I’m really excited to interview Josh Calcanis of The Investing Circle about Savannah, Georgia. Josh’s tips for the best things to do in Savannah are awesome because his first job out of college was in Savannah, and he spent several years here before moving into his next role. He loved how the community is supportive, and there’s so much history in this area.
We share a lot of resources and local suggestions in today’s podcast, but you should also check out Visit Savannah, the local visitor’s bureau. They are a wealth of information and can help you plan an itinerary based on your time, budget, and interests.
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Getting around Savannah
The local airport is Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport (SAV), which is about a 20-minute drive to downtown. Use our Expedia tool below to find flight, hotel, and rental car options.
Josh says that if you’re staying downtown near Forsyth or the waterfront, there’s no need to rent a car. But, if you plan on traveling outside of the downtown area to visit Tybee Island, Wilmington Island or Hilton Head, then you’ll need a car. For the best rental car offers, visit Avis, Budget, or Hertz.
Parking can be a challenge in Savannah. If you’re driving to the city or renting a car, make sure that your hotel offers self-park or valet parking. Otherwise, you’ll have a tough time finding convenient parking that’s affordable.
Uber and Lyft are excellent ways to get around. But Josh says to avoid ordering one on River Street due to surge pricing. When you only need a car for a couple of hours, you can rent by the hour with Zipcar. Join now to get $25 loaded into your account.
Places we talked about on the Savannah, Georgia podcast
Here is a map of all of the places we talked about on the podcast episode with Josh Calcanis about Savannah, Georgia. You can zoom into the map and click on each dot to explore the city.
- Red dots = best places to eat in Savannah, Georgia
- Green dots = best things to do in Savannah, Georgia
- Yellow dots = best places to stay in Savannah, Georgia
Who is Josh Calcanis?
Josh Calcanis is a sales professional, traveler, entrepreneur, and pilot. He has spent over 12 years in different sales roles, traveling the United States and living in almost every corner of the U.S. He began investing in the stock market and real estate in 2015 to earn more free time (or time he owns).
In his free time he flies a Cessna 182 with a little over 380 hours of flight time (a relatively green pilot). He also runs and weightlifts, occasionally rents a motorcycle, and really enjoys traveling. Josh creates fun and informative videos on his YouTube channel covering travel and flying (with a few dad jokes thrown in). He also writes about personal finance on his site, The Investing Circle.
Here are a few articles that he’s written:
- The Band-Aid to Rising Healthcare Costs
- Here’s why Financial Independence isn’t easy
- How I turned $5 into $25 in less than 1 minute
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Stay tuned for our next episode
Listen to the next episode when Alex Hildenbrandt of SUYO Pisco shares the best things to do in Lima, Peru. In this episode, Alex and I talk about shopping for arts and crafts at Dedalo in Barranco, exploring the ruins at Huaca Pucllana, and visiting the Museo de Pisco to try their tasting menu. We hope you’ll join us when We Travel There.
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Related episodes for Savannah
To learn more about destinations in Georgia, listen to our episodes below: