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Credited as being the first planned city in the United States, Georgia's sultry city of Savannah is positioned on a bluff above the Savannah River, a few miles upstream from the Atlantic Ocean state coastline. This Southern belle is full of charm, and her old-fashioned hospitality and small-town atmosphere invites visitors to stroll back in time, right to 1733 when the city was first founded by British General James Oglethorpe with the permission of native Yamacraw Indian chief Tomo-chi-chi.
With one of the country's largest preserved historical urban areas, one can't help but experience a sense of this city's colourful past, as you stroll past grandiose mansions and Spanish moss-covered oaks, sipping mint juleps. The city's legacy as a major player in the cotton industry is still evident in the Savannah Cotton Exchange, and the Pink House, dating back to 1789 and home to Georgia's first bank also bears testimony to the economic prosperity of the region. Apart from hundreds of architecturally significant buildings Savannah is also not lacking in restaurants, shops (particularly fine antique stores), Civil War forts, museums, galleries, quaint squares and lovely beaches, all earning it the nickname, 'the Hostess City of the South'.
Strategically positioned on the north of the Georgia coastline, Savannah serves as an excellent starting point for exploring the scenic barrier islands, resort towns and inlets found along the coast. Of course it is also imperative one try the region's world-famous shrimp that is caught and cooked in a variety of ways.
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There are no direct flights to Savannah from Ireland but numerous connections via the UK or USA.
Average flight time from Ireland to Savannah is 10-11 hours.
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Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport, formerly Savannah International Airport, Travis Field and Chatham Field, is a joint civil-military airport located 7 miles (11 km) northwest of Savannah, Georgia just off Interstate 95, between Savannah and the city of Pooler, Georgia. It is the chief commercial airport for the three-county Savannah metropolitan area, although nearly 40 percent of the airport's total passenger traffic is bound for Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, located approximately 38.5 miles (approx. 42 minutes) away by car.
Savannah's historic district is best explored on foot; paths and steps down to the waterfront can be steep. Countless walking tours are offered. Savannah's CAT (Chatham Area Transit Company) Shuttle is a free, convenient shuttle service operating along 32 stops throughout the historic district, connecting shops, hotels, attractions and other bus routes. CAT also provides a fixed route bus service throughout the city and surrounding county. The Belles Ferry leaves the ferry landings on River Street connecting to Hutchinson Island at regular intervals at a fare of $3 per person. The city also has numerous car hire companies and several taxi companies. A horse and carriage ride through the city is also an option.
This beautiful characteristic pink homestead at the heart of Savannah’s historic district was the first of the city’s architectural treasures to be saved for posterity. It was the threatened demolition of this house that goaded the city’s residents to form a fund to preserve Savannah’s historic heritage. The house was built between 1815 and 1820 by Isaiah Davenport, a master builder. It features a semi-circular staircase with wrought-iron trim leading up to the recessed front door. Inside the polished hardwood floors gleam and the mansion is furnished befitting the period with Hepplewhite, Chippendale and Sheraton pieces.
Browse high-fashion boutiques for clothes, shoes, handbags and more. Peruse chic home furnishing stores and antique shops. Shop your favorite name-brand stores. And pick up some unforgettable souvenirs at one of the many gift shops in Savannah for friends and family.
When in Savannah, indulge in authentic, world-famous Southern fare. Decadent steak dinners. International flavors that’ll make your mouth water. And local, organic food and wine you can’t get anywhere else. You won’t leave hungry.
From live jazz to alternative bands to driving blues, you can always get your groove on in Savannah. See dueling pianos, broadway-style musicals or enjoy an entertaining night of karaoke. If that’s not enough, catch the Lady Chablis of “Midnight in the Garden of Good & Evil” fame star in her one-woman show.