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Savannah, Ga.

In some cities, the allure is not based on museums and other attractions, but on less definable things like atmosphere and attractive city landscapes. This is the case in Savannah. This Southern city of parks, plazas, history-infused mansions and a bustling riverfront is filled with sightseeing opportunities. People who are seeking that special Southern ambiance will enjoy spending time in some of the 22 public squares or wandering down the tree-lined avenues.

Forsyth Park and historic Bluff Drive are the best places to get in touch with Savannah's charms. Public transport is free on the Savannah Belles Ferry and on the classic street car that runs along the waterfront on River Street. The Savannah History Museum and the legendary Bonaventure Cemetery (pictured) are admission-free Savannah sites that are also worthy of a spot on any visitor's itinerary.