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48 Hours in Savannah: The Perfect Girl’s Weekend

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!

4 girls walking through Savannah Georgia

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!

Savannah Architecture

After having such a blast with friends in Charleston and Austin, I couldn’t wait to bring my gal pals to another new-to-me city: Savannah, Georgia!

Savannah Church

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.

Andaz Savannah Hotel

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.

Andaz Savannah Hotel 1

The eclectic boutique hotel offers modern guest rooms, artful décor and a relaxed urban vibe.

Savannah Andaz Hotel Pool

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!

Blends Coffee Savannah1

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.

Clothing Store 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.

The Paris Shop

A few of my favorite boutique shops in Savannah include Copper Penny, RMC Boutique, Joseph’s Clothier, The Paris Market and Carlisle of York.

Back in the Day Bakery Savannah

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.

Savannah Bees Mural

While you’re in the neighborhood, keep your eyes peeled for the beautiful murals sprinkled throughout.

Stacy Liz Car Mural
Liz Downtown Savannah Mural

Here’s a great guide to show you where you can find the many murals of Savannah.

Artillery Bar 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.

Liz Cocktails 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.

Public Kitchen Savannah

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!

Local 11Ten Savannah

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!

Peregrin Rooftop Bar Snacks

After dinner, swing by Peregrin rooftop bar for a night cap and a snack to finish off night one in Savannah.

The Peregrin Group of Girls

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.

Group of Girls at Peregrin

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!

The Coffee

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!

The Hub Savannah Yoga HIIT

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.

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.

Savannah Seafood Shack Fried Oysters

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.

Savannah Seafood Shack Cone

Pro Tip: Order the seafood cone with fried shrimp! It’s out of this world and so much fun to eat!

Dolphin Tour Boat Ride

After lunch, it’s time to go on a dolphin tour around Tybee Island!

Lighthouse Tybee Island

Family owned and operated since 1992, Captain Mike’s Dolphin Tours are the ultimate way to explore Tybee Island.

Dolphin Tour Boat Tybee Island

During our 90 minute cruise we saw at least 80 dolphins. It was truly a site to be seen.

Group Dolphin Tour

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.

The Grove Rooftop Bar Savannah

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.

Grove Savannah Rooftop Appetizers
Group Grove Rooftop

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!

Husk Restaurant 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.

Husk Restaurant Savannah Dinner

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.

Collins Quarter Savannah

For brunch on day 3 in Savannah, head to The Collins Quarter.

Collins Quarter Savannah Brunch

Best known for their avocado toast, all of us enjoyed everything we ordered including salads, sandwiches and egg dishes.

Savannah Fountain Group Photo

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.

Liz Savannah Houses

Are you familiar with the phrase “Keeping up with the Jones’?” Well, it all started on Jones St. in Savannah!

Girls Getaway Savannah

After exploring this gorgeous street, it didn’t take much to figure out where the saying got started.

Liz Savannah Stairs

Check out these self-guided walking tours for maps and more information on where to walk throughout Savannah.

Girls Laughing on Steps

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.

Vault Restaurant Savannah

Before heading home, it’s time for one final meal in Savannah at The Vault Kitchen and Market.

Vault Asian Restaurant Savannah


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!

Liz Laughing at Door

Needless to say, we had a blast in Savannah and I am already missing the southern charm and warm weather!

Liz Savannah Green Gate

Your passport is waiting.

Disclosure: Visit Savannah provided our hotel accommodations. 

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Liz DellaCroce

Liz Della Croce is the creator and author of The Lemon Bowl, a healthy food blog. Since 2010, Liz has been sharing delicious recipes that just so happen to be healthy. By using real ingredients with an emphasis on seasonality, Liz has built a growing audience of loyal readers who crave good food for their families.

11 Comments

  1. My Wife will really love this! I hope she enjoys it as much with me this time since she’s been to Savannah last year with her gal pals! I think this is one of the best hotels in Savannah right now, and I also saw this on https://www.visitsavannah.com/hotels-motels where I usually get my information on hotels and itineraries to do when I’m there!

  2. Beautiful trip for awesome girls! I remember our girls’ vacation in savannah, our favorite place to relieve all the stresses. We always shop at the city market, eat great food at The famous Olde Pink House restaurant, and visited several historical places. We’ve seen a lot through https://www.visitsavannah.com/hotels-motels the best hotels in savannah ga but we always prefer The Andaz because of its artful décor, relaxed urban vibe, and new South sophistication.

  3. Looks like you girls had an amazing time! I love Savannah!! So much charm and definitely one of my favorite cities! I couldn’t get enough of just wandering around through all the different squares, admiring the homes, the Spanish moss trees. I absolutely love all the ghost tours. My favorite restaurants there are The Pirate’s House, The Lady and Sons, and Leopold’s and staying at the Andaz was quite the experience. So glad to have found them through https://www.visitsavannah.com/places-to-stay while searching for the best hotels in savannah ga right before our trip. What a great gem Savannah is!!!!

  4. Love your post and soooooo agree with all of your recommendations! Cheers! Next time come further south to St. Simons Island, Ga!

  5. What an awesome trip! Love Savannah…can’t wait to go back. Hubby and I drove to Savannah after dropping our youngest off at college. You visited many of our favs. I think its time to return that was seven years ago.

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