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Navigating the US: Getting Around in Savannah, Georgia

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Despite being the oldest city in Georgia, Savannah teems with energy and youth. Its cobblestone streets, beautiful architecture, and pedestrian-friendly layout make it a pleasure to explore, while its numerous food and music festivals, art exhibits, and active nightlife invite tourists to come visit at all time of the year.


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Savannah Georgia Highways

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Major Highways and Roadways to Know

There are three major highways to remember in Savannah: I-95 cuts down through the city, I-16 across toward downtown before veering off north, and I-516 circles downtown. State Route 80 also cuts across the city and can take you to the coast.

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Alternative Ways of Seeing the City

One of the most popular attractions in Savannah is the Downtown Historic District, which roughly covers an area of one mile by one mile, and through which you can ride in the one-mile-long River Street Streetcar. Alternatively, for a more relaxed journey across the city, there’s always the horse and carriage option.

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Best Places to Park

You can find over 3,000 metered parking spaces, five public garages, and six surface lots in downtown Savannah, including disability parking spaces. We recommend visiting the Mobility & Parking Services Office on Bryan Street to purchase a one- or two-day parking pass for $7 or $12, respectively, which will grant you unlimited parking in any city parking garage or lot.

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Airports and Car Rentals

Arriving by plane will land you in the Savannah/Hilton Head Island International Airport, which is tastefully designed after the public squares in the city’s Historic District. On the lower level, you’ll find rental car, shuttle, and taxi services to help you get into Savannah.

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Savannah Georgia House

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Hotels and Attractions

There are many places to stay in Savannah for people of all means, including inns on River Street, Greater Savannah hotels right by the airport, historic hotels in romantic locations, and cozy accommodations at Tybee Island. Regardless of your interests, you’re bound to find something to do and somewhere to stay nearby!

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