How To Spend a Weekend in Savannah, Georgia

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Savannah, Georgia is one of the hottest destinations in the South. The city, dripping in picturesque Spanish moss and Southern charm, is perfect for history buffs, a girls’ trip, and family vacations. Check out this weekend itinerary to make your trip to Savannah a memorable vacation.

Savannah Day 1

Start your Savannah, Georgia weekend off right with brunch at B Matthew’s Eatery. B Matthew’s is a popular restaurant in the heart of Historic Downtown Savannah featuring a beautiful vintage space with exposed-brick walls. Their menu offers fresh, seasonal, and local Southern-inspired cuisine, and you can start your day with a pitcher of mimosas.

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After brunch, explore the beauty of Savannah. Savannah is known for its historic squares, which are quaint spaces of greenery, historic statues, and plenty of Spanish moss, where you can relax and enjoy the serenity. There are 22 squares throughout the city, and you can explore them all if you’re feeling adventurous.

Probably the most famous of Savannah’s squares is Chippewa Square. This square is located right in the center of all the downtown action and is where Forrest Gump sat and compared life to a box of chocolates.

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While you tour the city, be sure to do some local shopping. Those interested in art will thrill in visiting shopSCAD where you can buy artwork from local students at the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD). If you’re in need of a snack, stop in at Chocolat by Adam Turoni, a cute little chocolate shop in the heart of Savannah’s Historic District that is designed to look like a small library. Chocolat offers signature chocolate creations, like a chocolate truffle with 24 karat gold dust on top.

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For dinner, see if you can score seats at the trendy Cow by Bear, a dinner party experience where you share a table with strangers and leave as friends. The dinner features a 5-course meal with complimentary wine pairings, all served by Chef Bear, an Alaskan brown bear known for his pop-up events (it’s, of course, just a chef in a costume, but this is a fun gimmick you’ll be talking about for weeks!).

Savannah, Georgia also has a bustling bar scene, making it a hotspot for bachelor and bachelorette parties in the South. Get a taste of Savannah’s nightlife by sampling some of the city’s most popular bars. Jen’s & Friends is known for its dessert drinks, like chocolate martinis, while Top Deck allows for a great view of the Savannah River from its cozy rooftop bar.

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Savannah Day 2

Your second day in Savannah starts out with brunch at Fox & Fig Café. This vegan café features a plant-based menu crafted from seasonal and locally-sourced ingredients. They also have a full service espresso bar to help you start your day of adventure, and a pastry case filled with delicious desserts.

Venture out of the Savannah, Georgia Historic District for a 15-minute drive to the Wormsloe Historic Site to see one of the most beautiful estates in Savannah. Wormsloe Plantation was established by one of Georgia’s founders, Noble Jones. The iconic 1.5 mile oak-lined drive takes you up to the historic site’s museum and hiking trails, which lead through the forest to the ruins of Jones’ fortified house, the oldest standing structure in Savannah.

Wormsloe Plantation

For dinner, eat at The Public Kitchen & Bar, serving up farm-to-table comfort foods in a vibrant, modern setting. Their outdoor patio offers great people-watching and a chance to enjoy the fresh, Southern air.

End your Savannah, Georgia vacation with a ghost tour, chauffeured in a retired hearse.Savannah’s Hearse Ghost Tours use real hearses to drive you around the Historic District and show you Savannah’s haunted past. The hearses are open-topped and you sit in seats that bounce and swivel, making it a great alternative to a walking tour. The tours cover plenty of ground, giving you lots of history, dark stories, and a trip past some of the most gorgeous old houses of the city’s Historic and Victorian districts.

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This article was written by Paige Watts of Paige Minds the Gap

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