Savannah Named to TIME’s Annual List of the World’s Greatest Places

TIME revealed the third annual list of the World’s Greatest Places, which highlights 100 extraordinary travel destinations around the world. Savannah is listed among some of the most stunning destinations around the globe and is praised for the game-changing revitalization of its historic waterfront.

From TIME’s Janine Clements: The riverfront of the Hostess City of the South is undergoing some radical changes, transforming underutilized space into new districts, bringing more of the city’s hidden treasures into view. On the site of a former power station, the newly opened Plant Riverside District offers multiple restaurants, most with river views and outdoor seating, such as the German-style Riverside Biergarten. Its towering dual smokestacks hover above music venues, morning mindful-yoga classes and the new JW Marriott Savannah, which features a rooftop lounge. About a mile east is Eastern Wharf, a 54-acre development that will include the Thompson Savannah.

To compile this list, TIME solicited nominations of places – including countries, regions, cities and towns – from its international network of correspondents and contributors, with an eye toward those offering new and exciting experiences.

The full TIME World’s Greatest Places list will be featured in the August 2, 2021 double issue of TIME, available on newsstands now. See the full list here.