My favorite thing to do in Savannah is to walk around and look at the beautiful old homes. There is no other Southern City quite like Savannah for that. I especially enjoy walking on Gaston from the front door of my Savannah Getaways townhouse, through Forsyth Park to the west side of the park. There are gorgeous homes to look at with a family feel to them. On most of my walks I have enjoyed the dogs that sit in the windows looking out.
On Gaston just east of the park is the beautiful, double-staircase entry to The former Granite Steps, which was featured in the movie, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. Continuing west on Gaston you will notice the beautiful Mills B. Lane abode, the well-known Savannah judge’s home. It is so well maintained and pristine. The stately homes on Gaston opposite of the park are definitely worth seeing. There is also the Men’s Club structure (The Oglethorpe Club) that is quite impressive.
It is difficult to pass Forsyth Park without entering. It is a very active park with people jogging around the park, to visitors sitting on the benches around the wonderful fountain. Walking by the Savannah landmark fountain you pass through the children’s playgrounds which are always quite active. From there you may hear a concert going on with people pick-nicking and just enjoying themselves.
Continuing west from the park on Gaston or West Huntington you start to see this different neighborhood of the historic district. There are no restaurants or businesses to interfere in this area. You are greeted quite cordially by the locals as you walk through this area. These homes certainly vary in style from Victorian Homes that nowadays house stately condominiums to the rowhouse homes that was equally favored 100+ years ago. Definitely worth taking the time to walk through, and enjoy.