Come to Savannah and enjoy its history, riverfront, and cathedral.

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.

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Tours, Historical Buildings and Rivers

Top Hotels in Savannah

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
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Hyatt Regency Savannah
4 out of 5
2 W Bay St, Savannah, GA
$129
per night
Oct 6 - Oct 7
4.3/5Excellent! (2,576 reviews)

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

4.3/5Excellent! (2,576 reviews)

"The river view was nice. Elevators were fast. Helpful and friendly staff."…"

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2019

Hyatt Regency Savannah
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Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Savannah Midtown, GA
2.5 out of 5
7576 White Bluff Rd, Savannah, GA
$89
per night
Sep 22 - Sep 23
3.9/5Good! (1,654 reviews)

Situated in Savannah, this golf hotel is 0.6 mi (1 km) from Oglethorpe Mall and 2.8 mi (4.5 km) from Hunter Army Airfield. Forsyth Park and Savannah State University ...

3.9/5Good! (1,654 reviews)

"Hotel and room were clean, staff was friendly and breakfasts were good Downgraded cleanliness because trash baskets in bathroom and bedroom were not emptied after first day."…"

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2019

Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Savannah Midtown, GA
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Planters Inn on Reynolds Square
3.5 out of 5
29 Abercorn St, Savannah, GA
$119
per night
Sep 22 - Sep 23
4.4/5Excellent! (2,119 reviews)

Located in Historic Downtown Savannah, this historic hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Lucas Theatre, River Street, and City Market. Ellis Square and Savannah ...

4.4/5Excellent! (2,119 reviews)

"I loved everything about it - the room was perfect, location was awesome and enjoyed the complimentary wine that happened to coincide with our arrival."…"

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2019

Planters Inn on Reynolds Square

Popular things to do in Savannah

River Street
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River Street

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

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

Savannah Convention Center
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Savannah Convention Center

Find out what's happening at Savannah Convention Center during your trip—a top convention center in Savannah. Discover the area's fascinating museums and shops.

Bonaventure Cemetery
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Bonaventure Cemetery

This public cemetery is filled with the burial sites of prominent Savannah citizens and is famous for its haunting Southern Gothic beauty.

Cathedral of St. John the Baptist
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Cathedral of St. John the Baptist

Bask in the beauty of the spectacular French Gothic architecture, magnificent artworks and unique history of this renowned Roman Catholic cathedral in downtown Savannah.

Wormsloe Historic Site
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Wormsloe Historic Site

Drive down a beautiful oak avenue to see replicas of colonial wattle-and-daub huts at this large state historic site just outside Savannah.

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

$34

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

$57

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

$50

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.

Tybee Island Dolphin Tour
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Tybee Island Dolphin Tour

$49

See wild bottlenose dolphins playing in the waves around Tybee Island on this half-day dolphin watching cruise. After a filling lunch at the Crab Shack, head out to the Tybee Island waterways to see scenic wildlife and historic lighthouses.

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

$63

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.

Bachelorette Beach Yoga on Tybee Island
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Bachelorette Beach Yoga on Tybee Island

$25

Bachelorette Beach Yoga is an awesome experience for bachelorette parties! If you’re planning a Bachelorette Party on Tybee or in Savannah - we’re only a 20-minute drive away, and want to do something fun and healthy, book a Bachelorette Yoga Session with us.

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