This post is sponsored by the Tennessee Department of Tourist Development. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Back in November, I took a day trip to Savannah. Not Savannah, Georgia but Savannah, Tennessee! I’ve never heard of this small town before but I was excited to travel there and take in all the small-town charm.
Let me tell you, there is so much magic and charm in this city. During my visit in late November, the residents had embraced the holiday cheer and every store and restaurant was decked out to the nines with their Christmas décor, hot chocolate, and popcorn. It was all so warm and cozy, it was almost like the town gave you a big hug as you walked around and took in the sights.
With all that in mind, read all about where to eat, shop and explore in Savannah, TN.
A Day Trip to Savannah, TN
The Outpost is a restaurant and general store and had the yummiest breakfast. The décor was so cozy and you felt like you were hanging out in a hunting lodge. The staff is also friendly, helpful, and happy to share their favorite items on the menu with you. My recommendation? The French toast or blueberry waffle!
When you’re out exploring and shopping on historic Main Street, stop by Selah Coffee for a caffeine jolt. Selah is a quiet spot where you can work or catch up with a friend over a cup of joe. I enjoyed the yummiest coffee s’mores drink while I was in there!
Located off a long and winding gravel road, Hagy’s is located off the Tennessee River. Bring your appetite because you’re going to get the best, home-cooked food with generous servings. Also, check out the hotel’s history, it’s so cool!
SpaLicious is a boutique filled with comfortable clothing, fabulous jewelry from Kendra Scott, and accessories from Vera Bradley. You can also find original artwork and handcrafted glass. It’s not just a boutique, as the name implies, it’s also a spa! They have hairstyling, nail art, massages, and manicures. What’s better than a spa day and shopping?!
Next to SpaLicious, you’ll find children’s boutique Hopscotch. I don’t have kids, but I wanted one of everything for my nephews! They have the cutest finds like jewelry, books, toys, and much more. While in there I picked up a few fun holiday gifts for family.
Further down Main Street is the new home boutique Nest. There you’ll find all sorts of home décor from pillows, blankets, pottery, candles, and baskets. Take your time when you walk around and talk to the adorable owners.
Another store on Main Street, Grisham’s had fine, high-quality clothing. There you’ll find men’s shirts, ties, jackets, and hats. I loved their selection of bow ties! Grisham’s also carried stylish and versatile women’s clothing and collegiate southern t-shirts. So, you can support your favorite football team in style!
This is not your typical pharmacy! When you walk in, it’s not unusual for a football game to be on the big screen TV and locals sitting on the leather couches catching up. In addition to being a pharmacy, this space has a wide selection of home décor, picture frames, and unique local gifts.
Who doesn’t love shoe shopping? I could have spent all day in K&T shoes looking through their wide selection of footwear. They had a better selection of cowboy boots than more stores on Broadway!
All Tennesseans should visit the Tennessee River Museum and learn about the history of the Tennessee River Valley. The tour starts at pre-historic life and takes you into post-war reconciliation with exhibits on Paleontology, Archaeology, Pioneers, Trail of Tears, War on the River, the Golden Age of Steamboats, Musseling, Early Crossings, and War and Remembrance. The exhibit takes about an hour to go through and has such interesting information. It captured my attention the entire exhibit!
There’s nothing better than a beautiful park on a brisk fall day! Located on a beautiful lake, Pickwick prides itself on its excellent water recreation. Don’t be surprised to see fishing, boating, and swimming on their grounds! If you don’t like water, you can also enjoy activities like golfing, disc golf, tennis and hiking. The park also has cabins, camping, and an inn if you wanted to stay and enjoy a weekend at the park. I enjoyed the Island Loop Trail, which was a nice 2.8-mile walk.
While I didn’t enjoy a show, I walked by the theatre and loved how it has been restored! Try to go when there’s a show if not just walk by and enjoy its gorgeous exterior!
As you can tell, a day in Savannah, TN is jam-packed with activities. This town has an energy that you can’t describe, you just need to experience it for yourself. Savannah is a short 2-hour drive from Nashville and 2 hours from Memphis. Whether you’re driving through or need a quiet getaway, Savannah, TN is a fun adventure that’s outside the ordinary!