Green-Meldrim House. 14 West Macon Street. Located in Madison Square, this is one of the South's best examples of Gothic Revival architecture, but is probably best known as the headquarters of General Sherman after he occupied Savannah in 1864.
Best for: history buffs looking to revel in the slower pace of life; an affordable city known for its stroll-able gardens and cobblestoned streets; some of the best golf courses in the state; and a thriving arts community (catch a show at the Historic Savannah Theatre, which first opened in 1818) and architecture scene that will keep you well occupied. (Is it Federal, Victorian Regency, Greek and Gothic Revival, or Italianate?)