The South is full of many historic and beautiful cities to visit, but one destination you need to add to your bucket list is Savannah Georgia. Located on the eastern coast of South Georgia, about two hours north of Jacksonville Florida and just a quick four-hour drive from Atlanta, rests this charming riverfront city draped in Spanish moss. From incredible restaurants, entertainment, and exciting ghost tours, this city has so much to offer.
Savannah Travel Guide
How To Get Around Savannah
Savannah is only a quick 20-minute drive from the airport. Once you arrive at your hotel, you most likely won’t need your car, as Savannah is an extremely walkable city. If you rent a car or drive into town, you can normally leave your car at the hotel and explore by foot if staying in Savannah’s Historic District. Bring your comfortable walking shoes to explore the city.
Best Savannah Hotels
With multiple visits to Savannah, we’ve had the opportunity to stay at several beautiful hotels that we’ve fallen in love with. Here are a few to consider for your next stay that are right near all the fun things you’ll want to do in Savannah.
Perry Lane Hotel
Certainly one of the more elegant hotels in the downtown thoroughfare located near Forsyth Park. This luxury collection hotel has an incredible rooftop pool and bar that overlooks the Savannah Theatre and has sweeping views of downtown. Be sure to enjoy a delicious meal at the Emporium Kitchen and Wine Market, or grab a coffee and pastry before heading out to explore at their coffee bar. Joining us for our 8th Annual Blog Societies Conference? The Perry Lane Hotel is not only where our room block is, but also where our conference will be hosted!
Hotel Indigo Savannah Historic District
Located off W Bay Street, this historic building is located in Ellis Square. This family and pet-friendly hotel is perfect for everyone and is located one street over from the iconic river. This hotel also features a restaurant and valet services.
The Alida Hotel
You may know this hotel for its ultra Instagrammable rooftop bar and pool. The Alida is a modern, yet charming hotel next to River Street where there are plenty of bars and restaurants to explore. Grab dinner at Rhett or try for brunch. But don’t miss that rooftop pool!
Popular Savannah Restaurants
Six Pence Pub
A laid-back British pub and grill that’s perfect for lunch or dinner.
Located on E Bay Street, this french bakery has a mix of pastries, salads, and sandwiches. Grab a pastry and coffee before you head out to explore Historic Savannah.
A unique food, cocktail, and beer menu. Also located on E Bay Street. Open late so head here after dinner for a nightcap!
This was once a 1938 bus terminal that was converted into a restaurant. Elevated food and wine make this a must-visit spot on your trip. And if you’re into brunch, this is a great place to enjoy it.
St. Neo’s Brasserie
This French brasserie and raw bar is located in the Drayton Hotel and boasts a classic french menu. Open for dinner and brunch.
Things To Do In Savannah
Try A Ghost Tour
A must-do if you visit Savannah. This city is known for its haunted past and these tours are such a fun way to learn more about the history and paranormal activity around the city. Grab a group of friends and an adult beverage to go (Savannah is an open container town) and have fun learning about the spooky side of the city with a guided tour through gravestones and old streets.
Historic Tours That Suit Everyone’s Interests
There are a few options to choose from like a hop on and hop off trolley tour, historic movie tour, or a sea and land tour. You can even do a walking food tour. There’s so much to offer around the city that would pique anyone’s interest.
To do a little shopping, head to City Market to check out local merchants, artists, and more. There are also food options so you can really spend a few hours here exploring and people watching.
This street is known for its beautiful views of the Savannah River. And is packed with restaurants and bars. On St. Patricks Day, this is the spot to be, as Savannah is the number two St. Patty’s day destination behind Ireland!
Take a quick trip to Tybee Island to lay beachside and explore the pier and the lighthouse museum. Less than 20 miles away from Savannah, this is a great place to escape the city and relax on the sandy beach.
Is Savannah Or Charleston Better?
Both Savannah and Charleston have an extensive history, beaches, and great food. Both are super easy to get to from Atlanta and other major cities. It’s hard to choose a favorite between these charming southern cities. But know that both will offer a weekend of fun, good food, and great memories. If you’re looking for the best month to travel to Savannah or Charleston, we’d suggest the spring or early fall, as summer months in the south can be quite hot and humid.
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