While few U.S. cities can match Savannah for historic beauty, it is also a bustling port, the home to numerous colleges and universities and a culinary dream destination.

See the Savannah Insider’s Guide online and start planning your visit today! And be sure to download Visit Savannah’s Know Before You Go for visitor center locations, local services and more.

Fast Facts

Currency: U.S. Dollar ($)

Language: English

Time Zone: Eastern Daylight Time (GMT -3) 

Airport: Savannah/Hilton Head International (SAV)

ASPB has arranged special rates at six different hotels in close proximity to the Savannah Convention Center. Click now to see rates and availability.

Please Note: Official Plant Biology 2023 housing reservations are made via the ASPB housing reservations site. Plant Biology does not utilize third-party vendors for housing. Beware unsolicited emails claiming to be travel booking sites affiliated with Plant Biology.

This friendly town is pleased to offer Plant Biology 2023 attendees discounts at businesses in Savannah’s Historic District and nearby through the Show Us Your Badge program. Learn more about the program here.

Uplift Savannah connects visitors to Savannah’s Black-owned businesses, professionals and cultural tourism. See their directory here.

From the highly walkable and largest urban National Historic Landmark District in the United States to the oldest Black congregation in North America and the birthplace of Girl Scouts founder Juliette Gordon Low, there is history around every corner in Savannah.

Restaurant Recommendations

From world cuisine to the ultimate Southern dishes, Savannah is a foodie’s delight. Visit Savannah offers these recommendations for your consideration.

Plant Riverside District (located within the JW Marriott)
District Seafood
District Smokehouse
Riverside Sushi
Savannah Tequila Co.
Stone & Webster

City Market Area
Coco & Moss 
The Grey  
Sorry Charlies Oyster Bar 
The Grove Savannah 
Madame Butterfly 
Alligator Soul 
Vic’s on the River 
The Olde Pink House