Georgia now ranks third in the US in film and TV production -- trailing just behind LA and NYC. And this has earned its capital, Atlanta, the lauded title of “Hollywood of the South”... but with much nicer people, cheaper rent, and actually affordable, authentic food. So the next time you're thinking about a trip West to see that Hollywood sign. Stop, and remember there's a whole world of great film landmarks right in our backyard.
Chippewa Square/Savannah History Museum
From: Forrest Gump
Address: 303 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Savannah, GA 31401
Chippewa Square is where Tom Hank’s titular character waits on a bench for a bus, telling stories of friendship, love, war, running, and ping pong. The famous bench now resides in the the Savannah History Museum (a short walk away), so make it a point to stop by both locations and harass locals with lines from the film. They love it (no they don't).