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3 Days in Savannah

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One of America's oldest cities, Savannah is steeped in colonial heritage. This small city does a better job than many major metropolises when it comes to keeping up with current trends — maintaining its rich history and languid, "down-home" southern style all the while.

Good for
  • History Buff
  • Shopping Fanatic
  • Art and Architecture Lover
  • Nightlife Seeker
  • Nature Lover
  • Foodie
  • Thrifty Traveller
  • Trendsetter
  • Like a Local

14 Places

5 City Tips

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14 Places

Day 1

Juliette Gordon Low's Birthplace

Historic Sites

Mrs Wilkes

Restaurants

Savannah Historic District

Historic Walking Areas, Historic Sites

The Grey

Restaurants

River Street Savannah

Points of Interest & Landmarks

Day 2

City Market

Points of Interest & Landmarks, Historic Walking Areas

Telfair Museums Telfair Academy

Art Museums

Forsyth Park

Parks

Leopold's Ice Cream

Restaurants

Day 3

Back In The Day Bakery

Restaurants

Bonaventure Cemetery

Cemeteries

Pin Point Heritage Museum

History Museums

Green Truck Pub

Restaurants

The Pirates' House

Historic Sites, Jazz Bars

Chris O's City Tips

  • The dedicated Visit Savannah website offers great tips for making the most of your visit.
  • Savannah, or at least its historic downtown, is very walkable. Wear comfy shoes when you hit the streets.
  • Make dinner reservations, and don’t be surprised if popular breakfast and lunch spots have lines out the front.
  • Slow down and enjoy the relaxed pace of life in the Deep South.
  • St. Patrick's Day is an especially popular time to visit Savannah, which hosts one of the biggest St Patrick's Day parades in America. Expect drunken revelry. Wear something green!
    Day 1
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    Juliette Gordon Low's Birthplace
    Historic Sites
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    Chris O Says:

    You don't have to be a Girl Scout to appreciate the birthplace of the organization's founder, Juliette Gordon Low. The 19th-century townhouse has been restored to its condition in 1886, the year "Daisy" Gordon married William Mackay Low. It is owned and operated by Girl Scouts of America, and contains several pieces of Juliette's own artwork.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • History Buff
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • If you always coveted those Girl Scout patches, now's your chance! The site offers a Birthplace pin (when one tours the site), as well as patches related to their various programs.
    • A Pioneers in Preservation Pass offers admission to three sites responsible for Savannah's preservation movement: the Birthplace, Isaiah Davenport House, and Andrew Low House.
    • The museum is closed on Wednesdays, during the first two weeks in January, and on several holidays. Check the website for details.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #15 of 215 things to do in Savannah
    Certificate of Excellence 2014Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Great Place to take the kids! 07/07/2015
    • Beautifully kept and a great quick tour! 06/07/2015
    • Juliette Gordon Low's Birthplace
    Address:
    10 East Oglethorpe Avenue
    (corner of Bull St. and Oglethorpe Ave.)
    Savannah, GA 31401
    Phone:
    912-233-4501
    Hours:
    Sun
    11:00 - 21:00
    Mon - Sat
    10:00 - 21:00
    Other:
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    Mrs Wilkes
    Restaurants (American)
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    Chris O Says:

    At Mrs Wilkes, one of Savannah's most celebrated restaurants, you'll dine family-style (with complete strangers) on comfort food classics such as fried chicken with cornbread dressing, sweet potato souffle, black-eyed peas, okra gumbo, and corn muffins.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Like a Local
    Tips
    • Mrs. Wilkes is very popular and doesn't take reservations. Doors open at 11am for lunch, so be sure to line up before then or you may not get to eat!
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #2 of 581 restaurants in Savannah
    Certificate of Excellence 2014Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • DO NOT MISS FOR GREAT SOUTHERN FOOD! 06/07/2015
    • Fun meal 05/07/2015
    • Mrs Wilkes
    Address:
    107 West Jones Street
    Savannah, GA 31401-4507
    Phone:
    912 232 5997
    Price range:
    $1 - $20
    Hours:
    Mon - Fri
    11:00 - 19:00
    Other:
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    Savannah Historic District
    Historic Walking Areas, Historic Sites
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    Chris O Says:

    Known for its manicured gardens, cobblestoned streets, and 20-plus charming public squares (designed by founder General James Oglethorpe in the 1700s), the Savannah Historic District is worthy of an entire afternoon of wandering. Here you can ogle mansions of various architectural styles — Gothic and Greek Revival to Georgian and Beaux Arts — or relax next to picturesque fountains or moody oak trees.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • History Buff
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Beach Institute, which was constructed in 1865 as the city's first African American school, is worth a visit.
    • The Mercer House, made famous by the novel "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil" is one of many historic homes you can visit in Savannah's Historic District.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 215 things to do in Savannah
    Certificate of Excellence 2014Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Historic 06/07/2015
    • LOTS TO SEE IN SAVANNAH HISTORIC DISTRICT 06/07/2015
    • Savannah Historic District
    Address:
    301 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
    Savannah, GA 30334
    Phone:
    +1 912-944-0455
    Other:
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    The Grey
    Restaurants (American)
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    Chris O Says:

    Once a bus station, now a sophisticated but approachable southern fine dining establishment, The Grey is a safe bet for soul food, seafood, and down-home cooking done up right.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Trendsetter
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Fans of fresh seafood will love the selection of raw oysters and catch of the day.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #71 of 581 restaurants in Savannah
    • Missing the southern hospitality 06/07/2015
    • Bar food 05/07/2015
    • The Grey
    Address:
    109 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
    Near Corner of Broughton St & Mlk
    Savannah, GA 31401
    Phone:
    +1 912-662-5999
    Hours:
    Sun
    17:30 - 3:00
    Tue - Wed
    17:30 - 3:00
    Thu - Sat
    17:30 - 4:00
    Sat
    12:00 - 19:00
    Other:
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    River Street Savannah
    Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    Chris O Says:

    The nightlife along Savannah’s waterfront is legendary, and the area around River Street — one of few places in America where you can legally carry a drink on the street — is the core of the scene.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Tips
    • River Street on a weekend night probably isn’t the best place for the little ones.
    • If you’re north of Jones Street, ask any Historic District bartender to pour your drink to go.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #22 of 215 things to do in Savannah
    Certificate of Excellence 2014Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • River walk shops, etc. 06/07/2015
    • You have to experience it once. 06/07/2015
    • River Street Savannah
    Address:
    River Street
    Savannah, GA 31401
    Phone:
    912-234-0295
    Other:
  • Day 2
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    City Market
    Points of Interest & Landmarks, Historic Walking Areas
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    Chris O Says:

    The commercial and social heart of Savannah since the 1730s, City Market is still a happening place to visit day or night — for quirky and regional gifts, as well as great food and drink.

    Good for
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Nearby Broughton Street is an excellent offshoot to explore if you love boutique shopping.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #37 of 215 things to do in Savannah
    Certificate of Excellence 2014Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • a nice place to walk 05/07/2015
    • Great place to shop and eat 04/07/2015
    • City Market
    Address:
    Jefferson at West Saint Julian Street
    Savannah, GA 31401
    Phone:
    912-232-4903
    Other:
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    Telfair Museums Telfair Academy
    Art Museums
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    Chris O Says:

    The Telfair is not only the oldest art museum in the south — it's also one of the region's best and most relevant.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • History Buff
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Be sure to visit the Telfair’s Jepson Center, one of the world’s premiere destinations for African American art.
    • Visit for the museum's amazing collection of American and European paintings and sculpture.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #56 of 215 things to do in Savannah
    Certificate of Excellence 2014Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • A Must-See in Savannah's Historic District 25/06/2015
    • Decent art museum 11/06/2015
    • Telfair Museums Telfair Academy
    Address:
    121 Barnard Street
    Savannah, GA 31401
    Phone:
    912 790 8800
    Hours:
    Sun
    1:00 - 22:00
    Mon
    12:00 - 22:00
    Tue - Sat
    10:00 - 22:00
    Other:
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    Forsyth Park
    Parks
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    Chris O Says:

    This 30-acre urban oasis in the center of town is a great place to take it easy and take in all of Savannah’s Old-World grandeur. Be sure to make a wish at the famous Forsyth Fountain.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Like a Local
    • History Buff
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Do like the locals do and plan a picnic in this gorgeous city park.
    • Check the local calendars to see if there are any festivities or special events organized during the time that you’re visiting.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #4 of 215 things to do in Savannah
    Certificate of Excellence 2014Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Beautiful walk 07/07/2015
    • Breathtaking 06/07/2015
    • Forsyth Park
    Address:
    Drayton St and E Park Ave
    Savannah, GA 31401
    Phone:
    912-651-6610
    Other:
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    Leopold's Ice Cream
    Restaurants (Diner, Sandwiches, Dessert, Ice Cream, Family Fare)
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    Chris O Says:

    Savannah weather can feel balmy even in the winter, which makes it an ideal city for year-round ice cream indulgence! Founded in 1919 by three immigrant brothers from Greece, Leopold’s has been helping Savannahians keep cool for nearly a century. The parlor is still run by the same family who started it, and local folks still flock here for the homemade ice cream.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Like a Local
    • History Buff
    Tips
    • Wondering why the pistachio isn’t neon green? Leopold’s uses only natural ingredients, hand-picked for quality.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #3 of 581 restaurants in Savannah
    Certificate of Excellence 2014Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Best Ice Cream Ever 06/07/2015
    • LEOPOLDS ICE CREAM IS WELL WORTH THE WAIT 06/07/2015
    • Leopold's Ice Cream
    Address:
    212 E Broughton St
    Savannah, GA 31401
    Phone:
    +1 912-234-4442
    Price range:
    $2 - $9
    Hours:
    Sun - Thu
    11:00 - 4:00
    Fri - Sat
    11:00 - 5:00
    Other:
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    Back In The Day Bakery
    Restaurants (American, Sandwiches)
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    Chris O Says:

    Back in the Day is an excellent choice for a morning treat. The motto (and the mission) at this family-run bakery is 'slow down and taste the sweet life.' And once you've found this spot, the sweet life is especially sweet!

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Like a Local
    Tips
    • Even if you go for breakfast, don't be afraid to pick up some treats to carry along for later in the day!
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #67 of 581 restaurants in Savannah
    Certificate of Excellence 2014Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Two visits in two years 06/07/2015
    • One of the Best Bakeries in the City! 04/07/2015
    • Back In The Day Bakery
    Address:
    2403 Bull Street
    Savannah, GA 31401
    Phone:
    +1 912-495-9292
    Price range:
    $5 - $10
    Hours:
    Tue - Sat
    8:00 - 21:00
    Other:
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    Bonaventure Cemetery
    Cemeteries
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    Chris O Says:

    Head to this historic cemetery on the outskirts of town for a glimpse of Southern Gothic at its most evocative: Spanish moss draped across live oaks older than the nation, which loom over worn tombstones tinged with green.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • History Buff
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Look into booking a walking tour of the cemetery for a super creep out.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #5 of 215 things to do in Savannah
    Certificate of Excellence 2014Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Interesting in size 07/07/2015
    • Just a cemetery 06/07/2015
    • Bonaventure Cemetery
    Address:
    330 Bonaventure Road
    Savannah, GA 31404
    Phone:
    912.651.6843
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    8:00 - 22:00
    Other:
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    Pin Point Heritage Museum
    History Museums
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    Chris O Says:

    Just outside of the city, this historic oyster and crab factory is now a fascinating museum 'celebrating the life, work and history of the Gullah/Geechee community.'

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Hidden Gems
    • History Buff
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • The museum is open Thursdays and Saturdays from 9am to 5pm, and by appointment for groups.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #9 of 215 things to do in Savannah
    Certificate of Excellence 2014Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Don't miss this! 05/07/2015
    • Savannah history 04/07/2015
    • Pin Point Heritage Museum
    Address:
    9924 Pin Point Avenue
    Savannah, GA 31406
    Phone:
    +1 912-355-0064
    Hours:
    Thu - Sat
    9:00 - 22:00
    Other:
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    Green Truck Pub
    Restaurants (Hamburgers, American, Pub)
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    Chris O Says:

    Farm-to-fork champions of South Georgia, the pioneers behind Green Truck want folks to 'eat more local.' And when you try the homemade pub grub from here, you’ll see why such an approach to eating is not just good for the local economy, but great for your tastebuds too!

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Trendsetter
    • Like a Local
    Tips
    • Everything at Green Truck is made from scratch — from the ketchup and pimento cheese to the salad dressing and veggie patties.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #38 of 581 restaurants in Savannah
    Certificate of Excellence 2014Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • We stop here every time we are in Savannah! 02/07/2015
    • Best burgers and food in Savannah! 01/07/2015
    • Green Truck Pub
    Address:
    2430 Habersham St
    Savannah, GA 31401
    Phone:
    +1 912-234-5885
    Price range:
    $8 - $15
    Hours:
    Mon - Sat
    11:00 - 4:00
    Other:
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    The Pirates' House
    Historic Sites, Jazz Bars
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    Chris O Says:

    Some say Savannah is the most haunted city in America, and many of the city's quirky and fascinating characters are probably still hanging out here at the Pirates' House, which is purportedly the oldest standing building in the state of Georgia. Despite its unsavory past as a rowdy sailor watering hole, today the age-old tavern is a family-friendly restaurant with an extensive menu of regional cuisines.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • History Buff
    Tips
    • Ask about the underground network of tunnels beneath the house.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #49 of 215 things to do in Savannah
    Certificate of Excellence 2014Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Great place!! 07/07/2015
    • Disappointed 05/07/2015
    • The Pirates' House
    Address:
    20 E. Broad St.
    Savannah, GA 31401
    Phone:
    912-233-5757
    Hours:
    Sun - Thu
    11:00 - 2:30
    Fri - Sat
    11:00 - 3:00
    Other:
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