Savannah is a beautiful city full of historic buildings dating back to the mid-18th Century with a reputation for extremely friendly locals and a thriving cultural scene. There are cobbled streets, parks, and the city was the setting for Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. It's great for kids, and a wonderful introduction to the south of the United States of America. By opting for beach rentals or condos, you can also enjoy a low cost holiday with your family, cutting your accommodation costs considerably compared to hotel bills.
There is a huge variety of things to see and do in Savannah. There's a great beach not far away at Tybee Island, but the city itself also has a lot to offer. If you're keen on shopping, head straight to City Market up in the northwest of the Historic District. Shops, entertainment, dining and a complex of artists' studios at the Art Center, which could provide you with the ultimate holiday souvenir. To relax in a park with a picnic, head to Forsyth Park, still in the Historic District with a lovely ornate fountain. The bulk of the Historic District is on a bluff above the south bank of the Savannah river, and you can spend many hours simply wandering the attractive streets - don't waste time looking for the iconic bench from Forrest Gump, in Chippewa Square, however, it was just a prop. Or if you are feeling lazy, you can take Riverboat Cruises or a free ferry over to Hutchinson Island. There are also regular festivals in the town - a Savannah Film Festival, Savannah Music Festival, Sidewalk Arts Festival and a huge St Patrick's Day parade, among others!
With condos and holiday rental apartments available from around £800 a week for a family of four, Savannah gives visitors the opportunity to stay in magnificent historic buildings, with everything from carriage houses to mansions available to rent. Being able to make yourself completely at home in some of these historic buildings can add a new dimension to your holiday. You can feel less of a tourist and more of a temporary resident of this extraordinary modern city with a historic heart.