Georgia city makes TIME’s ‘The World’s 100 Greatest Places’

SAVANNAH, Ga. — A Georgia city is ranking on a major list among some of the greatest places on Earth.

TIME has put together a list of 100 “extraordinary” destinations to explore.

Staff said they looked at each city’s “people and businesses at the forefront of those industries who, amid extraordinary circumstances, found ways to adapt, build and innovate.”

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From Antarctica to Ghana to New Zealand, cities many people have never heard of made the list.

One of the crown jewels of the Georgia coast, Savannah, made the cut.

Editors said Savannah was listed because it was in a period of “radical changes.”

Here’s the full write-up for the city:

“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. More buzzy openings include The Jules, housed in a renovated 19th century mansion on the Historic District’s Chippewa Square, and the 3 Points Food Court, a food-truck park that hosts yard games, movie nights and live musical acts.”


Other areas in the Southeast includes Sarasota, Memphis and Orlando.

Here’s the full list.