Fodor's Expert Review Forsyth Park
The heart of the city's outdoor life, Forsyth Park hosts a number of popular cultural events, including film screenings, sports matches, and the annual Savannah Jazz Festival. Built in 1840 and expanded in 1851, the park was part of General Oglethorpe's original city plan and made possible by the donation of land from Georgia Governor John Forsyth. A glorious white fountain dating to 1858, Confederate and Spanish-American War memorials, a rose garden, multiple playgrounds, tennis and basketball courts, and an old fort are spread across this grand park. The fort houses a café, an open-air stage, and lovely fountains. Be sure to stop by Saturday for the bustling farmers' market. The park's 1-mile perimeter is among the prettiest walks in the city and takes you past many beautifully restored historic homes.