A few months ago, my mom and I took a mother/daughter trip as an early Mother’s Day gift to Savannah, GA. We both had never been before and had the best time in this magical city. So I created a Savannah travel guide to share with you!
One thing that stood out about Savannah was the people. Every single person we talked to was so friendly and helpful. We didn’t meet any snarky or unfriendly people during our time there! We also loved the city vibes, food, and history. It was the perfect spot for a mother/daughter trip.
Today I’m breaking down all we did in our two days there. Buckle your seatbelts because it’s a lot!
The Ultimate Savannah Travel Guide
WHERE TO STAY
We stayed at the Kimpton Brice Hotel. You can check out my full recap here. We were able to valet our car and we didn’t get it out once! We were able to walk everywhere.
WHERE TO SHOP
Byrd’s Famous Cookies
I’d be lying if I didn’t say that we stopped in here for souvenirs and I mostly just got cookies for myself. Their chocolate chip cookies were my favorite!
Cinnamon Bear Country Store
This was the cutest little store with nic nacs. The one we shopped was in City Market.
Window Shop on Broughton Street
Broughton Street is close to City Market and has shops like Free People, Michael Kors, Anthropologie, Loft, etc. Enjoy a sunny day with a little window shopping!
Savannah’s Candy Kitchen
If you have a sweet tooth, stop by for caramel apples and all the candy your heart could want! I definitely stocked up on my favorite fudge and chocolate-covered raisins.
Wolf Gang Bakery
I can’t go to a new city without getting something for my fur babies! I was able to stop by and get some treats for my girls. They also have the cutest collars and bandanas!
WHERE TO EAT
This pub was down the road from The Brice and when you walk in, feel like you’re in a London Pub. We ventured to the roof and enjoyed fish, chips, and cottage pie.
Lulu’s Chocolate Bar
If you have a sweet tooth, stop by Lulu’s. They have fun cocktails, cakes, cupcakes, and all the goodies! Mom and I had chocolate-covered strawberries and chocolate cheesecake.
One of my favorite spots was Collins Quarter. We hopped off the trolley one morning and had breakfast here. Their coffee drinks are superb and the meal was incredible. I had a breakfast sandwich with eggs, bacon, and cheese with a side salad and Mom had some scrumptious avocado toast.
The Olde Pink House
Our splurge meal in Savannah was at The Olde Pink House. I definitely recommend making a reservation in advance! We had a reservation luckily but the line/wait was unreal. The food is so worth it though! I had fried chicken and mashed potatoes and mom had Lobster with mac and cheese. We ate every last bite!
The Paris Market
For breakfast, get a quiche, croissant, turnover, and coffee at the Paris Market. After eating breakfast, walk around the store and check out their home decor, unique jewelry.
Wet Willie’s are scattered across Savannah and have the best-frozen drinks and daiquiris. The Monkey Shine was my favorite flavor!
Vinnie Van GoGo’s
Home of the best pizza in Savannah! This cash-only establishment has the best Neopolitan Pizza that you have to try.
Who doesn’t love pie?! They have breakfast, pie, hot pastries and rolls, and desserts. You can find them in the City Market.
WHAT TO DO
With over 200 years of entertainment, the Savannah Theatre is a local landmark and treasure. They have so many fun shows, see if there’s a show when you’re in town!
One of the prettiest parks in Savannah is Forsyth Park. There are 30 acres to walk around has fountains, playgrounds, a basketball court, a tennis court, and a theatre. It’s such a pretty place to walk around!
Cathedral of St. John the Baptist
One of the most gorgeous Cathedrals in St. John the Baptist. We were able to hop off our trolley tour and check out this beautiful space for ourselves. It’s free to get in but you’re encouraged to give a donation.
Andrew Low House
Andrew Low was a Savannah businessman who is the father-in-law of Juliette Gordon Low, the founder of the Girl Scouts. We got to take a tour and learn all about this breathtaking house.
Savannah Walking Ghost Tour
I don’t believe in ghosts but this tour was so much fun! Our guide’s name was The Spirit Formerly Known as Prince and he looked just like Prince! He walked around and shared information about why certain places are haunted. I definitely recommend a ghost tour!
Walk around the Historic District
I could walk around and look at gorgeous homes all day long. Half of my photos from this trip were of the Historic Homes! A few of my favorites are below.
Wander River Street
River Street is a cobblestone street near the river with lots of shops and beautiful views. We grabbed a drink at Wet Willie’s and wandered around for a while.
Hop on a Trolley Tour
One of my favorite activities from our Savannah travel guide was the Trolley Tour. You can hop on and off wherever you want and it’s a great way to see the city. We also LOVED the tour guides, our guide had so much spunk and personality. He made history and facts so fun.
Check out all the Local Squares
One thing I love about Savannah is every other block has a little square. You can sit under the trees or a park bench and just enjoy the day and the city. It’s also convenient when you walk a ton and need a rest! All the squares have different historical names. I was taking notes and looking up the historical figures at the hotel each night.
Grab a Frozen Drink and Listen to Music at City Market
City Market was one of my favorite areas in Savannah. There’s shopping and so many places to eat. One of the best moments was sitting at Wet Willie’s and listening to music/people watching.
Hillary Conheady says
What a fun little trip y’all had!! I’m drooling at all those pictures of the food! Collins Quarter is definitely one of my Savannah favorites!
looks like you had such a great time! Bookmarking this for my next trip!
Savannah is one of my favorite places to visit – so much history and so much to do, too! Looks like you had a great time!
I’ve been dying to go to Savannah! I’ll definitely keep this post handy!
I really would love to make it to Savannah…the historic houses and scenery are right up my alley
I can always appreciate a good travel guide post! It sounds and looks like you had a great trip. The food looks so yummy! Maybe one day i’ll get to visit.
Carrington Barfield says
This is a GREAT guide!! I’ve never been to Savannah before, but one of my bf’s and I best friends lives in Georgia so we have talked about visiting before.
Oh to Be a Muse says
Now that I live in Atlanta, I think visiting Savannah will be on my summer bucket list. Thanks so much for sharing this travel guide.
Sarah Lindner says
I love the idea of a mother daughter trip for mother’s day! This looks like so much fun, and such great sites!
Such a fun trip!! I haven’t been to Savannah in years but one of my friends recently moved down there, so I guess it’s time to make a trip! I’m adding all of these places to my itinerary!
I am heading to Savannah this year, so the timing is absolutely perfect! Thanks for sharing all of your awesome recommendations!
I absolutely adore Savannah. It’s beautiful there. I’ve only visited once or twice, and it was years and years ago, but I also lived about 40 minutes outside of it when I was 19, and so it was the true HUB for everything – so if I wanted to go to Target, that’s where I went haha. It’s such a nice place to stay with so much good food!
Savannah is such a pretty town! I need to add a few of these to my list for next time.
Laura Leigh says
Savannah is one of my most favorite towns! My husband and I went there twice two years ago and completely fell in love. Collins Quarter is our favorite spot – SO GOOD!
xo Laura Leigh
Jasmine Vargas says
everything looks beautiful and the food looks delicious.
Laura S says
We LOVE Savannah! Such a beautiful little old town and it’s just perfect in just about every single way!
It looks and sounds like you had an amazing time! The food looks amazing and I’d love to hop on that trolley and drive around Savannah!
Azanique S Rawl says
What a beautiful city! I love the historic homes and local restaurants there 🙂
-xo, Azanique | https://www.lotsofsass.com
Ruthie Ridley says
I can’t wait to visit Savannah! Also I love all of your travel guides!!
Okay this looks like a wonderful place to visit, although I have to admit I’d go for the chocolate bar alone! Love your travel guides x
I’ve always wanted to visit Savannah! Definitely need to reference this guide!