The Ideal Savannah Travel Guide

Savannah-Travel-Guide (2)Planning a getaway to beautiful Savannah, Georgia, but don’t know where to start? We’ve got you covered! Our famous Southern city has tons of things to do and see, and we’ve put together a few of our favorites to help make your trip as memorable as possible. Here’s your ultimate Savannah travel guide.

Delicious Restaurants

Whether you’re in the mood for a high-end meal or some down-home Southern cooking, these fabulous restaurants in Savannah are sure to satisfy any craving.

  • Mrs. Wilkes Dining Room: Enjoy your favorite Southern classics and even make some new friends at this charming Savannah staple. Each day, communal tables are set with platters of fried chicken, okra gumbo, corn muffins, and biscuits. Yum!
  • Elizabeth on 37th: Serving delicious dishes made only with local seafood and seasonal produce, you’ll leave this popular Savannah hot spot knowing that your meal was as fresh as you can get it.
  • Alligator Soul: An acclaimed eatery in the area, this restaurant is known for organic, fresh, and local fare. From delicious cocktails to house-made desserts, dinner here will be a romantic and elegant dining experience you’ll never forget.

Fun Outdoor Activities

With mild weather all year long, the list of enjoyable outdoor activities in Savannah is endless. Feel free to stroll through the picturesque parks, squares, and cobblestones streets to experience our gorgeous city like a Savannah native.

  • Chippewa Square: Both beautiful and historic, Chippewa Square commemorates the victory of the Battle of Chippewa when America defeated the British in Canada in 1814, and is home to the bench featured in the major blockbuster Forrest Gump.
  • Tybee Island Lighthouse: For incredible views of Savannah and the surrounding area, take a 90-minute sunset tour and climb to the top of the Tybee Island Lighthouse. Don’t forget to bring your camera!
  • Skidaway Island State Park: Located near historic Savannah, this State Park offers hiking trails that wind through the forest, past the salt marsh, and lead to a boardwalk and observation tower. You can watch for deer, fiddler crabs, egrets, and other wildlife, all while enjoying a relaxing picnic lunch with a view.

Educational Historic Sites

The city of Savannah has a unique and fascinating past, and the proof is scattered in various buildings across town. Guests will have the chance to explore the rich history of this Southern city when visiting some of our favorite museums and homes.

  • Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum: From galleries of ship models to maritime paintings and artifacts, this museum offers guests a wonderful opportunity to learn about Savannah’s rich naval history.
  • The Owens-Thomas House: Considered to be one of the finest examples of English Regency architecture, this area landmark was completed in 1819 and occupies a full block of the city. The home features a columned entrance portico and stunning interior furnishings that will transport you back to a different time.
  • The Juliette Gordon Low House: As the birthplace of the founder of the Girl Scouts of America, this home is dedicated to the woman who gave girls of America the opportunity to have a career, participate in outdoor activities, and have fun, and is a wonderful place to explore.

Comfortable Lodging

A trip to Savannah, GA wouldn’t be complete with staying at the historic Presidents’ Quarters Inn. Just steps away from all of the best Savannah attractions, our luxurious rooms and suites provide the comfort you need to restore after a fun-filled day. As an addendum to our Savannah travel guide, be sure to download our free vacation guide for more insider info on our area. We can’t wait for you to visit!

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