How to Pack

Savannah is a southern city blessed with warm comfortable temperatures most of the year and has an average temperature of 77F (25C). While we occasionally experience a cold snap or two, we suggest packing clothes on the lighter, breathable, and comfortable side. When heading out for evening entertainment, feel free to dress to the nines or keep it casual. Casual dress is welcomed at most of our fine dining restaurants. As they want to be remembered for their fantastic food not their dress code!

Most importantly, remember these two things: One, don’t forget your walking shoes and two, double check the forecast.

Spring weather in Savannah ranges from 70F to 85F (22C to 29C). You’ll be treated to cool mornings and warm evenings, so a few layers might be in order depending on when you head out to enjoy our city. Plus, with the beautiful azaleas in bloom it’s perfect weather to break out those comfortable walking shoes. March kicks off beach season in Savannah, so bring your flip-flops and enjoy our rooftop pools or Savannah’s Beach.

Get ready for some hot summer nights (possibly in more ways than one) with highs ranging from 85F to 90F (29C to 33C). Lighter, airier clothes are a must. Be sure to bring your bathing suit so you can enjoy our rooftop pools or Savannah’s Beach. During July and August, we get some afternoon showers that never last very long but might catch off guard while you’re exploring. Remember to stay safe while you enjoy the sun by using sunscreen and drinking water.

Autumn is almost a repeat of spring, just without the azaleas, with temps ranging from 65F to 85F (18C to 29C). Enjoy cool mornings and warm evenings as you travel by our live oaks trees covered in their signature Spanish moss. Even in the fall it’s often still warm enough enjoy our rooftop pools or Savannah’s Beach.
Our winters have a mild chill, averaging highs of 60F – 70F (16C – 22C). You may want to bring a jacket or scarf for the chillier mornings. As the beautiful greenery stays all year round, think about packing a few layers for those walking days. There are occasionally days with lower temperatures, so be sure to check the weather forecast before you pack.

Forsyth Park

How to Park

Valet Parking

At the Holiday Inn Express and Hampton Inn, we have self-parking with unlimited in and out access available for $39.

Garage Parking

The downtown area has many city and privately owned parking garages.

Savannah Lodging has three (3) nearby garages, Bryan Street Garage, Congress Street Garage and, Lincoln Street Garage, within walking distance for your convenience.

Electric Vehicle Charging/ Parking

Street Parking

Street parking is available throughout downtown and best navigated with the ParkSavannah app or with a Visitors DAYPASS.

Check out the Parking Zones, City Garages and Dot map for a visual

When to Pay for parking

North of Liberty Street
Pay for parking Monday – Saturday, 8am – 8pm

South of Liberty Street
Pay for parking Monday – Friday, 8am – 5pm

You do not have to pay for street parking on Observed City Holidays


A Visitor DAYPASS allows limited parking in any City parking garage/lot, parking overtime in limited time zones or at any parking meter with a time limit of one hour or more for a period of 48 hours from purchase date.

Available Monday – Friday, 8am to 5pm at the Mobility & Parking Services (100 E. Bryan St.), right around the corner from our hotels.

A one day 24-hr pass is $15 and a two day 48-hr pass is $24.

More info call (912) 651-6470.

Park Savannah App

Pay for parking the easy way with the ParkSavannah app. The app allows faster payments, reminder notifications, and parking extensions with just a tap! ParkSavannah is available for free from the App Store or Google Play. You can also sign up and pay for parking by visiting

Ways to Explore


Downtown Savannah is truly a walker’s paradise. Strike out in any direction from our hotels and you’ll find yourself in one of our beautiful squares or walking along River Street. If you’d like a bit of direction in your exploring, our on-site concierges have maps and suggestions at the ready.

Just remember to bring your most comfortable walking shoes. We have mostly flat terrain, but we do have brick sidewalks and cobblestone streets that can be a bit tricky for those of you walking in high heels.

The Dot

Looking for a free ride around downtown or on the Savannah River, then check out The Dot. The Dot Express Shuttle serves 24 stops around the Historic District for you to hop on when you need a break from walking. The Savannah Belles Ferry will shuttle you across the Savannah River from City Hall to the Trade Center, back across to the Waving Girl and, back again. You can find out more about The Dot’s schedules and guidelines at


In case you need a break from all that walking, you can always call a Pedi-Cab. These eco-friendly riders are stationed throughout the downtown area ready to peddle you to your next destination. If you don’t see one nearby, you or our on-site concierges can always call one to pick you up! Check out Savannah Pedicab or Royal Bike Taxi for more info.

Bike Rental

CAT Bike is the fastest and most convenient way to get around town. Whether you want to enjoy Savannah’s historic charm or run a quick errand between meetings, CAT Bike can get you there. Avoid traffic and always get the best parking spot with CAT Bike! As always there’s an app for that. Check out  for pricing and more.

Dot Map,  Parking Zones, and City Garages

Map courtesy of the City of Savannah

$2/ Hour Street Parking Zone

$1/ Hour Street Parking Zone

$.50/ Hour Street Parking Zone

Free Forsyth Shuttle Route and DOT Stops

Free Downtown Shuttle Route and DOT Stops

City Parking Garages

You do not have to Pay for parking on Observed City Holidays

Ways to Tour

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Holiday Inn Express Savannah Historic District

This Southern contemporary style hotel in Savannah is located on East Bay Street and Abercorn Street. We’re within easy walking distance to River Street, the Pink House, as well as dozens of boutiques, restaurants, and Savannah’s famed squares. Stay awhile and enjoy our roof-top viewing area and pool and Free Hot Breakfast!

Hampton Inn Savannah Historic District

Newly Renovated Rooms!

At the intersection of Bay and Abercorn, in the heart of the Savannah historic district is where old Southern charm and modern amenities meet. We are easy walking distance to River Street, City Market, shops, restaurants, and galleries. The hotel was built with traditional Savannah grey brick and the graceful lobby is furnished with beautiful antiques and heart pine floors. Now Pet Friendly!