Travel Guide: Savannah

Four words: Savannah is stupid cute.

The first time I visited Savannah was several years ago while on vacation in Hilton Head with my husband’s family.  My husband had been going there on day trips with his family his entire life, but as a newbie, I wasn’t prepared for the charm this city had to offer. The brightly colored mansions, Spanish Moss, slow, quiet living, and the beautiful landscape just took my breath away. We recently went back for a brief trip and it was exactly what I needed to sneak away from the cold and gray skies as Ohio rounds out its winter.  There’s a lot to do in Savannah, but you can easily knock out a full itinerary in a weekend.

Getting there

Savannah, Georgia is charming, beautiful and best of all easy and pretty affordable to get to. Budget airlines like Allegiant fly out of Cleveland nonstop to Savannah as low as $50 one-way. Sign up for alerts or emails to get the best deals.

Staying there

There’s plenty of Airbnb lodging in Savannah, however we stayed at the incredible Kimpton Brice Hotel located in the Historic District and near the river walk. Highly recommend this hotel!

Getting around

You’re definitely going to want to explore this stunning city on foot. However, you can hop on one of the trolleys or catch an Uber to get around.

Eat at The Olde Pink House

With a near perfect rating online, this place came highly recommended. Plus I mean, look at it. It’s pink! I could spend my entire afternoon taking pictures of this place. Definitely make reservations in advance.

Eat at Sisters of the New South

For years, my husband’s family would go to Mrs. Wilkes for family style southern feasts. One year we decided we didn’t want to spend our afternoon waiting in line for a table and happened to come across Sisters of the New South. This place is a quick 10 minute Uber ride away from downtown. It’s certainly not known for its ambiance but the food will knock your socks off.

Visit the Squares and Froysth Park

Savannah is known for its squares and parks. As you’re walking around the Historic District, take a moment to relax in one of the parks and admire the city’s beauty.

Hang out at the Bohemian Hotel’s rooftop bar

This was some of the most fun we had on our last trip in Savannah. The Bohemian Hotel is a posh hotel with a rooftop bar with an incredible view of the river.

Spend an afternoon on the River Walk

Shop local, grab some appetizers at one of the restaurants, and watch the ships go by on the river.

Shop local on Broughton Street

Tons of great local shops, boutiques, and theaters. If the line isn’t wrapped around the block, you can grab some ice cream at Leopold’s.

Have you ever been to Savannah? Share your favorite destinations in the comments!