Savannah Travel Guide

Savannah Travel Guide

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Savannah is one of the most romantic cities in the United States. Its historic downtown district is filled with towering live oak trees, horse-drawn ... Read More

Savannah is one of the most romantic cities in the United States. Its historic downtown district is filled with towering live oak trees, horse-drawn carriages, and dramatic antebellum mansions that survived General William Tecumseh Sherman’s fiery march to the sea during the Civil War. Savannah has maintained a storybook look, thanks to painstaking restorations. But its creative center—the Savannah College of Art & Design—has helped spur forward-thinking urban-renewal projects. A daytime trolley tour will take you past the major sights, while an evening ghost walk might include a stop in the famous and beautiful Bonaventure Cemetery. Travel to Savannah to see a city that’s equal parts traditional and pioneering, with a young, bohemian vibe that sets it apart from its Southern neighbors.

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Best Time To Go

The best time to visit Savannah is between March and July, when temperatures are warm and there are great events like the Savannah Music Festival (late March to early April) and the River Street Seafood Festival (early May). Savannah has a humid subtropical climate—the city has long summers and almost never gets below freezing, even in winter. Rainfall is fairly evenly distributed throughout the year, although August has a higher chance of rain. For those planning a visit to Tybee Island, the weather is usually warm throughout the year. Temperatures are highest beginning in April and ending around September. The rains come down heaviest in July, but keep in mind that this month is also the warmest of the year.

Transportation

Savannah’s downtown is compact and it’s possible to walk or bike around the historic quarter and surrounding neighborhoods without too much effort. Cabs are widely available as well. Public transportation can be found via Chatham Area Transit—many bus routes are free within the historic district.

Weather

July is the hottest month, with an average high of 92°F (33°C). January is the coldest month, with an average high of 60°F (15°C).

Know Before You Go

Rent a car and take a day trip to Tybee Island, a beach community 20 minutes from downtown Savannah with long stretches of natural coastline. Climb up the historic lighthouse for a panoramic view of the region.

Language

English

Electric

Type A (two-prong plug) or Type B (three-prong plug)

Currency

United States dollar ($)

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