Savannah Convention & Visitors Bureau
101 E. Bay Street
Savannah, Georgia 31401
Welcome to Savannah, Est. 1733. This much-celebrated destination has been enticing visitors with her sultry ambiance, striking beauty and old-world charm for centuries. From the elegances of the Landmark Historic District to the festivities of River Street, visitors delight in all this coastal jewel has to offer.
Waiting to charm you with tree-filled squares and perfectly preserved historic buildings, Savannah mesmerizes you with the past and her unforgettable natural beauty. Situated on Georgia’s coast in the midst of the delightful Lowcountry region that includes Tybee Island - Savannah’s Beach, Savannah is ready to embrace you with genteel warmth and Southern hospitality.
Savannah was established in 1733, shaped from a wilderness by James Edward Oglethorpe and a group of English settlers. Oglethorpe favored Savannah with what has become the world-renowned claim to fame — the city squares, the park-like havens that make such a brilliant place for strolling and relaxing. Enjoy the warm hospitality and relaxed pace of the Old South on a stroll down the cobblestone streets where century-old live oaks shade magnificent homes and refined churches.
Savannah grew up to be a bustling port famed for exporting cotton, and a city of culture whose architecture blended a variety of styles still in evidence — Federal, English Regency, Greek Revival, Gothic Revival, Italianate, Romanesque Revival and Queen Anne.
Today, Savannah beckons to the well-versed, inquisitive traveler — inviting you to experience the splendor and discover the secrets of the Old South. Although elegant, Savannah remains a bit quirky — some say Savannah even harbors its fair share of ghosts.
Savannah invites you to stay at the quaint bed-and-breakfast inns or the upscale hotels; to dine at restaurants featuring seafood fresh from the docks or gourmet fare served in 18th and 19th century surroundings; to shop alongside the cobblestones of River Street or amid the vintage storefronts of City Market. Savannah is waiting with nearly 300 years of history — showcased on the streets and squares of the largest historic landmark district in the United States; at an array of impeccably maintained house museums; and via a variety of venues including the oldest standing brick fort in Georgia, the oldest antebellum railroad repair facility in the country and one of the newest and best aviation museums in the world.
Savannah suggests you spend time on the balmy beaches of neighboring Tybee Island; on the fairways and greens of challenging and brilliantly designed golf courses; and on the myriad of rivers and creeks that meander through salt marshes, offering unrivaled opportunities for fishing, boating and other waterborne activities.
Savannah goes back to some of the earliest days of American history and those early generations presence can still be felt today. With warm southern hospitality and a casual pace, visitors feel at home in the streets of Savannah and they remember her fondly as being unlike any other place in the world.
Find tips, tour maps, restrooms, refreshments and smiles at any one of Savannah's comfortable Visitor Information Centers. (Please note: All locations are closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year's Day.) Savannah Visitor Information Center
301 Martin Luther King Blvd.
Savannah, GA 31401
Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday and Holidays 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. River Street Hospitality Center
1 River Street
Savannah, GA 31401
Daily 10 a.m.- 10 p.m.
Hours are subject to change depending on events and seasons. Tybee Island Visitor Information Center
S. Campbell Ave. and Highway 80
Tybee Island, GA 31328
912.786.5444 or 800.868.BEACH(2322)
Daily 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Savannah Airport Visitor Information Center
464 Airways Avenue
Savannah, GA 31408
Daily 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. Articles about SavannahNews ReleaseBenefit for the Telfair Museum of Art - March 13, 2009