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Michelle Gross, Contributor
Established in 1733, Savannah’s place in American history is as deeply rooted as the iconic live oak trees that drip in Spanish moss and line the city’s cobblestone streets. The first capital of Georgia and the first planned city in the U.S., Savannah continues to draw more than 15 million travelers to the once flourishing port city’s shores every year thanks to its convivial atmosphere, historic ambiance, and bounty of culinary delights.
With a nickname like The Hostess City, Georgia’s Southern gem offers a sophisticated mix of historic hotels and charming boutiques eager to showcase the best this Lowcountry city has to offer. From trendy boutique hotels in the historic district to the best places to post up in the city’s buzzy new Plant Riverside Entertainment District, these are the best hotels in Savannah in 2023.
- Best Overall Hotel In Savannah: Thompson Savannah
- Best Luxury Hotel In Savannah: Perry Lane Hotel, A Luxury Collection Hotel
- Best Boutique Hotel In Savannah: River Street Inn
- Best Hotel For Groups In Savannah: The Drayton Hotel
- Hotel With The Best Location In Savannah: Andaz Savannah
- Best Hotel For Couples In Savannah: Eliza Thompson House
- Best Hotel For Families In Savannah: The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort And Spa
- Hotel With The Best Amenities In Savannah: The Alida, Savannah, A Tribute Portfolio Collection
- Hotel With The Best Views In Savannah: The Bohemian Hotel Savannah Riverfront, Autograph Collection
- Best Hotel For Art And Design: JW Marriott Savannah Plant Riverside District
Best Overall Hotel In Savannah: Thompson Savannah
Who Will Love It: Foodies and those traveling with pets
All-Star Amenities: Panoramic views and excellent craft cocktails from the award-winning rooftop Bar Julian; a spacious pool deck
What Not to Miss: Mezzes and handcrafted cocktails at Bar Julian
Location: Eastern Wharf District
Set along the Savannah River, Thompson Savannah opened in 2021 in the city’s up-and-coming Eastern Wharf district and has established itself as one of Savannah’s most stylish and sophisticated properties ever since. With 193 industrial-chic rooms, including 21 suites, every guest room offers floor-to-ceiling window views over the city or east-facing views of the Savannah River. The oversized rainfall shower, plush, jewel-toned furniture, and waterfront locale with plenty of green space for walking your beloved four-legged friend make this modern and comfortable oasis one of Savannah’s most attractive places to stay.
For sips in the sun, it’s hard to beat the hotel’s stellar rooftop, Bar Julian, whose fabulous handcrafted cocktails and Mediterranean-style dishes are always on point. Make sure to make reservations in advance of your stay, as Bar Julian tends to book up quickly, especially in the warmer months. Just off the modern lobby on the ground floor, Bar by Fleeting is the perfect place to sit and enjoy a nice glass of champagne or wine pre-or post-dinner at chef Robert Newton’s excellent signature Southern and seasonally inspired fine dining restaurant Fleeting. While the Thompson is a magnificent place to stay and easily a destination in its own right, take note that the 15-20 minute walk to Savannah’s Historic District may not suit some travelers.
Best Luxury Hotel In Savannah: Perry Lane Hotel, A Luxury Collection Hotel
Perry Lane Hotel, A Luxury Collection Hotel
Who Will Love It: Travelers who appreciate art and historic old-world charm
All-Star Amenities: A stunning guests-only rooftop pool; curated art collection throughout the property; guitar lending program in partnership with Benedetto Guitars
What Not to Miss: Cocktails at Peregrin rooftop; private afternoon tea experience
Each of the 167 stylish guest rooms at the stately Perry Lane Hotel blends old-world charm with delicate design touches along with vintage artwork and ephemera inspired by Savannah native Adelaide Harcourt. Here, no detail has been ignored, from the Frette linens and Byredo bath products to the eclectic found pieces of art and vintage books that give the guest rooms a little extra panache. The hotel’s light-filled library is the perfect place for groups to host a private tea party that includes an assortment of bites from house-baked pastries and sweets to tea sandwiches and savory hors' d'oeuvres.
Perry Lane’s signature restaurant, The Emporium Restaurant & Wine Bar, serves up Southern-inspired fare like shrimp and grits and wild foraged mushrooms, and an extensive wine list is always on offer. The hotel’s pint-sized pub Wayward, located on the ground floor, is also worth a visit. Whatever you do, don’t leave without spending a leisurely afternoon at Peregrin, the hotel’s elegant rooftop bar, where you’ll find some of the best hand-crafted cocktails, scenic views, and lawn games in town.
Best Boutique Hotel In Savannah: River Street Inn
River Street Inn
Who Will Love It: Travelers looking for coziness and convenience
All-Star Amenities: Nightly happy hour on the second floor; evening turndown service with handmade treats by Savannah’s Candy Kitchen; guest bicycles; complimentary coffee every morning
What Not to Miss: A drink on the balcony at the hotel restaurant Tubby’s for views over the Savannah River, coffee and pastries from Cafe M
The self-proclaimed oldest hotel on the Savannah River, River Street Inn underwent a major renovation in 2019, and the addition of 13 new rooms, exposed Savannah Grey Brick, in-room refrigerators and energy-efficient LED lighting make this riverside stay better than ever. River Street sees high foot traffic pretty much all year long, so if you’re staying at the Inn and looking to escape the fray, the hotel owns and operates four local restaurants and cafes, starting with petite Cafe M, an all-day French cafe and patisserie serving up café au laits and croissants with a Southern-inspired twist.
The casual New Orleans style Huey’s Southern Café, as well as Bernie’s Oyster House, are both located on the first floor of the hotel, and guests of River Street Inn receive a discount at each of these restaurants. Grab a seat on the balcony at the second-floor restaurant, Tubby’s, which serves a delightful low country boil and is one of the best places to post up and listen to live music as you watch life along the river pass you by.
Best Hotel For Groups In Savannah: The Drayton Hotel
The Drayton Hotel
Who Will Love It: Families or groups seeking great views in a historic setting
All-Star Amenities: Views from the rooftop terrace; first-floor coffee bar; standout signature seafood restaurant; oyster bar
What Not to Miss: Oysters and Mai Tais on the sumptuous Pendant Terrace rooftop
Location: Historic District
Formerly known as the American Trust and Bank, the building that houses The Drayton Hotel dates back to 1892 and is not only set in one of Savannah’s oldest and most historic buildings but has been meticulously restored to embrace the building’s 19th-century exterior and historic charm. Today, The Drayton Hotel strikes the perfect balance of a low-key luxury experience while honoring its Southern roots in one of the best locations in town. With 48 guest rooms and two suites on the top floor that can be combined to accommodate bigger groups, rooms here come kitted out with Tivoli Bluetooth speakers, quilted bathrobes, a wardrobe steamer, twice-daily housekeeping, and views over City Hall.
Pull up a chair at the hotel’s signature restaurant, St. Neo’s Brasserie, which serves steak and a petite seafood platter that’s not to be missed. After dinner, head to the hotel’s intimate cocktail lounge The Vinyl Room for some digestives and mouthwateringly delicious Eggnog Crème Brûlée. The Pendant Terrace and Bar is the hotel’s laid-back rooftop lounge offering a killer Mai Tai and Queens Park Swizzle, oysters on the half shell, and unparalleled views over City Hall, Savannah River, and the Historic District below.
Best Located Hotel In Savannah: Andaz Savannah
Who Will Love It: Travelers seeking a modern, boutique hotel in a convenient, walkable location
All-Star Amenities: Pool terrace; fire pits; complimentary in-room drinks and snacks
What Not to Miss: Homemade candied bacon at the hotel’s signature 22 Square Restaurant
Location: Historic District
When it comes to location, Andaz Savannah simply can’t be beat. A block away from the 18th-century City Market and nearby River Street, Andaz is an ideal urban retreat for travelers that are looking to truly be in the center of it all. The decor here is modern and pretty typical for Hyatt’s luxury boutique brand, with pops of moss green hues and rich gem tones, and guests will appreciate the spacious 151 residential-style rooms, including 37 suites that make it a particularly attractive option for families and groups. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, 22 Square is Andaz’s all-day restaurant concept serving up southern-style soul food from house candied bacon and pickled deviled eggs. The hotel’s pool terrace is an excellent place to post up and try the pimento cheese platter with a cold beer on those hot and humid Savannah days.
Best Hotel For Couples In Savannah: Eliza Thompson House
Eliza Thompson House
Who Will Love It: Couples and adults looking for a romantic (and kid-free) getaway, architecture enthusiasts who appreciate an authentic vintage inn
All-Star Amenities: Adults only; breakfast, wine, hors d'oeuvres, and evening desserts are all included
What Not to Miss: A leisurely stroll down Jones Street, which is considered the prettiest cobblestoned street in Savannah
Location: Downtown Design District
Dating back to 1847, the Eliza Thompson House was not only the first house constructed on Jones Street in downtown Savannah, considered “the prettiest street in Savannah” but this former 19th-century private residence is truly one of the most romantic hotels in town. Today, the house has been converted into one of Savannah's most charming and beloved adults-only bed and breakfasts. Each of the 25 rooms includes 12 rooms in the "Main House" and 13 rooms in the neighboring Carriage House overlooking a private garden courtyard comes with its own private bath along with vintage artworks and found pieces. Just a five-minute walk to Forsyth Park, breakfast is not to be missed here and includes a mix of Southern specialties from a delightful breakfast casserole and southern grits to freshly baked desserts.
Best Hotel For Families In Savannah: The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort And Spa
The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort And Spa
Who Will Love It: Families, groups, golfers, wellness seekers, and anyone looking for a resort stay with plenty of on-site amenities
All-Star Amenities: PGA Championship Golf Course and driving range, Heavenly Spa, cabanas, and daybed rentals by the pool
What Not to Miss: Nightly fireside s’mores by the Savannah River
Location: Savannah River, across from downtown
Savannah isn’t exactly renowned for its abundance of kid-friendly accommodations, which is what makes The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa particularly appealing for families. A quick and complimentary ferry ride across the river to Savannah’s Historic District or a five-minute drive across the Talmadge Bridge, there’s no shortage of kid-tested and approved activities here, from the heated riverfront resort pool complete with splash pad to daily s’mores by the riverside fire pit, bingo and complimentary cookies in the lobby.
The biggest draw for guests is access to The Club at Savannah Harbor, which includes the hotel’s recently revamped 18-hole golf PGA championship golf course as well as the Heavenly Spa by Westin which offers an array of treatments from facials to massages. The 403 guest rooms and suites here all overlook the golf course or downtown Savannah and come furnished with Westin Heavenly Beds and Heavenly Baths, making this a comfortable resort option that offers a little something for travelers of all stripes.
Hotel With The Best Amenities In Savannah: The Alida, Savannah, A Tribute Portfolio Collection
The Alida, Savannah, A Tribute Portfolio Collection
Who Will Love It: Trendsetters, groups of friends, and anyone who wants a fun and elevated stay with plenty of on-site amenities in the heart of Savannah’s entertainment district
All-Star Amenities: Rooftop bar; bikes to explore Savannah; saltwater pool with private cabanas
What Not to Miss: Cabana Club and live music nights at The Lost Square
Location: Plant Riverside District
There’s a lot to love about The Alida, a one-stop shop for food, drinks and entertainment in the heart of the city’s buzzy new Plant Riverside Entertainment District. With 173 industrial-chic guest rooms and suites, all of which include a one-of-a-kind piece of artwork created by students of nearby Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD), the in-room decor leans more contemporary and mid-century modern. Because of that, you won’t find much of the traditional Southern charm associated with Savannah here, but Alida’s amenities and plum location are a big draw.
On the ground floor, Alida’s signature Southern comfort restaurant Rhett serves up coastal cuisine that celebrates the bounty of the Lowcountry, from hush puppies and cheddar drop biscuits to gumbo and She Crab soup. With a heated and chilled year-round saltwater pool flanked by private cabanas, The Cabana Club is the hotel’s brand new pool bar and lounge concept offering shareable bites and coconut cocktails. Don’t leave without picking up some local Savannah knick-knacks and snacks at Keep Shop, the hotel’s boutique gift shop just off reception.
Hotel With The Best Views In Savannah: The Bohemian Hotel Savannah Riverfront, Autograph Collection
The Bohemian Hotel Savannah Riverfront, Autograph Collection
Who Will Love It: Art lovers, history buffs, bohemians, business travelers, and anyone who appreciates a beautiful view.
All-Star Amenities: Pet-friendly, artful wellness center, champagne at check-in, one-of-a-kind artwork, rooftop bar and restaurant on River Street with breathtaking riverside views
What Not to Miss: Martinis and parmesan truffle fries at Rocks on the Roof
Location: Historic District
There’s no better place to watch the ships wind their way down the Savannah River than The Bohemian Hotel. Set along River Street, old meets new at this whimsical boutique hotel where art, history and quirk all collide like an abstract Kandinsky painting. Paying homage to the British maritime settlers who first landed on the Savannah River in 1733, the hotel’s eclectic collection of artworks and contemporary design aesthetic with vintage touches are carried throughout all 75 guest rooms and suites.
Rocks on the River, the hotel’s all-day Southern restaurant can always be counted on when it comes to tried and true Southern fare from fried green tomatoes and bohemian dumplings to jumbo lump crab cakes, shrimp, and grits well as stone oven pizzas. The real star of the show here is Rocks on the Roof which offers guests a cozy place to cuddle by the fire pit, along with live music, and a tapas-style menu (don’t miss the parmesan truffle fries) along with ice cold cocktails and a killer martini menu to kick back and enjoy, especially on those breezy Savannah nights.
Best Hotel For Art And Design: JW Marriott Savannah Plant Riverside District
JW Marriott Savannah Plant Riverside District
Who Will Love It: Art lovers and design enthusiasts
All-Star Amenities: Compass Pool Lounge; multiple bars; the incredible art-filled lobby museum
What Not to Miss: Drinks at Baobao Lounge; going down the slide at Electric Moon Skytop Lounge; Sunday brunch at Myrtle and Rose Rooftop Garden
Location: Plant Riverside District
From the moment you set foot inside JW Marriott Savannah Plant Riverside District it’s clear that you’ve landed somewhere special. Located on the site of a former power plant that provided electricity for Savannah for more than 9o years before it was decommissioned in 2005, the area is now known as Savannah’s Entertainment District and the mixed-used development has emerged as the city’s go-to destination for dining, shopping and entertainment.
The interiors of the 419-room property have been inspired by nature and science, with the lobby featuring a 135-foot-long chrome-dipped dinosaur as well as an entire natural science exhibit. The vision of Savannah native and creative visionary Richard Kessler, whose personal collection of artwork and artifacts can be found throughout the hotel, has made the JW Marriott an art destination in its own right. Don’t skip drinks at Baobao Lounge, which features an incredible collection of African artwork and an always reliable cocktail menu that has perennially made it one of the best bars in town.
About Michelle Gross, Your Savannah Guide
I am a luxury travel journalist and photographer currently based in South Carolina, where I make it my business to eat, stay and play in the Lowcountry, including beautiful Savannah. In addition to my work as a Forbes Travel Expert since 2018, my byline has been featured in Food & Wine, BBC Travel, Travel + Leisure, Vogue, Men's Journal and Condé Nast Traveler among others. I’ve visited all seven continents and reported on food and travel trends from Italy to Istanbul. You can follow my adventures on Instagram @pinktravelproject.
The downtown area, which includes the Historic District, River Street, and East Bay, is the best area to stay in Savannah. You have all of the attractions and the best atmosphere within walking distance.What is the best street to stay on in Savannah? ›
The best bets for budget accommodation in Savannah are the outer districts of Gateway (at the intersection of I-95 with Abercorn Street and Fort Argyle Road) and Southside/Midtown (along White Bluff Road and Abercorn Street, south of East Derenne Avenue, a few miles south of the Historic District).How many days do you need in Savannah? ›
I definitely recommend at least three days for a visit to Savannah. Ideally, you'll explore the historic downtown and riverfront your first two days, then get out of Savannah for an excursion on day three. But if you only have one day in Savannah, don't despair.Can you walk everywhere in Savannah? ›
Savannah's very walkable, so no matter where you stay, you can easily see all 3 places during your visit. View our interactive map to get more perspective on the distances. City Market is one of the most-visited attractions in Savannah, GA, featuring artists working in their lofts and exhibiting works for sale.What is the prettiest street in downtown Savannah? ›
Jones Street is regularly referred to as "the prettiest street in Savannah," and has been ranked among the most beautiful streets in the United States time and time again.What is the best month to visit Savannah Georgia? ›
The best time to visit Savannah is from March to July when warm temperatures coax the tree leaves and azalea blooms out of hibernation. A cache of festivals also fill this high season, though because the weather is ideal, hotel rates may be on the pricey side.What is the prettiest Savannah square? ›
Monterey Square is often called Savannah's most picturesque square (we will let you be the judge of that) and is the first square just North of Forsyth Park. The Pulaski Monument stands tall in the center while the buildings surrounding this square are dripping with history.Is downtown Savannah walkable? ›
Downtown Savannah is notable for the ease with which pedestrians can get around simply by walking.Can you walk around Savannah at night? ›
Evening strolls along the waterfront
River Street is one of the most popular streets to wander in the city and is one of the hubs for Savannah's nightlife.
Except for the area and circumstances specified in subsections (b) and (c) herein, it shall be unlawful for any person to possess an alcoholic beverage in an open container, either on their person, in a motor vehicle or otherwise on the streets, sidewalks, parks, squares or other public places within the City of ...
Can I get around Savannah without a car? Yes, the DOT Trolley provides free hop on hop off bus transportation throughout the Historic District.What streets to avoid in Savannah? ›
You should familiarize yourself with a city map and know what streets you shouldn't cross downtown. Those would be west of Martin King Luther Boulevard, east of Broad Street, or south of Gwinnett Street. Within these bounds, you're in the safe downtown area; past them are some rough neighborhoods you'll want to avoid.Does Savannah have a free trolley? ›
The City of Savannah boasts a multi-modal transportation system that can move downtown visitors by road, rail, and sea at no charge.How far is downtown Savannah from the beach? ›
The closest beach to Savannah, GA is Tybee Island, which is 18 miles from downtown Savannah. The next-closest beaches are a bit of a drive - head south to Georgia's Jekyll Island (94 miles) or visit Amelia Island (128 miles) in Florida.What is the most photographed street in Savannah? ›
Whether you're snapping a photograph of passing ships or capturing the art of praline-making, River Street is rife with photo opportunities.What is the most historic square in Savannah? ›
Johnson Square, the oldest and largest of Savannah's historic squares, is surrounded by some of the most magnificent buildings downtown, including City Hall, the Christ Episcopal Church and several large banks.What is the most expensive part of Savannah? ›
South Historic District
This elegant neighborhood is home to some of the city's most prestigious hotels and restaurants. The homes in this area are also some of the most expensive in all of Savannah, so if you're looking for high-end living, the South Historic District is definitely the place.
Hurricane season runs June to November, though Savannah is tucked into a crook in the coastline, putting us at less risk than neighboring cities like Jacksonville, Florida and Charleston, South Carolina.What is the hottest month in Savannah? ›
Summer heat is in full swing in June with average highs reaching 90°F (32°C). Low temperatures average at 70°F (21°C). July is the hottest month in Savannah with day time highs peaking into the low 90s.What is the cheapest time to visit Savannah Georgia? ›
The cheapest time to visit Savannah, Georgia is late fall through winter. You will find cheap hotel and airfare rates any time from September to February. The only time prices might be a little high during this period is around Christmas, as many people travel to see their families and friends.
Downtown is the most walkable neighborhood in Savannah with a Walk Score of 92. Find apartments in Savannah's most walkable neighborhoods: Downtown, Victorian District-West and Victorian District-East.What square in Savannah was Forrest Gump? ›
The bench that Hanks/Forrest sat on was actually a movie prop that has since been placed in the Savannah History Museum. But the location of the bench for the movie in Chippewa Square is still a popular spot for photographs.What is downtown Savannah known for? ›
The largest National Historic Landmark District in the United States, Savannah contains more than twenty city squares filled with museums, churches, mansions, monuments and famous forts of the Revolutionary & Civil War eras.What is the southern living prettiest street in Savannah? ›
Jones Street was laid out in the early 1850s and is considered by many to be the most prestigious street to live on in Savannah. As a matter of fact, Southern Living Magazine called Jones Street the most beautiful street in the South.How far apart are Savannah and Hilton Head? ›
A beautiful island resort off the southern end of South Carolina, Hilton Head Island is just 20 miles north of Savannah, Georgia and 95 miles south of Charleston.Is Savannah a party town? ›
Savannah is known for its heavy year-round schedule of festivals, many of them outdoors, as well as its copious variety of watering holes hosting a diverse range of local residents and adventurous visitors. Savannah is a hard-drinking town, and not just on St.What is the main strip in Savannah? ›
River Street is a glittering, multi-faceted gem along the broad Savannah River. The century old buildings, once cotton warehouses, have been converted to antique shops, distinctive boutiques, spectacular galleries, quaint brew pubs, fabulous restaurants, unique nightspots, elegant inns and hotels.Where should I walk in Savannah? ›
- Sandpiper, Avian, and Big Ferry Trails Loop. Easy• 4.6(875) ...
- Big Ferry Loop. Easy• 4.5(493) ...
- Wormsloe Historic Site Trail. Easy• 4.5(471) ...
- Forsyth Park Loop. Easy• 4.5(284) ...
- Sandpiper Trail Loop and Avian Loop. ...
- Savannah Riverfront. ...
- Moon River at Downing Piers. ...
- Whitmarsh Island Preserve Trail.
SAV Airport is about a 17-minute drive in ideal road and traffic conditions from downtown Savannah, which is located 10 miles (16 kilometers) from the airport.Can you drink alcohol on Sunday in Savannah GA? ›
Current law permits the sale of alcoholic beverages beginning at 12:30 p.m. on Sundays through 2 a.m. on Monday mornings.
Mayor Johnson Reinstitutes Mask Mandate. Click to read the full order. Masks Required when entering city buildings. Masks required in vehicles on guided tours.What time do bars close on Sunday in Savannah? ›
Sunday: 11:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.What time does Savannah stop selling alcohol? ›
However, this new law does not permit Georgia consumers to purchase alcohol before 12:30 p.m. from grocery, retail, or liquor stores. Retail Establishments: Mon - Sat 9 - 2 a.m., Sun 9 a.m. - 2:55 a.m. Retail Package: Mon - Sat 9 - 2 a.m., Sun 12:30 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.Can you smoke in bars in Savannah Georgia? ›
Specifically, smoking is prohibited in: All enclosed facilities, including vehicles and buildings owned, leased or operated by the State or the City of Savannah. All enclosed public places within the City of Savannah • All enclosed areas within places of employment.Can you drink tap in Savannah? ›
Yes, our water meets all of EPA's health standards. We have conducted numerous tests for over 80 contaminants that may be in drinking water.Is 2 days enough for Savannah? ›
Is 2 days in Savannah enough? Two days in Savannah should be just enough time to cover the best activities and see all that the city has to offer. If you're looking to head to Tybee Island, I recommend staying a little longer.Is Tybee Island walkable? ›
Walking is easy and pleasant on Tybee Island. The island is about 5 miles in diameter, so most places are just a quick stroll away.How much is a taxi in Savannah? ›
How much is a cab fare in Savannah Georgia? Savannah cabs calculate fares using a taximeter based on the time and distance travelled, with no price difference for day, night or weekend trips. The base fee is $2.94 (€2.30), the price per km is $1.83 (€1.66) and the waiting time per hour costs $25 (€22.70).What is the main downtown street in Savannah? ›
Whether you love to shop or just love to stroll, Broughton Street in downtown Savannah brings it all together for visitors of all ages. Much like the “main street” of any city, this quaint section of town provides a multitude of shops, restaurants and scenery.Is Charleston safer than Savannah? ›
The historic district is generally considered to be safe, but some neighborhoods have higher crime rates, and Savannah does have a higher crime rate than the US average. The crime rates are relatively high in both cities, but most tourists who visit both Savannah and Charleston have a completely trouble-free visit.
Fees for special pickups range from $15-$50, depending on the location in the Historic District. As the City of Savannah must authorize our special pickups, requests should be made a minimum of 24 hours prior. Requests for pickups on weekends should be made by Friday noon.
Savannah has some nice parking rules. Most of the metered spots are free of charge on Sunday. North of Liberty Street: Monday – Saturday, 8 AM – 8 PM. South of Liberty Street: Monday – Friday, 8 AM – 5 PM.How long does the Savannah trolley Tour take? ›
How long is your tour? One complete loop takes 90 minutes and covers 9 miles of Savannah's Historic District, Colonial District, and Victorian District; however, our on and off feature allows you to take the tour at your leisure.What is the prettiest street to walk down in Savannah? ›
Jones Street is regularly referred to as "the prettiest street in Savannah," and has been ranked among the most beautiful streets in the United States time and time again.Does Savannah have a boardwalk? ›
Iconic River Street is an experience that can't be missed. Walk the historic cobblestone streets to take in breathtaking views of the Savannah River and indulge in the energetic vibes of the Plant Riverside District as you shop, dine, dance and are entertained along this beautiful boardwalk.Is Savannah a walkable town? ›
Savannah is an extremely walkable city that is perfect for strolling, but sometimes it's nice to give your feet a rest and take a ride through the city. Adventurers – this one's for you! Make the most of your vacation with these fabulous ways to get around Savannah.How far is Tybee Island from historic Savannah? ›
Welcome to Tybee Island, a small coastal community located only 18 miles away from Historic Savannah, Georgia.Is it easy to get around Savannah without a car? ›
Encompassing 2.2 miles, the Savannah Historic District is compact and easy to navigate whether by foot or by wheel. To travel Savannah like a local, consider walking, bicycling or taking a pedicab around the district, which ranges from River to Gaston streets and East Broad Street to Martin Luther King Jr.Can you walk in the street with alcohol in Savannah? ›
Except for the area and circumstances specified in subsections (b) and (c) herein, it shall be unlawful for any person to possess an alcoholic beverage in an open container, either on their person, in a motor vehicle or otherwise on the streets, sidewalks, parks, squares or other public places within the City of ...What is the prettiest square in Savannah? ›
Monterey Square is one of the most beautiful squares in all of Savannah, thanks to an abundance of flowers and towering trees. Located just 1 block north of Forsyth Park, on Bull Street, many come to this historic square to check out a lavish monument that pays homage to General Casimir Pulaski.
Known as Savannah's main street, Broughton Street is home to beautiful buildings, twinkle lights and festive decor – all of which contribute to it being a must-photograph Savannah sight.Which is more walkable Savannah or Charleston? ›
Both have an extensive history, beaches nearby, and plantations to visit (though Charleston has more beaches and more plantations). Savannah's downtown is more walkable and feels immersed in nature. Charleston's is bigger, so there's more to do, but it'll take much longer if you plan on walking.Is historic Savannah walkable? ›
Downtown Savannah is notable for the ease with which pedestrians can get around simply by walking. Mobility & Parking Services works with other city departments to help expand walkability throughout the city. Learn about the free shuttle, streetcar and ferry system operating in the Historic District.Why is Tybee Island famous? ›
Because of its strategic location at the mouth of the Savannah River, Tybee Island has played an important role in the military history of Georgia. The island's lighthouse, constructed in 1736, was used as part of a warning system during the War of 1812.What time of year is best to go to Tybee Island? ›
The “Best” Times to Visit Tybee Island
For the typical visitor who wants to enjoy some outdoor, warm-weather activities and no extreme weather, the “best” time of year to visit is from early April through late May, and from late September to the early part of November.
South Beach is Tybee's most popular beach, with more crowds and activity than anywhere else on the island, you'll enjoy walking the Tybee Island Pier and shopping along Tybrisa Street. The island's "secret beach" is Back River Beach.