What to do in Savannah, GA

Don’t know what to do in Savannah? Let me help you out, my friend. I get it, there are a lot of things to see and do in Savannah.  It can be overwhelming. First of all, ride the trolley! Then proceed to Broughton street and these must-do things below.

 

6 Places to Go in Savannah, GA

 

These are the places I absolutely must go whenever I hit up downtown Savannah.

 

1. Lulu’s Chocolate Bar

 

What to do in Savannah, GA.

Have you ever been to a chocolate bar? Did you even know there’s such a thing as a chocolate cocktail? If decadent cakes and dessert cocktails are your thang, then Lulu’s Savannah is the place to go. So many amazing, sinfully delicious choices.

Tip: they have a killer cheese plate that you need in your life. Trust me.

 

2. World of Beer

 

What to do in Savannah, GA.

If you’re looking for craft beer in Savannah, you absolutely must visit the World of Beer. With hundreds of beers from around the world and design-your-own flights, WOB is a must-do on Broughton St. Hands-down one of the best attractions in downtown Savannah.

Tip: They don’t offer food in-house at this location but if you ask they will provide menus to local eats that have agreed to deliver to WOB.

 



3. The Spice and Tea Exchange

 

What to do in Savannah, GA.

So many smells to smell! Not only are there fantastic tea blends available, there are also flavored salts and sugars. The walls are lined with jars with cork lids that you’re allowed to sniff to your sniffer’s content. The one thing that you MUST smell is the black truffle sea salt. I’m pretty sure this is what heaven smells like.

 

Tip: Usually samples of one or two kinds of tea are available in the center of the store.

 

4. The Savannah Bee Company

 

What to do in Savannah, GA.

First of all, get in line for long string of free honey samples. So good.  When you’re done with that head to the back of the store of $5 honey mead tasting. I promise you’ll leave with a bottle of mead.

This Savannah honey company has a great story and is definitely a business to support.

Tip: Don’t miss their other amazing products. My favorite lip balm of all time is the Savannah Bee Lavendar Rosemary lip balm. I brought two with me to India and made my BFF promise to send me more if I run out.

 

5. The Paris Market

 

What to do in Savannah, GA.
Or, as I like to call it, the Pinterest in Real Life Store. The Paris Market in Savannah is gorgeous and one for wandering through. Everything is just so PRETTY. It’s a great place for finding decor inspiration.

Tip: There’s a ground floor and a lower level. Near the back of the store of the ground floor are many tester bottles of very swanky (read: expensive) lotions and perfumes. Treat yo self!

 



6. Civvies Thrift Store

 

What to do in Savannah, GA.

This ain’t your mama’s thrift store. It’s super hip and I never feel cool enough to be there. But I go anyway. If you love vintage, recycled clothing, you definitely need to spend a few minutes playing dress up at Civvies.

 

Tip: Don’t miss the sign. The entrance from the street takes you straight up a flight of stairs and to the store which is on the second floor.


So that’s the big six – my favorite stuff to do Savannah. All but Lulu’s is located conveniently on Broughton St. But never fear, it’s just around the corner.

 

Have you been to any of these places? What’s your favorite thing to do in Savannah?

 

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If You Only Have One Night In Savannah

Recently Jeremy and I jaunted off to Savannah for a night away from the kiddos. I have only recently discovered the amazing, historic downtown Savannah and I am absolutely in love. I can’t believe grew up 2 hours from this treasure trove and never explored it.

 

My only complaint is that there are too many things to do in Savannah!

 

If you only have one night in Savannah, do this.

 

If you only have one night in Savannah:

 

 

I was so excited about this trip. I planned my little heart out for our two days and one nights worth of Savannah. Planning for trips is one of my love languages. I love to get organized and do the research. What you see below you is a nerdy work of art. After tons of research I found and printed a map of Savannah’s historic district. I then labeled the map with all of the most important places I wanted to visit, complete with a key at the bottom of the nap. Go ahead, be jealous.

 

how to plan for a trip

Tip: I found a hotel in Savannah’s historic district on Groupon. I also snagged 42% off trolley tours in Savannah on Groupon.

 

There were a ton of choices but we went with the most affordable hotel that would keep us in the historic district. I wanted to check in and then be able to stay on foot for the rest of the trip.

 

Historic trolley rides! I cannot get enough of historic trolley rides. I’m not usually much of a history buff but if I’m going to wander around an old city I want the deets!

 

If you are going to a historic city, take the trolley ride!

 

Tip: Not only will you fall in love with Savannah more by learning about it’s history, you’ll find restaurants and businesses along the ride to make note of and seek out later.

 

During our trolley ride I spied a tiny adorable yarn shop called The Frayed Knot that I made my way back to. It was darling and filled with fancy yarns that this beginner crocheter has no business picking up. But I did find something my speed on a 50% off table.

 

yarn

We also learned about the Owens-Thomas house during our trolley tour and decided to explore it further. It’s an incredibly interesting house built in 1819.

 

Owens Thomas House Savannah

Bonus: when we asked about their military discount we learned that (for now in 2015) it’s completely free to active duty or veterans and their families. The same deal is true for the Telfair Acadamy and the Jepson Center which are both art museums. During my pre-planning phase of the trip I had wanted to check out the Telfair Acadamy so it was a nice surprise to get free admission.

 

The only pictures we took on the whole trip were at the Telfair Acadamy so that we could show our fourteen year old (the artist) some of the exhibits.

 

Telfair Academy

Anyway, we had a great time. Sometimes you just need a night away, amirite? And even better if it’s in an amazing city like Savannah. We would have to stay at least solid week to explore all of the old mansions, churches, and cemeteries. Not to mention the shops and restaurants. Sigh. I can’t wait to go back.

 

Have you ever been to Savannah?

 



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