I am planning a Deep South trip in June/July flying in and out of Atlanta and visiting Memphis, Vicksburg, Natchez and New Orleans. I posted my itinerary on the travel forum and have been advised to include Savannah but to be honest I don't really know much about Savannah so need your advice.
We would arrive in Savannah on Wednesday 2nd July for 2 nights, so will have a good day and a half to explore. It sounds like the Historic area/River Street area is the best place to look at to stay and seems to be the main tourist area, would that be an ideal area to stay?
I thought a city tour would also be a great way to see Savannah, giving us an idea of the area and of any places to potentially go back to look at. Are there any decent plantation houses that we should visit? Would a trip on a Riverboat be worth it? What should we be aiming to see or do whilst here?
I've also noticed on the weather sites that although the temperature should be hot it seems to have a high rainfall. Does this relate to one off heavy downpours or frequent persistent rain?
Thanks for any advice and suggestion.