Eat, See, Do: Savannah, Georgia
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Savannah, Georgia, is known for its sprawling estates, coastal environment, and Southern hospitality. If you’re looking for vacation rental deals, this “Hostess city of the South” is the perfect place for a trip. Here are some favorite places to stop in this charming, historic city.


Start your day in Savannah with a Southern breakfast from Huey’s on the River at 115 East River Street. The restaurant features New Orleans-style cooking in a cotton processing warehouse built in 1817. There are excellent people-watching opportunities on the riverfront with many seating options! Try the beignets served with shrimp and grits or a Pontchartrain omelet with creamed spinach, artichoke hearts, and provolone.

When you’re ready for lunch, go to Sisters of the New South at 2605 Skidaway Road. The restaurant uses special Sisters Seasoning blends with ingredients like collard greens and chicken to create a genuinely Southern dining experience. Wash down fried chicken wings, mac and cheese, and green beans with handmade lemonade. The banana pudding cake is a must.

Head to 2740 Livingston Road for dinner at The Wyld Dock Bar. This eatery, located on Country Club Creek, focuses on seafood and regional cuisine. Enjoy the breezes off the water from a bar table as you dig into fried okra and golden fried shrimp. Try the succotash with beans, seasonal veggies, herbs, and butter or the twice-cooked pork taco with poblano aioli. The key lime pie is a local favorite.

Visit Water Witch Tiki at 2220 Bull Street for a unique tiki experience! The themed bar is named after a captured Union ship that sank in 1864. The menu includes cocktails like La Noche Loca, made with tequila, brut, mango nectar, and lime. Then tuck yourself in at this swanky Savannah-style vacation rental, soaking in old-world charm.

Spanish moss frames picturesque historic buildings in downtown Savannah.

Spanish moss frames picturesque historic buildings in downtown Savannah.


Wander Forsyth Park at 2 West Gaston Street to take in the 30 acres of green space with towering oak trees draped with Spanish moss. The park, named after the 33rd governor, features a Saturday Farmer’s Market with local foods, artisans, and live music. The two courts at the southern edge host tennis and basketball and several playgrounds for little ones. The fountain at the northern part of the park was created in 1858 and modeled after Parisian water features. It’s often the site of photo shoots for weddings and special occasions.

Travelers shouldn’t consider visiting this charming city without admiring the Savannah River on historic River Street. Walk the old cobblestone streets as they weave you through historic buildings, housing shops, and award-winning restaurants. Learn more about the unique history of this street while strolling and taking it all in.

Back downtown, spend an afternoon admiring the contemporary art of the SCAD Museum of Art. Admire exhibitions and installations from renowned and emerging artists as part of a permanent collection with more than 45,000 works on rotation. End your day by kicking back at this beautifully designed two-story home within walking distance of the best sights in the Historic District.


To get a tour of the city, skip the bus and take a carriage ride with Carriage Tours of Savannah. The narrated excursions take place in an Amish buggy starting at City Market at the intersection of Jefferson and West St. Julien and cover history by day. Looking for something spooky? Take a night tour when the host shares ghost stories! The carriage drivers love a corny joke, so be prepared to chuckle as you ride through town.

Vintage lovers and window shoppers should stop in the Starland District, a 35-block section from Bull Street north of Victory Drive to 37th, Barnard, and Drayton. The area was created in the 1990s by two students from the Savannah College of Art and Design, and the artistic nature shows in the shops here today! Check out Starland Strange and Bazaar at 17 West 41st Street for quirky souvenirs and gifts, and head to House of Strut at 20 West State Street for vintage clothing. Don’t leave without popping into GraveFace Records and Curiosities at 5 West 40th Street to snag some vinyl and ogle odd taxidermy creations.

Then stick around and snag a stay at this stunning Starland flat just steps from many notable eateries and attractions. With so much to do in Georgia’s first city, you’ll likely want to book a few extra days!

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