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Visit Savannah

With its elegant antebellum mansions, Spanish moss-draped trees and leafy public squares, Savannah is one of the South’s best-looking cities. 

Savannah is known for its attractive historic homes, moss-carpeted public squares and large, shade-giving oak trees. Pretty as it is, the city has more to offer than just attractive surrounds. Explore it thoroughly to discover a fascinating history, as well as thriving art and spirited nightlife scenes.

For the first century and a half after its founding in 1733, Savannah flourished economically, serving as Georgia’s main port. Learn about local history and life during a trip to the Wormsloe Plantation, where old trades including blacksmithing are demonstrated on the estate of an antebellum mansion. To find out more about naval history, visit Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum, where displays include an impressively detailed collection of model ships.

Carry a camera during a wander around the photo-friendly Savannah Historic District. Admire impressive Georgian, Gothic and Greek Revival residences and encounter scenic fountain and statue-dotted squares, such as Chippewa Square, famous for appearing in Oscar-winning blockbuster Forrest Gump. In the center of the historic district is the 30-acre (12-hectare) Forsyth Park. The park is crisscrossed by walking paths, has open green spaces for picnics and features memorials, gardens, a pool and a playground.

Another photogenic spot for a stroll is the Bonaventure Cemetery, which overlooks the Wilmington River. Take a guided tour and examine the hauntingly beautiful funerary sculptures and necropolises.

The city’s renowned Savannah College of Art & Design attracts many artistic-leaning students, who have helped Savannah’s contemporary art scene flourish. Marvel at the modern art pieces displayed at the SCAD Museum of Art and visit the futuristic Moshe Safdie-designed Jepson Center for the Arts to see even more contemporary exhibitions.

Don’t leave without sampling Savannah’s justifiably hyped dining and nightlife scenes. For lunch or dinner, try the restaurant-dotted City Market. Live music can often be heard wafting through the air in this area.

To reach the city, fly into the Savannah-Hilton Head International Airport, located about 10 miles (16 kilometers) from downtown Savannah. Trains and bus services also serve the city. Savannah is a pedestrian-friendly city, but if you tire, ride local buses or use the city’s bike rental scheme instead.

Where to stay in Savannah

Historic Downtown Savannah
Cathedral of St. John the Baptist showing a fountain and a park

Historic Downtown Savannah

Known for Historical Buildings, Rivers, Tours

4.5/5(36 reviews)

A noteworthy feature of Historic Downtown Savannah is its stunning river views. While you're in town, be sure to stop and check out Forsyth Park and River Street.

Savannah Victorian District
Savannah Victorian District, Savannah, Georgia, United States of America
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Savannah Victorian District

Known for Coffee, Culture, Natural Parks

Coffee shops and parks are just a few things travellers like about Savannah Victorian District. A stop by Cultural Arts Gallery is also recommended if you've got time to explore the area.

Midtown
Midtown, Savannah, Georgia, United States of America
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Midtown

Known for Shopping, Historical Buildings, Dining

Gourmet restaurants interesting history and top sights from Grayson Stadium to Habersham Shopping Center – discover Midtown, a destination also famous for its shopping.

Historic District - North
Savannah

Historic District - North

While visiting Historic District - North, you might make a stop by sights like River Street and Savannah Civic Center.

Beach Institute
Beach Institute, Savannah, Georgia, United States of America
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Beach Institute

While Beach Institute may not have many sights to explore, venturing just a little farther will lead you to top things to see and do like Forsyth Park and River Street.

Thomas Square
Thomas Square, Savannah, Georgia, United States of America
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Thomas Square

Known for Culture, Relaxing, Historical Buildings

You'll enjoy the restaurants and gardens in Thomas Square. You might want to make time for a stop at Savannah African Art Museum or Bull Street Library.

Top hotels in Savannah

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Hyatt Regency Savannah
Hyatt Regency Savannah
4 out of 5
2 W Bay St, Savannah, GA
£100
per night
24 Dec-25 Dec

Located in Historic Downtown Savannah, this hotel is steps away from Johnson Square and Rousakis Riverfront Plaza. Reynolds Square is 0.2 mi (0.4 km) away.

4.3/5Excellent! (2,662 reviews)

"Location, clean, accommodations were great. Staff was friendly"…"

Reviewed on 8 Dec 2019

Hyatt Regency Savannah
TRYP by Wyndham Savannah Downtown/Historic District
TRYP by Wyndham Savannah Downtown/Historic District
4 out of 5
320 Montgomery St, Savannah, GA
£83
per night
19 Dec-20 Dec

Located in Historic Downtown Savannah, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Savannah History Museum, Savannah College of Art and Design and Savannah Civic ...

4.1/5Very Good! (1,689 reviews)

"It’s always clean and the staff is very helpful and nice. We love the Tryp hotel, everything is convenient to downtown savannah"…"

Reviewed on 7 Dec 2019

TRYP by Wyndham Savannah Downtown/Historic District
Marriott Savannah Riverfront
Marriott Savannah Riverfront
4 out of 5
100 General Mcintosh Blvd, Savannah, GA
£115
per night
15 Dec-16 Dec

Located in Historic Downtown Savannah, this spa hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of River Street, City Market and Savannah Civic Center. Savannah Convention Center ...

4.1/5Very Good! (359 reviews)

"In general, property was great. The restaurant was terrible, and wait staff oblivious to their customers. We ordered pizza - was a grocery store frozen pizza heated up. yuck!!"…"

Reviewed on 9 Dec 2019

Marriott Savannah Riverfront

Popular things to do in Savannah

River Street
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River Street

4.5/5(16 reviews)

Appreciate local artwork in a gallery, shop for boutique fashionable clothing and dine in excellent restaurants on this street in downtown Savannah.

Forsyth Park
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Forsyth Park

4.5/5(12 reviews)

With peaceful walking paths, sporting areas and grassy lawns, this large city park in downtown Savannah is perfect for a day outside.

City Market
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City Market

4/5(10 reviews)

You can browse for souvenirs when you visit City Market, a popular shopping spot in Savannah. Experience the area's acclaimed art galleries and fascinating museums.

Savannah State University
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Savannah State University

Enjoy the student vibe with a visit to Savannah State University, a top university in Savannah. Visit the area's shops or amble around its riverfront.

Tybee Island Beach
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Tybee Island Beach

4.5/5(2 reviews)

Nothing says holiday like spending a lazy day at Tybee Island Beach, a popular beach in Tybee Island. Wander the seaside in this relaxing area.

Savannah Convention Center
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Savannah Convention Center

Find out what's happening in Savannah Convention Center during your trip – a top convention centre in Savannah. Discover the area's acclaimed art galleries and shops.

Top activities in Savannah

Savannah Old Town Trolley Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour
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Savannah Old Town Trolley Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour

£26

Aboard a charming trolley, hear the history and stories that shaped Georgia's first city, Savannah. With 16 well-planned stops, you are free to hop on and off the trolley to explore landmarks, shops, museums, and historic sights.

First Squares Savannah Food Tour
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First Squares Savannah Food Tour

£22

Get a taste of the South on this memorable food tour through Savannah, and take in the iconic sights and sweet sounds of this charm-drenched city along the way. Enjoy tasty bites at 6 different eateries around town, and get expert guidance from your local guide on other great places to dine during your stay.

Private Walking Tour of Historic Savannah
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Private Walking Tour of Historic Savannah

£39

Join a personal guide for an amazing, memorable private tour to the iconic locations of Savannah. Your expert local guide is ready to show you whichever sights you most want to see, with historical stories and insiders' knowledge to give you a one-of-a-kind experience.

Combo: Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley & Evening Walking Ghost Tour
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Combo: Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley & Evening Walking Ghost Tour

£49

Combine a convenient hop-on hop-off trolley ride with a spooky evening ghost (walking) tour to explore Savannah by day and by night. Ride around town on an old-fashioned trolley, jumping off at your leisure to visit local attractions, and then set out on foot as dusk falls to uncover the city's eerie past and spine-chilling tales.

Savannah Haunted Tour : Ghosts & Gravestones
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Savannah Haunted Tour : Ghosts & Gravestones

£26

See why Savannah is known as one of America's most haunted cities as a tour guide takes you into 2 of its most haunted sites. Hear historical facts peppered with entertaining ghost stories as you ride the haunted trolley.

Historical Walking Tour
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Historical Walking Tour

£27

Itinerary This is a typical itinerary for this product Stop At: Savannah Tours and Tales, Bull St Tomochichi's Monument, Wright Square, Savannah, GA 31401 Tomochichi's Boulder is dedicated to the chief of the Yamacraw Tribe who lived in Savannah when the colony of Georgia was settled.

Reviews of Savannah

4.8

Top Destination

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5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

9 Dec 2019

Loved riverside, shops, and atmosphere, plenty of great places to eat.

5/5 - Excellent

Oli

9 Nov 2019

Amazing city, with two key events in both the Revolution and Civil War. Significant place in American history.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

9 Oct 2019

Lovely laid back feeling. Traffic slow and courteous. Very friendly.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

15 Sep 2019

Definitely worth a visit. Lots to see and do.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

23 Aug 2019

Amazing city. So much history preserved. One of my favourite US cities

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

13 Aug 2019

A really friendly town and we absolutely loved it here. Well worth visiting. The southern charm we encountered was amazing and we have some fond memories of Savannah.

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