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Forsyth Park, Savannah

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Created in the 19th century as part of a beautification project, Forsyth Park contains walking paths, play areas, tennis courts, and a cafe. City planners began this park in the 1840s on a small piece of land designated for public use. Using this plot as the core of their design, they then expanded the park's grounds with land donated by Georgia governor John Forsyth. Named in recognition of Forsyth's contribution to the development of the city, the park now spans over 12 hectares (30 acres) and serves as the focal point of residential areas radiating from this public space. Today it's popular for its free concerts and farmers' market. Use our Savannah vacation builder to add Forsyth Park and other attractions to your Savannah vacation plans.
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  • August 13, 2017
    Beautiful Park! We spent three days in Savannah exploring and we could have spent at least another week. There is so much to see and do. We will definitely be back for a longer stay.  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    Forsyth Park is a beautiful oasis in downtown Savannah. Put on your walking shoes and grab a cold beverage as you stroll through the Spanish moss covered trees to the fountain. Check out the Williams ...  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    The Park is very nice to walk a bit to wander, or to put on the lawn. The fountain offers a great photo opportunity, just like the typical houses and trees on the way to and around the Park. Who is in Georgia, should not miss Savannah.
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  • March 16, 2017
    This beautifully historic park is the crown jewel of the Savannah Historic District. During the Christmas holiday you'll find festive decorations, tastefully done, around the fountain, statues, and lights. In the Spring, don't miss the green-dyed water (for St. Patrick's Day), and of course the gorgeous flowers throughout the season. In the summer relax with your friends in the great lawn or stretch a hammock between some trees for an afternoon nap. Throughout the year, the park hosts the Forsyth Farmer's Market, where you can find local food and craft vendors on the south-end. This is a "must see" for those who are just visiting for a day or here on a longer stay.
  • June 20, 2017
    We were treated to a wedding in the park today. Was fun watching them go through their lines preparing for a great journey. Remember half the fun is the making the trip and the rest is being there with the one you love and have for most of your life.
  • June 5, 2017
    This park is gorgeous! It's an artful landscape of spooky beauty and romantic southern charm. Forsyth park is packed with wise spanish moss trees and fountains backed with haunted history. Everywhere you look your are surrounded by ancient architecture. The Park offers a cafe and amphitheater and a collection of playgrounds making it a perfect host for outdoor events, picnic, or quiet walk morning, noon, or night.
  • June 15, 2017
    Beautiful park, flowers blooming everywhere. Twisty Live oak trees dripping with Spanish moss all over. Fantastic historical landmarks including the water fountain. Great playgrounds for kids.
  • July 5, 2017
    Beautiful park. Awesome playground. They even had a Latin percussion section, which I (I mean my daughter) really loved! Only one confederate memorial that I noticed.

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Where to stay in Savannah

A city known for its bed and breakfast spots, Savannah has no shortage of accommodations for travelers. Whether you're backpacking through the South or looking for a luxurious getaway, this town boasts several hostels and unique inns with plenty of personality, as well as luxury hotels. If you've come to explore the city's history and architecture, stay in its famous historical center. For relaxing views, head to a bed and breakfast overlooking the riverbank or along Forsyth Park. Partiers and budget travelers can find more affordable accommodations throughout the city. Just remember to book well in advance if visiting for the massive St. Patty's Day celebration.
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