NEW YORK — As tourists and travelers alike descend on the New York metropolitan area this weekend, a handful of tours have taken the scenic route to the country’s most famous tourist attraction.
The Savannah Trolleys are a series of trolley stops at the heart of the historic town, and the routes they take are as varied as the people who ride them.
The trolleys carry passengers between the quaint towns of Savannah and Myrtle Beach and also offer stops at many of the city’s attractions.
The first tour, which will take place Friday at the Newseum in Washington, D.C., is part of a two-day trip that will also take visitors through the New Jersey shore.
The tour starts at the historic old Savannah Mansion on the banks of the Dan River and ends at the new Savannah Museum, which opened this summer.
Tours are free, but reservations are required.
The tour also includes a brief tour of the New Orleans, Louisiana, city, where the Museum will be celebrating its 50th anniversary this year.
The tours include stops at museums and historic sites in New Orleans and New York.
The second tour, called the Savannah Town Trolley, will begin at the old Augusta Armory in Augusta, Georgia, and will run along the route until the city is surrounded by an amphitheater that houses the annual Savannah Music Festival.
The museum is in the middle of construction, and its inaugural concert is expected to be the last one of its kind in Savannah.
Tour stops will include stops in the city, the historic Old Town Historic District, the Savannah River and more.
The tours are free and open to the public.