Helpful Links to City of Savannah Tourist and Visitor Information
The Park Savannah App is a great way to pay for any numbered parking space through an app on your phone. Details on zones and the app can be found at https://www.savannahga.gov/2515/Parking-Meters. The busiest part of the city is $2 per hour and there are zones that are $1 per hour as well. You will still need to read Street Sweep Signs and move your vehicle(s) accordingly.
Please note ParkSavannah app takes payment for the numbered meter spots which also have credit card kiosks on the block. The majority of the city is now numbered spots. The app will not work on the remaining old fashioned coin meters that have not yet been upgraded, sorry for the inconvenience but those old fashioned meters still require coins.
A great destination for families, history buffs, hikers and cyclists. Take a romantic hike to the lighthouse or enjoy the views on the walking trail around the fort. You might even see an alligator!
Looking for healthy options? Or unique locally owned stores? This health food store has been in the same spot for 40 years as of 2018!!! Brighter Day has exclusively organic and/or local unsprayed produce, tons of locally produced products like honey, pasta and bottled tea, and a great selection of natural and organic grocery staples. There is a gluten free section too! Be sure to check out the Deli in the back of the store for organic sandwiches, salads, smoothies and prepared foods that vary daily. They also have a great supplement section and cosmetics aisle with a huge selection of non toxic bubble baths, soaps, lotions and makeup. You will find Brighter Day at the foot of Forsyth Park across from the tennis courts.
The daily run times for free ferry (the Westin ferry) are here. This is the little green boat that goes from River Street to Hutchison Island (where the Convention Center and the Westin Hotel are).
We get a lot of questions about whether the tap water is safe to drink. The short answer is yes. No filter is required. Sometimes visitors think it tastes bad other times it tastes pretty good. The city has the information online and this is the 2018 detailed report regarding source and safety. Restaurants in town are serving this water and any fountain sodas, etc are made with it so drinking tap water in your rental is equivalent to that. The new 2019 report just got mailed out but is not online yet. The summary is the same.
Are you looking for a small or large group personally hosted walking tour and/or ghost tour? Tammy is the perfect mix between entertainment and seriously scary ghost stories. She is so warm and friendly! But she knows the scariest local ghost stories like the back of her hand. If you are lucky enough to snag her on one of her 7pm or 10pm walking ghost tour time slots you are in for a treat. Call her directly at 912-604-2634
At First City Realty we specialize in income properties, second homes, retirement homes and generally the perfect new home. We love to assist buyers in navigating our local real estate marketplace. We are also the perfect boutique agency for listing your unique property for sale in the Savannah market. Our long term rental property management program is available for properties that meet our criteria. We look forward to hearing from you!
This is the direct link to the CAT shuttle schedule for the AIRPORT: Catch the most cost-effective ride into town at the CAT bus stop in front of the terminal on the lower level. Our 100X Airport Express costs just $5.00 one-way ($8.00 roundtrip) and provides service between the airport and the Joe Murray Rivers, Jr. Intermodal Transit Center in downtown Savannah, 7 days a week. The 100X also stops at select downtown hotels including the Courtyard Marriott, Desoto, Hampton Inn Savannah-Historic District, Holiday Inn Express Savannah-Historic District, Andaz Savannah, and Doubletree & Hilton Garden Inn. Cash fare and Weekly & Monthly Passes are valid on this route.
See www.CatchACat.org for other routes and public transport offerings.
This shuttle picks up from the Savannah Visitors Center and takes you to Tybee Island! Pick up Monday-Saturday at 8am, 1pm, and 6pm for $10 each way!!
Call 1-866-543-6744 for questions or more information
**Shuttle does not run on New Years, MLK Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving, the Friday after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.**
Have an early or late flight? For short term luggage storage City Storage River Street will store your luggage in a locker for $15! Call or stop by for more information. They are closed on Sunday but can coordinate Sunday storage services as long as you plan ahead!
Maps, etc are available at the Visitors Information Center(s) The main location of the Visitors Information Center: 301 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd Savannah, GA 31401 (912) 944-0455
This page on the airport website includes helpful resources for tourists without a car. Transportation to/from the airport as well as to/from Tybee Island is available. Taxis are waiting at the airport and any cab driver may take you back to the airport as well but this link has public transport options that help cut costs.