Life in Savannah

A city with charm unlike any other, Savannah is one-of-a-kind and houses one of Mercer’s three School of Medicine campuses.

Savannah fountain
Aerial view of Savannah

History at Every Turn

Take a step into Savannah and be surrounded by its historic parks and 22 public squares. Stroll down the cobblestone streets and admire the architecture, which ranges from Colonial style to Victorian. Observe the Spanish moss draping the old live oak trees. And enjoy the laid-back atmosphere.

Sidewalk chalk art in Savannah

Eclectic Arts and Culture

Savannah is bustling with artistic talent. Wander into a museum or art gallery and appreciate the modern art this historic city brings to light. Visit for the Savannah Film Festival and you may spot celebrities like Hugh Jackman, Emily Blunt, and Amandla Stenberg. Or catch a concert at one of Savannah's many venues.

Tybee Island dock at sunset

Thrilling Excursions

Enjoy a relaxing carriage ride through historic downtown. See the city from an old riverboat. Be adventurous and join a legendary ghost tour. Or enjoy a trip to the beach at Tybee Island.

Plated tuna dinner in Savannah

Coastal Cuisine

Prepare your taste buds to be pampered. Try out one of Savannah's many local restaurants and indulge in a fresh catch from the Savannah River or Atlantic Ocean, try a taste of classic Southern cuisine, grab something fresh from the weekly farmer's market in Forsyth Park, or treat yourself to dinner and a view on River Street.

Living in Savannah for medical school has been a great experience. Between the endless number of great restaurants, many parks to visit, historic sites to see downtown, Tybee Island just a short car ride away, and the Savannah Bananas baseball team, there is never a shortage of things to do or new places to explore.

Peyton Fanning, B.S. '14, M.D. '19

Peyton Fanning