12 Reasons to Visit Savannah in 2024

Lafayette Square Fountain and Cathedral

Lafayette Square

As the new year unfolds, prepare for new adventures in your favorite beloved southern city! 

If you haven't had the chance to visit Savannah recently, we've been eagerly awaiting your return. Here are 12 compelling reasons you should prioritize our city for your 2024 travel plans!

The stunning city of Savannah has been ranked as the impressive #18 spot on TripAdvisors' prestigious Travelers' Choice Best of the Best Destinations 2024 list.
Vibrant & Diverse Neighborhoods

Savannah may be a small city, but it boasts diverse and lively communities. While most visitors are familiar with the renowned Historic District, there are surrounding neighborhoods brimming with their own distinct character. Explore the stunning architecture of the Victorian District, immerse yourself in the hip and emerging Starland District, or venture beyond downtown to experience the serene beauty of Savannah's Lowcountry in the Moon River District.

Local Treasures

Savannah is a hub of creativity, offering a wide array of locally crafted products that make for perfect gifts or personal indulgences. From artisanal salt blends and delectable honey to handcrafted leather goods and unique spirits, you can take a piece of Savannah home with you while supporting the businesses that make our town truly special.

Breathtaking Views with a Sip

There's nothing quite like enjoying a refreshing drink while taking in the awe-inspiring skyline of Savannah. Indulge in the pleasure of rooftop bars, where you can sip on a Top Deck Mojito while watching massive cargo ships navigate the Savannah River, or elevate your experience with a botanically-inspired cocktail at the charming Myrtle & Rose Rooftop Garden atop Plant Riverside District.

Remote Work Haven

If you find yourself working remotely this year, why not trade your home office for a unique workspace in Savannah? With options ranging from spacious historic squares to cozy coffee shops and boutique hotel lobbies, you'll have no trouble finding a comfortable and inspiring environment to get your work done.

Unconventional Experiences

Savannah is a treasure trove of exciting and offbeat activities. From trolley tours and historic cemeteries to captivating museums, there's never a shortage of things to do. Just like the intriguing tales shared on our ghost tours, Savannah offers unusual experiences that you won't want to miss. Immerse yourself in true crime at the Graveface Museum, embark on a thrilling dining adventure at The Pirates' House, or enjoy a night of laughter at Front Porch Improv.

Hidden Gems

While Savannah is renowned for its iconic attractions, you'll be delighted to discover that much of its historic charm lies in its hidden gems. Explore the enchanting garden trails of Savannah's botanical gardens, wander through brick alleys and cobblestone passageways on Factors Walk, or delve into the world of antiques at a military museum. Savannah is brimming with off-the-beaten-path activities waiting to be discovered.

Promoted Content
Al-Fresco Dining

Savannah's delightful year-round weather sets the stage for unforgettable dining experiences. Take a seat and savor the exquisite dishes at one of our fantastic outdoor restaurants. Whether it's a mimosa bar tucked away in a secret garden, Southern cuisine with a view of River Street, or the vibrant ambiance of food trucks and beer gardens, dining outdoors in Savannah is an unparalleled pleasure.

Embrace Your Inner Creativity

Savannah's community is bursting with creativity. Seek out vibrant murals located throughout the city, wander through the latest exhibits at the Jepson Center for the Arts, browse through eclectic galleries in City Market, or even participate in art workshops and classes. Let your imagination soar and tap into your own creative spirit while exploring the artistic side of Savannah.

Incredible Beauty

Savannah's beauty is truly captivating and can be found in every corner of the city. From the enchanting Spanish moss hanging from majestic live oak trees to the stunning historic architecture and breathtaking marsh views, Savannah is a visual feast for the eyes. Don't forget to bring your camera and capture the essence of Savannah's most picturesque spots during your visit.

Thrilling Tours

Immerse yourself in Savannah's rich history and charm through a variety of thrilling tours. Whether you choose to explore on foot, hop on a boat, ride a trolley, or glide on a Segway, the local experts will regale you with fascinating stories and intriguing facts about Savannah's past and present. Discover hidden gems, uncover the secrets of haunted locations, or delve into the city's culinary delights on a food tour. There's a tour for every interest, ensuring an unforgettable and educational experience in Savannah.

Enchanting Historic Sites

Savannah is a treasure trove of historic sites that will transport you back in time. Explore the meticulously preserved architecture of the Historic District, stroll along cobblestone streets lined with charming townhouses, and visit iconic landmarks such as the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist and the Mercer-Williams House. Immerse yourself in the rich history of Savannah as you uncover the stories and secrets of this enchanting city.

Festivals and Events Galore

Savannah knows how to celebrate, and throughout the year, the city hosts a plethora of festivals and events that showcase its vibrant culture and community spirit. From the world-famous St. Patrick's Day Parade, where the city turns green with joyous revelry, to the Savannah Music Festival, a multi-genre extravaganza featuring renowned artists, there's always something exciting happening in Savannah. Immerse yourself in art festivals, food and wine events, film festivals, and more, as you join in the lively atmosphere and create unforgettable memories.

There are countless reasons to visit Savannah in 2024 and beyond! No matter what draws you to our beautiful city, rest assured that Savannah is eagerly awaiting your arrival and ready to provide you with an unforgettable experience.

Plan Your Visit