Feels so good to be sharing another fun travel guide this week! Memorial Day weekend we did a girls weekend to Savannah, Georgia and had such a fun time in this beautiful city! Breaking down our itinerary and all the spots we dined and drank at while in town below!
TRAVEL GUIDE: SAVANNAH, GEORGIA
WHERE TO STAY
We decided to do a hotel for this trip as there was only four of us and wanted to make sure we had a pool as well for the Georgia heat. We chose The Alida, which is a newer hotel located near the river. We LOVED the hotel as they had daily wine and cookie happy hour, a great pool set up with delicious drinks and food options, a rooftop bar and a restaurant. Our only complaint would be that because of COVID, they only clean the rooms after your fourth day. They brought fresh towels and anything else you needed when requested but would not do anything other than that. Other than that, we were great walking distance to downtown and really enjoyed our stay there.
WHERE TO EAT AND DRINK
Our favorite meal of the trip, The Olde Pink House is a Savannah classic. We ended up putting our name early and had a late dinner outside so if you aren’t able to make a reservation, definitely try to get there early! We had an amazing meal of seafood favorites, homemade biscuits and fried chicken. All the Southern classics!
The Grey is one of the best restaurants in Savannah and we were so glad we were able to experience it for cocktail hour! Located in an old Greyhound bus station, you can choose to do the pre-fixe dinner menu or cocktails and small plates in their bar area. We decided to do that and got in early right after they opened and loved all the unique drinks and plates we had!
We dined at this gorgeous seafood spot our first night and LOVED the decor and food. We split a ton of different small plates and it was a gorgeous space to kick off our trip!
The Collins Quarter is a favorite for brunch but we did happy hour here with a cheese board and gorgeous cocktails and it was one of our favorite meals of the trip!
For a fun afternoon rooftop drink, head to this cute spot right in town to cool off with one of their adult Capri Suns or other fun drinks!
On top of our hotel is this gorgeous rooftop bar! They have fun Mean Girls themed cocktails and the space is really beautiful with great views of the city.
Our favorite rooftop of the weekend though was the Peregrin on top of the Perry Lane Hotel. It had amazing views, lots of space and was the perfect place for fun cocktails to watch the sunset.
Rhett was another great spot in our hotel for brunch or dinner. We had a late night dinner there and the food was awesome. If exploring down by the river, definitely recommend.
This adorable shop/coffee shop was a favorite to grab coconut lavender lattes and pastries. It does get very crowded but there were so many cool pieces to shop and look at it while we waited.
Another cute coffee shop was Mirabelle, which is located more in the Historic district near SCAD. We had iced coffees but were very intrigued by their waffle menu too!
If looking for smoothies or acai bowls, we loved what we picked up from Art’s. Also located on SCAD’s campus, they had a ton of healthy and refreshing options.
We were dying of thirst in the Southern heat and finding this adorable popsicle spot was the best! They had so many delicious flavors and they also sell during the Farmer’s Market if you get to catch that during your trip!
For brunch, we dined at the popular Little Duck Diner. It was super busy so definitely get there early to put your name in. The menu is a mix of Asian and classic diner dishes, such as grilled cheeses and pancakes, so definitely something for everyone!
Another great bar spot was The Fitzroy. We grabbed rooftop drinks here our first night and then came back for espresso martinis the next, which were so good.
Leopold’s is a famous ice cream spot in Savannah that was PACKED when we arrived on Sunday night. The line was blocks long and over a hour wait but you can preorder for pickup pints to go, which we did and were in and out in 20 minutes!
We were starving when we first arrived and popped in this oyster spot and bar for some Southern snacks and drinks. They’re known for their frozen drinks so highly recommend to pick up to walk around with as Savannah has an open container law. Drinks to go can’t be beat on vacation!
Near the river is a whole new development called Plant Riverside with shops, restaurants and activities. We dined at their Mexican spot our last night and loved the food and drinks but the service wasn’t the best so recommend if not a crowded night!
WHAT TO DO
Walk Around The Historic District
One of my favorite parts about Savannah was the gorgeous homes and parks. We spent a morning walking around taking in Forsyth Park and all of the beautiful homes in the area. With fresh magnolias and gardenia blooming and the Savannah moss trees, it was straight out of a movie!
We discovered so many adorable places to shop while in Savannah. Some favorites included Courtland and Co. for beautiful linens and home pieces, Asher and Rye for home and design ideas, Hannah E. and The Edition Shop for gorgeous clothing and accessories and Savannah Bee Company for a fun honey souvenir.
Go On A Ghost or Historic Tour
Savannah is full of history, including spooky ghost stories! They are so many tours to do from walking to trolley tours so find the one that’s best for you and your group!
Head To The Beach
Due to a hangover (ha!) and bad traffic we didn’t get to make the drive over to Tybee Island for a beach day but definitely on our list for next time! Only about 30 minutes away, have heard great things about the fun beach town.