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With multiple airlines and flight times, Savannah/Hilton Head International offers major airport convenience right in our neck of the woods. That makes air travel from Savannah to a variety of places - as the age-old idiom says - as easy as pie. And come the spring of 2017, the number of destinations to which we can fly non-stop from The Hostess City will grow by one more.
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Toronto - Savannah flights begin May 1, 2017
Air Canada's new service between Toronto and Savannah will be seasonal, operating through mid- October. So, on a summer seasonal basis, you'll have the option to hop aboard a direct flight departing Savannah mid-afternoon; the non-stop flight from Toronto leaves there mid-day. The two flights will operate six days a week, Sunday through Friday.
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Savannah is one of six new U.S. routes
Our hometown airport - which by the way was named in Oct. 2016 as the fifth best domestic airport in the U.S. by Conde Nast readers - is one of three new Air Canada routes to Toronto. The other two are San Antonio and Memphis. The service expansion also includes Denver and Phoenix (converted to year-round) to Vancouver and Dallas-Fort Worth to Montreal.
Air Canada makes the seventh airline to serve Savannah
With the addition of Air Canada, Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport now has seven airlines that you can factor into travel planning. Allegiant, American, Delta, JetBlue, Sun Country and United are the other six. At the time of this writing, these seven airlines together provide 22 non-stop destinations and more connecting routes than you can shake a stick at.
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This is an exciting "first" for Savannah's International flight service.
The Savannah airport's executive director has called this new service "an important milestone in the history of Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport." Indeed, it is the first direct international
Flight service from Savannah, connecting it with Canada's largest city and with Canada's largest and busiest airport - Toronto Pearson.
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It opens a plethora of added travel options for local residents.
Not only is this new service convenient for travelers whose journey's end is Toronto. It also presents myriad options for traveling onward, whether your end destination is in Canada or some other intercontinental location. Toronto Pearson is a major hub, with more than 65 airlines flying to over 180 destinations around the globe.
Being on Air Canada's route map is an exciting development for Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport, and a boon for both Savannah flyers headed on seasonal trips north of the border and for northern neighbors heading our way to bask in our legendary Southern hospitality (Welcome y'all!).
For more information on the route expansion, see Air Canada's press release on the topic. To get expert insight on how business developments like this one can influence Greater Savannah's real estate market, start the conversation with an email or a call (912-341-6601).
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Savannah definitely has no shortage of Instagrammable sights, so we've got plenty of spots to pick and choose from when the notion strikes us to revel in a scenic adventure. Spots like Wormsloe Historic Site on the Isle of Hope for example. It makes an appearance on most everyone's list of photo-worthy sights to see in Savannah, including national lists like USA Today and 10 Best.
As you may know, the star attraction of Wormsloe Plantation is its tree-lined entryway. It's one of the most photographed sights in Savannah and has been showcased in several movies - "Something to Talk About," "The General's Daughter," and "The Last Song."
The iconic avenue that leads to Wormsloe Plantation is breathtaking. And that's the case no matter how many times you've seen it. Starting just on the other side of the grand stone arch that has stood sentinel at the plantation's entrance since 1913, this mirror-flat packed-dirt road stretches straight ahead for over a mile. More than 400 towering live oaks border both sides in a textbook fence line and extend their knobbly, centuries-old branches overhead to create a seemingly endless, picture-perfect canopy.
And if you are visiting on a sunny day, you'll get to see the silvery Spanish moss catching the light and the moss-covered branch canopy casting dappled shade along this photogenic road.
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The scenery along this historic site's nature trails is also Instagram worthy. Its location on a forested peninsula affords you beautiful woodland and coastal marsh views. Strike out on a path leading to the water and catch pretty peeks of grassy marshland through breaks in the trees and sweeping vistas from your vantage point on an observation deck overlooking the pristine estuary.
Branch out on trails through the woods to be enveloped in the lush maritime forest. And chances are, as you make your way along the trail, you'll spot a white-tailed deer or two.
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And, history awaits you as you explore the grounds. You get a glimpse of a bygone time from the tabby ( a water and mixture water and oyster shells) ruins of the fortified estate of Noble Jones, one of the original colonists
who helped found the city of Savannah. Artifacts on display at the museum and the park's colonial demonstration area evoke images of what it would have been like to live back in that day.
And then, if your visit coincides with one of the events that take place throughout the year, you can interact with interpreters in period dress who showcase a variety of living history skills.
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For those who plan to pay Wormsloe a visit, note that it's open Tuesday through Sunday (gam- Sam), and there is an admission fee. Also be aware that each year in February, the site hosts Colonial Faire and Muster, one of Georgia History Festival's premiere events and an opportunity to watch colonial history come alive and to capture those moments for your photo book.
Enjoy this and other scenic Savannah adventures on which you embark. And be sure to bookmark the Live Love Savannah blog and visit it often so you don't miss future posts on photo-worthy Savannah sights.
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