Local Information

Around Town

Savannah, Georgia, is a Southern escape where art, period architecture, trendy boutiques and ghost stories are all set under a veil of Spanish moss. It is consistently named one of the “world’s friendliest cities” by Condé Nast Traveler readers.

The city is famous for its unique coastal cuisine, with restaurants serving fresh crab legs and oysters, as well as peel-and-eat shrimp, and lobster tails. Restaurants specialize in everything from traditional Southern favorites to some of the finest international cuisine. 

America’s first planned city, Savannah was designed by Gen. James Oglethorpe with 24 tree-lined squares meant to serve as public gathering spaces. Today, 22 squares remain, still used as gathering spaces, as well as the perfect respites and walk¬ing areas.

Weather

In September, the temperature ranges from 85 degrees during the day down to 70 degrees in the evening.

Museums

The following are among the many museums in the city:

  • National Museum of The Mighty Eighth Air Force
  • The Jepson Center for cutting-edge art exhibits
  • Owens-Thomas House and Slave Quarters
  • Telfair Academy for 19th and 20th century American and European art.
  • The iconic Bird Girl statute is located in the Telfair Academy. 
  • The Cathedral of St. John The Baptist is the oldest Roman Catholic church in the state of Georgia. Visitors are welcome to take a self-guided tour and admire the soaring steeples, gilded arches, luminous stained glass, ornate murals and Italian marble. 
  • Bonaventure Cemetery is the final resting place of many noteworthy Savannahians, including songwriter Johnny Mercer and poet Conrad Aiken. Bonaventure Cemetery is full of stories. 
  • Available tours of Savannah and the surrounding area include an exploration of the waterfront, dolphin watching, the National Wildlife Refuge, and riverboat cruises.
    Drive down a corridor of live oaks to find the ruins of the plantation home of Noble Wimberly Jones, a key figure in Savannah’s founding.

Visitor Guide

For suggestions on restaurants, cuisine and travel, request a visitor guide