Savannah is a great destination for a getaway! You can spend a weekend or longer and find loads of things to do! Maybe you are planning a girl’s weekend? How about a romantic couple’s vacation? Maybe you need a few days away to reconnect as a family? Here are just some of the places voted to be the Best of Savannah in 2012 by the readers of Savannah Magazine to help you start planning.
Dining. Savannah offers a wide range of choices when it comes to good food, limited only by your palate. What do you like to eat? How about barbecue? You won’t want to miss Wiley’s Championship Barbecue. They regularly win awards in regional and national cookoffs for their smokey ribs and succulent meats. If you are looking to enjoy fine dining, be sure to visit The Olde Pink House. This romantic dinner spot boasts live entertainment nightly and offers outdoor dining as well. Enjoy Southern cuisine in Savannah’s only 18th century mansion in the heart of the historic district. Want to take the family out for some fantastic Italian fare? Look no further than Bella’s Italian Cafe. Only ten minutes from downtown Savannah, you are not far from homemade Italian food in an intimate atmosphere.
Shopping. For fine women’s apparel and accessories, women will want to visit Gaucho. For men’s clothing, try J Parker Ltd. Globe Shoe Company will complete your outfit. Punch and Judy offers everything you need for kids and baby, and even a few that you will learn you can’t live without! Bass Pro Shop is a destination in itself, offering everything you can think of in the world of sports and the great outdoors.
Night Life. Livewire Music Hall, located on River Street’s west end is a great place to hear new bands as well as highly acclaimed talent. With a fully stocked bar, this is a place that is sure to become one of your favorites.
Fun Family Spot. If you are looking for something fun to do with the kids, you cannot go wrong with the beach! Visit Tybee Island, where the only cost is the cost of parking. Set up near the lifeguard station and bring the sunscreen!
Tourist Attraction. One of the best known spots in Savannah, and the site for many city-wide events, is River Street. This is the place for one of the biggest parties in the country during St. Patrick’s Day, and also the place to be for the arts festival. Even on an “ordinary” day, you can watch the ships on the river, shop, eat, and enjoy classic Savannah hospitality.
Day Spa. The Savannah Day Spa is the place to go to be totally pampered in luxury. They offer a variety of massages, facials, nail care, body care, makeup, waxing, gentlemen and couples.
Hair Salon. Rob’s at Drayton Tower was chosen by the readers as the best place for a new do. They are a full service salon located in an all glass setting in the Drayton Tower in downtown Savannah.
Celebrity Chef. Paula Deen, with her winsome good nature and sweet Southern Hospitality, put Savannah on the map with her traditional Southern cuisine.
Place to Stay. Voted the best Bed and Breakfast in Savannah, the President’s Quarters Inn is located in the historic district. This pet and family friendly B & B is only steps away from all that Savannah has to offer. Enjoy a gourmet made-to-order breakfast, afternoon hors d’oeuvres, and evening cordials with nightly turndown service.
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