Local Attractions

Come stay at the Dresser Palmer House and explore the local attractions in Savannah, Georgia.

The attractions, sights and varied characters of the low country’s hostess city reflect its unique and diverse past. That is why it has long been the perfect vacation destination for so many people with such a wide array of interests. From the beaches and huge boats floating up the Savannah River to the haunted tours and carriage rides, Savannah offers a variety of activities appropriate for all ages and occasions.History buffs enjoy the museums, landmarks and restored house museums. Artists and designers come for the galleries, shops and studios. Couples enjoy lavish, romantic, Savannah weddings. Everyone enjoys the distinctively delicious cuisine. The natural beauty of the garden-like squares and tall live oaks have caused many a bride to plan their wedding here.

No matter the holiday or occasion, your activities or interests, The Dresser Palmer House is the perfect Savannah accommodation to service all your needs, exceed all your expectations, and make you a part of Savannah’s vibrant history.




Established in 1733, the city of Savannah was the colonial capital of the Province of Georgia and later the first state capital of Georgia. Today Savannah is Georgia’s fourth-largest city and third-largest metropolitan area.

Savannah is a city of diverse neighborhoods. More than 100 distinct neighborhoods can be identified in six principal areas of the city: Downtown, Midtown, Southside, Eastside, Westside, and Southwest/West Chatham. Each year Savannah attracts millions of visitors, who enjoy the city’s architecture and historic buildings.Savannah’s downtown area, which includes the Savannah Historic District, the Savannah Victorian Historic District and 22 park-like squares, is one of the largest National Historic Landmark Districts in the United States.



Savannah’s climate is characterized by long and almost tropical summers, with temperatures reaching freezing only a few times in the winter. Due to its proximity to the Atlantic coast, Savannah rarely experiences temperatures as extreme as those in Georgia’s interior. Summers tend to be humid with many thunderstorms. Nearly half of Savannah’s precipitation falls during the months of June through September. As the city is south of the snow line, it rarely receives snow in winter.


Day Trips

The city’s location offers visitors access to the coastal islands and the Savannah Riverfront, both popular tourist destinations. Tybee Island, formerly known as “Savannah Beach,” is the site of the Tybee Island Light Station, the first lighthouse on the southern Atlantic coast. Other picturesque towns adjacent to Savannah include the shrimping village of Thunderbolt and three residential areas that began as summer resort communities for Savannah residents: Beaulieu, Vernonburg, and the Isle of Hope.