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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

Top hotels in Savannah

Hyatt Regency Savannah
Hyatt Regency Savannah
4 out of 5
2 W Bay St, Savannah, GA
The price is £102 per night from 24 Jan to 25 Jan

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! (2,183 reviews)

"Pros- free late check out, nice/quiet rooms, beautiful location Cons- bathrooms needed some tlc. Walls were dirty and all the cracks in the ground/floor haven’t been cleaned in awhile"…"

Reviewed on 15 Jan 2021

Hyatt Regency Savannah
Marriott Savannah Riverfront
Marriott Savannah Riverfront
4 out of 5
100 General Mcintosh Blvd, Savannah, GA
The price is £89 per night from 14 Feb to 15 Feb

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

4/5Very Good! (772 reviews)

"Did not like having to pay to park. Also did not like having to pay for internet."…"

Reviewed on 18 Jan 2021

Marriott Savannah Riverfront
The Desoto Savannah
The Desoto Savannah
4 out of 5
15 East Liberty Street, Savannah, GA
The price is £100 per night from 24 Jan to 25 Jan

Located in Historic Downtown Savannah, this hotel is steps away from Girl Scout First Headquarters and Savannah College of Art and Design. Savannah Civic Center ...

4.1/5Very Good! (1,166 reviews)

"Great hotel. The location was fantastic. We were close to everything. Would stay here again."…"

Reviewed on 22 Jan 2021

The Desoto Savannah
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Top Holiday Rentals in Savannah

Staybridge Suites Savannah Historic District
Staybridge Suites Savannah Historic District
3 out of 5
301 E Bay St, Savannah, GA
The price is £95 per night from 28 Jan to 29 Jan

Located in Historic Downtown Savannah, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of River Street and City Market. Savannah Civic Center and Savannah College ...

4.3/5Excellent! (986 reviews)

"The location was great! Close to restaurants and the downtown area. We walked everywhere-never used our car til it was time to head home. The staff was super friendly, and the room was affordable. We’d stay again!"…"

Reviewed on 11 Jan 2021

Staybridge Suites Savannah Historic District
Staybridge Suites Savannah Airport - Pooler
Staybridge Suites Savannah Airport - Pooler
3 out of 5
1 Clyde E Martin Dr, Savannah, GA
The price is £70 per night from 7 Feb to 8 Feb

Situated near the airport, this aparthotel is 0.6 mi (0.9 km) from Crosswinds Golf Club and 1.5 mi (2.4 km) from Tanger Outlets. SK8 City and Surf Lagoon Water ...

3.7/5Good! (111 reviews)

"Great Service and very clean rooms . We will be back to stay in the Future ."…"

Reviewed on 23 Aug 2020

Staybridge Suites Savannah Airport - Pooler
Sonder - The Broughton
Sonder - The Broughton
4 out of 5
109 West Broughton Street, Savannah, GA
The price is £126 per night from 17 Feb to 18 Feb

Located in Historic Downtown Savannah, this aparthotel is within a 5-minute walk of Telfair Square, River Street and Savannah Civic Center. Savannah College ...

4.3/5Excellent! (18 reviews)

"Very historical building, kept up nicely! Adorable for vintage pics for the gram...however, could be cleaner. Little corners were covered in dust and the floor seemed like it needed sweeping. Other than that, LOVED it!"…"

Reviewed on 17 Dec 2020

Sonder - The Broughton
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