Savannah Travel Guide

  • Savannah
    by Tom_In_Madison
  • Savannah
    by Tom_In_Madison
  • Savannah
    by cregc

Savannah Things to Do

  • Forsyth Park

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Tennis courts, basketball courts, large exercise area ( soccer field, lacrosse etc ) all on the South side of the park. The North side has a beautiful fountain, small café, bathrooms, playground and plenty of benches for sitting, On Sunday they have a small farmers market on the southern promenade.

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  • Ghost Tours

    So disappointed in this tour especially because we were all so excited for it! The guide was incredibly rude and was "trying to be funny" but in a completely condescending and unnecessary manner. Original tour we wanted was full and only had two spaces left. Seeing as our group had 8, we booked this one and wrongly assumed the tour was going to be...

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  • Trolley and Carriage Tours

    The Old Town Trolley is a fun and enjoyable way to see Savannah. Convenient with pick up at the Savannah Visitor Center. Free parking at the Old Town Trolley lot across the street. The driver/guides were very good. The history shared during a tour is a good way to quickly learn about the city. Recommend visitors review the tour and stops ahead of...

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Savannah Hotels

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  • Ballastone Inn

    We stayed in a wonderful room overlooking the garden. You are treated like royalty in this fine...

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  • Andaz

    One of the newer hotels in the Historical downtown area, it was part of the Ellis Square...

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  • The Marshall House

    The staff, for the most part , are outstanding. From the front desk to the bellmen, housekeeping to...

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Savannah Restaurants

  • Steak House

    Went with 2 others. 2 of us ordered the meatloaf. server returned & told us they had just run out. I ordered the 1/2 rack of ribs, sautéed mushrooms & mac&cheese. rack was good but could have used more sauce. shrooms where a bit salty but real not canned and the M&C was OK. Blue cheese salad dressing was very good. Service was very good. Fried fish...

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  • Aussie fun

    I have eaten here many times over the years. The smaller, cheaper steaks are not as good as the larger or more expensive steaks. That's to be expected at any steak house. The steaks or lamb ribs cooked as requested. Sides are varied & good. The Bloomin Onion is not the best way to go for onion rings nor is the Caesar Salad and it's not a seafood...

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  • JAPANESE - THAI - CHINESE

    After settling into our motel room, it was dinner time. In the lobby there was a brochure for a nearby chinese restaurant FAMOUS ASIAN and it was just a short drive away on Dean Forrest Road. It was located in a brand new little strip mall.It sure was a busy little place, as they seemed to do a lot of take-out and delivery. It was obviously a...

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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

  • Carriage Ride

    One of the best ways to see Savannah is a ride in one of the numerous horse carriages that offer tours around town.

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  • TROLLEY TOURS

    Perhaps the best way to really see Savannah is to take a TROLLEY TOUR.Since Hans and I only planned to spend the afternoon in Savannah, we didn't think it was worth the $36.00 a person or $72.00 per couple cost. But many folks did, and you could see the Trolleys everywhere you went.It seems that "Old Town Trolley Tours" - the distinctive orange...

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  • CITY OF SAVANNAH PARKING GARAGES

    I had read somewhere that you should not park your vehicle on the street, especially if you plan to really enjoy Historic District of Savannah. So we opted to park our van at one of the many (5)CITY OF SAVANNAH PARKING GARAGES.I had programmed my GPS to take us to 101 E. Bay Street where a Tourist Information Center was located. Around the corner...

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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

  • Have fun but act smart.

    Downtown Savannah is great fun, but there is crime here. It is safest to stay with a group of people and stick to the well-lit, patrolled neighborhoods. Have fun, but don't become that annoying drunken tourist and become a target. For the most part, if you're in a group and not acting irresponsibly, you will be fine. Take a haunted tour if you want...

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  • 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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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

  • EMMETT PARK

    Savannah has beautiful parks in and around the Historic District. EMMETT PARK and Forsyth Park are two of the largest and most well-known.Emmett Park which stretches for several blocks, was created as a tribute to the Irish patriot Robert Emmett (1778 - 1805). Emmett Park Monuments include - Chatham Artillery "Wahington Guns" - Celtic Cross -...

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  • MAGNOLIA HALL

    As I strolled along East Bay Street, I came upon this charming building which had a plaque on it that identified it as MAGNOLIA HALL. Now there is another Magnolia Hall, a historic home, but after doing some research, I discovered that it is a tourist residence - a three bedroom - two-story home located in the Historic District at 417 East Bay...

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  • A BIT ABOUT SAVANNAH

    October, 2014Established in 1733, SAVANNAH is the oldest city in the state of Georgia. A strategic port city, Savannah is today an industrial center and an important Atlantic seaport.Millions of visitors who enjoy the city's historic architecture, visit Savannah every year. October is a great time of year to visit this charming "Old South" 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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