How to spend a fabulous time in Savannah

How to spend a fabulous time in Savannah

Tripety Expert
19 Aug, 2020 | 03:22

Are you looking for a picturesque and peaceful place to spend your weekends in? Savannah is a perfect mix of art, history, and modern culture that will make you fall in love with it once and for all. I enjoy going back to this city every now and then as it fills me up with joy, energy, and positive emotions. If you have never been to Savannah, Georgia, before – create a new trip in your travel planner right now!

In this blog, I wanted to describe why I’m so obsessed with Savannah and will try to inspire you to pack up your things and explore it yourselves!

Plan your time carefully

Savannah has so many places of interest and attractions that you may want to visit, so it’s better to organize your time accordingly. First of all, I’d recommend choosing the best travel planner to plan every detail of your trip to Savannah and catch up with your friends. I use Tripety as a perfect tool to store all my trips and make sure to keep everything I need with me.
You can come to Savannah all year round, perhaps except for summer, because it gets extremely hot this time of the year. So don’t forget to consult your weather travel planner before planning your trip.

Places to stay

Savannah has various accommodations to offer, from luxurious hotels to cozy B&Bs. I would like to give you a short brief on the most popular places to stay so you could decide what is best for you.

Historic Inns

If you are visiting such a historic and architecture-rich place like Savannah, you should definitely stay in one of the stylishly decorated inns. Their gorgeous-looking rooms, lavish interior, and historic atmosphere will take you into another era. Take a look at the list of the Inns I stayed in that I can recommend with all my heart:

  • Gastonian
  • Ballastone Inn
  • Justine Inn Savannah
  • Catherine Ward House Inn



Another great way to experience the famous Southern hospitality is to choose one of Savannah’s Bed & Breakfast as an accommodation. How wonderful it is to start your day with the most delicious breakfast and enjoy the wonderful view out of your window! I don’t know about you, but it makes my morning even better:) Last time, I stayed in Savannah Bed & Breakfast Inn, and it was adorable with its cozy stylishly-decorated rooms and charming courtyards. This one is absolutely one of my favorite places to stay ever!

Haunted Hotels

Being the oldest city in Georgia and having witnessed a lot of historical events, Savannah is known for its haunted places. No wonder that there appeared haunted hotels that serve as a great tourist attraction, especially for those who believe in mystical stuff or simply want to experience something new and exciting.

I had a chance to stay in one of them – Marshall House Hotel. It is one of the oldest hotels in Savannah and has a long history. Originally it was built as a hotel, but later the building was used as a hospital – during the Civil War and the yellow fever epidemics. A lot of people died here, and that’s why it is believed to be haunted. To be honest, I didn’t see any ghosts during my stay at Marshall House, but I did hear some strange, spooky noises at night – not sure what it was, hopefully only my imagination 🙂

Top things to do

It can be very convenient to use a travel route planner such as Tripety not to get lost in such an eventful city of Savannah. So my advice to you: think about where you would like to go and what to see. If you haven’t decided on it yet, let me help you and take a look at my personal list of the most interesting things to do in this city.

Take a history tour

As you already know, Savannah is a pretty old city with a long vivid history and beautiful architecture. In order to get the real feel, learn more about Savannah as first Georgia’s city, its role in the Civil War, and other key moments in its history, you should take a history tour.
Even if you are here just for a couple of days on a business trip, block some time in your business trip planner and take a guided walking tour around the city to get to know the main historical attractions and monuments, it’s totally worth it!

If you don’t feel like walking for 2 hours straight – just take a Hop-On and Hop-Off Trolley Tour. The itinerary consists of 15 stops at the most interesting and popular places. There is also a professional guide who tells interesting facts and tales about the city. What I like about it is that you can get off at any of the stops and continue traveling on your own. You can create your own route in a travel itinerary planner, which is very comfy. The trolley comes every 15-20 minutes, so you even don’t have to use public transport.

Get chills down your spine on a ghost tour

If you are into paranormal stuff like me, make sure to take a Savannah ghost tour. You will get to see some eerie haunted locations at night and will hear scary stories and city legends.

I was on one of those tours just before Halloween – honestly, the best time for this type of tour:)
During my ghost tour, I was lucky to visit the Bonaventure Cemetery. This cemetery is one of the most beautiful ones in the world, and it’s completely living up to this status. Besides, a number of famous people were buried there, for example, Little Gracie, Pulitzer Prize poet Conrad Aiken, Academy Award-winning lyricist Johnny Mercer and many more.

Explore Savannah’s art

An art lover would find a lot of interesting and creative places to visit in Savannah.
There is a great variety of beautiful art galleries and museums that are worth your attention. Recently my friends and I have made plans within the travel planner app to visit some of the most popular of them. Tripety can serve as a perfect group travel planner if you want to explore interesting places together with your friends.

So here are the art places that impressed me the most:

Kobo Gallery

This place contains artworks from talented local photographers, painters, and craftsmen. Here you may also buy a unique piece of art made in a single copy. Feel yourself special and become closer to the world of art.

Telfair Academy of Arts and Sciences

This one is the oldest art museum in the South, which dates back to 1886. Telfair displays works of the finest American and European artists of the 19th and 20th centuries. I’ve been really impressed by the exquisite and compelling paintings as well as sculptures, decorative arts, and works of art.

Savannah’s Classic Car Museum

Personally, I just love vintage cars so it was a real pleasure watching those gorgeous models live. Especially, 1964 Corvette Convertible went deep into my soul – it would look absolutely stunning on Savannah’s streets even nowadays for sure!

Go shopping for unique local things

Want to take a piece of Savannah home with you? Need something remarkable, unique, and quaint from this outstanding city? Then you will need to go to the main shopping streets and choose anything you like.

I always manage to put off a bit of money with the help of the travel budget planner and buy some stuff in places like Broughton Street, the most popular among others. There are some big well-known brands as well as small boutiques. Most of all, I like the Paris Market. It has a huge variety of antique and vintage pieces of furniture and other home decors. Even if you don’t plan on buying anything like that, just go and take a look, it’s fantastic!

Also, I usually drop by River Street when I need to buy some souvenirs for my friends and family. Here you may find century-old buildings, cozy restaurants, and bars, distinctive antique shops, and boutiques. Plus, you may take a cruise and enjoy the magnificent view of Savannah from the river.

Best places to eat

Finally, we’ve reached my favorite part – food in Savannah. This city truly has the taste of a real Southern cuisine. Every time I come to Savannah, I eat so very much because the dishes are not only incredibly delicious but also a lot of them are healthy and organic. Among my favorite dishes are tostadas verde, pralines, fried green tomatoes, and pimento cheese.

And these are the list of restaurants I visit every time I am in Savannah:

Fox & Fig Cafe

The coffee here is pretty tasteful, and desserts are just delightful. I recommend trying their Tostadas Verde, salads, and milkshakes. YUM! Also, it is very pretty and cozy from the inside, which makes you enjoy the meal even more.

Soho South Cafe

Once there was an automotive service station which was later acquired by Soho’s original owners and transformed into a restaurant. The design with the large windows of steel, vast space, and trees inside is really cool to stay in. And the food is top-quality, of course. Choose any sandwich from the menu (you won’t be mistaken, for sure) and my personal favorite – Chicken Fried Chicken.

Café M

If you like exquisite desserts and Paris atmosphere – welcome to Café M! Inside you will find a quirky French decor and the most delicious pastries ever. Come here to try macarons, croissants, sweets, and a great glass of wine. I will definitely visit it again on my next trip to Savannah.

Leopold’s Ice Cream

This place has been operating since 1919 and has the most delicious ice cream ever. Lots of flavors to choose from (even vegan), nice interior and pleasant atmosphere – it’s all here. A great place to have something tasty and refreshing on a hot day!

I hope I gave you enough reasons to visit this magnificent city. Now you know where is the best place to spend your holidays or weekends and what exciting things to do. I’m sure if you come to Savannah, you’ll fall head over heels in love just like I did!


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