Savannah Life and Visitor Travel Tips

(Savannah, Georgia - GA, USA)

Savannah is a city with a high profile and a flourishing tourist industry on account of is plethora of historic attractions. Prospective visitors to the city will find a large collection of resources providing information on details such as accommodation and places of interest.

Local travel agents can provide information, as can popular travel book titles and the Internet.

Tourism and Tourist Information

Savannah has a number of centers capable of providing essential information to visitors on subjects such as places to stay, attractions and places of interest, with the Savannah Convention and Visitors Bureau being the city's main resource. Alternatively, visitors can search for information on the Internet or in popular guidebooks prior to their arrival.

Savannah Convention and Visitors Bureau
Address: 101 East Bay Street, Savannah, Georgia GA, 31401, USA
+1 912 644 6400
Open hours: daily


More than 300 different languages are spoken throughout America, with many languages that are specific to the area. English is the most common language in most cities, including Savannah, Georgia, although many nationalities are well represented in Savannah.


Before traveling to Savannah, Georgia, check with your nearest embassy or consulate whether it is necessary to obtain a visa. Several visas for travel into Savannah and throughout America are available and Savannah tourists generally require a non-immigrant visa permitting stay on a temporary basis.


A number of different non-immigrant working visas are available for Savannah, Georgia and throughout the USA. Working in Savannah without the relevant visa is against the law and harsh penalties are enforced.


Tipping is commonplace in Savannah, Georgia and throughout America, although it is only necessary when the service is considered at least satisfactory. Most Savannah restaurants are tipped around 15 percent, unless service charges have been included in the bill. Hotel staff and taxi drivers in Savannah also expect to be tipped.

Taxes and Refunds

Most states in America operate a sales tax of around seven and eight percent on goods and services. Sales tax cannot be reclaimed by Savannah tourists upon departure, unless the relevant Savannah working visa is held.


Americans and locals in Savannah, Georgia have accepted smoking in public places for many years without fuss, although these days things are not the same. Smoking is no longer permitted at most restaurants and eateries, and on all forms of Savannah's public travel network.