Hotel's Location on I-95 near Downtown Savannah
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at the Country Inn & Suites Savannah Gateway for a convenient stay within minutes of the Georgia coast, Hunter Army Airfield and downtown Savannah attractions. Spend a day sunbathing by the ocean and climbing the Tybee Island Lighthouse, or enjoy inland shopping at the Savannah Festival Outlet Mall, Savannah Mall and Oglethorpe Mall. The downtown area, home to the famous River Street, is teeming with historic sites, award-winning restaurants and trolley tours to keep you entertaining. Plus, the hotel's location near I-95 and Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport (SAV) makes traveling in and out of the area even easier.Don't miss these popular stops during your stay:
- River Street (14.8 miles)
Running along the Broad River, this street is lined with open markets, stores and restaurants. Stop in one of the candy shops for a box of pralines to enjoy while you sit along the water.
- City Market
Located at 219 W Bryan St #207, Savannah, GA 31401
Since the early 1700’s, City Market has been the commercial and social center of historic Savannah. Located on the original site of the market used by farmers and traders of all kinds to sell their goods and wares, City Market offers the best of what is old and what is new in Savannah. Today, Savannah’s City Market comprises a four-block area of restored warehouses and shop fronts adjacent to Ellis Square. This charming, open air-marketplace has a wealth of things to do in Savannah, whether you come for the entertainment, to shop, dine or just rest your weary feet.
- Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace (15 miles)
The birthplace of Juliette Gordon Low, founder of the Girl Scouts of America, is owned and operated by the organization as a museum and program center.
Phone: +1 (912) 233-4501
- Tybee Island (32.6 miles)
One of Georgia's barrier islands, Tybee Island offers a wide variety of activities for visitors, from live music to shopping to exploring the marshes. Climb the lighthouse for unforgettable views of the ocean and then tour the museum across the street.
- Bonaventure Cemetery
Located at 330 Bonaventure Rd, Thunderbolt, GA 31404
Visit the greats in their final resting place. Poet, Conrad Aiken, academy award-winning lyricist, Johnny Mercer and Georgia's first governor, Edward Telfair are among those buried at Bonaventure. The approximately 100-acre cemetery is also historically significant as a reflection of changing views on death and dying in the Victorian era.
- Oatland Island
Located at 711 Sandtown Rd, Savannah, GA 31410
Enjoy this compact, zoo-like preserve with dozens of species in natural habitats, plus educational programs. There's family fun for everyone. Learn something new today!
Located at 342 Bull St, Savannah, GA 31402
Savannah College of Art and Design is a private, nonprofit university with locations in Savannah and Atlanta in the U.S. state of Georgia; Hong Kong; and Lacoste, France. Aimed to helping uniquely qualified students to pursue their passion of the fine arts.
- Armstrong Atlantic University
Located at 11935 Abercorn St, Savannah, GA 31419
This school offers graduate and undergraduate degrees in biology, nursing, health, education, liberal arts, science, English, psychology, technology and more.
- Lucas Theatre
Located at 32 Abercorn St, Savannah, GA 31401
This Savannah, GA theater is inspired by Greek revival, Adams-inspired, Art Deco and Neoclassical periods. It's also a film, theater, music, dance performance venue.
- Savannah State University
Located at 3219 College St, Savannah, GA 31404
Savannah State University is a four-year, state-supported, historically black university located in Savannah, Georgia. Savannah State is the oldest public, historically black university in Georgia.
- Savannah Children's Museum
Located at 655 Louisville Rd, Savannah, GA 31401
This two-level, outdoor museum, which opened in June 2012, encourages kids to use their hands, make noise and interact with their surroundings. The Savannah Children's Museum features more than a dozen exhibits in the Imagination Station, including an underground archeology table, imagination playground, giant building blocks and life-size games such as tic-tac-toe.
- University of Georgia Marine Education Center and Aquarium
Located at 30 Ocean Science Circle, Savannah, GA 31401
Nestled on a gorgeous tract of land at the very end of Skidaway Island, the University of Georgia Marine Education Center and Aquarium is a small yet fascinating place for visitors to learn about indigenous marine life. The aquarium--the first saltwater aquarium in the state--features 16 exhibit tanks showcasing a variety of Georgia's marine life, including horseshoe crabs, stingrays, striped mullet, jellyfish, pompano, longnose gar, lionfish and seahorses.
- Fort Pulaski National Monument
Located at US Highway 80 East, Savannah, GA 31410
This 19th-century fort, which was occupied by the Confederate Army during the Civil War, is a must-see for history buffs. Only a 15 minute drive from downtown Savannah, Fort Pulaski was designed by Napoleon's engineer, and though it fell during the Civil War, it still remains intact, with moats, drawbridges, enormous ramparts and mysterious tunnels.
- Georgia State Railroad Museum
Located at 655 Louisville Rd, Savannah, GA 31401
Train-loving tots and railroad buffs alike adore the Georgia State Railroad Museum, considered the largest and most complete antebellum railroad repair facility still in existence. Guests can enjoy lunch in a restored dining car before heading across the street to the museum, where they will find beautifully restored antique locomotives and enchanting model trains, as well as a working roundhouse and old-fashioned repair shop.
- IHOP- open 24 hours (walking distance)
- Applebee’s (walking distance)
- Ruby Tuesday (walking distance)
- Houlihan’s (walking distance)
- Shellhouse Restaurant - Best seafood restaurant in the area (.05 mi)