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Visit the Hostess City of the South! What to See and Do in Savannah, Georgia

What To Do

Old Savannah Trolley Tours

Explore Savannah's major sites by hopping on and off this trolley tour at any of its more than 15 stops. Get a thorough tour while learning about the history, culture, and people from an interesting narrator.

Riverboat Cruise on the Savannah River

During your 90-minute Sightseeing Riverboat Cruise in Savannah, discover Georgia's "First City" from the perspective of the water. As the skipper regales you with anecdotes and information about the city and the port's surroundings, take in the expansive views of the water. You'll also drive by Old Fort Jackson, one of the nation's oldest artillery pieces.

Savannah's Ghost City "Dead of Night" Walking Night Tour

The Dead of Night tour visits some of Savannah's most haunted locations, whilst hearing the dark history of the city's most notorious characters who shaped one of America's oldest ports. Ghosts, spirits, and demons, all lurk in the shadows, waiting to meet you on the dimly lit streets of the South's most intriguing city.

Jepson Center For The Arts

The Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters and Telfair Academy have preserved history, and the Jepson Center connects that history to the present and future of art and architecture. The breathtakingly contemporary structure was completed in 2006 and is brimming with artistic creations, educational possibilities, and entertainment.

City Market

Savannah's City Market is a favorite among both locals and visitors because of its wealth of attractions and fun vibe. Working artist studios, a wide range of dining establishments, including full-service restaurants, and a variety of entertainment alternatives, including both local and well-known performers, may all be found here.

Where To Eat

Common Thread

122 E 37th St, Savannah, GA 31401

Common Thread is an ingredient-focused neighborhood restaurant from the FARM Bluffton team, with a focus on seasonality, guest experience, and influences from world cuisines and techniques.


5 W Liberty St, Savannah, GA 31401

Franklin's is a to-go cafe and coffee shop in the heart of historic, downtown Savannah, Georgia. Serving pastries and desserts, their blend of coffee, and breakfast sandwiches.

The Collin's Quarter

151 Bull St, Savannah, GA 31401

The Collins Quarter opened its doors in 2014, bringing Australia's café capitol to the heart of Historic Downtown Savannah. It is a combination bar, cafe & restaurant serving espresso drinks, beer, wine & Australian-accented meals.

Fox & Fig: Plant-Based Cafe

321 Habersham St, Savannah, GA 31401

The Foxy Family provides Savannah's top vegan cafe with brunch-focused food served all day, locally roasted coffee from The Coffee Fox, craft beer, and wine. Fox & Fig is a diversified plant-based restaurant and bar located right off Troup Square.

The Olde Pink House

23 Abercorn St, Savannah, GA 31401

The only 18th-century mansion in Savannah, Georgia, The Olde Pink House is known for its spectacular dining experiences, which include seafood collected daily in nearby seas, prime matured beef, and classic southern foods.

Cotton & Rye

1801 Habersham St, Savannah, GA 31401

In the former bank where Cotton & Rye is now located, the safe's door can still be seen. It was one of the first dining enterprises to open outside of the upscale historical center, and it is situated in a growing neighborhood.

The Grove Savannah

301 W Congress St, Savannah, GA 31401

The Grove is a sophisticated casual restaurant & rooftop bar in the heart of Savannah’s bustling City Market. Whether it’s a long-awaited vacation or a much-needed staycation, welcome to your Savannah home away from home. Serving lunch, dinner & late-night drinks daily. Great for groups!

Where To Drink

Lone Wolf Lounge

2429 Lincoln St, Savannah, GA 31401

Lone Wolf Lounge is the spot to be seen after work. Known as a neighborhood pub, Lone Wolf welcomes everyone while serving the locals. While neon lights, checkered floors, and paneled walls give it a dive bar vibe while keeping it refined, classic and house cocktails predominate on the menu.

The Lost Square

412 Williamson St, Savannah, GA 31401

Views of the city and river are required during the rooftop season at the top of the Alida Hotel. The institution is centered by fireplaces, and the big bar provides plenty of room for ordering. Light fare and champagne views are available at The Lost Square, which also serves creative cocktails with oddball names like "Get in Loser" and "Your Mom's Chest Hair".

Savannah Tequila Company

500 W River St, Savannah, GA 31401

What is superior to tequila? Tequila and tacos together. While sipping premium tequila or creative margaritas and cocktails like the new Desert Rose with tequila, triple sec, and rose water, take in views of the Savannah River. To-go cocktails just became simpler with a walk-up margarita bar for those open container rules.

The Ordinary Pub

217 1/2 W Broughton St, Savannah, GA 31401

Historical Savannah now has a secret pub atmosphere thanks to this underground bar. Every day, bottomless mimosas are served for $15. Start your Savannah walking and drinking tour with a mimosa and something from the brunch menu. From 3 to 7 p.m., The Ordinary Pub also offers a happy hour with drinks, wine, and draft beer. Basically, it's a chance to drink all day.

Alley Cat Lounge

207 W Broughton Ln, Savannah, GA 31401

Order a fantastic cocktail after first going into an alley, then going down some stairs. Finding the Alley Cat is worthwhile. An amazing bar is shown in the exposed brick basement, which has a speakeasy-like atmosphere. An old-fashioned vibe and smells permeate the venue as inventive cocktails are described on a newspaper menu. At the Alley Cat, the craft of mixing drinks is still very much alive.

What to See

Bull Street & the Savannah Historic District

Walking along Bull Street and the side streets that extend in either direction is the greatest way to get to know the meticulously kept Savannah Historic District. At the intersection of Bull and Bay Streets, City Hall (1905), serves as the starting point.

Forsyth Park

2 W Gaston St, Savannah, GA 31401

The largest and busiest park in Savannah is Forsyth Park. It was built in the middle of the 19th century when big parks were immensely popular in American towns, and it serves as a popular destination for both tourists and locals.

Bonaventure Cemetery

330 Bonaventure Rd, Thunderbolt, GA 31404

One of the most well-known historical cemeteries in the nation, Bonaventure Cemetery is renowned for its expansive Victorian design and exquisite granite monuments. The grounds are magnificent, with enormous oak trees covered in hanging moss. The location may look familiar because it served as the backdrop for the book and movie Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil.

River Street

Factors Walk's iron staircase descends to the historic riverfront section of Savannah, a lively area along River Street with well-preserved old warehouses, many of which are currently occupied by stores, restaurants, and hotels. The south bank of the Savannah River now offers even more entertaining activities thanks to a recent multi-million dollar expansion at this well-liked destination to visit day or night.

Old Fort Jackson

1 Fort Jackson Rd, Savannah, GA 31404

Georgia's Old Fort Jackson is the state's oldest remaining fort. In 1808, construction on the first brick fort, one of the few Second System defenses still standing in the United States was started.

Pet-Friendly Options

Woof Gang Bakery

1601 Bull St, Savannah, GA 31401

Savannah's neighborhood pet store, WoofGang Bakery, operates three locations throughout the city. Find everything you need, including leashes, collars, and dog clothing in Savannah. They have it all!

Skidaway Island State Park

52 Diamond Causeway, Savannah, GA 31411

A section of Georgia's Intracoastal waterway, Skidaway Narrows, is bordered by Skidaway Island State Park, which is close to the historic city of Savannah. A boardwalk and observation tower are reached by trails that run through a coastal woodland and salt marsh. Deer, fiddler crabs, raccoons, egrets, and other wildlife are among the things visitors can observe.

Savannah Bananas’ Bark in the Park Games

1401 E Victory Dr, Savannah, GA 31404

The Savannah Bananas are an amateur baseball team in the Coastal Plain League, a collegiate summer baseball league that began in 2016. Bring your pup and catch a game during their Bark in the Park events.

Wormsloe State Historic Site

7601 Skidaway Rd, Savannah, GA 31406

The tabby ruins of Wormsloe State Historic Site, Noble Jones' colonial mansion, are accessible by a stunning avenue lined with live oaks and Spanish moss (1702-1775). Jones, a lowly carpenter, traveled to Georgia in 1733 alongside James Oglethorpe and the first English settlers. In Savannah, Wormsloe's Tabby Ruin is the oldest still-existing building. The stunning historical location is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday.

Service Brewing Company

574 Indian St, Savannah, GA 31401

Service Brewing Co. in Savannah, which is veteran-owned and run, is committed to honoring those who have put their lives in danger in order to serve their country and community first. The Tasting Room's earnings go to organizations that serve our nation's first responders and military personnel.

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Our beautiful 4 bedroom, 3 bath home rests on the back side of Whitmarsh Island under the famous Savannah moss-draped oaks. Come and relax on our large front porch and feel the breeze coming from Tybee or enjoy the backyard with a huge deck and screened-in porch. With plenty of space inside and out, our home is the perfect place for families and friends to gather! With easy access to the highway, downtown Savannah is a quick 15-minute drive. Best of all, Tybee island is just 10 minutes away!

Our 5 bedroom, 3 bath home is located in a complex on the Herb River at the Retro Rainbow Herb River Hideaway, and is an excellent option for families with kids, friends, and guests with pets, with a short walk to the dock and river access! Enjoy our spacious home and make memories on our large outdoor patio with dining tables, a bar, ping pong, cornhole, and giant Jenga! We are located just 8.5 miles from downtown Savannah, and a scenic 30-minute drive will take you to beautiful Tybee Island.

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