Located on the Ogeechee River, Savannah, Georgia, enjoys a balance between the historical and the modern. Savannah has a 22-block section of the city set aside as green spaces located primarily in the Savannah Victorian Historic District. In 1996, the city hosted the sailing competitions in the Summer Olympics. The city is also an 18-mile drive to the coastline and beaches of the Atlantic Ocean.
Savannah is located on the Intracoastal Waterway. The city is about 250 miles southeast of Atlanta, Georgia, 130 miles southeast of Augusta, Georgia, and 30 miles from Hilton Head, South Carolina. Savannah falls in the Eastern Standard Time zone and is 78 square-miles in total area. On average, Savannah's hottest month is July, its coldest month is January, and its wettest month is August.
The city is located in Chatham County, where it is the county seat. Savannah was once a Royal Colony, and it used to be the capital of Georgia. The Port of Savannah is an important economical feature of the city. It is the fourth-largest seaport in the United States. Other key spokes in Savannah's economy are revenues generated from tourism, the manufacturing of goods, and the U.S. military.
Savannah has several different attractions that will appeal to children and adults alike. For history buffs, the Savannah History Museum outlines the city's importance as a 'New World' port for Europeans. Children may enjoy visiting the Marine Education Center and Aquarium. Savannah also offers the Roundhouse Railroad Museum, where locomotives and a functioning roundhouse can be explored.
Lodging in Savannah, Georgia, is comparable to any metropolitan area. The Ocean Plaza Beach Resort is located 18 miles from the city on Tybee Island. The Inn at Ellis Square is ensconced in the historical district and conveniently located near many of Savannah's riverfront attractions. There are other options for those looking for a comfortable and economic place to fit vacation budgets.
Written by Michael Paul Maupin