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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.