Destination guide

Experience Savannah from vacation home rentals

The oldest city in Georgia, Savannah is renowned for its wealth of historic buildings, vibrant nightlife, and friendly, Deep South charm. Get your Georgian adventure off to the best start by booking a well-located Savannah vacation rental in the heart of all the action. Take a horse-drawn carriage around downtown's charming cobbled streets, visit the birthplace of the Girl Scouts of the USA, or explore the wonderful art in the trio of Telfair Museums. Whatever you choose, there's a super Savannah vacation for everyone.

History

Historic sites near Savannah vacation homes

As one of the oldest cities in the country, Savannah offers intriguing historic sites and museums with unique exhibits. Vacation rentals are available near places like the Bonaventure Cemetery, a historic cemetery with notable gravesites, and Wormsloe Historic Site, a site with the ruins of an 18th-century colonial estate with gardens and trails. You’ll also enjoy Old Fort Jackson, a riverfront landmark with a brick fort, cannon firings, and interactive programs.

Things to do

Places to visit near Savannah vacation rentals

Savannah is famously the birthplace of Juliette Gordon Low, the founder of the Girl Scouts of the USA. Now a National Historic Landmark and museum, you can visit her former home and pick up some girl scout cookies. If you prefer contemporary art to cookies (really?), then head to the city's iconic Telfair Museums, a trio of galleries which formed the first public art museum in the Deep South. Visit the main gallery for works by Robert Henri, Childe Hassam, and Julian Story, while the Jepson Center focuses on more contemporary work.

Activities

Activities near Savannah vacation homes

Savannah has a warm, friendly and laid-back charm often found in the Deep South. Book a Savannah vacation rental in the heart of Downtown and you'll have the very best of Georgia's oldest city right on your porch step. From shopping and sightseeing, to riverboat cruises and food tours, there's no time for resting. Take a horse-drawn carriage tour of the city, or use your own hooves on a walking tour of the Savannah Historic District. And when the sun goes down, the fun begins. Head to River Street in Downtown and sample Savannah's legendary bar scene.

Weather

Climate for your stay at Savannah vacation homes

Located in the Deep South, Savannah is blessed with a hot and humid climate for large chunks of the year. The best time to visit the city is between March and July, when the average temperatures are 70-80 degrees, and the azalea trees are in full bloom. Summer sees the mercury hit 90 and above, and Savannah vacation rentals are at a premium. It can bring the rains, though, so pack an umbrella. Come winter, the temperatures drops once more to a pleasant 60 degrees.

Natural features

Sunday in Savannah? Head to the hills

Perched on the banks of the Savannah River, the coastal city of Savannah is on the border of South Carolina and Georgia. To escape the heat of the city, head 9 miles north to the Savannah National Wildlife Refuge and witness some of the region's wildlife. Spreading across almost 30,000 acres, this rugged nature preserve is ideal for a spot of hiking. There are various trails (maps of which can be found in the visitors' center) where you may spot alligators and bald eagles, or even a Florida manatee if you're lucky.

How to get there

Traveling to and around Savannah

Fly into Savannah, GA (SAV-Savannah - Hilton Head Intl.), the closest airport, located 8.1 mi (13.1 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you can also fly into Hilton Head Island, SC (HHH), which is 25.2 mi (40.6 km) away.

If you prefer train travel, make your way to Savannah Amtrak Station or Savannah Station to see more of the city.

Food and drink

Sample regional cuisine in Savannah

The cuisine of Savannah reflects the diverse cultures of Georgia. Fried chicken, fresh-caught shrimp, creamy grits, and delectable barbecue are among the specialties, though you can find creative combinations of local and ethnic flavors throughout the city. You can sample the culinary culture of Savannah in steak houses, fish houses, crab shacks, piano bars, and Prohibition-era speakeasies near your vacation rental.

Where to stay around Savannah?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 3,744 vacation rentals near Savannah. From 1,508 Houses to 1,381 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Savannah for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Savannah?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Savannah:

  • Historic District - South: 703 vacation rentals
  • Historic District - North: 663 vacation rentals
  • Victorian District: 619 vacation rentals
  • Beach Institute: 670 vacation rentals
  • Thomas Square: 330 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Savannah?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Savannah. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • United States Customhouse: 3,905 vacation rentals
  • Savannah: 2,094 vacation rentals
  • Forsyth Park: 3,764 vacation rentals
  • Cockspur Island Lighthouse: 8,683 vacation rentals
  • The Beach Institute: 3,904 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Savannah listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Savannah?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 1,508 Houses in Savannah. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Savannah include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 1,381 rentals available
  • Cottages: 158 rentals available
  • Cabins: 158 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Villas and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Savannah?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 1,587 vacation rentals with pool available in Savannah. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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