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Getting around in Savannah

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Getting around in Savannah

I plan to visit Savannah 26-29 May. Does one need a car to get around, and if so what is the traffic like around there? Is it recommended or is there good public transportation, and if so what types?

Also, what are some of the main drags that I could use as a point of refernce in booking hotel reservations and activities?

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1. Re: Getting around in Savannah

check out this map:

www.savcvb.com/savannah/maps/downtown.shtml

this is the Historic District. It's about one mile from the top (north, River and Bay Street) to the bottom, Forsyth Park. And it's almost one mile from East to West. Most of what you want to see will be in this area. A car is not needed, if you stay in this area, unless you have problem with walking or you stay at the far southern edge of the district.

Public transportation is not good for getting around in this area, but there are shuttles that buzz around in the Historic District from the various hotels and from the Visitors Center. Check with the Visitor's Center. You can also get on regular riding tours that will take you over a good part of this area.

Bull Street is the Center of the area. Block numbers on addresses start at #1 at Bull and go is ascending order both to the East and West. That is to say, #220 E. Bay Street and #220 W. Bay Street would be about four blocks apart.

If you want to see the Forts, Bonaventure, Wormsloe or go out to the beach at Tybee, you will need a car.

Another site:

www.savcvb.com/vacation/where_to_stay.shtml