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Savannah, Georgia-Arts Destination

A postcard from Savannah, Georgia
A postcard from Savannah, Georgia from Virtual visitor-tatyanap 2004

Let’s switch things up a bit for this week’s blog post. Savannah, Georgia has been receiving a lot of travel media attention for the past week. The Travelocity “traveling gnome” even came to visit the city! You can see some photos of his time in Savannah here.  The Savannah area is rich in history, amazing architecture, food, lovely beaches and beautiful parks. But, did you know that it was voted as the #2 city in the United States by American Style Magazine’s Top 25 mid-sized cities to visit for the Arts? The city has many galleries and museums that will please any art fan’s tastes. The Telfair Museum  is a landmark and a must see in Savannah. The museum is comprised of 3 separate museums: Telfair Academy , Jepson Center and Owens-Thomas House .  These museums have collections ranging from 19th and 20th century American and European art to Contemporary art. For the tourist and artwork “shopper”, visit City Market  for galleries featuring the works of over 50 local artists.

The Savannah College of Art and Design  is a renowned school that is a partner with the city of Savannah to help preserve its history. The school offers ongoing exhibits and events on art, photography, film and design. The college will be hosting the 2011 graduating class ceremonies this weekend.

When you visit Savannah to check out the art scene, you need a place to stay! There is no storage of historical Bed & Breakfast Inns in the city. In fact, Savannah was also recently voted #6 in Bedandbreakfast.com Top 20 Summer Destinations for 2011 for Bed and Breakfast travelers. Also, Travel & Leisure chose Savannah as one of the favorite American cities in 2010. You can read all about how Travel & Leisure ranked the city here.

Experience and celebrate the arts and culture of Savannah and see what the travel and style industries are talking about!