For someone who resides just four hours away in Atlanta, I don't get to Savannah, Georgia nearly enough as I'd like. It's an amazing place to spend time: whether it's just a few hours on your way to Florida, or for a much longer stay. You can easily fill your time just with shops and restaurants, but for those looking for things to do in Savannah Georgia, you'll want to check out my super structured itinerary below.
Back in August, Rich and I took a quick getaway to Savannah for the long weekend. His fav was the kayaks, mine was (obvi) the Segway tour…which is quickly becoming a tradition of ours in each place we visit.
Things to Do In Savannah Georgia – Our Long Weekend Itinerary
Day 1 – (Friday) “History Day”
Breakfast – Goose Feathers Cafe – SO, so good and really laid back. Rich's favorite breakfast spot. We ate there two days in a row (no judgements!) If you want a trendier brunch try Cotton & Rye.
AM – To soak up the most of the city's history I recommend a guided tour. We did this 90 minute Segway tour. (Highly recommend. Go in the morning when it is not as hot. The guides are fun and FULL of trivia about Savannah.) There's also the full day “hop on, hop off” Savannah Trolley Tour. It covers many of the places we visited on our Segways, but of course you can go inside. Be sure to check out:
- Bonaventure Cemetery
- Owens Thomas House
- Juliette Gordon Lowe Birthplace
- Mercer Williams House
Snack – We typically don't eat lunch on vacation. Instead, we'll do a big, late breakfast and then dinner at our normal time. I'm a big snacker though, so we hit up world famous Leopold's Ice Cream. There's often a line out the door, but when we visited it wasn't too bad.
PM – Shopping on Broughton Street and visiting Antique Stores.
Dinner – We got dressed up and went to dinner at the Olde Pink House. The food is great, but it's also cool to walk around in all of the rooms in this 200+ year old mansion. In December 2018 there was a fire so it's closed as of this article posting, but there are plans for it to reopen in Spring 2019. (Try Elizabeth's on 37th for a similar fine dining experience!)
Post-Dinner – We did a Ghost Tour. I won't say which one since it wasn't that great, but there are more options here. It was fun in a campy way, but I think I really wanted to be genuinely scared. Do they even still do tours like that any more? Then after the tour we enjoyed decadent, dessert-like martinis as Jen's and Friends.
Saturday – “Chill Day”
Coffee – The Sentient Bean. More coffee suggestions on the city of Savannah's own website here.
Early Lunch – Line up early (like before 11 AM) for family-style dining at Mrs. Wilkes' Dining Room.
PM – We grabbed beers (for Rich) at Moon River Brewing then we ventured over the Lighthouse on Tybee Island for the epic views. It was a cute (not to mention budget friendly) excursion.
Dinner – I never would've thought one of the BEST Italian meals I've ever had would be in Savannah, Georgia but here we are. Bella Napoli Bistro (on State Street) is billed as a Pizzeria, but it's got classic Italian dishes that rival many of the ones we had when we were actually in Italy. I think there are few things better than when a meal you plan on being mediocre ends up far surpassing all your expectations.
Post Dinner – After dinner drinks at The Alley Cat Lounge.
Sunday – “Nature Day”
AM – We only had the half day before heading back to Atlanta, so we got up early and did a kayak tour with Moon River Kayak Tour. We saw dolphins! Actual dolphins and lots of other birds and wildlife. Bring water and sunscreen as this outfit provides just the gear and the guide. The weather was perfect and this is just the right amount of time (activity-wise) to really soak up the last of Savannah before you depart.
Afternoon – Head home.
Additional Restaurants & Things to Do in Savannah Georgia
- Tubby's Seafood
- The Grey
- Zunzi's Takeout and Catering
- More activities
What am I missing? What else is fun to do in Savannah? Leave your comment below!