Explore Savannah Like A Local
Things To See & Do in The Hostess City

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    Bring Savannah to Your Home

    Dreaming of a Savannah getaway? Don’t fret— you can still bring our city’s historic and unique vibe to your home with a few simple tricks.

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    Savannah Music Festival

    Gather your friends and family and get ready to sing and dance all week long! The Savannah Music Festival is coming up on March 26th. Lighting up downtown Historic Savannah until April 11th, this 17-day festival will feature over 80 world-class performances by artists from across the world. 

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    The 28th Annual Savannah Irish Festival

    There’s always something fun and different happening in the bustling city of Savannah! If you’re heading to town soon, don’t miss out on the 28th Annual Savannah Irish Festival on February 15th and16th. 

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    Explore Savannah’s Historic River Street

    With so much to see and do in Savannah, River Street makes it easy to fit everything in! With more than 75 boutiques, galleries, studios, restaurants, and pubs, you’ll never run short of exciting things to do on River Street—check out a few of our favorite spots.

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    The 45th Annual Holiday Tour of Historic Homes

    Visitors from near and far visit Savannah to explore its one-of-a-kind landmarks, landscape, and fascinating history.

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    2019 Taste of Savannah

    There’s no better way to discover the wonders of Savannah than diving into its amazing culinary scene at the Taste of Savannah. 

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    Halloween Fun in Beautiful Savannah

    Autumn is the perfect time to visit the beautiful city of Savannah. Think fall leaves, a crisp breeze, and all things spooky. From ghost tours to festivals, there’s so many ways to celebrate the month of Halloween. 

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    Listen to Free Live Music at JazzFest!

    JazzFest is back for its thirty-eighth year and better than ever! Join our celebration of music, culture, and Savannah heritage from Sunday, September 22nd to 28th. Watch and listen to how jazz takes over our city in a cacophony of artistic wonder with every genre from traditional Dixieland, to swing, to smokey after-hours blues, to contemporary bop.

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    Get Coastal on Tybee Island

    Tybee Island is a small barrier island located about eighteen miles from the center of Savannah. Famous for two hundred years of mysterious military missions, stunning bygone-area scenery, and historic sites, Tybee Island reigns today as one of the most frequently visited spots for the Savannah traveler. 

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    Join the Celebration on River Street

    Savannah sure loves a good party, and there’s no better reason to celebrate than the birth of our nation. While you enjoy our city, be sure to stop by gorgeous and historic River Street over Independence Day.

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    Take A Walk Down Jones Street

    If you’re looking for the Savannah that first captured your heart and imagination in the travel books and Instagram pages, look no further than Jones Street, long hailed as the most beautiful city street in America.

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    What You Didn’t Know About Telfair Academy

    In 1819, Willam Jay (one of the first professionally-trained architects to work in the United States) was contracted by the son of Georgia's first governor to design a private home for the Telfair family.

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    Exploring the Mercer House

    Just down Bull Street, not far from our hotel, you’ll find a mysterious and decadent reminder of the bygone days of “Old Savannah” in the Mercer-Williams House Museum.

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    Date Night in Savannah

    Love drifts through the air in America’s “Hostess City of the South” this Valentine’s Day season, bringing more unique events and activities than ever for couples to experience in Savannah.

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    A Southern Winter: Fun at Forsyth Park

    January is a fine month to visit the Hostess City of the South. The weather is warm and inviting with a break in the humidity and a cool breeze wafting over the riverfront.

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    Experience a Southern Christmas

    It may be surprising to learn that Savannah is one of the most festive cities in the country to visit during the holiday season. With a plethora of annual holiday events, locals and visitors alike find plenty to do and see to get them ready for Old Saint Nick’s visit. Your Southerly Host has gathered the city’s favorites for you below.

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    Stay Cool in Savannah’s Open-Air Market

    Savannah is home to our nation’s largest downtown historic district. Virtually all of our buildings, streets, and businesses have a story to tell, one fashioned from compelling history and cultural heritage.

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    Fall on the Savannah Riverfront

    Venture into the mysticism of Georgia’s most bewitching city. Autumn is the perfect time to get to know Savannah and the spooky fun on River Street, mere blocks from our hotel.

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  • Five Fun Facts About Forsyth Park

    Beautiful Forsyth Park is located just steps from The DeSoto’s front door. Take a leisurely stroll to uncover a world of history and warm Southern charm. Please consider these fun facts while exploring the lush greenery and Spanish-moss draped live oaks.

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  • Savannah Must-Dos for First-Time Visitors

    If you are visiting our warm and hospitable city for the first time, the options may seem overwhelming! But don't worry, with our winning list of historical and quirky things to do you'll be strolling the streets of Savannah like a local. 

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  • Savannah History Museum & Battlefield Memorial Park

    Want to learn more about Savannah’s colorful past? Immerse yourself in the vibrant yesteryears of this charming and mysterious city. Savannah History Museum is the number one museum to visit on your vacation as it houses over 10,000 southern artifacts and is housed in the old passenger station of the Central of Georgia Railway Shed in Tricentennial Park.

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  • The Best Way to Celebrate Fourth of July in Savannah

    It doesn’t take much to convince a Southerner to celebrate, especially when it’s the Fourth of July. This year, get into the festive spirit by kicking off your celebrations with a good old-fashioned Red, White, and Brew Independence Bar Crawl. Happening on June 30th and hosted by Stafford Promotions, the charity bar crawl will have excited patriots drinking their way through downtown Savannah. Because what is more American than enjoying a cold brew on a hot summer day?

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  • Best Spring Instagram Spots in Savannah

    Classically whimsical and visually picturesque, Savannah is a playground for jealousy-inducing Instagram photos. From cobblestone streets to horse-drawn carriages, there’s no lack of swoon-worthy photo ops. As you set out on your sightseeing adventures, snap pics at these cheerful spots for the most interesting story and feed. 

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  • Top Three Reasons to Plan a Bachelor Party in Savannah

    Spring weather makes Savannah a prime candidate for your last boys weekend before tying-the-knot. Round up the crew and get ready for a time to remember. Check out the top three reasons to celebrate in Savannah:

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  • Feel the Luck of the Irish: St. Patrick’s Day at The DeSoto

    St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner, are you feeling lucky? This year, celebrate in style by booking a night at the DeSoto situated right in the heart of the Irish festivities.

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  • Let Savannah Romance You: Valentine’s Day Spent Right

    Feel the Savannah magic by spending your amorous holiday with us. Treat your special somebody to a romantic getaway in one of the most beguiling locations in the United States.

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  • New Year, New You: Kick Start Those New Year’s Resolutions the Savannah-Way

    No matter how many goals you have on your list, we are here to help you succeed. Strive into 2018 healthier, happier, and better than ever. Start off the new year in one of the most charming and picturesque cities in the United States. Here’s a list of our top three resolutions:

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  • Old Town Trolley- 20th Annual Holiday Sights Tour

    Savannah sparkles with traditional and joyful holiday events that fill the air with cheer and excitement for the upcoming season. Get into the festive mood with the Old Town Trolley sightseeing tour, and let the “elves” do the talking. Beginning at the end of November and concluding on December 24th, treat yourself to a night of Christmas tales and caroling from the trolley, while you appreciate the glowingly decorated historic homes and city squares.

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  • Weddings in Savannah: The Finest Reasons to Have a Southern Celebration

    Want a destination wedding but can’t decide where? Select charming Savannah for a picture perfect day. Located in the heart of the South, our accommodating city is ideal for you and your guests. Here’s our top three reasons to tie-the-knot or renew your vows in our historic little town.

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  • Fun & Frightful Halloween Activities

    Savannah is one of the most haunted cities in the country, making it the spookiest place to get into the Halloween spirit. We’ve rounded up our favorite activities that are sure to having you feeling festive and fun.

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  • Autumn Leaves, Fall Festivals, and Haunted Houses

    Savannah is calling your name, can you hear it? Summer is over and the leaves are starting to turn, head south to our little slice of heaven. Here are just a few reasons you should visit in fall.

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  • Five Interesting Facts About Savannah

    There is no doubt that Savannah has an enigmatic history of culture and vibrancy. However, here are few interesting facts that may surprise you.

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  • Explore Forsyth Farmer's Market

    Enjoy the beautiful historic Forsyth Park while tasting local produce and agriculture. It’s the perfect place to pick up summer picnic essentials or buy scrumptious and divinely unique gifts.

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  • Summer is Heating Up: An Expert's Guide to June In Savannah

    Summertime in Savannah goes beyond Mint Juleps on the porch and sultry tropical breezes. When exploring our beautiful southern town, take note of these exciting happenings.

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  • A Culture Lover's Dream Day In Savannah

    Savannah is a captivating city with her own unique charms. If you love history, culture, architecture, and art, Savannah issues an open invitation to meander amid her seductive manicured lawns and cobblestone squares, exploring this trio of only-in-Savannah attractions:

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  • A Perfect Spring Day in Savannah

    A spring vacation in Savannah is a Southern recipe for relaxation and pure joy.

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