Greatest Destinations 2018 - Savannah



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(Moss + Oak, Hyatt Regency Savannah)

They don’t call Savannah the Hostess City of the South for nothing. Visitors and locals alike agree there’s a certain charm about this city that makes you feel right at home. Whether you’re looking for natural beauty, history, haunts, delicious food or bustling nightlife, Savannah’s got it. 

EAT

 

a.Lure This award-winning restaurant specializes in low country cuisine, adding a contemporary approach to classic, beloved southern recipes like shrimp and grits and low country boil. 309 West Congress Street | 912.233.2111 | aluresavannah.com

(Collins Quarter)

THE ATLANTIC Set in an old filling station, Atlantic is now a laid-back neighborhood eatery. With its warm and lively atmosphere, heart and soul sustenance, fine wines, batched cocktails and beers by the glass, first-time guests become regulars in no time. 102 East Victory Drive | 912.417.8887 | atlanticsavannah.com

The Collins Quarter Inspired by the famous Collins Street in Melbourne, you can find a taste of Australia here in Savannah at The Collins Quarter. This vibrant café serves brunch and delicious coffee by day and sets the backdrop for an elegant candlelit dinner by night. 151 Bull Street | 912.777.4147 | thecollinsquarter.com

(Moon River)

Moon River Brewing Company Moon River is known as Savannah’s definitive brewpub. Here, you can sit back with comforting Southern fare paired with a delicious beer in Savannah’s largest beer garden. 21 West Bay Street | 912.447.0943 | moonriverbrewing.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 home of Savannah’s Elk Lodge, Husk offers a beautiful dining space, bar and porch seating. 12 W. Oglethorpe Ave. | 912.349.2600 | husksavannah.com

JAZZ’D TAPAS BAR Looking for a hangout that’s swanky and sophisticated? Head underground to Jazz’d Tapas Bar. With their specialty martinis, eclectic tapas and soulful live music six nights of the week, Jazz’d is unlike any other place in the area. 52 Barnard Street | 912.236.7777 | jazzdtapasbar.com

 

STAY

(DeSoto)

The DeSoto Savannah - The DeSoto Savannah is the definition of Southern style. A staple of Savannah since 1890, this treasured hotel is historic, charming and accommodating. Breathe easy on their new rooftop pool terrace, browse their museum-worthy art gallery, dine in one of their three restaurants and explore Savannah in style with help from your Sotherly Host. 15 East Liberty Street | 912.232.9000 | thedesotosavannah.com

Hyatt Regency - For over 30 years, the Hyatt Regency Savannah has been a leading hotel of Savannah. With its recent extensive renovations, the Hyatt now has restyled guest rooms, bathrooms and corridors paired with the excellent service customers have enjoyed for decades. 2 West Bay Street | 912.238.1234 | savannah.regency.hyatt.com

(The Cotton Sail Hotel)

The Cotton Sail Hotel - This full-service boutique hotel situated in a refurbished cotton warehouse offers guests modern amenities with touches of traditional Savannah charm. Be sure to check out their renowned rooftop bar, Top Deck, for some breathtaking views of the Savannah River. 126 West Bay Street | 912.200.3700 | thecottonsailhotel.com

Andaz Savannah - Andaz Savannah is an urban haven for those visiting Savannah. Guests will find themselves perfectly situated in the heart of the Historic District. Take a relaxing dip in their terrace pool and enjoy a meal of modern Southern cuisine at their in-house restaurant, 22 Square. 14 Barnard Street | 912.233.2116 | savannah.andaz.hyatt.com

 

Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa - This serene retreat is situated on the banks of the Savannah River, only short ferry ride away from historic River Street. Secluded beach access, a riverfront pool, spa, PGA golf course and fitness studio are just a few of the features this downtown resort offers. 1 Resort Drive | 912.201.2000 | westinsavannah.com

 

PLAY

(City Market)

City Market - City Market truly has it all. Spend a relaxing day strolling through the courtyard donned with charming bistros, shops and art galleries. When the sun goes down, dance along to some live music and experience the bustling nightlife Savannah has to offer. 219 W. Bryan Street | 912.232.4903 | savannahcitymarket.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! 905 Abercorn Street | 888.713.3574 | escapesavannah.com

The Rail Pub - This pub’s name comes from the olden days, when day laborers would gather across the street waiting for a hard day of work on the railroad. Now, The Rail Pub is one of Savannah’s most beloved dive bars, boasting one of the best happy hours in the area. Come ready to have a good time. 405 West Congress Street | 912.238.2410 | therailpub.com

Savannah Riverboat Cruises - Let Savannah Riverboat Cruises transport you back in time. There is no better way to see the Savannah River than aboard a riverboat cruise with one of Savannah’s two Queens: the Savannah River Queen and the new Georgia Queen. With their grand ballrooms, open-air top decks and tasty fare, an evening spent with Savannah Riverboat Cruises will certainly be a memorable one. 9 East River Street | 912.232.6404 | savannnahriverboat.com

 

SHOP

(24e Design)

24e Design Co. - As you walk in the doors of this two-story furniture store, you’ll quickly see why 24e is often regarded as the coolest store in Savannah. Offering original, eccentric pieces made right here in town, you’re guaranteed to find something that catches your eye. 24 East Broughton Street | 912.233.2774 | 24estyle.com

(Assorted jewelry, Levy)

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. 2 East Broughton Street | 912.233.1163 | levyjewelers.com

 

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Events Calendar

  • Turtle Talks

    May 16, 2018
    10:15 AM - 10:15 AM @ Tybee Island Marine Science Center

    During Turtle Talks, you’ll learn about anatomy and natural adaptations of sea turtles, discuss Tybee’s Sea Turtle Project conservation...

  • Sift 'n' Seine Program

    May 15, 2018
    1:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ Tybee Island Marine Science Center

    On our sift n seine program, you’ll discover the marine life of the intertidal zone by pulling a 10 foot seine net through waist-deep water....

  • Tybee South Beach Walks

    May 16, 2018
    2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Tybee Island Marine Science Center

    South beach walks depart from the science center where you’ll join a knowledgeable marine science educator on a guided walk of Tybee’s south...

  • Tybee Marsh Treks

    Sep 01, 2018
    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Tybee Island Marine Science Center

    On a marsh trek, you’ll enjoy a hands-on exploration of Georgia’s salt marsh, searching the mud for fiddler crabs, snails, and more. Learn...

  • 37th Annual Savannah Jazz Festival

    Sep 23, 2018
    All Day @ Downtown Savannah

    Get ready for the sweet sounds of jazz to hit Savannah! The 2018 Savannah Jazz Festival celebrates jazz as a living art form—built on a...

  • Arthouse Cinema: Puzzle

    Sep 26, 2018
    7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Lucas Theatre for the Arts

    Premiering at Sundance, PUZZLE is the indie drama you need to see. Receiving rave reviews for her role, Kelly Macdonald plays Agnes, a taken for...

  • Let's Talk Mental Illness: Myths, Truths and Realities

    Sep 27, 2018
    6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Demere Center for Living

    The ELLA Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to offering education, support and advocacy to individuals and families affected by...

  • National Theatre Live: King Lear

    Sep 28, 2018
    6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Lucas Theatre for the Arts

    Broadcast live from London’s West End, see Ian McKellen’s ‘extraordinarily moving portrayal’ (Independent) of King Lear. King Lear sees two...

  • Lean Ensemble Theater presents Warehouse Theatre's Production of The Tempest

    Sep 28, 2018
    7:30 PM - 9:00 PM @ HHPS Main Street Theatre

    It starts with a shipwreck and ends with a reunion. In between, witness fantastic spells, murderous plots, and a love story. The Warehouse Theatre...

  • Tybee's Got Talent!!

    Sep 30, 2018
    7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Tybee Post Theater

    It's the event you've been waiting for! The 4th Annual Tybeee's Got Talent show at the Tybee Post Theater! That legendary island talent show was...

  • Chick-fil-a Stuffed Animal Sleepover

    Oct 05, 2018
    6:00 PM @ Chick-Fil-A

    Join us for our annual stuffed animal sleepover on October 5. Wear your pajamas and enjoy a dinner with the Chick-fil-a Cow! Once dinner is over,...

  • Yellow Fever in Savannah 1820

    Oct 05, 2018
    7:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Davenport House Museum

      This October see a historical recreation of Savannah’s dreadful Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1820 with particular emphasis on daily life in...

  • Alee Haunted House-Terror Plantation

    Oct 05, 2018
    7:30 PM - 11:00 PM @ Alee Temple

    Voted as Georgia's third scariest haunted house, the Alee Haunted House is ready to scare! Starting in October, it will be open every Friday...

  • Run Forrest Run 5k

    Oct 06, 2018
    8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

    Run the course where the movie Forrest Gump was filmed. This Forrest Gump themed 5K will take you through historic downtown Beaufort,...

  • Art in the Park

    Oct 06, 2018
    10:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ Downtown Blowing Rock

    Outdoor arts & crafts show featuring 90+ juried artisans in a wide variety of mediums. Meet artists and buy art at series of 6 shows throughout...

  • Ken Ueno’s Ghost Vault Triptych Public Performance

    Oct 06, 2018
    8:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Jepson Center

    Ken Ueno will compose, direct, and inhabit a series of site-specific public performances entitled Ghost Vault Triptych at the Cluskey Embankment...

  • Erin Johnson and Ken Ueno Artist Talk and Performance

    Oct 07, 2018
    2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Jepson Center

    Join exhibiting artists Erin Johnson and Ken Ueno in an artist talk, performance, and walking conversation about their individual and collaborative...

  • Musical Matinees: Little Shop of Horrors

    Oct 07, 2018
    3:00 PM - 5:15 PM @ Lucas Theatre for the Arts

    Getting into the Halloween mood, our Musical Matinée for this month is the 1986 cult-classic, Little Shop of Horrors. A nerdy florist, played by...


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Cure and Whiskey Wednesday

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Each day, 43 families in the United States will hear the words “your child has cancer.” Meaningful supporters came came out to help spread awareness, learn more on how to stop childhood cancer, to recognize the children and families affected by childhood cancers and to emphasize the importance of supporting research on these devastating conditions.

7th Annual Savannah Ambucs/ Celebrity Bowlapalooza Auction

Plenty of supporters came came out to the 7th Annual Savannah Ambucs/Vaden Chevrolet Pooler Celebrity Bowlapalooza Kickoff and Auction for a night of fun and fundraising. There was an Amtryke, specially adapted 3 wheel bike giveaway, and a silent and live auction. The auction was to help make a difference in the Savannah community and to inspire mobility and independence for people with different abilities.

Ronald McDonald House Super Summer Shindig

Children came dressed as their favorite superheroes as they enjoyed face painting, games, Ben & Jerry’s ice cream, and their favorite favorite superheroes and McDonald’s characters. There was delicious appetizers by Chef Cynthia Creighton-Jones of Cape Creations Catering, Ghost Coast cocktails, door prizes, and the great networking opportunities in Savannah.

Whiskey Wednesday

First City Network, Ghost Coast Distillery and South Magazine came together for this event at 39 Rue De Jean on the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 5:30 p.m. The mission of First City Network (FCN) is to enhance and sustain the well-being of LGBT individuals and their allies .

The Fabulous Equinox Orchestra -Swingin' Savannah River

The beautiful Westin Harbor Lawn was the perfect setting to enjoy the ultimate July 4th experience on the Savannah River including a patriotic concert with The Fabulous Equinox Orchestra.

JCB Mudrun 2018

As feet hit the wet mud, eyes were set on the trophies and hearts beat with adrenaline at this year’s 7th annual JCB Mud Fest. Nearly 1,500 participants showed up from around the country, making this the most successful event to date. All proceeds benefited the Lady Bamford Center for Early Childhood Development. Participants endured a variety of new challenges, including fan favorites such as the JCB mud lake and the tire field.

Old Town Trolley's 25th Anniversary

Old Town Trolley celebrated 25 years of business!

Red, White & Blue Baseball Night

The Two Hundred Club, hosted by the Savannah Bananas, held a double header evening featuring an exhibition softball game between the local Firefighters & EMS versus Law Enforcement at Grayson Stadium.

2018 Savannah Mile

Hundreds of service members and their families joined with community neighbors and volunteers for this annual One-Mile Run yo support The 200 club of the Coastal Empire. Participants run North on Drayton Street for one mile to nd at the Finish Line on Broughton Street. The 200 club provides resources and financial support for families who have had a loved one killed or injured in the line of duty.

Lowcountry Annie Oakleys Charity Clay Tournament

The third annual Annie Oakley's Charity Clay Tournament and After Party took place on September 29. The event benefited the Dwaine and Cynthia Willett Children's Hospital in Savannah. The day began at 11:30 a.m. with the driven bird flurry contest. Later that afternoon, the shotgun start kicked off the 100-shot tournament. The after party that evening was open to non-shooters alike, where cocktails, drinks and hors d'oeuvres from Cotton & Rye were served.