The first city in Georgia and a favorite US destination
Dishes you can't miss
Exquisite Cajun-style soup of thick consistency made of prawns or shrimps and a mixture of vegetables and spices. It is served on a bed of white rice.
A combination of ingredients including shrimps, sausages, corn, and potatoes.
Soup made of thick milk, meat and crab eggs, a bit of dry sherry and sometimes thickened with rice purée.
Small cake with strawberry and raspberry marmalade, and vanilla cream.
Typical food of Savannah, United States
Savannah’s cuisine, strongly influenced by African culinary traditions, is based on products including meat and vegetables; although fish and seafood, combined with rice, create a variety of dishes that constitute important elements of the Lowcountry cuisine.
Shrimp Gumbo is among the dishes that you will find at this destination, a delicious strong-flavored and Cajun-style soup or stew that combines ingredients such as shrimps and prawns with bacon, tomato, lard, onion, chili peppers, parsley, and spices including thyme, black pepper and marjoram. All of it is served on a bed of white rice. Another typical food that will delight your senses is the She-crab soup, made of thicken milk, meat and crab eggs, a bit of dry sherry, and sometimes thickened with rice purée. One of the most representative dishes of southern cuisine is the Lowcountry Boil, a combination of shrimp, sausages, corn and potatoes, all of them boiled and usually served on a newspaper.
To accompany Savannah’s dishes you’ll find a great variety of drinks, sodas, wines, liqueurs and beers. In addition, this destination features a cocktail named Chatham Artillery Punch, made with rum, gin, brandy, wine, sugar, lemon juice and champagne; this cocktail requires weeks of preparation, and should be drunk carefully due to its high level of alcohol. Orange juice and lemonade are other preferred beverages at this destination.
To leave a good taste in your mouth, you must have enjoy a typical dessert. Thanks to local fruits such as apples, peaches y nuts, you will find a great variety of candies. One of the most popular is Shortcake, a small cake made of flour, sugar, yeast, and milk cream, in addition to certain berries (strawberries and raspberries) and vanilla cream.
To really get to know the destination’s cuisine, at Savannah you will find several restaurants offering these and other typical foods. Wall's Bar B serves typical southern food, especially meat cuts.
In Savannah there are many places to visit and much rain, so we recommend you wear comfortable clothes and shoes, and always carry an umbrella or raincoat.
If you travel between March and October, don’t forget to protect your skin with sunscreen, hat or cap, and sunglasses.
The weather in Savannah, United States
Savannah’s climate presents rainfall all year long, although most of it occurs during the hot season. Temperatures are usually not extreme, as the city is located on the Atlantic coast, and its annual average is 19 °C (66.2 °F). Hurricanes rarely affect the city, but some may hit due to its geographic location.
What to bring by season
Hot season (May to October): the heaviest showers occur during this season, days are hot, and nights are cool. Almost 50% of the annual precipitation is concentrated between June and September, reaching 152 mm (5.9 in) in 10 days per month, although the hot season average is of 8 rainy days per month with 129 mm (5 in) of precipitation. July is the hottest month in Savannah, reaching a maximum of 33 °C (91.4 °F). The days of this season have about 8 hours of bright sunlight, a high UV index and an average temperature of 25 °C (77 °F). The ocean’s temperature reaches 28 °C (82.4 °F). You should bring light clothes made of cotton or linen, sunscreen, hat or cap, sunglasses, comfortable shoes, a sweater for cool nights and for the beginning and end of the season, a raincoat or umbrella and a swimsuit.
Cool season (November to April): weather is mild with heavy rains during this season. Snowfalls are rare in Savannah, with an average of one snow day in January and February. Average temperature is 13 °C (55 °F) with average maximums of 25 °C (77 °F) and average minimums of 3 °C (37.4 °F). Cold fronts provoke temperatures to decrease more than usual. There are 7 rain days in a month with an average of 79 mm (3.1 in) of precipitation. Days during the cool season have 6 hours of bright sunlight and the ocean has moderate temperatures that do not drop below 20 °C (68 °F). We recommend you wear several layers of pants or shorts, a sweater over a t-shirt and a thick jacket during cold evenings. Don’t forget your raincoat and comfortable shoes.
Savannah is Georgia's oldest city, founded in 1733. It is a favorite US destination and is known for its colonial buildings, museums, and religious buildings. The city's history and present are found within its tourist attractions and squares.
Some sites of interest of this destination include its classic houses, some of them enabled as museums. Sorrel Weed House is one of the first in the city, and a filming site of a scene of the famous movie Forrest Gump. You can also see Juliette Gordon Low’s house, founder of the girl scouts in 1912; Owens Thomas House, a museum displaying artworks from 1790 to 1840; William Scarbrough House and its neoclassic architecture; and the Mercer House.
Savannah's culture is reflected in its museums, such as the Savannah History Museum, the Telfair Art Museum, with a collection of more than 4,500 paintings and American and European sculptures; and the SCAD Museum of Art, which features a 19th-century façade. Other tourist sites are Fort James Jackson, built to protect the city during the American Civil War; Fort Pulaski, used as a prisoner-of-war camp; and Savannah's cathedral, founded in 1802 by the French and dedicated to Saint John the Baptist.
***The official currency in the United States is the US Dollar (USD).