Do I need to stay at the DeSoto Savannah Hotel to participate in the Thank You Weekend?
No. You can stay anywhere!
What is the parking fee at the DeSoto?
Valet is $34/day or $10/hr for shorter periods of time, self-parking at the Hotel is NOT available.
There is limited street parking and the closest self-park garage is four blocks away at: Liberty Street Parking Garage, 401 W Liberty Street. The cost of the garage is comparable to valet parking at the DeSoto, but is a good option for commuters.
What is the closest airport to the DeSoto?
(SAV) Savannah/Hilton Head Airport Intl. — 25 miles away
Uber Rides are approximately $18-$20 for one way.
Taxi cabs are approximately $25 - $30 for one way.
During the Event
What meals are included in the weekend?
As part of your registration, you are provided with the following meals:
Friday: We will have a reception on Friday evening. Hors d'oeuvres and refreshments will be served.
Saturday: Morning snacks and lunch.
What is a personal itinerary and why is it so important?
You will receive a personal itinerary on-site when you register. It will confirm what you signed up for and provide you with the exact time that your tour will line up for departure. All tours depart at different times, so please be sure to remember your departure time. We will not hold a bus for you if you are tardy, so please be sure to be on time.
Will there be American Battlefield Trust merchandise for sale at the event?
No, we will not have merchandise for sale.
What is the attire during for the activities scheduled during the weekend?
This is YOUR vacation, and we want you to be comfortable and casual. However, for particular events, we can suggest the following:
Friday Evening: Business Casual for the reception and lecture., with comfortable walking shoes.
Saturday and Sunday Tours: Casual clothing with closed toed walking shoes. We strongly suggest long pants for battlefield tours.
Please remember to check the weather and be prepared. We also recommend you bring a hat, umbrella or rain jacket, sunscreen and bug spray.
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