Savannah travel guide

The Hostess City of the South

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You're Going to Love Savannah

This gorgeous city in eastern Georgia seems to have hardly changed since the mid-19th century, when it was one of the richest places in the world.

Nowadays, Savannah is more than just a time machine, although wandering the streets and seeing beautiful buildings like the Davenport House is an enchanting experience. It’s also a welcoming, vibrant cultural center. Every April, American artists converge on the city to fill the bars and parks with music, and every week there are concerts and cabaret performances to enjoy.

The chefs of Savannah are another great attraction. If you love barbecue cooking, there’s no better culinary destination. Dine on award winning ribs and chops at Wiley’s or check out other local favorites like B’s Crackling BBQ and Wall’s.

The blend of historical architecture, living culture, and fantastic food makes Savannah a seductive destination for anyone’s next weekend getaway.

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What to do in Savannah

When to Visit Savannah

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Picking the right time to visit Savannah can make a big difference to your vacation. Try to avoid high summer (August) when the humidity soars. Instead, arrange a late spring trip (anytime from March to July is good). That way, you can catch the beautiful azaleas in full bloom, get the best of the weather and attend events like May’s Savannah Seafood Festival.

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How to Get to Savannah

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Where to Stay in Savannah

For many people, the 19th century hotels in downtown Savannah are one of the city’s most attractive aspects, and visitors have many luxury options to select from. Some of the best options include the Victorian Ballastone Inn and the East Bay Inn, while Catherine Ward House B&B provides a more intimate service. Then there are more standard accommodation options, including the slightly out of town, Econo Lodge Midtown and Cambria Suites (near the airport).

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Shopping Streets

City Market is one of the best places to shop in Savannah. Located within two blocks of the Historic District, it’s full of independent clothing boutiques, wine stores, shoe stores, and food outlets. If you want to shop at big name stores like Sak’s, Old Navy, and J.C. Penney, the Oglethorpe Mall is the place to go, while good places to window shop for apparel include Chippewa Square and W Broughton Street.

Groceries and Other

Savannah has an average cost of living relative to most U.S. cities, but it’s much cheaper than New York or San Francisco. Expect to pay around $12 for a bottle of wine or $2.70 for a pound of apples. Good places to shop for groceries include supermarkets like Kroger, Kmart, and Chu’s, while Savannah State Farmers Market in Chatham City is a good place to head for fresh fruit and vegetables.

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Where to Eat in Savannah

Savannah is one of the best dining cities in the south, and gourmet food fans will find it hard to choose where to eat. If you love meat, Wiley's Championship BBQ is a must-visit, and regularly wins awards for its beef and chicken dishes. The Olde Pink House is an elegant eatery that serves southern dishes like soft shell crab, while Mrs Wilkes’ Dining Room provides a warm welcome and massive portions of southern home cooking.

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