Savannah Travel Guide

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Savannah Things to Do

  • River Street (Riverfront)

    I've never loved a city like Savannah. Savannah has so much to offer but it's history is not told correctly. Yes the cobblestones are nice the shops are lovely but what about those cobblestones and the shops, they have stories to tell... Who put those cobblestones on Riverstreet, what were those shops before they moved into the location. The answer...

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  • Ghost Tours

    I took the Uncensored Zombies Tour with Tobias McGriff in July, 2011 and it was the highlight of my trip. The one thing I heard about Blue Orb when I was researching what tour to take was it was the "Creepiest and most credible". I have to say it lived up to the hype. Tobias is really a master storyteller, has a great sense of humor, can handle...

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  • Forsyth Park

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Forsyth Park is a grand park in the historic district of Savannah. It was the first big park to be created in Savannah. The huge decorative fountain was originally put in place in 1850. There are many benches to sit and rest under the giant oaks covered with Spanish moss. It is a majestic and beautiful park that is a must see during your time in...

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Savannah Restaurants

  • Good Downtown Breakfast Choice

    A very nice variety of breakfast foods including pastries, quiches, waffles, etc. Breakfast is served all day long. You order at the counter and then your food is delivered to your table.They also serve soups,salads, and sandwiches for lunch.The restaurant is in a converted storefront right downtown.

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  • Big Changes

    1st time in many years. Very busy to me, it has new owners & mostly new décor. Menu has plenty on it. Crab stew tasted great but not to much crab. You can even add a little sherry if you want. Turkey Reuben, very good, fresh & large. Home made sweet potato fries really good, not frozen. Desert Savannah Mud Pie very good & huge portion. I had the...

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  • Old Fashioned Soda Fountain

    In 1919, Peter Leopold, along with his brothers George and Basil, founded Leopold’s Ice Cream at the corner of Gwinnett and Habersham Streets in Savannah. Between 1920 and 1970 it was "THE" gathering place for all of Savannah, including famed lyricist Johnny Mercer, who grew up a block away. Peter's son, Stratton, left and went to Hollywood to...

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Savannah Nightlife

  • Creepy Crawl Haunted Pub Tour

    After rereading the reviews of this tour on Tripadvisor, I realize that which tour guide you gets has a big effect on the tour. I don't recall the name of our guide but he was a loud east coaster originally from Boston who told long winded stories, many of them about himself, by the last stop no one was even paying attention to him anymore. We...

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  • Great River St Hangout!

    Home of the "Shuck Me, Suck me, Eat Me Raw" Oyster T-Shirt!Karaoke and lots of customer interaction.The bar atmosphere is so fun and things get going around 10pm, which is when food is no longer served, kids can no longer be in there, and you can start smoking.Food: I had the Shrimp Po' Boy. I would NOT recommend it. Big slab of bread, had to ask...

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  • Lady Chablis

    The Lady Chablis performs from time to time as a headliner at this club which features a female impersonator floor show.The real Lady Chablis appears in the movie, playing, of course, The Lady Chablis. She has acquired a book deal as a result of her newfound fame in the wake of the success of Midnight. Be sure to check out her very own Web site:...

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Savannah Transportation

  • City Bike Rentals

    Savannah is the first city in Georgia to sponsor a bike-sharing program, which has been available since 2013, and is the perfect way to explore the historical city. The whole process is easy to finish at solar-powered kiosks. Presently there are only 2 and the only one right in the touristy area is at Ellis Square (the other one is at the main...

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  • Free shuttle : Cat Shuttle

    As thrifty tourists, we have appreciated the free Cat Shuttle of Savannah.The bus goes almost everywhere in the historic district. The complete route has 30 stops and the bus passes each 20 min. The shuttle stops at 6:30PM and begins around 7AM.It is one way bus. So you must not be in a hurry.We forgot something in the shuttle (see picture :...

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  • CAT - Chatham Area Transit Authority

    ..# The FREE CAT Shuttle serves Savannah's downtown and Historic District and connects to other CAT bus routes and the Savannah Belles Ferry service.# The Chatham Area Transit Authority (CAT) was established on January 9, 1987.# CAT currently has a fleet of 52 buses which travel on 18 routes.Cash Fare Each...

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Savannah Shopping

  • pure heaven

    Ladies, prepare to stay a while. Savannah Antique Jewelry located inside 37th Street Antiques at 201 east 37th Street (The big yellow house on the corner of 37th streets and Abercorn), has the best collection of antique and estate jewelry I have ever seen. There are over 1000 pieces and also another 100 or more design pieces that are put together...

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  • Get Your Artwork Here

    This shop sells plenty of those dreamy watercolors of familiar Savannah sights. Most start around $45 and work there way up. My choice was one of granite steps leading up to a typical Savannah house front.

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  • Custard Boutique - hidden gem!

    Custard Boutique is my favorite place to shop in Savannah. The owner is so friendly and helpful. She has a really great eye for fashion and finds unique brands that you can't get anywhere else. Last time I went in there, Custard had a new line called Threadware which was so cool. And then the next week, I saw it on the cover of Savannah...

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Savannah Local Customs

  • Old Shipping Heritage

    Savannah was founded in 1733 and since that time has maintained a principle industry of seafarers and shipping. The SS Savannah was the first steamer to sail the Atlantic Ocean, leaving Savannah in 1817 and took 27 days to get to Liverpool.While that might be a unique trivia point, it does not change the fact that sailboats, riverboats and others...

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  • Fun for everyone

    THERE IS A SQUARE WITH OPEN SPACE WHERE FOLKS RELAX WITH A DRINK FROM ONE OF THE NEARBY PUBS OR CAFES. BTW..SO LONG AS YOUR DRINK IS IN A PAPER CUP YOU CAN DRINK ON THE STREET! BACK TO THE SQUARE. WE SAT FOR QUITE A WHILE LAUGHING AT THE KIDS WHO COME TO THESE FOUNTAINS..OFTEN DASHING IN AND OUT TRYING NOT TO GET WET. THE SQUIRTS ARE INTERMITTENT...

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  • Moss (Savannah, Georgia)

    Savannah has been my home for about thirteen years. I've seen tourists from time to time stare with amazement at the local moss hanging from the trees. As a citizen of Savannah, I would like to give facts about these heavenly looking desires. Moss is usually full of bugs that will bite a person and can harm people. The most common pests are...

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Savannah Warnings and Dangers

  • Calm Down People...

    First of all, I was born and raised in GA. When I was young, I would vacation to Savannah and when I went to school there from 2007 to 2013 (yes, the Savannah College of Art and Design), I didn't experience anything worse than a homeless person asking for change or cigarettes. It is true, Savannah has a pretty bad reputation for crime. It doesn't...

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  • Spanish Moss

    Spanish Moss is really pretty on the trees. It's closest relative is the pineapple. They also harbor what we call "chiggers" or "redbugs". A tiny insect that inserts an appendage into your skin to feed on you. Stay away from it.

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  • guy sleeping in his car (we hope!)

    We saw someone come out of a car we looked in the car and saw a guy sleeping or dead just be careful lock your car roll up the windows and go to your next destination it was in front of the park witch I think is the biggest square just be aware and be safe

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Savannah Tourist Traps

  • StingRays' on Tybee

    We have been eating at StingRays for 11 years and now all of a sudden the service is horrible- some of our party doesn't get their food and when they do it is over cooked- please bring back the old StingRay- we are all unhappy and did not go back this year for our annual girls trip! Sorry- Fannie's is great- also try Bernies- both have live music...

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  • Mrs. Wilkes Dining Room

    We were heading to the Mercer House when we 1st saw the line for Mrs. Wilkes but it was only 10am and I thought it a bit silly to stand in line when the place doesn't even open until 11am. When we headed back after the tour of Mercer House at around 11:30 am, silly me, I thought that the line would have subsided but instead I was greeted with a...

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  • Bad service at AJ's on Tybee Island!

    A guy from a bus tour company in Savannah told us that we should go to AJ's on Tybee Island which has a great view overlooking the sea, with a beautiful sunset. Well, the service at AJ's was slipshod. Our server had a sulky demeanour. We didn't even ask for the check when the server came by and slipped it on our table. Then, she came by a short...

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Savannah What to Pack

  • Be Comfortable, Not Stylish This Trip!

    I've said this in my Warnings area: Brick streets and sidewalks are everywhere downtown. Bring flats! I am all about gorgeous heels and sadly, mine are getting dusty living down here. Watching women in their heels try to maneuver the bricks and sometimes falling is actually a sport here! Deodorant! It's hot, muggy, and you will sweat. A camera...

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  • To Better Understand the Area, Read...

    Not really for packing, but great background before you go to the Savannah area:Eugenia Price's Historical Novels:1. Savannah Quarteta. Savannahb. To See Your Face Againc. Before The Darkness Fallsd. Stranger in Savannah2. Georgia Trilogya. Bright Captivityb. Where Shadows Goc. Beauty From Ashes3. St. Simmons Trilogya. Lighthouseb. New Moon...

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  • It is hot as a fire cracker in the...

    If you go to Savannah in the summer then make sure you pack shorts, sandals, and shades. Sunscreen too if you go to the beach (i.e. Tybee). The large Oak trees in the historic district provide lots of shade while walking through the city so you really don't need sunscreen when walking around. Make sure you have comfortable shoes. You can spend a...

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Savannah Off The Beaten Path

  • fort pulaski

    fort pulaski is located on cockspur island at the mouth of the savannah river. it was named after the polish count, casimir pulaski who fought with general george washington during the revolutionary war. construction on fort pulaski began in 1833 and was finished in 1847. in 1860 the fort was taken over by the governor of georgia and was later...

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  • old fort jackson

    old fort jackson was built in 1808 on the site of the revolutionary war era mud fort. old fort jackson was activated during the war of 1812. old fort jackson ia named after james jackson who was a colonel in the revolutionary war. during the civil war old fort jackson was the headquarters of the savannah river defenses for the confederacy. old fort...

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  • wormsloe plantation

    wormsloe plantation was established by noble jones in 1733. jones arrived in savannah with general james oglethorpe and commanded a company of marine boatmen charged with georgia's coastal defense. jones also served as a constable, indian agent, surveyor, and a member of the royal council. as a surveyor jones laid out the town plans of new ebenezer...

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Savannah Sports & Outdoors

  • Many Activities and Varity

    Around the city are many types of sports and activities for tourists/visitors. One main one is golf, and most of that is at Hilton Head Island; 50 miles away, but worth the trip. Then you could go to the beach, or relax on the veranda,

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  • Crosswinds Golf Course

    We played the 9-hole, executive section of this course; there is a more difficult 18-hole section which the pro-shop suggested was for more experienced golfers (duffers like me can not harbor much pride).$42 for cart and 18-hole and $20 for cart for executive 9-holes. If you take a cart, make sure you stay on the cart path because they are not very...

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  • Savannah Sand Gnats

    The Savannah Sand Gnats are a minor league baseball team which serves as a farm team for the Texas Rangers. If you want to catch stray foul balls, bring a good baseball glove.

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Savannah Favorites

  • Forrest Gump

    Parts of "Forrest Gump" were filmed in Savannah, much of the story takes place as Forrest Gump, played by Tom Hanks, sits on a bench in front of Chippewa Square telling his story. I'm sure there are many tourists wandering through the square looking for "the bench" but don't bother, the movie bench is housed at the Savannah History Museum and there...

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  • "The Book"

    It's almost a prerequisite that you have to read "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil", also known as "The Book", before heading to Savannah. I had read it many, many years ago and started to reread it before heading to Savannah, I didn't quite finish it but it was interesting to read in conjunction with the trip. I think the author may have...

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  • Savannah..............Time only makes it...

    Hello,I've traveled to Savannah several times, and I have to say the historic district is a very safe place to walk and explore. Before my first trip, someone suggested when I go, to plan a walking tour by starting at Bay Street and walking south on Bull all the way to Forsythe Park. You get to experience lots of shops, and the beautiful city...

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Top 5 Romantic Weekend Destinations: Savannah

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Long overshadowed by pristine and picturesque Charleston, Savannah has recently become an increasingly popular romantic weekend destination due to the city's well-preserved architecture, creative culinary scene, and affordability. Savannah gives visitors the opportunity to truly embrace the flâneur lifestyle. With 21 public squares and no laws against open containers, visitors can stroll the streets with a to-go cocktail of their choosing. If you or your partner enjoy architecture and house tours, Savannah is a goldmine of amazing properties – simply walk along the Victorian district, filled with historic homes, flourishing gardens, and complex iron work. Boutiques and home furnishing stores line Broughton Street, and one store not to miss is The Paris Market. Filled with everything from vintage chandeliers to reproduction carousel letters to John Derian accoutrements, this store is as well known for its inspired seasonal window displays as its unique home furnishings. While many visitors try to sneak into Paula Deen's restaurant, a VirtualTourist member recalls an exquisite meal at Elizabeth on 37th. Set in a turn of the century Southern Mansion, the changing menu features a wonderful selection of fresh Southern Coastal favorites like crab, oysters, and clams, while incorporating seasonal herbs, veggies, and edible flowers from the house garden.

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