Since one of Jazmin’s best friends went to school in Savannah it has been on her bucket list. She always heard great things about this small city in the southeast Georgia. Savannah is known for its gourmet food scene, open container alcohol laws in the historic downtown and its colonial architecture.
Savannah, Georgia Travel Video
If you are planning a weekend or week long romantic getaway, Savannah is the place to visit. We celebrated Steven’s birthday and we could have not been happier to choose this charming city to celebrate for the weekend!
Savannah as any other small city, is the perfect place to relax and enjoy your surroundings. It is not about where to go but how to best enjoy the experience. Our first recommendation is do not go with a jam packed schedule, let the city take a hold of you.
Where to stay in Savannah?
The closer you are to the historic district the more expensive the accommodations are going to be. We recommend to rent an Airbnb or to stay outside the center. It is cheaper and an Uber can cost you $10 or less each way. When we visited hotels were ranging between $200-$300 a night downtown, so we opted to stay in the neighboring Garden City.
Where to eat in Savannah?
Savannah is a city that takes their brunch and food seriously. It is not wonder what they have some of the best food scenes in the country. We have selected our favorite restaurants in the city, we normally do not like to recommend food places as we have diet limitations but Savannah is the exception!
Restaurants recommendation by locals:
The Olde Pink House: It is more than just a fine dining experience, make sure to check out the whole 18th century house.
Elizabeth’s: The best way to try fresh seasonal dishes with the seven course Chef’s Tasting Menu.
Alligator Soul: This elegant restaurant serves seasonal fine dining experience full of local flavors and staples.
Sisters of the South: They are a very informal but local comfort food perfect for lunch or dinner. The restaurant is located further away from downtown.
Zumbi’s: Grab a sandwich from the best place in town. Be prepared to wait in line at this delicious hole in the wall.
Green Truck Burgers: Feast yourself on the best grass fed Burgers and homemade Ketchup in town.
Mansion on Forsyth: They are the best place for brunch!
Goose Feathers: Their delicious diner style brunch provides you endless breakfast options all day.
Collins Quarter: As a mix of bar and cafe, it is a great stop for a quick bite or drink, or a full meal with an Australian flare.
The Public Kitchen Bar: Enjoy a casual, yet stylish meal with a farm to table philosophy.
Soho South Cafe: Known for its eclectic atmosphere, this cafe has some hearty meatloaf and fried chicken.
Treylor Park: This restaurant takes traditional southern cuisine and gives them a modern flare with their own cocktails to go with.
Leopold’s Ice Cream: Every person we asked suggested tasting the creamy and homemade deliciousness from Leopold’s. The line is often out the door and down the street, but definitely worth the wait!
Crystal Beer Parlor: Currently the oldest restaurant in Savannah opened in 1933, it is the best place to enjoy one of the many local beers.
Congress Street: Walk along Congress Street at night and let your heart lead you to the perfect place to go for drinks!
Where to visit in Savannah?
City Market: It is an open air maker with many different shops, food and art installations. This market has been in the city since the 1700’s.
Explore the Squares: The most surprising thing to us is that Savannah has 22 outdoor squares. You cannot walk more than three blocks in any direction in downtown without hitting a green park. Each one has its own design and mood, but the cool shade makes for the perfect place to sit and enjoy the fresh air.
River Street: Stroll along the riverfront of Savannah River. Grab a drink and walk down the water with the chance to see one of the tourist river boats or massive barges making its way down stream.
Forsyth Park: At the southern end of the downtown area is Forsyth Park, the largest green area within the city. It is a popular destination for both tourists and locals, with plenty of trees to relax under, open areas to play sports or just sunbathe. Make sure to get a photo in front of The Forsyth Park Fountain from 1858.
City Hall: Take a photo in front of the palace looking city hall.
Broughton Street: Walk down Broughton Street and make your way through the many cute boutique stores.
Tybee Island: Just a 30 minute ride from downtown Savannah and you will hit paradise. Tybee Island has beautiful sandy beaches where you can spend the day enjoying the sand and water, bicycling, surfing and camping.
Old Fort Jackson: The historic brick fortification offers daily cannon firings and exciting interactive programs to see the soldiers life during the time the fort was used.
Wormsloe Historic Site: This historic estate is 20 minutes outside of the city. It has a beautiful entrance avenue lined with oak trees and Spanish moss.
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