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Arriving in Savannah

The Savannah Hilton Head International Airport services flights to Savannah, Georgia. This modern airport was originally constructed in 1983 and later expanded on twice, once in 1994 and again in 2007. Travellers can book airfare to Savannah with six different airlines, including Delta and American Airlines. Many travel websites offer cheap flights to Savannah for guests on a budget. Visitors who are waiting on their flights can get a bite at one of seven restaurants such as Philip's Famous Seafood and Pizza Hut. Travellers who have airport club cards can relax in The Passport Club, a private area with complimentary Wi-Fi, newspapers, and coffee.

Getting Around Savannah

Savannah does not have a city train service or a subway, but visitors who need their own transport can take advantage of the area's bus service Chatham Area Transit, or "CAT'. Buses run all over the city and provide transportation to several popular tourist spots. Taxicabs and rental cars are also available for those who need quick access to an automobile. Guests who plan to stay in the downtown Savannah area may be able to forego public transportation entirely, since many of the historic attractions are within walking distance of downtown hotels.

Attractions in Savannah

Travellers who come to Savannah are interested in the historic district. The city was established as the first city in Georgia in 1733 and several of its most important buildings are still standing. The birthplace of Juliette Gordon Low, founder of the Girl Scouts, is a popular attraction as are the city's 21 historic squares. More than 50 tour companies operate in the city, offering walking tours, ghost tours, and horse-and-carriage rides. Since Savannah sits on the banks of both the Savannah River and the Atlantic Ocean, riverboat tours and trips to the beaches on nearby Tybee Island are also high on tourists' must-do lists.

Shopping, Dining, and Nightlife

There are two major indoor shopping malls in Savannah: Oglethorpe Mall and Savannah Mall. Both shopping sites are located on Abercorn Street, the city's major thoroughfare. Antique lovers and curio collectors can find unique items every weekend at Keller's Flea Market, the largest flea market in the Coastal Empire. Diners will find cuisines that tempt every palate, including many seafood restaurants serving locally caught fish. Travellers can enjoy fine Southern cuisine at famous Savannah eatery spots such as the historic Pirate's House and The Lady and Sons Restaurant. The city's nightlife hub is River Street, a cobblestone walk along the Savannah River featuring several dance clubs, pubs, and live music venues, including Wet Willie's.

On Arrival...
  • Savannah is 7 mi from Savannah-Hilton Head Airport (Savannah, GA).
  • Savannah-Hilton Head Airport (Savannah, GA)
    • Right now, 29 airlines operate out of Savannah-Hilton Head Airport.
    • Savannah-Hilton Head Airport offers nonstop flights to 23 cities.
    • Every week, at least 707 domestic flights and 0 international flights depart from Savannah-Hilton Head Airport.

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