Draped in Spanish moss, Savannah is Georgia’s oldest city and is often recognized as one of the best cities in the US. Savannah is known for its cobblestone squares and historic monuments but is making a new name for itself through art, food, and fashion. The city is perfect for a romantic getaway or a weekend trip to the beach. Here’s how to spend three days in the charming southern city.
You can’t visit Savannah without staying in one of the many B&Bs. Visit Kehoe House or Hamilton-Turner Inn for an intimate and quiet stay. If you enjoy taking advantage of traditional hotel amenities like a pool or fitness center, book a room at Andaz Savannah. Take a walk down Broughton Street for an afternoon of shopping. The Paris Market is the perfect stop for francophiles. Krewe, a New Orleans based company, sells unique, fashion forward eyewear. Drop in Savannah Bee Company for your honey based products or a mead tasting. Have dinner at The Grey Restaurant, a former (you’ve guessed it) greyhound bus terminal. End your evening with a sweet treat at Leopold’s Ice Cream.
Brunch is served everyday at The Collins Quarter. Noon is the new 5 o’clock, so enjoy a cocktail with your meal. If you want to do more shopping, visit Satchel, Roots Up Gallery, and The Book Lady Bookstore. Walk down W Liberty St toward Martin Luther King Jr Blvd. Spend the afternoon expanding your art knowledge at the SCAD Museum of Art. Dine at Cotton & Rye, a New American restaurant serving gastropub fare. Have another drink a Artillery Bar and don’t forget to mind the house rules.
Start your day off with a stroll through Forsyth Park. Visit the picturesque fountain at the north end of the park and grab a seat on a bench nearby for some people watching. If it’s Saturday, head to the Forsyth Farmers’ Market between 9am and 1pm for local coffee, fresh breads, and seasonal produce. Have lunch at Sandfly BBQ or The Green Truck Pub. Explore the Bonaventure Cemetery and find well known grave sites such as Gracie Watkins and Johnny Mercer. Leave downtown to enjoy fresh seafood and cocktails at the The Wyld Dock Bar. Finish your meal with a slice of key lime pie.
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