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Savannah Travel Guide



I've lived in Statesboro, 40 minutes from Savannah, for two years now. As I am entering my junior year at Georgia Southern, this post is long overdue. Highly requested, here is a guide on where to eat, stay, shop, & do in Savannah. I will be updating this as I try new things in Savannah and shoot newer photos.

Food



(right) House Special Waffle with Nutella, Strawberries, & Whipped Cream


Georgia Peach Cobbler Waffle with Peach Cobbler, Cinnamon Streusel, & Whipped Cream



Southern Belle Waffle with Lemon Curd, Whipped Cream, & Raspberries 

Mirabelle Cafe & Suites

I am obsessed with this place. If I'm having a bad day, I'll drive 40 minutes from Statesboro to get a waffle and then go watch sunset on Tybee. It's 100% worth it. You can also stay here in their inn suites above the restaurant. Along with their waffles, they also have wonderful paninis and coffee. The location is walking distance from Broughton and River streets.

Mirabelle sells liege waffles, which are a step up from the Belgian waffle becuase they are baked & infused with carmelized sugar, then you get to pick the best toppings!! The selection of toppings includes strawberries, bananas, whipped cream, powdered sugar, peanut butter, nutella spread, chocolate sauce, and carmel sauce, or you can get one of their specialties (House Special, Southern Belle, Georgia Peach Cobbler- pictured above). I take everyone who comes to visit me here, #1 favorite thing in Savannah.

The Collins Quarter

I love, love, love their brunch- awesome french toast and avocado toast. I've heard they have awesome mimosas (when I'm 21). Pricy, yes some would say so,  but one of my fav brunch spots!!

Leopold's Ice Cream 

This is the most popular ice cream shop in all of Savannah, and there's always a long line out the door (located on Broughton St.). The ice cream is worth the wait, and they curate unique flavors. Stratton Leopold, a film producer, opened this shop, so the inside is worth seeing.


Sly's Sliders and Fries

This place is so good and so cheap. Y'all, it's crazy.. and based on the outside look of this place, you'd never know how great the food is. Bonus: My boyfriend approves. A slider is $3.50, and you can get as many as you like as well as a side of fries for $2.50. I love the great salmon caper, bullet club, and the boardwalk. They also sell King of Pops popsicles! 



District Cafe & Eatery

District has awesome coffee, sandwiches, baked goods, and salads. My favorites are the salmon club (pictured above) and BAT sandwich.

Funky Brunch Cafe

Open for brunch and lunch, Funky Brunch offers a unique experience with griddles built into the tables. You choose your own ingredients, and cook your food right at your table.

Rise Biscuits & Donuts

This is a franchise, originally opened in Durham, NC. Rise serves buttermilk biscuits, fried chicken, and donuts & other pastries. Rises makes for a quick and easy breakfast on Broughton St.

Goose Feathers

Goose Feathers has great brunch and lunch, located right off Broughton St. Goose Feathers has quality food, while being affordable. I love the waffles, oatmeal, quiches, coffee, and Salmon BLT. Bonus: they have an even cheaper kids menu.

Spanky's

One of the first times I ever went to Savannah, a local took me to Spanky's. There are a few locations throughout Savannah including River St. My go-to is always the chicken tender basket (or $5 kids chicken fingers), you can't beat it.



5 Spot

5 Spot is a casual kitchen and bar. I've only been here for lunch, but I'm dying to go back for brunch! I would recommend the chicken strip basket, fried pickles, fresh fruit, & sweet potatoes fries. Pictured above is the $5 kid's meal for the win, ballin' on a college budget. My roommates and I went here- one is picky and loved this place. 5 Spot has a little bit of everything on the menu.

Zunzi's

Zunzi's is a Savannah classic for their unique South African food. There is always a line becuase it's so good. Ironically, they just opened their second location in Atlanta, down the street from my internship.

Kayak Kafe

Kayak is a cafe on Broughton St. with global options from tacos to paninis. Vegan & gluten free options are also offered. It's a great place to grab a sandwich or salad.

Tequila Town

This is the best place in Savannah for Mexican food. With two locations, I normally go to the one downtown right off Broughton St. I'm not big on Mexican food, but they've got awesome Guac.



Maple Street Biscuit Company

This is another franchise, and locations have been popping up everywhere across Georgia.. even in my hometown of Woodstock. Located on Broughton St., Maple Street is a great brunch spot, offering unique biscuit combinations. I recommend the chicken & waffles and any biscuit really!



Savannah Quarters breakfast buffet on Sunday mornings is to-die-for, the best of the best. I think dining is for members only, but so good if you're a local or ya have connections. The smoked salmon, fresh fruit tray, and waffle bar get me every time. It's located in Pooler, right outside Savanah.

Coffee



Coffee Fox

Exceptional coffee shop on Broughton St.!! With the location, I wouldn't go here to get work done, but great for grab & go coffee. I get the Horchata with espresso shots, Horchata Latte, or Match Latte. This or the Paris Market is my go-to for coffee when I'm downtown.

Blends

Also conveniently located on Broughton St.,  Blends offers handcrafted coffee from around the world, roasted in house. Blends also has sandwiches, pastries, salads, & more.

Savannah Coffee Roasters

This is my go-to coffee place when I need to sit down and get work done. Good coffee, brunch, & dinner! They serve the cutest lil' fruit pastries.



The Paris Market

As mentioned below in the shopping section, Paris Market also has great coffee- one of my favorites. They also offer a dining area, where you could get work done.

Shopping


Broughton Street

Broughton St. is my go-to shopping destination- it's a long street with a ton of restaurants & shops along & around it. They've got a lot of unique shops, along with larger retailers including Kendra Scott, J. Crew, Madewell, Kate Spade, Free People, Dress Up (my favorite boutique), H&M, Anthroplogie,  Half Moon Outfitters, Gap, Urban Outfitters, Fab'rik, Lululemon, Vineyard Vines, and MAC, just to name a few..


The Paris Market


I always overlooked The Paris Market because it tends to recieve a lot of hype from tourists.. but for good measure. There is also a cafe inside on the first floor, which serves coffee, tea, wine, champagne, pastries, and sandwiches crafted in-house. Might I add, the coffee is wonderful. 

This shop was inspired by a Parisian flea market and it's in an old 1874 Victorian two-story building, which was originally a grocery store. The owners travel the globe to find modern, unique, and antique items to sell in the store- more photos here. I am obsessed with their home decor.


24e is one of the neatest stores in Savannah with unique furniture and objects from around the globe. They also carry art and designs inspired by travel. This is a great store to browse, especially if you're wanting some aesthetically pleasing!


This is a cute shop that sells unique, handmade bath products.


Savannah Bee Company saves the bees, while selling all sorts of unique products made from honey. It's quite a unique store, if you've never been.


J Parker Ltd. is a high-end mens store that carries brands like Barbour, Southern Proper, Southern Tide, Southern Point Co., Over Under, Peach State Pride, & more. 


River Street

Tourists love River Street, and that's why I hate it. Aside from a good view of the water, there's not much here except tourist traps. Some of the food here is good, but some of the restaurants are terrible. River Street Sweets, Black DogSpanky's, flea market, and Earth Bound Trading Co. are the only things I would personally recommend. Whatever you do, DO NOT try to drive on this road.

Other Shops

Shop SCAD

This shop is on Bull Street and consists of unique items created by SCAD students who attend Savannah College of Art and Design.

Woof Gang Bakery

For all you dog lovers, stop by this adorable shop to pick up something to bring home to your best friend! Gracie, my German Shorthaired Pointer, and I frequent this spot whenever we are in Savannah.

Things to Do



Wormsloe Historic Site

The pictures speak for themselves, it's gorgeous. Wormsloe is covered in live oaks and Spanish moss, looks like a fairytale. It's free to drive through here and take photos, but do look up hours because they are very specific. Wormsloe houses the colonial estate of Noble Jones who arrived in Savannah in 1733 with James Ogelthorpe. Aside from the waffle place, this is the best thing in Savannah. When in doubt, I shoot blog photos here.



Forsyth Park

I take a ton of blog photos here, along with the Historic District (which Forsyth park is in). It's gorgeous, especially in the warmer months when the flowers are in bloom! You'll love the fountain, be sure to get some good Insta shots.



Savannah Historic District

Cutest part of SAV, with the cutest neighborhoods and shops!! Lots of blog photos shot here.

Jones Street

This is a cute lil' neighborhood with cute houses & shops! I also take blog photos here.

Tybee

Tybee is only a 20 minute drive from downtown Savannah. While I prefer Hilton Head, it's a good beach. They have a fews gems including Tybee Social Club brunch and The Crab Shack.



Savannah National Wildlife Preserve

Located on the Savannah-South Carolina border, Savannah Wildlife Preserve offers walking trails and dikes where you can drive your car to view the 3,000 acre preserve. Be careful, you can get up close and personal with gators. For cars, you can drive on the Laurel Hill Wildlife Drive, off S.C. 170, with 4 miles of dikes.

Charleston (Day Trip)

Charleston is 2 hour drive from Savannah, totally worth it.. go. Don't get me wrong, I love Savannah.. but Charleston has my heart. I plan to move here after college.

Hilton Head (Day Trip)

Hilton Head is a 45 minute drive from Savannah. This fun little island makes for a wonderful day trip, home of the infamous Salty Dog Cafe. I think it's worth driving 25 extra minutes to go here instead of Tybee Island.

Where to Stay



Always go to Airbnb first when traveling, it is always the cheapest option. For the same price or cheaper than renting out a room in a hotel, you can rent an entire house. Sign up with this link to get $40 off your first stay. I always use Airbnb, regardless of where I travel.


When I lived in Atlanta, my family and I would stay here when we went to Savannah. The Westin is conveniently located on the Savannah River, across from River St. A ferry will take you across the river to River St. for free, so then you do not have to deal with parking. 


I have never personally stayed here, but this is the inn above the waffle place, mentioned earlier in the food section above. I am set on staying here one day, and I would recommend it to anyone visiting. I'd have to be careful though becuase I might overdose on their waffles.

Things I Want to Try

1. LuLu's Chocolate Bar
2. The Grey
3. Fort Pulaski
4. Jepson Art Museum
5. Back in the Day Bakery
6. Mrs. Wilkes' Dining Room
7. Vinnie Van Gogo's Pizza
8. Cafe M
9. Foxy Loxy Cafe

Please leave a comment with your favorite things in Savannah, so I can try them out! If they're A+, I'll add them to the list. I love traveling, woo!


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Daria

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