Press Release

Savannah Ranked Number One Best Weekend Getaway in the South by Readers of Travel + Leisure


Tanvi Chauhan



SAVANNAH, Ga. – Savannah is ranked No. 1 out of 25 weekend getaway destinations in the south by Travel + Leisure. Savannah ranked above many other popular vacation cities, such as Bowling Green (KY), New Orleans (LA), Asheville (NC), and Charleston (SC). 

“What a great way to start the new year and to kick-off the upcoming busy spring travel season. We appreciate the enthusiasm from readers of Travel +Leisure,” says Visit Savannah President Joseph Marinelli. “We look forward to welcoming everyone to one of America’s most beautiful cities at the best time of year.”  

The article also highlighted Savannah’s eclectic and evolving culinary scene. To read the complete article, please click here

25 Best Weekend Getaways in the South List include:

  1. Savannah, GA
  2. Bowling Green, KY
  3. Chattanooga, TN
  4. Wilmington, NC
  5. New Orleans, LA
  6. Natchez, MS
  7. Asheville, NC
  8. Hot Springs, AR
  9. Charleston, SC
  10. Louisville, KY
  11. Bryson City, NC
  12. Nashville, TN
  13. St. Simons Island, GA
  14. Amelia Island, FL
  15. Roanoke, VA
  16. Ocracoke, NC
  17. Shenandoah National Park, VA
  18. Macon, GA
  19. Oxford, MS
  20. Orange Beach, AL
  21. Memphis, TN
  22. Key West, FL
  23. Washington, D.C. 
  24. Gatlinburg, TN
  25. Charleston, WV

Travel + Leisure is a top travel media brand designed as a source of information about travel, hotels/resorts, dining and entertainment. Content is geared towards the sophisticated, well-traveled person interested in enjoying his/her leisure time activities. The publication features destinations, including articles from the print magazine and top hotels and restaurants to hundreds of locations around the world; interactive trip-planning maps for top destination cities; hotel and restaurant guides to more than 5,000 hotels and restaurants worldwide; and photo slideshows, interactive features, and more.

For more information or media assistance, contact Tanvi Chauhan at [email protected] or 912.644.6429.

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Visit Savannah serves as the official destination marketing organization for the Savannah area tourism industry and is committed to driving economic prosperity in the greater Savannah community through increased overall visitation and related spending while continuing to build upon Savannah’s image as a world-class destination.