Savannah Travel Guide

My meticulously curated travel guide for Savannah includes local hotspots, under-the-radar restaurants, can’t-miss boutiques, and hip places.

I created an insider’s Google map that reflects all my recommendations, so you can easily access them throughout your travels. You can save the map with your Google account. This isn’t your typical list of see-and-be-seen spots.

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Savannah is the perfect weekend getaway and a great road trip for Floridians.


Start your day with a jog or walk through the picturesque Forsyth Park. One of the most photographed spots in Savannah is the fountain at Forsyth Park. The Forsyth Farmer’s Market is held on Saturday mornings.

Savannah is home to so many great restaurants.  Zunzies is an excellent option for lunch. For a unique dining experience, Mrs. Wilkes features a round buffet of Southern food in a historic old boarding house. The restaurant is only open for lunch M-F. The Green Truck Pub has excellent burgers and fries. The cupcakes at Back in the Day Bakery are delicious for a sweet treat. The owners have a beautifully illustrated cookbook featuring all the bakery recipes plus handy baking tips.

Savannah has many great boutiques; most are located along Broughton Street. My favorites include the Paris MarketOne Fish Two Fish, and Copper Penny. After your downtown shopping stroll, you can enjoy homemade ice cream at Leopold’s or a French macaron at Marche de Macarons. For a live show, visit the Savannah Theatre. Finish your evening with a dessert or hot toddy at Lulu’s Chocolate Bar. I recommend a ghost tour with Blue Orb Tours for a late-night thrill.


Savannah Architectural Tour

Trolley Tour

Blue Orb Tours

Forsyth Farmer’s Market is held on Saturday mornings.

700 Kitchen School

Mercer Williams House

Davenport House Museum

Savannah Theatre

Bonaventure Cemetary

Forrest Gump Guide to Savannah

The SCAD Museum of Art

Savannah Riverboat Cruises


Savannah on Wheels bike rentals near Forsyth Park

Pedal Pub Savannah bike rentals

Walk around the Historic Public Squares

Savannah Power Yoga


The Cathedral Basilica of St. John the Baptist

Fountain at Forsyth Park

Wormsloe Historic Site is a 1736 colonial estate just a 15-minute drive from Downtown Savannah.

Chippewa Square is the location of the bench that Tom Hanks sat on in a scene from Forrest Gump.

Rainbow Row is a collection of charming Carpenter Italianate-style row homes. The houses are located north of Tradd St. and south of Elliott St. on East Bay Street, that is, 79 to 107 East Bay Street.

The Gingerbread House is a wedding venue and Instagram photo spot.


One-Fish Two-Fish is my go-to boutique for Mignonne Gavigan jewelry. The shop also carries a great selection of items for your home and fabulous gifts.

Terra Cotta Boutique women’s fashion 

Paris Market home

Copper Penny women’s fashion 

Salacia Salts beauty 

Paris Laundry is a wellness boutique that offers clean and sustainable beauty, wellness, lifestyle, and home products.

Hannah E. women’s fashion 

Brick House Interiors home

Stone Lords fashion boutique

Courtland & Co. home and entertaining

V&J Duncan Map Shop antique maps, prints, and books

Asher and Rye home

The Book Lady books

Shop Satchel totes

Starlandia art supplies

E. Shavers Books books


Provisions is a gourmet grocery and natural wine shop. Stock up on snacks for your hotel room and a picnic at Forsyth Park.


Collins Quarter is my favorite coffee shop in town. Try the cardamom latte.

Origin Coffee Bar is another good coffee shop.

Fox and Fig Cafe is a vegan cafe with a coffee bar.

Yaupon Tea House and Apothecary is a tea shop.

Artillery Bar is a swanky cocktail bar.

The Grey is a much-buzzed-about restaurant located in a renovated bus terminal. Skip the menu and go for after-dinner cocktails and dessert.

Peregrin at Perry Lane Hotel is a rooftop bar with fantastic city views.

Bar Julian at the Thompson Savannah offers panoramic views of downtown Savannah and the Savannah River.


Mrs. Wilkes features a round table buffet of Southern food in a historic old boarding house.

The Old Pink House is an excellent choice for an elegant dinner.

Pizzeria Vittoria is a Neapolitan-inspired pizzeria showcasing naturally-leavened pizza from chef/owner Kyle Jacovino.

Clarey’s Cafe is a local favorite for breakfast

Fox and Fig Cafe is a vegan cafe. *GF menu

The Green Truck Pub has excellent burgers and fries.

Zunzies is an excellent option for lunch.

Collins Quarter is a popular spot for brunch *GF menu

Big Bon Bodega for bagels.


Back in the Day Bakery cupcakes and biscuits Fri, Sat & Sun 10 am-3 pm

Leopold’s ice cream 

Marche de Macarons French macarons

Lulu’s Chocolate Bar is perfect for finishing your evening with a dessert or hot toddy.


Savannah Book Festival

Holiday Tour of Homes


Thompson Hotel

JW Marriott 

Perry Lane Hotel


ParkSavannah mobile parking app

Chatham Area Transit public transit

Old Town Trolley Company offers affordable, hop-on, hop-off tours around the city.

What are some of your favorite places to visit in Savannah? Leave your responses in the comment section.


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