Savannah Tourist Information and Tourism
(Savannah, Georgia - GA, USA)
Savannah stands in the Chatham area of Georgia (GA) and Savannah has become one of America's more beautiful and historic cities, dating back to 1733. Around 28 km / 18 miles from the coast next to the Savannah River, the city is famous for its Historic District, which is home to many of Savannah's most notable buildings, including the breathtaking Cathedral of St. John the Baptist.
River Street and City Market in Savannah are the main commercial and tourist areas, offering many waterfront restaurants, bars and converted warehouses. Many popular and affordable modern hotels and historic inns can be found throughout Savannah, with some of the main hotels being located along central River Street and Bay Street.
A number of hotels stand directly on the Savannah River, with ferry services into the city center, and also close to the beachfront on nearby Tybee Island. Further hotels can be found next to the Savannah Convention Center and Savannah International Airport (SAV), which lies to the west of the city. More information about Savannah Hotels
Located adjacent to the Atlantic Ocean, Savannah has long enjoyed a major tourism industry and actively promotes its many tourist attractions. The city's main tourist information center is the Savannah Convention and Visitors Bureau along 101 East Bay Street. Here you will find general tourism information, leaflets and brochures, booking services, maps and information about public transport. The main tourist areas of Savannah are the Historic district, Southside, the Victorian district, West Chatham County and the Eastside islands, which include Tybee, Oatland, Talahi, Whitemarsh and Wilmington.
Savannah's main tourist attractions include Carriage Tours of Savannah - traditional horse-drawn carriage rides around the historic district; Old Town Trolley Tours - another popular way to learn about Savannah's main attractions and historical buildings; Savannah's Historic Railroad Shops - the oldest standing railroad in the USA, with a museum and many original structures remaining; and Fort Pulaski National Monument - an imposing coastal fort that played a major role during the American Civil War.
Other popular tourist attractions in Savannah include Green Meldrim House - a beautiful Gothic Revival house, with intricate ornate decorations; Henry Hall / Henry Street School - one of the most notable examples of Queen Anne architecture in Savannah; Flannery O'Connor House - childhood home of author Mary Flannery O'Connor, featuring interesting information about her novels; Savannah's King Tisdell Cottage - built in the late 19th century, with classical period furnishings; and a number of spacious parklands, such as Savannah's Fort McAllister State Historic Park, Forsyth Park, Skidaway Island State Park and Wormsloe Historic Site. More information about Savannah Tourist Attractions
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Some of Savannah's main museums and art galleries include the Mighty 8th Air Force Heritage Museum - paying tribute to the 8th Air Force, with aviation information and memorabilia; Savannah's Davenport House Museum - featuring splendid period furnishings and impressive family artifacts; the Owens Thomas Museum - with fine regency architecture and urban slave quarters; the Savannah History Museum at the Visitors Center - offering a range of information about the area's history since 1733; Savannah's 24th Infantry Division / Fort Stewart Museum - full of military memorabilia; Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum - with exhibits, artifacts and information about Savannah's rich maritime history; and the Telfair Museum of Art - housing around 4,500 paintings, sculptures and photographs. More information about Savannah Museums
and Savannah Art Galleries
Tourist attractions located near to Savannah include Blythe Island Regional Park - a scenic area close to Savannah, with a host of outdoor activities and a popular beach area; Brunswick History Museum - located in historic Lissner House close to Savannah, with information about the region's history; Emerald Princess Cruises - a luxury cruise liner offering tours of the surrounding area; Mary Miller Doll Museum - a short drive from Savannah, home to a large collection of dolls and information about miniature toys; Mary Ross Waterfront Park - a pleasant stretch of greenbelt near to Savannah, with a pavilion and amphitheater; and St. Simon's Island - including St. Simons, Little St. Simon's, Sea and Jekyll islands, with regular diving, fishing and sailing outings. More information about Savannah Attractions Nearby
More Savannah Information / Fast Facts and Orientation
- Country: United States of America (USA)
- Location: Chatham, Georgia (GA)
- Status: port city and county seat
- Area: approximately 75 square miles / 194 square kilometers
- Population: approximately 130,000
- Language: American English
- Currency: US Dollar (USD)
- Time zone: GMT - 5 hours Eastern Standard Time (daylight saving time is observed)
- Country dialing code: +1
- Telephone area code: 912
- Religion: various religions
- Average daily January temperature: 15°C / 59°F
- Average daily July temperature: 33°C / 91°F