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U.S. News Travel Names Savannah No. 3 in its “Best Affordable U.S. Destinations”

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By: Calli Arnold

June 21, 2012 SAVANNAH, GA -- Savannah earned another great accolade this month when U.S. News and World Report recognized the overall travel value of Savannah and ranked the city No. 3 on its “Best Affordable U.S. Destinations” list.

The story touts Savannah’s many hotels and restaurants that offer high-end style without breaking the pocketbook, as well as the wide array of “free” fun available with the city’s walkable and beautiful Historic District. After a priceless experience strolling through Savannah icons like its 22 park-like squares, through Forsyth Park and along River Street, visitors can indulge in that perfect find from our unique boutiques and a savory breakfast, lunch or dinner at one of our premier restaurants. The U.S. News story says Savannah “rivals” those similar experiences found in nearby Atlanta.

"With the announcement from U.S. News ranking us near the very top of the ‘Best Affordable U.S. Destinations’ list, coupled with continued dropping gas prices,” said Visit Savannah President Joseph Marinelli, “we are preparing for a busy summer and fall travel season in Savannah.”

One of the ways that Visit Savannah works to help our visitor save year-round is through SavannahSpecialOffers.com. Here, travelers can get value-based special offers on accommodations, restaurants, attractions and more. This summer, Visit Savannah is also running a weekly social media sweepstakes for prizes and perks that are sure to sweeten a Savannah getaway. Visit the Savannah Facebook page to enter. Whether it’s a free trolley tour (a must), reduced hotel rates or a day at the spa — there’s definitely a special offer to be had.

"We were very pleased to see Savannah again recognized as one of the most affordable cities to visit in America,” said Shannon Romine, innkeeper for the Dresser Palmer House Bed & Breakfast. “Domestic and international travelers continue to discover all that makes this city such a popular getaway."
For quality time with the family, a romantic escape or a wild weekend, Savannah has a rich experience for everyone at a price-point to match almost every budget.

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Visit Savannah serves as the official destination marketing organization for the Savannah area tourism industry and is committed to driving economic prosperity in the greater Savannah community through increased overall visitation and related spending while continuing to build upon Savannah’s image as a world-class destination.

Phone: 912.644.6429
Email: CArnold@VisitSavannah.com

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