Time Magazine says that Savannah is one of the 'greatest places in the world' in 2021

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The Hostess City of the South is not only being recognized for its charm and hospitality but also for its innovation.

TIME Magazine named Savannah to its annual World's Greatest Places List with a shout out to its "revitalized riverfronts."

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This is TIME’s third year publishing the list and is an accolade that recognizes “game-changing destinations across the globe.” According to a statement from the publication, emphasis was given to destinations that adapted amid “extraordinary circumstances” and to shine a light on their “revitalization,” especially as places start to reopen again.

According to TIME, the publication solicited nominations of places from its international network of correspondents and contributors. Janine Clements, a freelance journalist specializing in lifestyle and travel, showed appreciation to riverfront entertainment center Plant Riverside District and mixed-use development Eastern Wharf.

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“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,” Clements said in the magazine’s description of Savannah.

Clements also spotlighted the recently restored historic mansion The Jules and 3 Points Food Court for its array of fun activities.

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The full list will hit newsstands on Friday where Savannah residents can see the city in the company of places like Sicily, Italy, and Accra, Ghana.

Laura Nwogu is the quality of life reporter for Savannah Morning News. Contact her at lnwogu@gannett.com. Twitter: @lauranwogu_

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