Savannah, Georgia is a top destination city in the Southeast. Known for large oak trees, cobblestone streets, and southern architecture, Savannah makes for the perfect Southern-style weekend getaway.
Thanks to Island Haus Co. retailer and Savannah local Jackie Pickering, owner of Polka Dots gift shop, you can't go wrong visiting her top 10 favorite things to see and do in Savannah. And check out the Island Haus Co. Savannah city collection of souvenir mugs, notepads, tea towels, stickers, tote bags and more.
Here's 10 things we love about Savannah
1. Forsyth Fountain in Forsyth Park
Wonder through the 30 acre Forsyth Park to one of the most photographed spots in Savannah, the Forsyth Fountain. This beautiful centerpiece of Savannah is a popular spot for proposals and photo shoots - you'll see why when you get there!
2. Wormsloe Historic Site
Another must-have photo of your time in Savannah is the massive oak trees and Spanish moss lining the entrance leading to this historical museum and Colonial estate. Learn about Colonial times in Georgia and take in the natural beauty of the estate.
Oh yum, ya'll! Zunzi's award winning sandwiches are the best choice for lunch! The eatery mixes South African, Swiss, Italian, and Dutch cuisines to create an exciting menu with a vegetarian selection. Read More: The 6 Best Restaurants to Eat Plant-Based in Savannah, Georgia from Thebeet.com.
4. River Street and the Waterfront
River Street, the waterfront historic district of Savannah, is the go to hotspot for shopping, dining, and arts. Make a stop in the renovated 1912 power plant along the Savannah River called Plant Riverside - the mecca includes a hotel, rooftop lounge, art galleries, restaurants, and shopping boutiques. Then, head to the open air market River Street Marketplace and specialty shops including Savannah Bee Co. and Savannah Candy Kitchen, or cruise on Savannah Riverboat Cruises.
5. The Marshall House
Built in 1851, Savannah's oldest hotel is packed with southern charm, vintage character and a true Savannah experience. Check out The Marshall House for your hotel stay.
6. Tybee Island and Beach
Only a 20 minute drive from Savannah, Tybee Island is a hidden gem among coastal beach towns. Point your GPS to the Tybee Island Lighthouse Station and Museum for beautiful views of the Atlantic Ocean and coastline. Island Haus Co. includes the lighthouse and beach-scape in our Tybee Island city collection.
7. Mrs. Wilkes Dining Room
For the best friend chicken in Savannah, head on over to Mrs. Wilkes Dining Room, a casual southern style restaurant where visitors line up outside the door and fill into shared tables for 10 diners. You don't want to miss the fried chicken and cornbread dressing, sweet potato souffle, black-eyed peas, okra gumbo, corn muffins and biscuits.
8. Juliet Gordon Low Birthplace
Celebrate women in history with a stop at the Juliet Gordon Low Birthplace consisting of a house museum and gift shop honoring the founder of Girl Scouts of USA. The property is family-friendly and you can learn all about how the founding of Girl Scouts in 1912 shaped Savannah's history and inspired girls across the United States.
9. Cathedral Basilica of St. John the Baptist
In a city of stunning architecture and history, the beauty of the Cathedral Basilica of St. John the Baptist is a top site in Savannah. Visitors can look inside to admire the gorgeous interior paintings and stained glass windows. The catholic church is open for self-guided tours.
10. Savoy Society
End your visit with a cocktail in the historic district at Savoy Society a glam cocktail bar with friendly bartenders and cool decor. For a late night pick me up, order the Miami Vice: rum, coffee, coconut, amaro, pineapple, strawberry.
That's why Savannah is one of our favorite towns. Check out our Island Haus Co. city collection of Savannah souvenirs including coffee mug, notepad, sticker, and city print or shop Polka Dots gift shop in Island Towne Center, Savannah, Georgia.
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