At dinnertime, head for Vinnie Van Go-Go's at the casual City Market. Open only at night Monday through Friday and then from noon till late night on weekends, this wonderful pizzeria accepts cash only. But you won't need that much. A large pie starts at $13, or you can buy it by the slice for about $2.
There's one simple truth about lodging in Savannah: Room rates go down Sunday through Tuesday nights. If you just have to stay at a historic inn, call at the last minute, and ask for a deal on unbooked rooms.
The Doubletree Hotel Historic Savannah on Bay Street offers one of the best deals on lodging. To make your reservations and get the lowest prices, visit www.doubletree.com, or call (912) 790-7000. Rates start at less than $100 a night (plus $13 for parking); inquire about the packages that include free breakfast and parking. This six-story modern hotel provides large rooms with antique reproduction rice beds and furnishings. Request a room on the third floor or higher. Some face the river; others face the historic district. Now that's a view that's worth your time and money.
For More Information
Savannah Area Convention & Visitors Bureau, 301 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., Savannah, GA 31401; toll-free 1-877-728-2662 or www.savannahvisit.com.
This article is from the December 2004 issue of Southern Living. Because prices, dates, and other specifics are subject to change, please check all information to make sure it's still current before making your travel plans.