Savannah Tourism, Georgia

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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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Facts and Stats for Savannah*

  • Pollution Statistics in Savannah

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

    • Air Pollution 31.25 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 70 (High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 25 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 62.5 (High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 56.25 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 37.5 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 35.71 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 25 (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 54.17 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 61.84 (High)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 64.47 (High)
    • Corruption and Bribery 52.63 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 47.22 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 67.11 (High)
    • Attacks 53.95 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 63.89 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 71.05 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 25 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 48.68 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 50 (Moderate)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 65.28 (High)
  • Living in Savannah - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 41.51 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 87.57 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 47.77 (Moderate)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 24.83 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 52.78 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 2.67 (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.

  • 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 41.8 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 73.75 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 44.14 USD

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

Savannah Travel Guides

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Savannah Tours for you

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

  • Savannah Live at The Savannah Theater
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    Duration: 2 Hrs

    Savannah Live is a high-energy 2-hour variety show that features everything from Pop to Broadway, and Motown to Rock and Roll...

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  • Creepy Crawl Haunted Pub Tour of Savannah
    Creepy Crawl Haunted Pub Tour of Savannah 16 Reviews

    Duration: 2 Hrs 30 Mins

    Meet your guide at the Six Pence Pub and get ready for a spirited 2.5 hour Creepy Crawl Haunted Pub Tour. Make sure you ask y...

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  • Haunted Walking Tour of Savannah
    Haunted Walking Tour of Savannah

    Duration: 1 Hrs 30 Mins

    Join us on our family-friendly, 90-minute tour of old Savannah where the dead come out to play with the living. You will meet...

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  • Savannah's Historical Bike Tour
    Savannah's Historical Bike Tour New on TripHobo

    Duration: 2 Hrs

    This tour is one of the most affordable and fun ways to see all of Savannah. Whether you choose electric or traditional bike ...

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