Savannah is putting up bigger road signs to welcome visitors rolling into the Hostess City of the South. Mayor Edna Jackson and City Council members planned to unveil the first of three new welcome signs Friday afternoon.
Savannah officials hope to lure more holiday shoppers downtown by offering free parking until after Christmas. The city is offering up to three hours of free parking at its five garages in the downtown historic district every Thursday and Friday. The deal lasts through Dec. 28.
Savannah officials are expecting a tourism windfall from thousands of runners as the Rock 'n' Roll Marathon returns to the Georgia coast. Savannah officials have made changes to encourage runners to spend more time and money downtown this year after complaints from retailers last year.