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A Weekend Away in Savannah, Georgia.

Updated: Oct 2, 2023

A weekend travel guide to spending a few days in Savannah, GA for the first time.

This quaint little town, full of Southern Charm and soulful food, has been on my radar for quite a while, so I finally planned a weekend road trip to explore it's goodness for the first time.

From where I live in Florida, it was about a 6.5 hour road trip. Not too bad at all for an easy day trip, or you could hop on a quick flight if you're not a fan of #roadtripping


I set out with no expectations, besides relaxing, trying new foods, and learning a little about the history of this historic southern town. Thought I'd share a few of our takeaways with you.


Where we stayed:

The Alida Hotel | A Boutique Hotel in Savannah

This hotel was the perfect combination of culture, style and relaxation.

Located in the heart of the Plant Riverside Entertainment District, we were a quick walk from shopping, restaurants, and the heart of historic Savannah.


From the moment we walked in, we loved everything about this hotel. We were greeted with valet parking, a prompt check-in, eco-friendly branded water bottles, secured guest access only elevators, and an impeccably designed lobby space and hotel room. The day we spent at the pool was relaxing and refreshing and we especially enjoyed some piña coladas from the poolside bar while we soaked up some relaxing sunshine.


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Where we ate:

•Breakfast -

Henry's Restaurant - 28 Drayton St, Savannah, GA 31401 | Ph: 912-232-6628

Made a quick little pit stop for breakfast on our walk to Forsyth Park. Was seated promptly, had delicious omelets and great service. Would definitely recommend.


•Brunch -

The Grove - 301 W. Congress St, Savannah, GA 31401 | Ph: 912-777-7597

Great atmosphere, trendy rooftop bar and restaurant in the City Market area of Savannah. Champagne Pop was a hit along with their chicken biscuits and chicken and waffles.

Make sure you make reservations in advance!


•Dinner -

Treylor Park - 115 E. Bay St, Savannah, GA 31401 | Ph: 888-873-9567

This place was packed when we walked in, but the wait wasn't long at all. Casual and fun bar and dining. The deep fried avocado slices with sriracha aioli was so yummy. We both had the BLT's and they didn't disappoint either. In fact, we were so hungry we forgot to take pics of them. I promise there wasn't anything left on the plate.

Your Pie - 110 W. Bryan St, Savannah, GA 31401 | Ph: 912-234-2433

Our last night of the trip we were spent from all the walking and the hot heat of the summer days, so we decided to order take out and stay in at the hotel. We had to do door dash, because most pizza places didn't deliver, but I'm so glad we picked Your Pie. They are individual sized personal pizzas so we decided to get the barbecue chicken with red onions and the great white cheese pizzas. Sooo delish. Definitely would go back next time were in town!


•Dessert -

Leopold's Ice Cream - 212 E. Broughton St, Savannah, GA 31401 | Ph: 912-234-4442

Worth the wait! We decided to venture down to the infamous Leopold's Ice Cream per a good friend's recommendation, and despite waiting in line for about 45 minutes to get some ice cream, it was worth every lick and bite of deliciousness. Normally I'd go for a cup, but I wanted to full experience, so I opted for a waffle cone and two scoops (one of banana, the other of chocolate chip mint) Surprisingly, the banana was out of this world! The chocolate chip mint was creamy and had a light mint flavour, but no where near as good as the banana. Highly recommend trying this place if you find yourself planning a trip to Savannah! #icecream


Where We Explored:


•The Historic District + Forsyth Park

A must see when you visit Savannah. It was a 20 minute walk from our Hotel (The Alida near the river) but you could get their much quicker by bike or taking one of the Trolley Tours offered throughout the town. If you want to learn the funny story behind the fountain in Forsyth Park, click HERE for more about it!


•Tybee Island

Quaint little island with a beautiful beach, lighthouse, ice cream shops and lots of great beachy vibe restaurants offering up southern seafood. We only spent a few hours on Tybee, walking along the relaxing shore and then we ventured to the South Beach area for a quick ice cream and walked through some of the local shops. Would spend more time on Tybee in the future, but we made sure to at least pit stop and check it out with the little open pocket of time we did have. #vacation #summer


Final Thoughts


Spending three days in Savannah was just enough to get a taste for what it has to offer. There were so many other restaurants we wanted to go to and things we wanted to do, but not enough time. Next time we hope to explore more of the Riverside District, take a Trolley Tour, visit the Olde Pink House Restaurant, and so much more.


Suggestions: Next time we visit Savannah, we will make sure to do it in the fall or winter, as it was sooo hot and humid while we were there the last few days of July. The weather was pleasant otherwise, no rain, no hurricanes etc. But it was blazing hot. And, we didn't realize how crazy busy Savannah would be this time of year, so we missed out on eating at some places we wanted to try because we didn't make advanced reservations. So make sure you make reservations at least 4 weeks in advance for any of the nice restaurants you don't want to miss out on for dinner while you're there.


Overall, we loved Savannah and the beauty around every corner we turned, as we walked this quaint historic city. Until next time, Savannah.


I hope you enjoyed my recommendations about Savannah. Have you visited Savannah yet? If so, drop me some of your must see/must try places in the comments below!


- Andrea



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