As said before, pick-pockets and purse snatchings. The most common ' I need a quarter or fifty cents for the bus' as you pull out your wallet or go to dig for change, they snatch it and run. Also, when River Street is packed on weekends or events, it can be really crowded, best to keep your purse at home and wallet in front pocket. Savannah is not that bad, but like any city with alot of people gathered in small quarters, it can happen, so be careful!
There isn't a chapter of weird people so I put it under this one. It’s not a warning or has any danger; I only want to show you this guy. Please do we have a choice; Jesus or Death? He sits everyday somewhere in Savannah, with everyday another sign. Today it was this one.
Not really a danger, but be warned: if you don't like loud partygoers, it would be wise to avoid Savannah during St. Patrick's Day celebrations. This is the best place south of Boston to go for great parades and parties on that most Irish of days.
As in many great cities, the potential danger would be pick pocketing, so watch your wallets. Dowtown Savannah is safe to walk at night, however you should avoid streets that are not well lighted at night.
Savannah is another town where the "have" and "have nots" tend to interact on a daily basis.
Most of the River Front area seems well-policed, but there is a lot of partying and that can present occasional problems. There are certainly some areas of town that would not be fun to walk around in alone at night, but you won't find them highlighted in the brochures. If in doubt, ask the locals before setting off. During the day, most of the squares and downtown seem pretty safe.
As with any tourist city, don't "FLASH" your valuables or isolate yourself and you should have a fun time.
Our adult son took a job in savannah, about one year ago. WHAT AN EYE OPENER…..
The crime rate is NO JOKE. If you’re a SCAD student or thinking of attending you better
re-think! The chances of somebody beating the *** out of you or just killing you are too great.
They set cloths lines out for students on bikes, and when they hit it, they beat them up and steal everything.
The cobble stones streets are the least of your problems. Don’t go out after dark and stay where other people are.
Savannah has along way to go before I go back for a visit. And yes our son has had it, his looking for a new job somewhere safer.
If you need proof; look into the SCAD student killed December 14, 2009, in the 100 block of Congress lane. The police didn’t have any answers for his family either…
It is very easy to get caught up being a tourist in Savannah, GA. While looking through the magnificent cemeteries, beware. We were told to put our purses in the trunk of our car. We did just that, when we left the car, we locked it. At some point while we were out of view of the car, the alarm went off. We were the only ones around, so thinking I tripped the panic alarm, I reset it.
I walked to the car a few minutes later and sure enough, the trunk was popped and purses gone.
Dont be a victim in the remote cemeteries. Dont take ANY valuables with you. Keep it on your person. It was a great city to visit, but don't let your guard down, even for a second.
While most of the historic district is pretty safe day or night, if you go off the beaten path please stay alert! We walked a lot around Bay Street and River Street at night and never felt unsafe, but we noticed on less busy streets we didn't feel as safe. Treat Savannah like you'd treat any city and you'll be fine.
We thought we had found a good restaurant...right along the River Street with nice views of the waterfront activity. Well some of that was true. The service was so bad I thought my son was going to pay for our drinks and leave. The food was ordinary at best... the management and staff were lax and unaware of their shortcomings.
Address: Water Street
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Make sure your car is up for the ride out to Tybee Island. It only took 45 minutes for us to get there, but hours to get back after the old Honda Civic overheated with 215,000 miles on it...lol.