Savannah, GA, USA

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Savannah, GA, USA

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Rental Houses Available for Your Savannah Vacation

With its pedestrian friendly streets and awesome architecture, Savannah, Georgia is a beautiful city to visit. Rental properties such as houses, condos, and apartments are available to make your vacation stay the best one possible. These locations offer many amenities including cable television, internet access, air conditioning, and outdoor barbeque grills.

Visit the Great Museums in Savannah

There are a wide variety of museums in Savannah, Georgia. You can learn about art or aviation, civil rights, or railroads. For example, the Jepson Center for the Arts boasts many permanent and traveling modern art collections to view. Additionally, Savannah is the home to Juliette Gordon Low, the founder of Girl Scouts. You can take a guided tour of the home she grew up in, complete with some original and replicated period furnishings. For those who love to learn about different modes of transportation, you can visit the Georgia State Railroad Museum, Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum, or the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force. Finally, the Savannah Children’s Museum is a highly rated, hands-on experience for the kids to explore.

History Buffs Can Sightsee at a Myriad of Locations

Savannah is loaded with historic sites. One example is the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist. Its magnificent architecture is a sight to see, and you will learn about the history of this beautiful church. Next, the Fort Pulaski National Monument is a real fort with moats and drawbridges that was occupied by the Confederate Army during the Civil War and is a must-see for history any enthusiast. Another interesting site is the Wormsloe Plantation Historic Site. With a mile long, tree lined entrance, historic ruins, and a museum featuring period furnishings, this site has a little of everything to see.

Outdoor Adventures Abound in Savannah

The many outdoor activities that are available in Savannah provide for a great deal of exploration. The Oatland Island Wildlife Center is a place to go to see an abundance of wildlife up close. Walking along a two mile trail, you will see animals like bobcats, cougars, bald eagles, and falcons, all safely behind a natural surrounding enclosures, but close enough for you to really see. Similarly, the Skidaway Island State Park has natural wildlife too. With many trees, nature trails, and daily ranger programs, you are sure to see wildlife in this park. More traditionally, Forsythe Park offers open green spaces for games or picnics, two children’s playgrounds, and a café that serves breakfast, lunch and drinks daily.

The Weather in Savannah is Beautiful

Savannah boasts beautiful weather most of the year. Winter temperatures average in the 60s. Spring and Fall temperatures are generally in the 70s or low 80s. Summertime sees the highest temperatures, usually in the low 90s. Savannah does get a slightly higher than average yearly rainfall, spread through the year but the largest amount in the Spring time. The best time to visit Savannah is April through July when the trees are all in bloom, providing shade and beauty. Fall is a close second as the temperatures moderate and the crowds are not as great.

The Best Ways to Get to Savannah

Driving to Savannah is easy from many locations. Savannah is conveniently located nearby to major highways, and driving in the city is easy to navigate. A rental car is an option if you do not want to drive your private car. For those who choose to travel to Savannah by plane, the Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport is quite convenient. Located in Savannah, but near to Hilton Head, SC, the airport is often busy. Additionally, Amtrak Trains and Greyhound Buses both travel to Savannah for the convenience of all visitors.

Plain sailing in Savannah

Savannah’s historic waterfront offers jaw-dropping views, and the best way to take them in is on a boat tour across the glistening waters of the Savannah River. A knowledgeable local will offer informative and engaging commentary on key points of interest, such as the Cockspur Island lighthouse and Tybee Island. If you’re looking for the perfect way to keep the kids entertained, you can also book a dolphin-watching tour. The 2-hour excursions allow you to see these amazing creatures in their natural environment, all while soaking up the glorious Georgian sun and taking in the city’s most notable waterfront landmarks.

Savannah’s downtown heritage

A walk through the tree-lined streets of the downtown Savannah Historic District is tailor-made for history buffs; a large number of fascinating heritage sites are located in this corner of the city center. The Isaiah Davenport House has been turned into a museum that's brimming with artifacts from the South’s rich history, while America’s 3rd-oldest synagogue, the Temple Mickve Israel, is a testament to the region’s diversity. Boasting more than 20 city squares, as well as churches, forts, and monuments, this celebrated neighborhood also hosts live theater and cultural events, sure to add a splash of sophistication to your southern getaway.

Seeking the Savannah sun

Savannah’s humid subtropical climate keeps temperatures mild throughout the year, though the warmest weather typically comes between March and July. As you’d expect, this period also sees a spike in demand for Savannah vacation rentals with a pool, so booking early is advisable. There’s more flexibility to be found in off-season months, and temperatures between August and December can still reach the mid-70s. Many Savannah vacation rentals come equipped with hot tubs, which make for an ideal winter warmer if you choose to travel at this time.

Unwinding on the Savannah sands

A 30-minute drive from Savannah, Tybee Island’s sandy shores and crystal-clear waters offer yet another reason to visit the region. Tybee boasts 3 oceanfront beaches and 2 river beaches, beloved by water-sports enthusiasts and sunbathers. Hiking is another common pastime on the island, with trails leading through maritime forest and wetlands; you’ll spot birds, dolphins, and other wildlife on your travels. The island is also relatively small and flat, making it easy to explore on foot or by bike. Nature-lovers should consider basing themselves here for a few days to make the most of the area—Savannah vacation rentals near Tybee Island are readily available.