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The Countdown to ESTO in Savannah is On!

Thursday, August 3, 2023
feature blog graphic Presented by The Visit Savannah Team

Chippewa Square, Savannah

Savannah, Georgia is a classic Southern city with a twist. One that’s elegant but approachable. Classy but quirky. Historic but hip. In short, it’s a destination unlike anything else – one that will constantly surprise you with its incredible architecture, lush green squares, unique restaurants, artsy vibe, and fun, welcoming personality. It’s a walkable “bucket list” city that rewards every visit with unforgettable experiences. In short, it’s anything but ordinary.

This August, experience our incredible city alongside the premiere destination marketing education and networking event, U.S. Travel Association’s ESTO. While you’re planning your schedule, don’t forget to pencil in some time to explore the destination. We’ll make it easy for you with some helpful tips, and some helpful discounts, below.

ESTO’s official hotels offer a variety of brands and locations throughout the historic district or next to the Savannah Convention Center. For those across the river from the convention center,  complementary shuttle service is provided.

If this is your first visit to the hostess city of the south, choosing activities can be overwhelming. That’s why our team at Visit Savannah has curated a special list of must-dos to make planning a breeze. Check out these 10 Savannah Must-Dos for First Time Visitors.

The booming culinary scene in Savannah has something for everyone. Visitors will find the classic southern dishes they expect, plus many other concepts that range from casual to fine dining, Bar-B-Que to vegan, plus international fusion and everything in-between. Enjoy perusing this collection to get you started. Pro-tip – if they take reservations, make them!

While we’re on the subject of pro-tips: as you explore, don’t leave your badge in your room. Discounts for ESTO attendees are available for a number of restaurants, attractions, shops and more. You must show your badge to save. Check out the latest list of participating locations and support local Savannah businesses throughout the historic and neighboring districts.

Visit Savannah is excited to welcome U.S Travel Association’s ESTO 2023 conference. If you have more destination-specific questions, head over to We look forward to sharing what we love most about our destination. We know you’ll love it too.