With an eclectic array of shops, restaurants, museums, and monuments spread across the Historic District, the best way to explore downtown Savannah is on foot. Whether you plan a route ahead of time or just wander aimlessly, a leisurely stroll will always result in unique discoveries. If your feet start to ache, flag down a pedicab driver—these people-powered vehicles are a great way to get around, and the drivers usually tell a good story or two. Or hop on one of the many meandering trolleys, a great way to see the city.
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The largest of Savannah's municipal cemeteries, Bonaventure spreads over 160 acres and sits on a bluff above the Wilmington River. Once a plantation, the land became a private cemetery in 1846 and the public cemetery was established in 1907. The scenescape is one of lush natural beauty transposed against the elegant and almost eerie backdrop of lavish marble headstones, monuments, and mausoleums. John Muir reportedly camped at Bonaventure in 1867 on his legendary "thousand-mile walk." Local photographer Jack Leigh, novelist and poet Conrad Aiken, and singer/songwriter Johnny Mercer are among those interred here.
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