Planning a girl’s weekend in Savannah? I’ve got your ultimate 48 hour travel guide to Savannah, Georgia where I show you where to stay, what to eat and what to do!
Whether you’re a busy mom of little ones like me, a single gal working 50+ hours a week or a retired empty nester, I think we can all agree: nothing beats a girl’s getaway!
Rich in history and full of Southern charm, I couldn’t wait to spend 48 hours exploring all of the best food and taking in the beauty of this coastal town on the Georgia coast.
After having such an incredible experience at the Andaz Scottsdale, I couldn’t wait to check out the Andaz Savannah located in the heart of downtown within walking distance of boutique shops, restaurants, bars and the river.
The eclectic boutique hotel offers modern guest rooms, artful décor and a relaxed urban vibe.
When visiting, be sure to carve out time to relax by the pool. The sunshine and warm weather was a welcome treat after the long Michigan winter we all experienced here in the north!
Once you’ve checked in, head to Blends Coffee Boutique to refuel after a long day of travel. Located on Broughton St., it’s the perfect starting point for your afternoon of exploration in Savannah.
From Blends, begin exploring all of the local boutique shops located throughout Savannah. We found that the city was extremely walkable and if it got too hot outside, there was always a fun, air conditioned shop waiting for us to pop inside and cool off.
After all that shopping, you’ll probably be in the mood for a sweet treat. There’s no better spot for fresh baked goods than Savannah’s very own Back in the Day Bakery! A 2015 James Beard Nominee, you can’t beat the vintage pastries and unique twists on traditional baked goods.
While you’re in the neighborhood, keep your eyes peeled for the beautiful murals sprinkled throughout.
Here’s a great guide to show you where you can find the many murals of Savannah.
Once you’ve had downtown back at the hotel to refresh and recharge, I suggest starting off your first evening with happy hour cocktails at Artillery Bar.
Offering beer, wine and craft cocktails, I was very impressed with the creative use of fresh herbs and other unique ingredients such as pickle juice in the “Bit of a Pickle” cocktail.
For dinner, I have two great options for you starting with The Public Kitchen & Bar located directly next door. Be sure to try the fried green tomatoes and crab cocktail – they were amazing!
If you’re looking for a more upscale dining experience, swing by Local 11 Ten. We were lucky enough to visit when they had lobster stuffed fried zucchini blossoms on the menu. They were as incredible as they sound!
After dinner, swing by Peregrin rooftop bar for a night cap and a snack to finish off night one in Savannah.
Do yourself a favor: order the frose! Perfectly balanced, not-too-sweet and frozen thick, it’s the ultimate drink to keep you cool on a hot Savannah evening.
Oh and if you love a good mural photo as much as we do, you’re in luck – Peregrin has their own photo opportunities in every direction on the rooftop!
It’s day two in Savannah which means it’s time for another cup of Joe! Peregrin rooftop bar is not to be missed during your visit to Savannah. The award winning coffee shop is centrally located in the heart of downtown Savannah. Fuel up – it’s time for a workout!
To get our blood flowing and start day two on the right foot, we decided to take a fun Yoga HIIT class at The Hub Savannah.
Offering yoga, spin and HIIT classes, you will love the friendly staff, spacious studio and conveniently located smoothie and juice bar located directly inside.
For lunch on day two in Savannah, get your seafood fix at The Savannah Seafood Shack. Casual, family-friendly and a little messy, it’s exactly what I look for when I visit a coastal town.
Pro Tip: Order the seafood cone with fried shrimp! It’s out of this world and so much fun to eat!
After lunch, it’s time to go on a dolphin tour around Tybee Island!
Family owned and operated since 1992, Captain Mike’s Dolphin Tours are the ultimate way to explore Tybee Island.
During our 90 minute cruise we saw at least 80 dolphins. It was truly a site to be seen.
Added bonus? There’s a bar next door where you can grab drinks to bring on board. The dolphin tour was the ultimate way to enjoy the sunshine.
Before dinner, it’s time to enjoy another beautiful Savannah rooftop bar: The Grove. Located in the heart of City Market, I highly recommend the glass of bubbles that comes with its very own homemade popsicle.
The shared plates were perfect for sharing and the cocktail menu offers a little something for everyone. This rooftop is not to be missed during your girl’s weekend in Savannah!
For dinner on your final evening in Savannah, be sure to book a table at Husk. Hands down the best meal of our entire visit, Executive Chef and Savannah native, Chris Hathcock, reinterprets the bounty of the surrounding area with ingredient-driven cuisine redefining what it means to cook and eat in the South.
Centrally located in the heart of Savannah’s Landmark Historic District, be sure to book your table ahead of time as this hot spot books up weeks and months in advance.
For brunch on day 3 in Savannah, head to The Collins Quarter.
Best known for their avocado toast, all of us enjoyed everything we ordered including salads, sandwiches and egg dishes.
After brunch, explore the many beautiful squares of Savannah with a casual walking tour of the city. Forsyth fountain is a must but truly everywhere you go you will find beauty, charm and breathtaking architecture.
Are you familiar with the phrase “Keeping up with the Jones’?” Well, it all started on Jones St. in Savannah!
After exploring this gorgeous street, it didn’t take much to figure out where the saying got started.
Check out these self-guided walking tours for maps and more information on where to walk throughout Savannah.
While I’m not a fan of trying to keep up with the Jones’ in real life, it sure was fun exploring Jones St. in Savannah.
Before heading home, it’s time for one final meal in Savannah at The Vault Kitchen and Market.
A renovated, local banking institution turned industrially chic eatery, the Asian inspired menu was full of my favorites including dumplings, seaweed salad and grilled calamari. A must during your visit to Savannah!
Needless to say, we had a blast in Savannah and I am already missing the southern charm and warm weather!
Your passport is waiting.
Disclosure: Visit Savannah provided our hotel accommodations. Photography by Alejandro Photography.
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