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Savannah, Georgia is overflowing with historic charm, quaint cobblestone streets and 22 different squares dotting the downtown city. It is a city that will make you fall in love with it as soon as you step out to the streets. What we love most about Savannah are the many pet friendly things that you can and of course the famous Southern hospitality.
To best experience Savannah we recommend to stay at least two days. There are many attractions to visit such as the Forsyth Park, Wormsloe Historic Site and of course to get lost and experience the Savannah Historic District.
In this post we share our favorite things to do in dog-friendly Savannah that will make your vacation more enjoyable for you and your dog.
Best Things to Do in Dog-Friendly Savannah
1. Forsyth Park
At the southern end of Historic Downtown Savannah is Forsyth Park, the largest park in the city. Due to its size and beautiful landscaping, it is a busy destination for both tourists and locals.
There are many trees to relax in the shade and ample space to run and play with your dogs. Just keep an eye on your dog as as it is a popular dog walking spot.
Make sure to get a photo with your pup in front of The Forsyth Park Fountain, which dates back to 1858.
2. River Street
Walk along the waterfront of Savannah River. There are plenty of boutique stores to explores and cafes to grab a drink or a bite to eat. Stick around for the chance to see one of the tourist river boats or massive shipping barges make its way down the river. In River Street you will find so many options for pet friendly restaurants.
3. Broughton Street
Stroll down Broughton Street and find many boutique stores, fine arts and apparel stores to get some beautiful Savannah souvenirs. In Broughton Street is where you will find some of the most pet friendly restaurants in the city. Even if you are not looking to shop the street is lined with historic buildings to enjoy and photograph.
One of our favorite place to go with our pet in Broughton street was the Savannah Bee Company, where you will can taste local honey and your dog can enjoy a honey ginger dog biscuits.
4. Wormsloe State Historic Site
Wormsloe State Historic Site is home to one of the most iconic photography spots in Charleston, a beautiful avenue lined with live oaks and Spanish moss at the entrance of Wormsloe, a colonial estate.
Leashed dogs are allowed on the historic site trails at Wormsloe, but they are not allowed in the buildings. So, if you want to visit the indoor museum, make sure one member of your group is ok waiting outside with your pooch.
5. Old Fort Jackson
The historic Old Fort Jackson is a ten minute drive east of downtown on the Savannah River. This 200-year-old brick fortification offers daily cannon firings and exciting interactive programs to see the soldiers life during the time the fort was used.
There is plenty of green space to enjoy with your dog and a lot of fun photos with historic military equipment.
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Forsyth on the Green
This three bedroom and two porch condo is just a few blocks from Forsyth park, with plenty of room for your dog to relax in style.
Note: This vacation rental is limited to two dogs under 20-pounds.
The Taylor Cottage is built in a restored 1870 carriage house across the street from Beasley Park. With a nice patio there is plenty of space for your dog to spread out and feel right at home.
Savannah Cityscape Townhouse
This upper-level urban townhouse with modern conveniences features hardwood floors on a less busy street on the far side of Forsyth park. Its small balcony is the perfect place to get some fresh air even if you want to relax in the vacation rental.
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Many restaurants and cafes in downtown Savannah with an outdoor seating area are welcoming to dogs. Sit down, relax and enjoy some fresh local seafood and southern comfort foods.
You can also grab a sandwich to go from the famous Zumbi’s and enjoy it along the waterfront or in one of the 22 green squares across the city.
There are many dog friendly bars and breweries in Savannah that allow dogs on the patio and even inside.
The best bar in Savannah to enjoy over 300 martini concoctions is Jen’s & Friends where you can enjoy a drink with your pup on the patio. The outdoor patio at Moon River Brewing Company is the best place to enjoy a locally crafted beer.
If it is a nice sunny day or your dog is getting restless, grab a beer and go for a walk! In the Historic District of Downtown Savannah, there no open container laws and you are allowed possession and consumption of one alcoholic beverage in an open plastic container of not more than 16 ounces!