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Savannah Performing Arts The Savannah Ballet Theatre and the Savannah Philharmonic reside at the Lucas Theatre for the Arts (32 Abercorn St.). With no shortage of fun things to do, the theater also presents traveling shows and annual events, such as the Savannah Music Festival; phone (912) 525-5040. Plan your trip ahead of time, and make reservations for a performance and dinner at one of the local restaurants.

Vacation Destination for the Live Arts

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In search of things for couples to do? Historic Savannah Theatre , the circa 1818 theater at 222 Bull St. on Chippewa Square, is easy to find in the Savannah Historic District and offers seasonal shows, such as “A Christmas Tradition” and “Savannah Live!” For schedule information during your trip, phone the box office at (912) 233-7764.

Another well-known Savannah destination is Club One, 1 Jefferson St., famed for being the venue of the late Lady Chablis, who appeared in “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil” and died in 2016. These days the multilevel complex hosts the Bay Street Theatre and other live entertainment, including karaoke and drag shows. Phone (912) 232-0200.

The Savannah Repertory Theatre, a professional equity regional theater company at 980 Industry Dr., offers theatrical performances, musicals and seasonal productions, such as “The Rocky Horror Show Live!” Phone (912) 436-3629.

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Travel Information

City Population

136,286

Elevation

41 ft.

Sales Tax

The sales tax rate for Savannah is 7%. The state of Georgia adds a $5 per night fee on all hotel-motel stays less than 31 days.

Emergency

911

Police (non-emergency)

(912) 652-6500

Hospitals

Candler Hospital (912) 819-6000; Memorial Health (912) 350-8000; St. Joseph’s Hospital (912) 819-4100.

Visitor Information

301 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Savannah, GA 31402. Phone:(912)944-0455

Air Travel

Some major carriers serve the Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport (SAV), 15 miles from the historic district.

Rental Cars

Hertz, (800) 654-3080, is at the airport and offers discounts to AAA members.

Rail Service

The Amtrak train station, (800) 872-7245, is at 2611 Seaboard Coastline Dr.

Buses

Service is provided by Southeastern Stages, (912) 232-2135, and Greyhound Lines Inc., (800) 231-2222, at 610 W. Oglethorpe Ave.

Taxis

Cab companies include Yellow Cab of Savannah, (912) 224-3298 or (912) 236-1133 (base fare is $2 with a rate of $1.92 per mile), and Chatham Cab, (912) 691-4466 (base fare is $2.28 with a rate of 38c per 1/6 mile).

Public Transportation

Bus service is provided by Chatham Area Transit (CAT); phone (912) 233-5767 for information about routes and schedules.

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