Travel Guide: Perfect Long Weekend in Savannah, GA

Travel Guide: Perfect Long Weekend in Savannah, GA

Before February of this year, I had never been to Savannah and now I’ve been back twice. Last fall, my parents were looking into buying their first investment property and Savannah was at the top of the list – it’s the number 1 rental property city in the US! It’s also one of the oldest, most historical cities in the country, making it the coolest + cutest + most interesting place to visit! Did I mention there’s also a river and beach? The city has it all!

WHERE TO STAY

First things first when planning a trip is deciding where to stay! My parent’s 3-story townhome + carriage home sits right on Liberty Street in the heart of the historic district. It’s around the corner from the gorgeous Lafayette Square and a 10-minute walk to downtown, the city market, and the river boardwalk. It can be rented out in 3 separate units or as one if you have a large group (it sleeps 14 total.) * Don’t worry, each floor has its own private entrance so no matter which one you rent, you’ll have your own access. Here’s the run down of all 3 units and I’ve linked them to Airbnb. MESSAGE THE HOST BEFORE RENTING & MENTION SCHIKE15 FOR 15% OFF YOUR STAY!

*If you want to rent all 3 for a weekend, you’ll just have to inquire on one of the units and message the host to let them know you want the whole house. This way they can give you one reservation instead of 3 separate reservations. 

Garden Home (First story):

1 bed + queen pullout | 1 bath | full kitchen | sleeps 2-4 

Main Home (Second & third story):

2 bed + king pull out | 2.5 bath | full kitchen | sleeps 4-6 

Carriage home (above garage, private street entrance):

1 bed + queen pullout | 1 bath | full kitchen | sleeps 2-4 

WHERE TO DRINK

This is the second most popular question because the unofficial motto of the city is “No drink left behind!” That’s right – you can walk the cobblestone streets and see the whole city with a cocktail, glass of wine, or beer in hand. It’s so fun and makes the whole weekend more fun.

Favorites Bars + Places for a Drink

  • Rocko Lounge 
  • Mint to be Mojitos
  • Wet Willys
  • Ally Cat Lounge 
  • Peregrin Rooftop 
  • Mcdonoughs Karaoke
  • Electric Moon Rooftop 
  • Abes

WHERE TO EAT

Savannah is actually a little foodie town, too. There’s so much character to each restaurant and the cuisine is diverse, with amazing seafood, steakhouses, and of course healthy, vegan options. 

Cafes / Treats

  • Shuga Girl
  • Fox and Fig Vegan Cafe 
  • Leopolds Ice Cream
  • Mirabelle Cafe
  • Blends Coffee Boutique 

Brunch + Lunch 

  • Collins Quarter 
  • The Fitzroy
  • Maple Street Biscuit Company 
  • Goose Feathers 
  • Funky Brunch 
  • J Christopher’s 

Dinner 

  • Vics on the River 
  • Collins Quarter 
  • Olde Pink House (dine in the basement)
  • Belford’s 
  • Treylor Park
  • The Grey 

WHAT TO DO

The best part about Savannah is just roaming around and getting lost in the cobblestone streets, enjoying the views of the Savannah river, and popping into the hundreds of cafes and bars. However, I’ve got a few recs if you’re looking for fun for the whole family!

Visit All 22 Squares 

Savannah is known for their squares – 22 of them to be exact! The squares are little parks with historical monuments, open grass, huge live oak trees covered with the famous Spanish moss, gorgeous fountains, and cobblestone streets leading to adorable cafes and bars. Every square is unique with their character and meaning and it’s so fun visiting them all! 

Boozy Ghost Tour through the City

What comes with the title of being the most historical city in the US is also the title of spookiest! Savannah was the center of the civil war and there’s moments of history on every corner, including ghosts. A fun thing to do at night is take a ghost tour to hear the stories! If you want to make it even more fun, do a boozy one which starts at a brewery downtown and makes bar stops along the way!

Shopping on Broughton 

Broughton Street is one of the most famous streets in Savannah, filled with boutiques, and cafes. You can spend hours on Broughton popping into shops and of course, getting a sweet treat at the famous Leupold’s Ice Cream!

Beach Day at Tybee Beach

Savannah sits right on the Savannah River and inner coastal waterway. Just a short 15-20 minutes away is Tybee BeAch. With white sand and warm water, it’s the best place to spend a few hours getting some sun away.

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