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Southern charm is alive and well in historic Savannah, Georgia. In Savannah you can visit historical sights and haunted landmarks, all along enjoying the culture of one of the south’s most sophisticated cities.

Savannah, Georgia, Visitors Guide

Savannah is a long-standing city known throughout the country for its beautiful coastal landscapes, its well-preserved architecture and its rich, vibrant history. Its historic district is filled with cobblestoned squares and parks shaded by oak trees covered with Spanish moss.

Once a booming US port for agricultural goods, Savannah is now an eclectic southern destination with lots to offer. The city loves to celebrate their heritage, with major festivals and events featuring local history, food, and culture, attracting thousands of travelers to Savannah’s streets.

History is by far the city’s most defining trait, with several registered historic sites including the Savannah Historic District, Forsyth Park, Fort Jackson, and Colonial Park Cemetery. Other historic points of interest include churches, homes, and businesses dating back 100-200 years.

Savannah, GA, is most popular for its historical significance, but this charming Georgia town is also a southern hub for the arts. From dance, to music, to live theater performances, travelers can experience live entertainment inspired by Savannah’s unique cultural background. Spend one night line-dancing to your favorite country music, and the next in suit and gown previewing a ballet performance. If in the mood for exceptional entertainment, Savannah is a must-visit destination for you!

Geography

Savannah is a coastal Georgia city, separated from South Carolina by the Savannah River. Tybee Island is located just 20 minutes from downtown Savannah. Savannah is a 50-minute drive to Hilton Head, SC, and a 4.5-hour drive to Atlanta, GA.

Neighborhoods

Savannah's Historic District is the largest National Historic Landmark District including historic squares, museums, homes, restaurants, and other buildings.
Skidaway Island is a private island where some of the most influential people in the area live. It includes 6,300 acres of land, tidal marshes, and Intracoastal Waterways.
Isle of Hope is a riverfront community built on a peninsula that dips into the Skidaway River. It was established as a historic summer retreat for nearby Savannah in the 1840s and 50’s as a place to escape the heat and mosquitoes of the city.
Southside is Savannah's commercial district where you can find plenty of food and shopping options. It is a great choice for visitors looking for excellent hotel deals.

Top Places to Visit

Forsyth Park

Forsyth Park is a large city park that occupies 30 acres in the historic district including walking paths, a children's play area, a Fragrant Garden for the blind, a large fountain, tennis courts, basketball courts, areas for soccer and Frisbee, and home field for Savannah Shamrocks Rugby Club.

Tybee Island

Tybee Island is a five-mile stretch of wide sandy beach with public access areas. The island is casual and laid back. In the island’s north, is the still-functioning Tybee Island Light Station including a museum that highlights local history.

Skidaway Island State Park

Skidaway Island State Park includes trails winding through maritime forest, past salt marsh, and leading to a boardwalk and observation tower. Visitors can watch for deer, fiddler crabs, raccoons, egrets, and other wildlife.

Climate

The best time to visit Savannah is from March to July when there are warm temperatures and azalea blooms out of hibernation. Seasonally, Savannah's climate includes hot and humid summers, while the winters are mild and sunny.

What is Savannah known for

Southern Cuisine, Historical Sights, Shopping, Haunted Landmarks, Performing Arts

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. When is the best time to visit Savannah, Georgia?

There are plenty of things to do in Savannah, GA, year-round, so any time you visit is sure to be a blast! With that being said, however, March through July are the most popular months to visit, as the weather is ideal and the beautiful natural landscape is blooming.

2. What is Savannah, GA, famous for?

Savannah, GA, is the oldest city in Georgia, and is famous for a multitude of things including delicious southern food like fried green tomatoes, the second largest St. Patrick’s Day celebration in the country, historical sights and landmarks, paranormal tours and experiences, and Tybee Island. And that’s just to name a few!

3. Is Savannah haunted?

Savannah’s somber and extensive history makes it one of the most haunted cities in the country, ranking among both Salem and New Orleans in polls taken from USA Today and the Travel Channel. So, no matter if you’re a skeptic or a believer, a Savannah ghost tour should definitely make it to the top of your vacation bucket list!

4. What are the top things to do in Savannah?

Savannah is a charming, cultural, and historical city that has a ton of amazing things to do and experience year-round. While the amount of incredible activities and attractions is practically endless, here are a few of the top things you don’t want to miss: - Take a Trolly Tour through Savannah’s Historic District - Shop at the City Market - Catch a Show at the Historic Savannah Theatre - Visit Wormsloe Historic Site - Catch a Sunset at River Street - Discover National Landmarks and Historic Sites - Get Spooky on a Ghost Tour - Visit Tybee Island

5. How far is Tybee Island from Savannah?

Tybee Island is a small barrier island just off the coast of Savannah, and is known for its gorgeous beaches and the Tybee Island Lighthouse! Depending on your location, Savannah is about 20 miles from Tybee Island. Please be aware that during peak season, it could take anywhere from 45 minutes to an hour to get there, depending on traffic. It is recommended to account for this when mapping out travel time, as you will want to arrive at your scheduled tour time at least 30 minutes prior.

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