Savannah Tourism

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.

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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.

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

  • Save 4% Savannah Riverboat Cruises
    Savannah Riverboat Cruises36 Reviews

    Duration: 1 Hrs 30 Mins

    You will receive anincredible experience to see Georgia's historic "First City" and her thriving port from the water's unique...

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  • Historic Savannah Walking Tour
    Historic Savannah Walking Tour33 Reviews

    Duration: 2 Hrs

    Discover the physical and spiritual significance of James Oglehtorpe's square design. A comprehensive journey of Savannah's h...

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  • Save 4% Historic Hop-On and Hop-Off Trolley Tour of Savannah
    Historic Hop-On and Hop-Off Trolley Tour of Savannah30 Reviews

    Duration: Flexible

    Spend the day exploring Savannah with your unlimited on and off trolley tour. Enjoy entertaining narration of the history of ...

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  • Save 7% Segway History Tour of Savannah
    Segway History Tour of Savannah25 Reviews

    Duration: 1 Hrs

    Segway your way through Savannah on this adventurous 60-minute or 90-minute tour. Small or private groups will travel through...

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

    • Burglary and Theft 59.09 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 64.13 (High)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 66.3 (High)
    • Corruption and Bribery 56.82 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 52.27 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 68.48 (High)
    • Attacks 56.52 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 68.18 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 69.57 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 21.74 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 51.09 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 54.35 (Moderate)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 65.91 (High)
    • Safety Index 38.04 (Low)
    • Climate Index 87.18 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 40.77 (Moderate)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 23 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 52.78 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 2.37 (Very Low)
    • 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.

  • 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 35 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 72.5 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 44.5 USD

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