7 Must-Do Activities On your Savannah Vacation
The options for having an extraordinary Savannah vacation are endless, so we’ve rounded up a few of our favorite things to do that would make great additions to your list!
1. Grab a meal at Collins Quarter Cafe
Southern food is Savannah’s specialty, and it’s a big reason why foodie-focused travelers love Savannah’s restaurant scene. You may have heard about Savannah’s famous Southern food eateries like the Lady & Sons and Mrs. Wilkes, but if you’re looking for a unique spin on local cuisine, look no further than Collins Quarter Cafe. This Aussie-inspired restaurant is a luxurious and to indulge in artisan comfort foods from casual-chic brunch to candlelit dinners. Pro-tip: Collins Quarter has one of the most prestigious wine collections in town - if you’re lucky, you might get the chance to chat grapes with their full-time sommelier, Amir. Stopping by for an early coffee run? Try the lavender mocha - it’s legendary.
2. Shop at the Paris Market
Stepping inside of The Paris Market is like being transported straight to France. This Broughton Street market and broncante is filled with wonderful little trinkets, books, furniture and oddities all with Parisian design and vibes. Take a break from shopping at the Paris Market’s quaint café, where they serve fresh croissants, creamy lattes and colorful little macarons.
3. Wander around Bonaventure Cemetery
There’s so much more beyond downtown Savannah, like Bonaventure Cemetery. Located on a scenic bluff on the Wilmington River, Bonaventure Cemetery is a hauntingly beautiful place to connect with nature and the dead. In the springtime, this historic cemetery is bursting with bright pink and purple azaleas, making it a must-see for photographers and nature-lovers.
4. Tour a Historic Home
Savannah it’s known for its historic preservation efforts, most notably in the form of our city’s well-kept historic homes. Roam the halls where Juliette Gordon Low, founder of the Girl Scouts, grew up at the Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace. Get a glimpse of middle class life in the 1820s by stepping inside the Davenport House Museum. Want to learn more? We’ve compiled a list of our favorites.
5. See art at the Jepson Center for the Arts
From paintings by world-class artists to installations by up-and-coming SCAD students, the Jepson Center for the Arts showcases a large selection of art that will have you feeling inspired. The Jepson Center for the Arts has 7,500 square feet of gallery space for major traveling exhibitions and pieces from their permanent collection. Inside, you’ll also find a wonderfully curated gift shop and a relaxing café that serves up paninis, salads and small plates for sharing.
6. Sing karaoke at McDonough’s
If you’re a night owl who’s looking to mingle with the more vocal Savannah locals, McDonough’s Restaurant and Lounge is where you need to be. McDonough’s is the ultimate spot to showcase your karaoke skills – their website even has a live karaoke cam! Grab a drink, jump on stage and dedicate a song to someone you love back home.
7. Take a Tour with Genteel & Bard
There’s no better way to get to know Savannah than by taking a walking tour with us! Whether you want to dive deep into Savannah’s fascinating history or encounter spirits of the city’s grim past, our tours are designed to be equally educational as they are fun! Click here to learn more about our tours and how to book one today.