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NEED HELP PLANNING A TRIP TO SAVANNAH?

If you’re overwhelmed with all there is to see and do in Savannah, the Savannah First-Timer’s Guide is a MUST. It has everything you need to plan the perfect trip!

Your purchase includes free updates for the life of the guide, so you’ll always have current information…even if your trip isn’t until next year — or the year after.

HAVE YOU EVER WISHED YOU COULD REACH OUT TO SOMEONE LOCAL WHILE PLANNING YOUR TRIP?

Well, now you can! 

MEET THE AUTHOR

Erin lives in Savannah and loves showing off her favorite local spots when friends and family come to visit. She keeps her trusty camera with her 99% of the time and estimates she's taken thousands of photos within the Landmark Historic District and surrounding areas. Her idea of the perfect day in Savannah would be spent venturing off the beaten path to explore the city's lesser-known attractions. Erin has worked as a corporate event planner, travel writer, and as a contributing editor for Better Homes & Gardens magazine. She's an award-winning photographer whose work has been displayed at the Savannah International Airport. Erin is also a frequent contributor to TripAdvisor's Savannah forum, where she enjoys helping visitors plan their trips!
Erin Clarkson
Author
This ebook is for you if...
  • You're overwhelmed with everything there is to see and do in Savannah and you want all of the answers in one easy-to-find location.
  • This is your first, second, or third visit to the city and you want to make the most of your trip by learning tons of insider secrets before you visit.
  • You want to make sure you see the best Savannah has to offer and also learn about the lesser-known attractions that are worth exploring while you're in town.
This ebook is not for you if...
  • You've lived in Savannah for 20+ years and already know the city like the back of your hand.
  • You're looking for detailed information about Tybee Island. Although Tybee is "Savannah's Beach," it's 15 minutes away and isn't heavily discussed in this ebook.
  • You're looking for basic information that can easily be found via a quick Google search. This ebook goes in-depth about topics such as which attractions are tourist traps and exactly where to take the most Insta-worthy photos.

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WHAT'S INCLUDED IN THE GUIDE?

CH 1: BEFORE YOUR TRIP

Get a little taste of Savannah before you go! This chapter includes suggestions of books to read and movies to watch that will inspire you as you're planning your trip.

CH 2: WHEN TO VISIT

Learn the pros and cons of each season, discover when you'll find the best deals, and decide whether or not you'll need travel insurance (a yes during hurricane season).

CH 3: ANNUAL EVENTS

This chapter lists the most popular annual events, including the world famous St. Patrick's Day celebration. It also lists dates you might want to avoid.

CH 4: GETTING HERE

Discover which airports are best to fly into, and how to arrive by car, bus, or train. There's also a section to help international visitors with their planning and packing.

CH 5: WHERE TO STAY

This popular section includes a map that divides the city into five zones and tells what it's like to stay in each area. It includes a list of the top ten Savannah hotels and B&Bs.

CH 6: GETTING AROUND

This is another popular section! It contains driving and parking tips...including where to park for free. It also includes information about the trolleys and free shuttles.

CH 8: POPULAR AREAS

Discover the different sections of Savannah and learn the highlights of each one. Includes favorites such as the Squares, River Street, City Market, and Starland.

CH 9: TOP 10 LANDMARKS

This includes a mixture of ten "must see" landmarks to add to your list. There's a mixture of free and paid tours, a few of which have been described as "life-changing".

CH 10: INSTAGRAMMABLE

Learn the most photo worthy spots in the city and get tips about the best time to visit each location. Includes the famous tree-lined drive and the best sunset spots.

CH 11: TOP 10 HAUNTED

This is another very popular section. It includes some of the most haunted areas in town, explains why they're considered haunted, and has a handy printable checklist.

CH 12: TOP RESTAURANTS

This chapter includes ten tried-and-true restaurants plus the best dishes at each, and it delves into whether or not you should visit the four most touristy restaurants.

CH 13: SAFETY TIPS

You won't find this advice in typical tourist guides! This chapter tells the top areas to avoid and includes helpful tips when encountering the city's homeless population.

DO ANY OF THESE QUESTIONS SOUND FAMILIAR?

  • I only have a limited amount of time. What are the best things to see and do?
  • Can I really walk from bar to bar with a drink in my hand in the Historic District without getting arrested?
  • Do I actually need a car in Savannah?
  • Will it really rain every afternoon during the summertime?
  • Which squares are the prettiest?
  • How safe is Savannah? What are the specific areas I need to avoid?
  • Is the food at Mrs. Wilkes Dining Room worth the long wait in line?
  • Should I do the Mercer-Williams House tour?
  • What are the best restaurants?
  • What are the biggest tourist traps?

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

Nobody can show you the best Savannah has to offer like a local. Erin provides all of the must-sees, the history and quirky folklore, and sensible safety information for you to get the most out of your trip. Once you see this incredible side of Savannah, you'll want to visit again and again.
Mike Clark
Savannah, GA
I love the writing style of this ebook. When on vacation our family likes to avoid the touristy stuff and get off the beaten path. Reading this book made me feel like I was talking to my best friend who knew all the local secrets, hidden away places and tourist spots worth exploring. I would highly recommend this ebook.
Kim Johnson
Bradenton, FL
I learned about Erin's website and her ebook from the honest advice she regularly provides in the TripAdvisor forum about important topics like safety issues in Savannah. I appreciate that she isn't afraid to tell it like it is and is very clear about what you should and shouldn't do to keep safe when planning a trip. She doesn't sugar-coat things for the sake of promoting tourism and I find her honesty refreshing.
Robert
Charlotte, NC

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Frequently Asked Questions

What makes you an expert on Savannah, and why should I trust you?
I live in Savannah! I currently own a home in the Starland District, and I’m constantly exploring every inch of the city either on foot or by bike.  In order to “keep it real”, I didn’t accept any sponsorships that might sway my opinion while writing this guide.

How is the ebook formatted?
This ebook is currently formatted as a PDF which you can easily store on your phone, iPad, or desktop.

What if I have questions? Can I email you?
Yes, please email me anytime at erin@savannahfirsttimer.com with “Savannah eBook Question” in the subject line. I’m always happy to answer questions about Savannah and will respond within 24 hours.

What if the information in the guide changes?
You’ll receive a notification via email whenever any of the information within the guide changes significantly, so you can rest assured you’ll always have up-to-date parking and safety information! Your purchase includes free updates for the life of the guide.

Does the ebook include any maps?
Yes, the ebook includes a map of the Historic District divided into five separate “zones” to help you decide where to stay. You’ll learn which zones are more touristy vs. which ones are quieter and more romantic. It also includes printable checklists. 

Does the book include itineraries?
Currently, no, although this may change in future editions if I receive enough requests for them. 

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Purchase Details | The Fine Print

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