#18 best destination in the world

 

Savannah Historic District

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  • Historical district prior to the American Civil War era.
  • Known for its 18th and 19th-century architecture and green spaces.

 

National Infantry Museum

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  • Museum exhibiting the history of the United States Army infantryman from the American Revolution to Afghanistan.
  • Buildings include a chapel, barracks, mess hall, orderly room, supply room, and the sleeping quarters and headquarters building used by Gen. George Patton prior to his deployment to North Africa in 1942.
  • Opened in 2009

 

Webb Military Museum

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  • Museum exhibiting history from the American Civil War to Desert Storm.
  • Showcases original uniforms, headgear, and equipment.

 

SCADstory

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  • Tour involving storytelling of the history of The Savannah College of Art and Design over the past 4 decades, from animation to themed entertainment design

 

World of Coca-Cola

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  • Museum inspired to serve as a continuation of Coca-Cola history dating back to 1886
  • Dr. John S. Pemberton, a pharmacist from Atlanta, created a unique soft drink with a specific flavour syrup that was highly popular
  • Features exhibits about the secret formula of Coca-Cola, a 4D movie, and allows visitors to taste 60 different flavors from around the world

 

Doll’s Head Trail

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  • Trail dedicated to found art in an abandoned 19th century brick factory site
  • The work of a local carpenter named Joel Slaton, who envisioned an art project created from discarded doll parts and other trash that was scattered around the site
  • He encouraged visitors to contribute their own found art, and it’s been collecting there ever since
  • The pieces are mostly doll heads, but also include bottles, collages, decorated old bricks, and beheaded doll and truck parts.

 

CDC Museum

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  • Museum at Centers for Disease Control & Prevention headquarters showcasing public-health history

 

Rock City

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  • Tourist attraction on Lookout Mountain
  • Opened in May 1932
  • The attraction gained prominence after owners Garnet and Frieda Carter hired Clark Byers in 1935 to paint “See Rock City” barn advertisements throughout the Southeast and Midwest United States
  • Byers painted over 900 barn roofs and walls, in nineteen states, by 1969
  • Since its earliest days, Rock City has claimed that it is possible to see seven states from a particular spot (Lover’s Leap) in Rock City
  • A scientist at the University of Tennessee, when asked to prove the issue in 2007, pointed out that the claim refers to seeing mountains and other high points in many of these other states, adding that the claim was made long before the air pollution associated with the proliferation of automobiles and coal-fired power plants

 

The Paris Market

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  • Bi-level boutique offering an eclectic range of antiques, housewares, gifts & jewelry

 

Georgia Guidestones

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  •  Granite monument erected in 1980
  • A set of 10 guidelines is inscribed on the structure in eight modern languages and a shorter message is inscribed at the top of the structure in four ancient language scripts
  • The anonymity of the guidestones’ authors and their apparent advocacy of population control, eugenics, and internationalism have made them a target for controversy and conspiracy theory

 


 

Costs

Number of Days: 14 days

Best Time To Fly: mid-March-May

Airline tickets: $553

Seattle -> Atlanta (round trip) = $553

Food: $42/day x 14 days = $588

Rental car: $609

$44/day x 14 days = $609

Gas: $94

Entertainment: $59

Airbnb: $197 x 13 days = $2,561

TOTAL: $4,464

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