If you're headed to Savannah for the first time and are overwhelmed with all there is to see and do in the city, this ebook will make planning your trip a breeze!

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  • What's the best time of year to visit?
  • Should I stay in the Historic District, and if so, where?
  • How do I get from the airport to the Historic District?
  • Is there any place in the Historic District where I can park inexpensively (or even better -- for free?)
  • Do I even need a car in Savannah?
  • Which areas are most haunted?
  • I only have a limited amount of time. What are the best things to see and do?
  • Is 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?
  • How safe is Savannah? Are there specific areas I should avoid?

What if you could...

Have all of those questions answered — and then some? Well, now you can! 


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  • Learn the ideal places to stay within walking distance of Savannah's top attractions.
  • Uncover the best tips for parking in the Landmark Historic District, including where to find meters with extended time limits and how to park for FREE all day.
  • Discover which streets have the highest percentage of criminal activity, which areas to avoid completely, and how to graciously handle encounters with members of the homeless community.
  • Learn how to make the most of your budget by visiting during specific weeks of the year when tourism is sluggish and all the students are away.
  • Get alternative suggestions for some of the city's biggest tourist traps!


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“The one concern I consistently hear from first-time visitors to Savannah is that they're completely overwhelmed by all there is to see and do in the city. They suffer from information overload! 

That's what drove me to create this ebook. All the information you need to plan the perfect trip is included in this simple and easy-to-navigate guide!

I included every helpful detail I could think of…from which attractions include public restrooms to my top insider tips for capturing the best photos of popular landmarks.”

Erin Clarkson | author


Get a BONUS checklist that includes 50 different things you can do on foot within the Historic District – no car necessary. 


Erin lives in Savannah and loves showing off her favorite 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 worked as a writer and contributing editor for Better Homes & Gardens magazine for 10 years and is an award-winning photographer whose work is currently on display at the Savannah International Airport. She is a frequent contributor to TripAdvisor's Savannah forum, where she enjoys helping first-time visitors plan their trips
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Erin Clarkson
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.


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.
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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.
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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.
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Charlotte, NC


The BONUS checklist includes 50 different things you can do on foot within the Historic District.

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 [email protected] with “Savannah First-Timer” 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 printable map of Savannah's Historic District which has been divided into five distinct zones to help you decide which area best suits your accommodation needs. (ie: touristy zones, romantic spots, residential zone, etc.)

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


The BONUS checklist includes 50 different things you can do on foot within the Historic District.

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