Luxury holidays in Savannah

With blushing azaleas, antebellum mansions and a rep as the South’s most hospitable city, Savannah is as sweet as its iced tea. In the Historic District, pastel-shuttered townhouses skirt leafy squares made for promenading (bonnet optional) and cult-classic location hunting: both Forrest Gump and Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil were filmed here. With Spanish moss, spooky statues and Forrest’s famous bench ticked off your to-see list, strike out to Tybee Island for an Atlantic-side stroll, then scurry sandy-footed back to the city for a feast of cockle-warming Southern cuisine.

When to go

Savannah is a southern charmer year-round, but spring is when the city’s bedecked with blooms.

Getting there

  • Planes

    Direct flights from New York, Boston, Dallas and more major US cities touch down at Savannah’s Hilton Head International Airport, a 30-minute drive from the Historic District. European flights usually connect via New York or Atlanta.
  • Automobiles

    The Historic District is distinctly strollable, but you’ll want to bring or rent a car if you’re heading to out-of-town heritage spots. Savannah’s a four-hour drive from Atlanta and Charlotte, and around two hours from Charleston.