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SavannahUnited States of America

Grand architecture, galleries and museums combine with a rich southern colonial atmosphere to make this Georgian city a great holiday destination. 

A classic southern city, Savannah, Georgia, offers historical architecture, a rich history and plenty of festivals each year.

Those with a passion for beautiful architecture will be in their element in Savannah. Savannah’s buildings and monuments range from the simple Davenport House, built in the 1820s, to the Gothic-Revival styling of the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist.

A great way to start exploring this city’s history is by taking one of the daily architectural tours of the city. If you’d prefer a self-guided tour, stop by the Savannah Information Visitor Center where you can pick up maps. For a touch of mystery, book a tour of the Bonaventure Cemetery, which was featured in the movie Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil.

Savannah also has a number of extensive, well-curated museums, including the Savannah History Museum, the Georgia Historical Society and Ralph Mark Gilbert Civil Rights Museum. Many of the city’s old houses have been transformed into small museums; among the best is the birthplace of Juliette Gordon Low, who founded the Girl Scouts in the USA.

History is not the only thing Savannah offers visitors. Sport is a major pastime, so try and catch a Savannah Sand Gnats baseball game at Grayson Stadium.

With all the festivals held in Savannah every year, it’s likely you’ll see one of them while you’re there. Highlights include the Savannah Music Festival in spring, and River Street’s Oktoberfest in the fall. Jazz clubs, piano bars, rock pubs, and salsa lounges ensure the nightlife is kept going through the year.

Rural beauty is also on offer on Savannah’s doorstep. Many tourists take the 25-minute trip to Tybee Island for a day of beach-strolling, dolphin watching, and to admire Georgia’s oldest and tallest lighthouse. Other attractions near to Savannah include Oatland Island Wildlife Center of Savannah (where you might spot panthers, wolves and alligators), and the idyllic Golden Isles.

Top Hotels in Savannah

Hyatt Regency Savannah
Hyatt Regency Savannah
4 out of 5
2 W Bay St, Savannah, GA
Free cancellation
The price is CA $156 per night from Oct 28 to Oct 29

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

4.3/5Excellent! (1,975 reviews)

"I booked a river room with balcony. The balcony room was not available when I checked in, even though I had paid in advance. I would like a refund on this room."…"

Reviewed on Oct. 23, 2020

Hyatt Regency Savannah
Marriott Savannah Riverfront
Marriott Savannah Riverfront
4 out of 5
100 General Mcintosh Blvd, Savannah, GA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $184 per night from Oct 28 to Oct 29

Located in Historic Downtown Savannah, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of River Street, City Market and Savannah Civic Center. Savannah Convention Center and ...

4.1/5Very Good! (630 reviews)

"Good value - nice hotel but very thin walls - conversations in the next room were clear as day and the people were not shouting at all."…"

Reviewed on Oct. 19, 2020

Marriott Savannah Riverfront
TRYP by Wyndham Savannah Downtown/Historic District
TRYP by Wyndham Savannah Downtown/Historic District
4 out of 5
320 Montgomery St, Savannah, GA
The price is CA $122 per night from Nov 4 to Nov 5

Located in Historic Downtown Savannah, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Savannah History Museum and SCAD Museum of Art. Savannah Civic Center and Savannah ...

4.1/5Very Good! (1,738 reviews)

"Good location. Room okay. Beds comfy. Clean overall. Shower drained properly. Staff friendly."…"

Reviewed on Oct. 20, 2020

TRYP by Wyndham Savannah Downtown/Historic District
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Vacation Rentals in Savannah

Staybridge Suites Savannah Historic District
Staybridge Suites Savannah Historic District
3 out of 5
301 E Bay St, Savannah, GA
The price is CA $136 per night from Oct 29 to Oct 30

Located in Historic Downtown Savannah, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of River Street and City Market. Savannah Civic Center and Savannah College ...

4.3/5Excellent! (1,022 reviews)

"We have stayed at this hotel many times. Great location for the price and on Bay Street. Cross Bay Street and down the stairs, you are on the river."…"

Reviewed on Oct. 26, 2020

Staybridge Suites Savannah Historic District
Staybridge Suites Savannah Airport - Pooler
Staybridge Suites Savannah Airport - Pooler
3 out of 5
1 Clyde E Martin Dr, Savannah, GA
The price is CA $106 per night from Nov 12 to Nov 13

Situated near the airport, this aparthotel is 0.6 mi (0.9 km) from Crosswinds Golf Club and 1.5 mi (2.4 km) from Tanger Outlets. SK8 City and Surf Lagoon Water ...

3.7/5Good! (108 reviews)

"Very comfortable , clean and friendly staff. Stayed almost 3 weeks while working locally. Plenty of local restaurants nearby."…"

Reviewed on Jun. 26, 2020

Staybridge Suites Savannah Airport - Pooler
Salty Souls Turn Sweet, With Sand on Their Feet!
Salty Souls Turn Sweet, With Sand on Their Feet!
112 Okatee Dr, Savannah, GA
The price is CA $122 per night from Nov 17 to Nov 18

Situated by the ocean, this romantic holiday home is 1 mi (1.7 km) from Wilmington Island Club and 2.9 mi (4.6 km) from Calibogue Sound. Savannah Bend Marina ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (8 reviews)
Host was very friendly and available.

"Good place to crash for a night"…"

Reviewed on Oct. 19, 2020

Salty Souls Turn Sweet, With Sand on Their Feet!
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Reviews of Savannah

4.5

Top Destination

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5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Apr 12, 2020

I love visiting Savannah I have family and my best friend there it is a great place to visit.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

Mar 11, 2020

Trolley ride was fun.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Mar 5, 2020

It rained all day . What we saw was beautiful though.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Mar 4, 2020

We loved the Historic District. Will define be back! We did a food tour that was excellent and heard there are several more food tours to try! The river front is a great area for food and shops. Enjoyed walking around and soaking in all the history

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Mar 3, 2020

What a history and the architecture was fabulous.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

Mar 1, 2020

We were just passing through and stayed the night.

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