While Savannah may conjure images of the ironwork balconies of Greek Revival buildings, the historic city is also home to the architecture of another romantic era. South of the Downtown/Historic District, the Victorian District is a 50-block National Register District that features, you guessed it, exquisitely ornate Victorian architecture. Strolling its shady streets is like walking back in time, a true treat for any Savannah visitor.
Running from the northern part of Gwinnett Street to the southern part of Anderson, the Victorian District was developed during the late 1800s, when overcrowding in the Historic District presented the need for more housing. Developers took to the 165-acre area, constructing the Victorian and Queen Anne Victorian frame houses that comprise the district today. The streets are lined with those Spanish-moss-draped live oak and mulberry trees, but unlike the Historic District, planting areas and small front-yard gardens add even more green.
Some of Savannah's most charming and intimate lodging can be found in the Victorian District's Bed and Breakfasts. You can let the Savannah Bed and Breakfast Inn
spoil you with Southern breakfast and evening time milk and cookies, or lounge in rocking chairs on the verandah of Forysth Park Inn
and overlook the graceful green opulence. You can stay a couple steps further from the park for much less at cozily friendly Azalea Inn
. Elegant dining awaits at Elizabeth on 37th
, and baseball fans won't want to miss a game at the un-Victorian Grayson Stadium
Azalea Inn and Gardens