Frontdesk is excited to show you around one of our newest cities: Savannah, GA! Savannah has endless sights to see and things to do. To help in planning your visit to this beautiful and historic city, we’ve put together a guide with all of our top recommendations!
The Historic District is the hub of downtown and has historic landmarks around every corner. The streets are filled with museums, monuments, parks, restored 18th-century homes, shops, and dining. Take a stroll down the cobblestone streets and soak up all of the history and beauty.
This artsy, hip district was established in the late 1990s by two Savannah College of Art and Design students. The neighborhood is rooted in creativity and collaboration. The streets are bustling with galleries, boutiques, and entertainment venues. Stop into the Starland District if you’re interested in shopping for vintage clothes, vinyl records, or original art.
Located only 20 minutes from downtown, many refer to Tybee Island as Savannah’s beach. This neighborhood is filled with pastel homes and oceanfront condos. Tybee Island is the place to go if you’re looking to spend time at the beach, kayak, or paddleboard.
What to Do
Dating back to the 1940s, Forsyth Park spans across 30 acres of the Historic District of Savannah. The fountain at the center of the park is one of the most iconic landmarks in the city. The park is home to Farmer’s markets, a concert venue, playgrounds, basketball and tennis courts, and a coffee shop.
Photo Courtesy of Old Town Trolley Tours (Savannah) Facebook Page
Trolley tours in Savannah offer a complete overview of everything there is to know about the city! There are several tour options offered daily including Old Town Trolley Tours and Comedy Tours. Being America’s most haunted city, they also have Ghost Tours. These “hop-on, hop-off” tours allow you to learn the history of Savannah while seeing all the city has to offer!
Photo Courtesy of Davenport House Museum Facebook Page
House Museum Tours
With all the history behind this city, it’s no surprise that house museums are a staple for visitors. There are nearly 20 house museums that all offer something different. Some are designed to show art, while others show a look into the past. A few of the top house museums in the city include Mercer-Williams House, Davenport House, and Sorrel-Weed House.
With a line waiting at the door each day, it’s no secret that lunch at Mrs. Wilkes Dining Room is one of the best in town! Mrs. Wilkes Dining Room offers a unique dining experience by serving family-style meals at communal tables. This historic Southern diner has been family-owned since 1943 and continues to be a popular lunch spot.
Savannah Specialty: Oysters
Savannah is a city that loves oysters, so it’s no surprise that they are served at nearly every restaurant in the city. One of our favorite stops for oysters is Sorry Charlie’s. This casual seafood spot features a raw bar, southern specialties, and craft cocktails.
Savannah, Georgia is a lively city home to many bars great for drinking, dancing, and live music. A few of our favorites in the city include Wet Willies, Alley Cat Lounge, and the Artillery Bar. Each bar has its own story and personality but they are all filled with unique cocktails and wide beer selections.
Photo Courtesy of Wet Willie’s Savannah, GA River Street Facebook Page
Best Way to Get Around
Transportation in Savannah couldn’t be easier! The DOT offers a fare-free service to get around downtown Savannah. The shuttles run every 10 minutes through 24 stops. Hop on the Savannah Belles Ferry and get a unique perspective offshore. The ferry provides transportation from downtown’s riverwalk and Hutchinson Island. Uber and Lyft are also easily accessible.