For many college students, spring break is here or is coming up! Many students head to pricey, overcrowded spots, like the big city or the beach. Yet there are places that hit all the same checkboxes (great parties, IG-able moments, etc.) without the price tag or the headcount. So, be unique and consider Savannah, Georgia for your spring break vacation destination!
1. The price.
Savannah doesn't even compare to South Florida or New York when it comes to hotels. Your small college student savings will go a much longer way towards a nicer stay. Plus, parking is very accessible, so it's a very road trip-friendly destination. Be prepared to break out your throwback playlist for the ride there with your squad.
2. You can walk everywhere.
Savannah's reputation precedes it as one of the places to be in the South. But it's not that big. Many of the places you'll want to go will be concentrated towards River Street. All the money you could have spent on gas, Uber or a car rental can go back in your pocket.
3. It's not very touristy.
Everyone knows tourists can be annoying. The big city is packed with them, and the beaches are always hot and crowded. Savannah isn't going to be full of tacky tourists like other places. You can enjoy your vacation without having to see a million maps in the air.
4. It has a vibrant art scene.
The Savannah College of Art and Design is dispersed throughout the city. It has a big influence on its own. You'll definitely see more than your fair share of well-dressed art students in the streets. The art gives the city such a great sense of culture. Savannah has plenty of museums, theatres, and galleries for you to see – and these are often free.
5. The shopping.
Not only will all your favorite small mall franchises like H&M and Urban Outfitters have two-story locations right across the street from each other, but you'll find many thriving small businesses as well. You'll definitely be able to pick up things that are hard to find anywhere else, which is why I always recommend shopping local on vacation.
6. The restaurants.
Like I said, small businesses thrive – and so do the restaurants. Savannah has amazing food. Whether you're in the mood for something more hipster or some classic southern grub, there's a food spot for every person in your group in Savannah.
7. It has historical architecture.
The architecture in Savannah is totally unique. There are many preserved buildings for historical reasons. The city is full of plenty of backdrops for cute Instagram photos! The buildings on River Street relate to each other in a way that is completely unique.
8. Great nightlife!
The main attraction of any college vacation spot is the nightlife. At night, the streets of Savannah are alive with people! There are plenty of the bars in the city, and there a bunch of clubs along River Street. Check out a few of the hot spots. I'm sure you'll meet really cool people from all over the world.