The oldest city in Georgia, Savannah is a city whose rich history is evident everywhere you look. It’s also evident everywhere you step: The city is still laid out around 22 elegant, tree-filled squares according to a plan developed by James Oglethorpe, who founded the city on a bluff overlooking the Savannah River in 1733. All those squares—and the city’s relatively modest size—mean it is eminently walkable, and many of the best things to do in Savannah involve sites that are within easy strolling distance of one another. But don’t miss the chance to escape the downtown to get a glimpse of the eye-popping natural beauty that surrounds this place. It truly is a jewel.