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Savannah Sports & Recreation There are numerous recreational things to do in and around Savannah. Visitors can go fishing in or rafting at Tybee Island during their trip. For fishing license and regulation information phone (800) 366-2661.

Visit Daffin Park (1500 E. Victory Dr.) by the historic district for the paved walking trail and rubberized jogging and biking surface; in the center of the park are fields used for rugby and soccer. For a small fee, you can walk the Savannah-Ogeechee Canal on Jenkes Toll Road, 2.3 mi. w. of I-95, where you’ll pass a historic canal circa 1831.

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Golf around the destination is excellent. Several courses have daily fees, with play governed by local regulations. Some hotels may offer agreements allowing guests to play on certain courses; check with your hotel manager.

Municipal parks provide softball fields, tennis courts and swimming pools. Allen E. Paulson Softball Complex provides a five-field complex; phone (912) 351-3852.

The Coastal Plain League’s Savannah Bananas play baseball from May to July or early August at Grayson Stadium; phone (912) 712-2482 for more information.

Football games are played in the Theodore A. Wright Stadium where the Savannah State University Tigers of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference take the field; phone the ticket office at (912) 358-3429.

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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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