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Throughout Savannah's historic downtown area and into the city's south side and coastal islands, you will find an abundance of Savannah hotels as well as quaint Savannah bed and breakfasts. Use SavannahHotels.com to find the most familiar Savannah hotels such as the Hilton, Marriott, Hyatt and Holiday Inn or the locally owned Savannah bed and breakfasts like the Foley House Inn or the Kehoe House. If you are heading to the beach, SavannahHotels.com is also the best place to find Tybee rentals.

Known as the hostess city of the south, Savannah, Georgia is dripping with natural beauty and rich history. Offering tourists scenic views, a thriving art culture, delicious food and renowned southern hospitality it's not hard to see why Savannah in one of the nation's most popular vacation destinations.

Established in 1733, Savannah was not only the first city, but also the first colonial and state capital of Georgia. Founded by General James Edward Oglethorpe, Savannah was created as a buffer south of the Savannah River to protect the Carolinas from both the Spanish occupying Florida and the French settled in Louisiana.

Savannah is recognized as America's first "planned" city. General Oglethorpe arranged the city on a grid system consisting of spacious streets and numerous parks and squares used as meeting grounds. Originally, Savannah was built on 24 squares; today 21 squares are still in existence. In the 1840s the creation of Forsyth Park began and the 20-acre spread was completed in 1851.

During the Civil War, the Savannah port suffered a sea blockade which badly hurt the already suffering economy. Though Fort Pulaski was overtaken by Union soldiers in 1862, Savannah herself did not succumb to the Union Army until General Sherman's infamous "march to the sea." Upon arriving in Savannah, it is said Sherman was so overcome by the city's beauty, instead of burning her to the ground he sent a letter to President Lincoln offering Savannah as a Christmas present.

After the war, Savannah's economy bounced back, that is until the Great Depression hit in the early 20th century. It wasn't until the 1950's that the economy began to turn around. During this time, the city began a revitalization both culturally and visually. Savannah's Historic District was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1966. Today, it is one of the largest historic landmarks in the country.

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