Savannah, Georgia. My home away from home. I live four hours north of this city and have been going since I was a little girl every year for a little getaway. My dad has a barbecue contest every summer at the convention center, so we have been quite a bit and know what’s around.
This city has so much to offer, but if you’re a sucker for architecture and romantic charm, you will fall in love with this city.
Places to stay in Downtown Savannah:
The Westin – Ride the ferry across the river. The ferry starts trips at 7 am and stops at 10 pm.
Holiday Inn Express Historic District
Favorite Restaurants in Downtown Savannah:
The Ordinary Pub – Great brunch
Boar’s Head – Great dinner
Cotton Calf – Great dinner
Broughton Common – Great brunch
Little Duck Diner – Nice/trendy restaurant with asian style food
The Paris Market – Coffee Bar
Bohemian Rooftop Bar, Rocks on the roof – Appetizers and Drinks. The best view!
The Pink House – Great brunch/dinner, perfect for date night
Peregrin – Rooftop restaurant and bar. Awesome view!
Riverstreet Sweets – Candy/Dessert
Shrimp Factory – Great Dinner
Favorite Bars in Downtown Savannah:
Savannah Smiles Piano Bar
Bohemian Rooftop Bar
Escape Company Hideaway Lounge
It is best to make reservations for most of these places far in advance. It’s hard to get a seat at most of the places on the spot, especially if you are traveling with a large group.
Last summer, we stayed with friends in the Victorian District for the Fourth of July. I have only stayed in hotels and an apartment before this trip, so it was cool to stay in a house. The link to the house on vrbo is here. The Westin is the nicest hotel in Savannah. It has an amazing pool with cabanas, a beautiful view of the river, and the interior is super luxurious. The only thing about staying at the Westin is if you stay out later than what the ferry runs, you will have to drive across the bridge to go to dinner, find parking and drive back. It is much more convenient to use the ferry, you just can’t stay out super late. The ferry runs every 15 minutes and you can find the ferry’s website here. The ferry currently runs from 7 am – 10 pm. Check their website to make sure those times are correct.
Things to do in Downtown Savannah:
Walk Forsyth park
Watch cargo ships through the river
Visit The Cathedral Basilica of St. John the Baptist
…..and so much more!
Tybee Island has a fun restaurant that I love to go to! It’s called The Crab Shack. Their food is amazing and the restaurant is on the water in the marsh. It’s an amazing view and there are trees throughout the whole place.
Tybee also has an another awesome restaurant on the water. The sunsets here are amazing! It’s called AJ’s Dockside.
The lighthouse at Tybee is absolutely beautiful and a must if you’re in the area! It is a great view once you get to the top. Although, it is scary going up. The view is worth it!
Savannah is truly a beautiful place and there is so much more than on this blog post. Go visit the beautiful city and see for yourself. Thanks for stopping by!