A Weekend in Savannah, Georgia

Savannah Georgia

Savannah, Georgia is a great spot to spend a weekend away at any time of year! This hot spot destination is a quick 5.5-hour drive from Tampa and is only about an hour drive from both Charleston, SC and Hilton Head Island. It’s also a quick 45 minutes from the Jacksonville area. The next time you’re looking for a place to visit that isn’t too far away – consider Savannah!

Where to Stay

The Marshall House

When you visit Savannah, some of the draw is the old-historic feeling in the downtown areas with rumored hauntings and loads of interesting history. One of those historic spots that you can rent a room at is the Marshall House. What was originally a Civil War hospital is now a gorgeous historic hotel – Savannah’s #1 Historic Hotel, that is. The rooms are beautiful and the location is truly unmatched with walking distance to every hot restaurant or tourist spot.

Photo Credit: The Marshall House

Kehoe House

Another historic house to book for the night is Kehoe House. This beautifully restored 1892 mansion is a gorgeous B&B rated Savannah’s #1 Hotel and USA’s #3 Romantic Hotel! It was also voted TripAdvisor Travelers Choice in 2019 and Best of Savannah in 2019! When you drive by this historic home you truly can’t miss it and it’s Queen Anne Revival stylings. There are only 13 guest rooms so make sure you book ahead!

Savannah Georgia
Photo Credit: The Kehoe House

The Eliza Thompson House

Another beautiful home built in 1847, The Eliza Thompson House is a gorgeous boutique hotel located in a residential neighborhood in historic Savannah. This lodging option is in a great location, central to both Forsyth Park and the Starland District – Basically, you can walk everywhere from this gorgeous home.

Savannah Georgia
Photo Credit: The Eliza Thompson House

East Bay Inn

Looking for that historic Savannah charm but want to bring your pet along with you? Look no further than the East Bay Inn! This pet-friendly boutique hotel was built in 1852 in the middle of downtown Savannah. It’s just steps from River Street and the Historic Districts. This hotel is truly beautifully done and does not skimp on history!

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Photo Credit: The East Bay Inn

President’s Quarters Inn

This historic inn was built by cotton merchants in the late 1850s and has received multiple famous visitors including Robert E. Lee – Talk about southern history! The historic mansions became an inn in 1987 and were recently remodeled in 2007. It is a premier downtown accommodation and was even featured in Southern Living multiple times! Curious about the name? Each of the 16 guest rooms is named after a U.S. President who visited the city.

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Photo Credit: President’s Quarters

Where to Eat

Mrs. Wilkes Dining Room

According to Mrs. Wilkes’s website, “A line gathers each morning at 107 West Jones Street. At 11 o’clock, the doors of 107 open and the lunch crowd finds seats at one of the large tables-for-ten shared by strangers.” This hot spot is for the lovers of fried chicken, cornbread, okra, gumbo, and all of the other Southern fixin’s you can think of! Make sure you get there early – they don’t take reservations!

Photo Credit: Mrs. Wilkes

The Olde Pink House Restaurant

Perhaps one of the most popular restaurants in Savannah is The Olde Pink House. It sits adjacent to Planters Inn and features Lowcountry cuisine in a gorgeous, sophisticated environment. It’s set in an old 18th Century mansion (Savannah’s only 18th-century mansion) and is truly a must-do if you’re in the area!

Photo Credit: The Olde Pink House Restaurant

Cotton & Rye

Cotton & Rye is another unique Savannah dining experience, located in an old 1950’s bank! This is a great spot to enjoy modern fusion with old classics such as “sausage and pate making, breads from scratch”, and more!

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Photo Credit: Cotton & Rye

Circa 1875 French Bistro

Located in Savannah’s Historic District, Circa 1875 is a French Bistro that’s serving up history, as well as delicious food. Something unique about this spot is their Gastro Pub which is original to its opening in 1875! For tons of history and delicious French food – check out Circa 1875!

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Photo Credit: Circa 1875

What to Do

Forsyth Park

Perhaps one of the most iconic spots in all of Savannah is Forsyth Park. Here you can find a large city park that spans 30 acres in the historic district of Savannah. This spot has something going on all the time such as farmer’s markets, basketball games, tennis games, soccer, frisbee, rugby, concerts, benefits, and more!

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Photo Credit: Visit Savannah

Savannah Historic District

Obviously when you visit Savannah you must visit the Historic District. This is an awesome spot to experience a bit of history, shop, eat, and stroll.

River Street

Another awesome stop on the river near the Historic District, East River Street is where you can find great restaurants, bars, sweet shops, and shopping.

Photo Credit: Visit Savannah

Chippewa Square

This spot in Savannah is full of rich history, beautiful homes, a museum, and a theater to enjoy. It’s a great place to roam around on those beautiful Savannah afternoons.

Photo Credit: Savannah.com

Ghost Tour

You can’t visit a haunted city and not do a ghost tour! Don’t be afraid – the Savannah ghost tours are fun and interesting especially Ghosts & Gravestones Savannah. On this tour, you’ll learn about Savannah’s history after its founding in 1733 after being built on Native American Burial Grounds – creepy right?

Savannah is full of awesome people, places, shops, and food and is the perfect spot for a weekend getaway! Before visiting make sure you know what you want to do – there truly is so much going on! Cheers.

Savannah Georgia
Photo Credit: Old Town Trolley Tours

Featured  Image Credit: Visit Savannah

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