St Joseph Candler
Savannah is a rich Southern city steeped in culture, history, and adventure, and you can explore it all via local transportation. There’s a bike rental system, 15 fixed bus routes, trolleys, free shuttles, and a ferry to help you get around the city. And once you find your transportation method, the city of Savannah awaits for you to explore.
There are several distinct areas of Savannah, each bursting with its own charm and characteristics. Centuries of history, 100 restaurants, and 22 park squares are part of Historic District, while the Starland section is hip, hopping, and artsy.
Venture to Moon River and you’ll be in the quaint marine area with its forest trails and salt marshes. Savannah is also one of the most haunted cities in the states, and you can take a ghost tour to catch a few spirits, either on a trolley or on foot.
Last but not least, the events in Savannah have made it one of the most liveliest places in Georgia. Some of the highlights include the Savannah Children’s Book Festival, the Savannah Music Festival, and the Tybee Island Pirate Fest.
Learn more about Savannah at the official city website and explore the area at the county website.
Shopping destinations abound in Savannah with options that will delight even the most discriminating shopper. From chic boutiques to cozy home decor stores to the practical department stores we know and love, there’s something for all. There are great shops throughout the city and several shopping districts are a must-see.
River Street is a cobblestone street with former cotton warehouses that have been turned into bustling shops for antiques, candy, gifts, souvenirs, and much more, while City Market is the go-to spot for clothing, art, and artisan pieces.
Broughton Street is home to some of the most beloved thrift stores along with a handful of brand names like Banana Republican and J. Crew, but Whitaker has clothing too, with local boutiques for trendy fashion.
Savanna’s cuisine and spirits are world-famous and extremely diverse. Sink your teeth into extra-crispy fried chicken, authentic shrimp and grits, finger-licking-good barbecue and so much more.
- Collins Quarter - Collins Quarter is a must for brunch lovers! The Collins Quarter is known for its extensive coffee menu, including local favorites like the spiced lavender mocha. This restaurant is so lively and fun, you’ll find yourself lingering in conversation long after you’ve finished your meal.
- Crystal Beer Parlor - Crystal Beer Parlor is Savannah’s second oldest restaurant. The building was erected in the early 1900s, and The Crystal opened in 1933, becoming one of the first American eating establishments to serve alcohol after the repeal of Prohibition. This pub and restaurant serves American cuisine and has almost 30 beers on tap. It’s definitely an “off the beaten path” favorite of many locals.
- Six Pence Pub - Located on Chippewa Square, this cozy pub is perfect for those craving English-style comfort food. Six Pence Pub is known as the most authentic English pub in Georgia. You may recognize it from the 1995 film "Something to Talk About" starring Julia Roberts! Six Pence Pub‘s large craft beer selection, tasty comfort food and bright red vintage telephone booth make this pub one-of-a-kind.