Savannah’s Official Guide and Travel Tips!
Savannah, GA has so much to offer tourists and locals. Below you’ll discover recommendations and tips about everything that is Savannah.
Savannah Travel Tips:
1. Parking Downtown Savannah: Savannah has a great app you can download to pay for your parking while visiting the city. On your mobile device, look for “Park Savannah” in your app store. You can find your parking space number that you’ll need to enter in the app printed on the pavement (typically at the backend of your vehicle). And make sure you pay! While Savannah is a great place to visit, they take their parking seriously.
2. Holiday and Special Events: Make sure you have secured your accommodations before your get to town if you’re visiting during a holiday or special event. Savannah typically has no vacancy on most weekends and definitely during the holidays and annual events.
3. Tybee Beach (aka Savannah’s Beach): If you plan on visiting the beach while you’re staying in Savannah, get to the beach early during the on-season. Parking is scarce, and it becomes increasingly more difficult to find parking from noon until sunset. Arrive early!
4. Walking Downtown Savannah: Bring plenty of water during the summer! Savannah is a great walking city and has over 20 squares you can visit where you can eat lunch or enjoy sitting underneath an angel oak.
5. Traffic: During regular rush hour, Bay Street is a parking lot. Avoid MLK and Bay Street during the early morning rush hour and late afternoon rush hour. Additionally, most streets between Bay and MLK can become congested depending on the number of tourists in town. So plan extra time to find parking, depending on your destination.
6. Explore the Historic District: Savannah’s Historic District is the heart of the city and is home to some of the most beautiful buildings and parks in the area. Be sure to take a walking tour of the district to learn about the city’s history and see its stunning architecture up close. Highlights include Forsyth Park, River Street, and the squares, which are beautifully landscaped public spaces.
7. Try the Local Cuisine: Savannah is famous for its Southern cuisine, so be sure to try some of the local dishes during your visit. Some of the must-try dishes are pecan-encrusted snapper, fresh shrimp, southern fried chicken, and fried green tomatoes. There are also plenty of seafood restaurants in the city, where you can enjoy fresh oysters and other seafood specialties.
8. Take a Ghost Tour: Savannah is considered one of the most haunted cities in America, so taking a ghost tour is a must-do activity during your visit. There are several different tour options available, including walking tours, trolley tours, and horse-drawn carriage tours.
9. Plan Ahead for the Weather: Savannah has a humid subtropical climate, which means hot summers and mild winters. If you’re visiting during the summer months, be sure to wear lightweight, breathable clothing and stay hydrated. If you’re visiting during the winter, you’ll want to bring a jacket or sweater for cooler evenings.
By following these travel tips, you’ll be sure to have a memorable and enjoyable visit to Savannah, Georgia.