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Savannah (/səˈvænə/) is the oldest city in the U.S. state of Georgia and is the county seat of Chatham County. Established in 1733 on the Savannah River, the city of Savannah became the British colonial capital of the Province of Georgia and later the first state capital of Georgia. A strategic port city in the American Revolution and during the American Civil War, Savannah is today an industrial center and an important Atlantic seaport. It is Georgia's fifth-largest city and third-largest metropolitan area. Each year Savannah attracts millions of visitors to its cobblestone streets, parks, and notable historic buildings: the birthplace of Juliette Gordon Low (founder of the Girl Scouts of the USA), the Georgia Historical Society (the oldest continually operating historical society in the South), the Telfair Academy of Arts and Sciences (one of the South's first public museums), the First African Baptist Church (one of the oldest African-American Baptist congregations in the United States), Temple Mickve Israel (the third oldest synagogue in America), and the Central of Georgia Railway roundhouse complex (the oldest standing antebellum rail facility in America). Savannah's downtown area, which includes the Savannah Historic District, the Savannah Victorian Historic District, and 22 parklike squares, is one of the largest National Historic Landmark Districts in the United States (designated by the U.S. government in 1966). Downtown Savannah largely retains the original town plan prescribed by founder James Oglethorpe (a design now known as the Oglethorpe Plan). Savannah was the host city for the sailing competitions during the 1996 Summer Olympics held in Atlanta.


Savannah is the largest city and also the county seat of Chatham County, in the UNITD State of Georgia. The city was established in 1733 and was the colonial capital of the Province of Georgia. The city is now the industrial center and an important Atlantic seaport. It is Georgia’s fifth largest city and it attracts millions of visitors every year who are drawn to the city by the city’s architecture and historic buildings.

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The best tours and activities in the city, guided by experts to give you a local insight to the best of Savannah

  • Savannah Food Tour of the Historic District by Bus
    Savannah Food Tour of the Historic District by Bus56 Reviews

    Duration: 3 Hrs

    Feast on Savannah's finger lickin fine food on a 3-hour 15 mile loop of Savannah as well as a tour of the Historic District b...

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  • Save 11% Savannah Ghost Walking Tour
    Savannah Ghost Walking Tour40 Reviews

    Duration: 1 Hrs 30 Mins

    Come, if you dare, on a night-time stroll through Savannah, one of the most haunted cities in the United States. Hear tales o...

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  • Historic Savannah Walking Tour
    Historic Savannah Walking Tour49 Reviews

    Duration: 2 Hrs

    A great introduction to the rich history of Savannah, Georgia, the Savannah Saunter walking tour is a top choice of visitors ...

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  • Save 7% Neighborhoods of Savannah Tour
    Neighborhoods of Savannah Tour26 Reviews

    Duration: 3 Hrs

    Discover both the familiar and forgotten sites of Savannah on this 3-hour tour. From the comfort of a minibus, ride through h...

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Facts and Stats for Savannah*

  • Pollution Statistics in Savannah

    Know the pollution level of Savannah before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 27.78 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 58.33 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 20 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 50 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 45 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 37.5 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 31.25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 20 (Low)
  • Savannah: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Savannah for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Savannah.

    • Burglary and Theft 53.57 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 59.09 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 61.36 (High)
    • Corruption and Bribery 52.38 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 47.62 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 62.5 (High)
    • Attacks 52.27 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 61.9 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 71.59 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 27.27 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 46.59 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 48.86 (Moderate)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 63.1 (High)
  • Living in Savannah - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Savannah is 166.82 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 43.1 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 87.18 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 40.77 (Moderate)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 23.43 (Very Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 66.96 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 52.78 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 2.48 (Very Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 107.92 (High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Savannah

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Savannah

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.1 USD
    • International Movie per seat 10 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 40 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 76.5 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 48.56 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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