Hotel 20 minutes from the Savannah Historic District treats guests to free WiFi and breakfast with hot dishes such as biscuits and gravy
Hotel at a Glance: Best Western Plus North Savannah
The Best Western lies about 20 minutes north of the Savannah Historic District and the city’s equally picturesque River Street. It’s also right off of Interstate 95 and roughly 12 minutes from the airport, making it a convenient spot for travelers.
- In every room: a mini fridge and a microwave, plus free WiFi
- Free breakfast includes options such as biscuits and gravy or eggs.
- What’s nearby: There are several restaurants within a 5-minute drive, and Tanger Outlets Savannah is less than 15 minutes away.
Savannah, Georgia: Historical Mansions and a Lively River Walk
Founded in 1733 as Georgia’s first town, Savannah is not only one of the most graceful cities in the South but also one the most historic. The old but well-preserved architecture landed it on Forbes’s 2011 list of America’s Best Downtowns, and Travel + Leisure dubbed it one of the top cities in the United States and Canada in 2013. The city’s 22 famous public squares play host to some famous landmarks, such as antebellum-era houses framed by moss-covered oak trees. Head to Oglethorpe Square to see the Owens-Thomas House, an English Regency–style mansion completed in 1819 that now serves as a museum; tours here depart from the original carriage house and go past its charming English-style parterre garden.
Another relic of Savannah’s past, River Street curves for about a mile along Savannah River’s south bank. The cobblestone walkways are lined with 100-year-old cotton warehouses that have been converted into antique shops, brewpubs, and galleries. A short walk west of River Street will take you to the City Market, a four-block public meeting space on the edge of downtown.