Savannah is not only the oldest city in Georgia, but it’s also widely thought to be the most beautiful one. Known as the Hostess City of the South, Savannah lives up to its nickname when it comes to perks and amenities for travelers on a budget. Here are some of the best tips and tricks for saving money while fully enjoying your Savannah vacation.
Enjoy the Historic District
Savannah’s Historic District has a plethora of sites, attractions, and entertainment for free or a minimal fee. You can often get great deals on nice hotels in and near the Historic District, too. The Best Western Central Inn is only a short drive away, and it offers a business center, an on-site lounge, and a pool. Other hotels you may want to consider include the Hilton Garden Inn, the Holiday Inn Express Historic District, and the Staybridge Suites Savannah Historic District.
Explore the City on Foot
Savannah is one of those special cities that you can largely explore on foot. That’s perfect if you are low on funds because so many sites can be savored without spending a dime. If you don’t want to explore alone, you can take part in the Old Savannah Tours, where you can be treated to guided tours with historical reenactments along the way.
You may opt to take a leisurely stroll through Chippewa Square, which was the setting for perhaps the most iconic scene in Forrest Gump. In the movie, Chippewa Square is where Forrest sits on the bench and has his accidentally philosophical discussions. If you want to see the actual bench that was used by Tom Hanks in the film, you’ll want to stroll on over to where it’s displayed in the Savannah History Museum.
Linger by the Savannah Riverfront
No trip to this picturesque city would be complete without spending time along the Savannah Riverfront. After you have enjoyed the views, hit all the quaint shops, and eaten in some of the plentiful inexpensive eateries along the riverfront, you can take the free ferry to take in a beautiful view of the city from the convention center.
Stay by the Airport
If you are flying into the Savannah Hilton Head International Airport, you may opt to stay near the airport for convenience, as well as the potential for significant savings. You can take an airport shuttle directly to the Embassy Suites Savannah Airport, and it offers such amenities as a fitness center with state-of-the-art equipment and a pool. The Wingate by Wyndham Savannah Airport and the Comfort Inn & Suites Savannah Airport offer plentiful amenities and low rates.
Track Your Travels
Keep in mind that it’s a good idea to bring a journal to write down all the fun things that you discover along the way in Savannah! You may be amazed by how much writing about your travels can help you savor the fun as well as keep better track of your expenses.
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About the Author
Robin Raven has a passion for traveling the world, and she has written about travel for such sites as Yahoo!, Hipmunk, and USA Today. As a travel writer and editor, Robin likes to meet new people and animals every chance she gets, and she loves trying the vegan food in any city.