Nothing Like The Hostess City



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From the Spanish moss draped oaks to the cobblestone streets, Savannah romanticism is world-renowned. This guide gives you the best of the city that both locals and tourists love to enjoy.

 

Great Places to Eat:

Top Deck Bar

The bar with the best view in Savannah has to be Top Deck. Perched atop the Cotton Sail Hotel, this casual yet sophisticated bar has an unobstructed view of the Talmadge Bridge and the river below. It’s the perfect place to escape after a long day touring the Hostess City. Try one of their craft cocktails before choosing a beer off their extensive local menu. 912.436.6828 | topdeckbar.com

 

Husk

The recently opened Husk upholds a strictly Southern philosophy, offering an eclectic menu of exclusively Southern-grown ingredients. Housed in a landmark mansion on Oglethorpe Avenue that once served as the home of Savannah’s Elk Lodge, Husk offers a beautiful dining space, bar and porch seating. 912.349.2600 | husksavannah.com

 

TheOrdinary Pub

This basement pub is far from the ordinary. With their bottomless Prosecco mimosas, the Ordinary Pub is one of the most popular places to head for some seriously delicious brunch. Try out their Low Country Mac and Cheese and their Loaded Fritter Tots. See you downstairs! 912.238.5130 | theordinarypub.com

 

a.Lure

This award-winning restaurant specializes in Lowcountry cuisine, adding a contemporary approach to classic, beloved Southern recipes like shrimp and grits and Lowcountry boil. 912.233.2111 | aluresavannah.com

 

Great Places to Stay:

Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa

Newly renovated, this serene retreat is situated on the banks of the Savannah River, only a short ferry ride away from historic River Street. A riverfront pool, spa, PGA golf course, and fitness studio are just a few of the features this downtown resort offers. Their convenient location allows guests, visitors and locals to enjoy the finest culinary, spa, and golf amenities while providing easy access to downtown historic sites, shopping, and nightlife. 912.201.2000 | westinsavannah.com

 

 

Perry lane

When we say this is one of the best hotels in the world, you don’t have to take our word for it. Just ask Travel + Leisure, which named Perry Lane to its 2019 It List of The Best Hotels in the World. It’s an honor as prestigious as it is well-earned. The unique blend of classic and contemporary that informs the hotel’s décor echoes the soul of Savannah itself: rooted in history but driven by a creative energy. 912.415.9000 | perrylanehotel.com

 

The Alida hotel

Alida Harper Fowlkes was a towering figure in Savannah lore, one who worked to preserve its rich history. The Alida Hotel salutes the spirit of its namesake through a dedication to capturing the spirit of Savannah. Located on the riverfront and redolent with Southern charm and hospitality, the hotel offers a truly boutique experience amid some of the most gorgeous scenery in the city. Plus, the food and drink experience at Rhett, the Trade Room bar and the rooftop Lost Square bar have made it the culinary capital of the Hostess City. 912.715.7000 | thealidahotel.com

 

Great Places to Play:

Crosswinds Golf Club

Crosswinds Golf Club provides a getaway within a getaway. After visiting all the historic sites and tourist destinations, it’s a relief to be able to breathe in the green space outside of downtown at this luxurious club. 912.966.1909 | crosswindsgolfclub.com

 

Escape Savannah

You have 60 minutes to escape from one of Escape Savannah’s two themed interactive rooms: the Haunted Room or Escape from Pirate Island. The immersive escape room experience is a fun and challenging way to match your wits and skills against clues and riddles. The talented staff of hosts, musicians, puzzle masters and actors make the experience all the more real! 888.713.3574 | escapesavannah.com

 

Coastal Heritage

Want to spend the day immersing yourself in Savannah’s long and fascinating history? The Coastal Heritage Society offers guided tours of Old Fort Jackson and the Pin Point Heritage Museum, and lets you explore further at Tricentennial Park’s Savannah History Museum, Savannah Children’s Museum and the Georgia State Railroad Museum. See how brave patriots fought for freedom with their “Loyalists and Liberty Battlefield Tours” featuring live powder demonstrations and costumed reenactors partying like it’s 1779. chsgeorgia.org

 

Great Places to Shop:

Levy Jewelers

The trusted source of luxury jewelry since 1900, Levy Jewelers is a staple of Savannah. Whether you’re looking for engagement rings, designer jewelry, or a great estate sale, Levy Jewelers is your one-stop shop. Visit them at their flagship store on Broughton Street or at their Oglethorpe Mall location. 912.233.1163 | levyjewelers.com

 

Globe shoe

Over 100 years of tradition for men and women, Globe Shoe is the foundation of shoe style on Savannah. Featuring footwear and accessories by Stuart Weitzman, Donald Pliner, Cole Haan, Sam Edelman, VanElli, Thierry Rabotin, Gentle Souls, Munro, Jeffrey Campbell, Ugg, Ecco, Mephisto and Think! 912.232.8161

 

Mamie Ruth

A shop for the modern hippie, Mamie Ruth offers USA-made clothing and goods for a souvenir you can wear with pride. 912.495.8075 | mamieruth.com

 

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