About Savannah/Hilton Head Airport
Located 9 miles northwest of Savannah, Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport (SAV) is the gateway to historic Savannah. SAV is the principal commercial airport for the three-county Savannah metropolitan area, though almost 40 percent of the airport's total passenger traffic is bound for Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. Five airlines serve the airport, including American Airlines, Delta, JetBlue, United and US Airways. Each year, about 823,000 travelers fly into SAV's runways. Visitors will benefit from knowing that there is only one main building with all terminals, shops and eateries. The airport sits just off Interstate 95.
Looking for a comfy place to stay? Choose from more than 20 hotels near Savannah Airport. At the Holiday Inn Express, visitors have access to a heated indoor pool and complimentary breakfast. The hotel sits in a great location too, putting guests close to much of Savannah's action. Situated nearby, Candlewood Suites offers a complimentary shuttle that will take you to and from the airport. This hotel is great for business travelers who are only a few miles from area corporations, including IKEA, Target Distribution Center and Pier 1 Distribution Center. If you're looking for an upscale hotel, consider booking a room at the TownePlace Suites by Marriott Savannah Airport.
Welcome to Savannah
Savannah, the oldest city in the state of Georgia, attracts millions of visitors each year thanks to its gorgeous architecture and historic buildings. With cobblestone streets, an emerald tree canopy and stunning Antebellum structures, it's no secret why this town champions picturesque Southern appeal. Established in 1733, Savannah once served as the British colonial capital and later was a strategic port city in the American Revolution. Today, the "The Hostess City of the South" is an industrial center and important Atlantic seaport. In its semi-tropical location, visitors can expect warm, humid and hot weather throughout the year. Temperatures peak in the high 90s in the summertime and hover around the 50s in the winter months.
Explore the city by car, public transit or walking. The city has a pedestrian-friendly layout, making weaving through the streets on foot a great way to see the sights. The CAT offers 19 bus routes in Savannah and Chatham County while the DOT shuttle, fare-free service of Savannah Mobility Management System, transports passengers to many historic sites and local restaurants. You can also take the River Streetcar, a trolley tour or Savannah Belles Ferry, to discover the city.
Things to Do in Savannah
When it comes to attractions, Savannah is famous for its Antebellum architecture. Stroll through the Historic District to come across a number of old-style houses like the Mercer Williams House and the Juliette Gordon Low home. Savannah's downtown area, which includes the Savannah Victorian Historic District, the Savannah Historic District and 22 verdant squares, is one of the largest National Historic Landmark Districts in the U.S. Interestingly, downtown Savannah largely retains the original town plan, now called the Oglethorpe Plan. A great way to hit all of the sites is on the trolley tours, which offer narrated sightseeing with more than 100 points of interests and a handful of spots.
Savannah is home to the First African Baptist Church, which is one of the oldest African-American Baptist congregations in the U.S., the Central of Georgia Railway roundhouse complex, America's oldest standing Antebellum rail facility, and Temple Mickve Israel, the third-oldest synagogue in the U.S. Don't miss the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, River Street or the Fort Pulaski National Monument. To explore quirky shops and cozy cafes, head to the City Market. Bonaventure Cemetery - though it sounds morbid - is a must-visit for lovers of the written word, featuring engraved poems by celebrities such as Conrad Aiken.