Savannah Frequently Asked Questions about Savannah, GA

Q: What is Savannah, Georgia known for?

Answered March 20, 2015

Being one of the original 13 colonies and the oldest city in Georgia, having the second largest St. Patrick's Day Parade in the United States, birthplace of the Girl Scout's founder, Revolutionary and Civil War Historical sites, Antebellum architecture, Savannah River Port, Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), Paula Deen’s Lady and Sons restaurant and its close proximity to Tybee Island, "Savannah’s beach."

Q: What places are popular to go to in Savannah, GA?

Answered March 19, 2015

River Street and City Market, The Mercer-Williams House, famous for the book “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil,” Fort Pulaski National monument, Lady and Son’s Restaurant, the Savannah Theatre, Bonaventure Cemetery and Forsyth Park.

Q: What are the top things to do in Savannah, GA?

Answered March 18, 2015

Tour the Historic District by foot, carriage, trolley or bus, take a Riverboat Cruise on the Savannah River, shop and dine on River Street, visit the Savannah College of Art and Design Museum of Art, spend an afternoon on Tybee Island, "Savannah’s Beach," have lunch at Lady and Sons, Paula Deen’s own restaurant, tour the Savannah History Museum, visit as many of Savannah’s 22 Squares with their own statues and monuments marking their contribution to Savannah’s History and enjoy the artists, dining and shopping in City Market.

 

 

Q: Why is St. Patrick’s Day so big in Savannah?

Answered March 14, 2015

The first St. Patrick’s Day Parade was held in 1813, so the festivities have had almost 200 years to grow. There was a significant Irish population when Savannah was founded and the community has held onto and continued to celebrate their heritage. The Irish celebrations aren't confined to St. Patrick's Day, but kick off in the middle of February and continue through the end of March. The weather is very mild and lends itself to an enjoyable party atmosphere, especially since downtown Savannah has an open-container policy, that allows adults to walk around town with alcoholic beverages in hand.

Q: When do the azeleas bloom in Savannah, Georgia?

Answered March 2, 2015

They typically bloom during the last two weeks in March.

Q: Where is the best place to stay in Savannah, GA?

Answered February 15, 2015

Hotels on River Street and Bay Street are right in the heart of the Historic District in downtown Savannah and will allow you to walk to most attractions or have easy access to the tours.

Q: How many people attend Savannah’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade?

Answered February 10, 2015

About 300,000.

Q: Where is the best breakfast in Savannah’s Historic District?

Answered February 10, 2015

Goose Feathers Café and J. Christopher's

Q: What are the best restaurants in Savannah, Georgia?

Answered February 10, 2015

The Olde Pink House, Tubby’s, Green Truck Pub, 17hundred90 Inn and Restaurant and Crystal Beer Parlor.

Q: What are the best hotel restaurants in Savannah, GA?

Answered February 6, 2015

The Bohemian's Rocks on the River & Rocks on the Roof.

Q: What is the best rated hotel in the Savannah Historic District?

Answered February 10, 2014

Connect Savannah named the Desoto Hilton the Best Hotel of 2014, with Mansion on Forsyth Park as the runner-up.

Q: How to get to Savannah, Georgia?

Answered February 10, 2013

By plane, fly into the Savannah Hilton Head International Airport. It is about 20 minutes from downtown Savannah. By car, I-16 and I-95 are your major highways.

Q: How big is Savannah’s Historic District?

Answered February 10, 2013

The largest National Historic Landmark District in the United States, Savannah contains more than twenty city squares filled with museums, churches, mansions, monuments and famous forts of the Revolutionary & Civil War eras.

Q: Where to park in Savannah, Georgia?

Answered February 10, 2013

There are 3000 metered parking places in Savannah. The cost ranges from $.30 to $1.00 per hour. There are parking garages on Bryan, State, Robinson, Liberty and Whitaker Streets.

Q: What is the best way to see Savannah’s Historic District?

Answered February 10, 2013

 Our favorite way is by horse drawn carriage or tour bus. If you are energetic, walking is great, too.

Q: How much does it cost to attend St Patrick’s day on Savannah’s River Street?

Answered February 10, 2013

It is free.

Q: How many miles of beach front does Tybee Island have?

Answered February 10, 2013

5 Miles of public access beach.

Q: Where is Tybee Island, GA?

Answered February 10, 2013

15 miles east of Savannah Georgia on the Atlantic Ocean.

Q: How to rent a square in Savannah, GA?

Answered February 10, 2013

The City of Savannah's Parks and Squares can be rented for various special events. Savannah's Parks & Squares can be rented for private functions, such as weddings and parties. Contact the Public Facilities, Events & Services Bureau for more information at (912) 351-3837.

Q: How to get to Tybee Island from Savannah, Georgia?

Answered February 10, 2013

From downtown, take Victory Drive to Route 80 East to Tybee Island.

Q: Where is the best place to stay in the Savannah, Georgia’s Historic District?

Answered February 10, 2013

The Brice, A Kimpton Hotel, the Ballastone Inn, Doubletree Hotel, Planter’s Inn, Thunderbird Inn and Stay Savannah Vacation Rentals.

Q: Is Savannah, Georgia on the ocean?

Answered February 10, 2013

It's a port city along the Savannah River, just 20 minutes away from Tybee Island.

Q: What are the all you can eat seafood restaurants in Savannah, GA?

Answered February 10, 2013

Tubby's.

Q: What are the best souvenirs to bring back from Savannah, Georgia?

Answered February 10, 2013

A piece of handmade art by local artists and craftsmen found at VILLAGE CRAFTSMEN, 223 W. River St., (912) 236-7280.

Q: Where is Savannah, Georgia?

Answered February 10, 2013

Savannah Georgia is on the southeast coast of the Atlantic Ocean, about an hours drive north of Florida on Interstate 95.

Q: How far is Savannah from the beach?

Answered February 10, 2013

It is a 20 minute drive from downtown.

Q: What is the best time to Visit Savannah, GA?

Answered February 6, 2013

Spring is awesome with the Azaleas blooming and the temperatures not hot yet.

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