s easy to see why.
And the good news is a Savannah vacation can be a cheap vacation — thanks to plenty of free events along River Street.
River Street is the center of the action on the first Friday and Saturday of the month. Celebrate the start of the weekend with free fireworks Friday at 9:30 p.m. First Saturday on the River features arts and crafts, free entertainment and family fun from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
In October, First Saturday fun morphs into Oktoberfest, with German food, music and games that continue Sunday as well. On the first Saturday (and Sunday) in November, you can celebrate the annual Savannah Seafood Festival. And December’s First Saturday takes on a Christmas theme.
Elsewhere, art lovers can explore City Market, a collection of artist studios and galleries in the area around Jefferson and West St. Julian streets, for free every day.
And movie buffs may just enjoy walking around the city and seeing scenes from their favorite films. Savannah has been the setting for movies including "Forrest Gump," "The Legend of Bagger Vance," and "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil."