Savannah, Georgia is known as the “Hostess City of the South.” It’s easy to see why. The city exudes an easy charm, delicious food, and a beautiful unique architecture not typically seen throughout much of the rest of the United States.

For visitors, the appeal of Savannah is how it showcases a hybrid of the past and the present. The historical homes offer glimpses into the past while the cool and laid back approach to life today makes it a perfect spot to spend a few days relaxing.

if you’re ready to enjoy some food, drink, and fun, it’s time to check out a quick guide to Savannah.

Savannah at Night

Bustling Nightlife

Savannah is one of the few places in America, along with New Orleans, that allows for people to enjoy alcoholic beverages in “to-go cups” letting you wander the streets with your drinks. Throughout the 22 block downtown area around City Market, don’t be afraid to grab your drink and wander.

One of the top spot visitors love to explore for some great pub options right along the water is River Street. Savannah has something for everyone when it comes to bars and pubs, from the swanky Rocks on the Roof, to the top dive bar, Pinkie Masters, so it’s the perfect place to relax with a cocktail.

Horse-Drawn Carriage

Plenty of Dining Options

Food is another very important product of Savannah, and there is plenty to choose from. Those visitors who love to eat won’t be disappointed with the variety of options, from hearty and traditional Southern fare to new exciting cuisine.

For cheaper options, check out Back in the Day Bakery and the Green Truck Pub, both are favorites of locals and visitors alike. If you want to enjoy one of the best restaurants in all of the South, try The Grey which is a new take on traditional Southern cuisine.

Explore Tybee

One of the true gems in the Savannah area, and just a short 20-minute drive away is Tybee Island. Home to long stretches of sandy beaches, casual dining, and lots of beachside bars, this is the perfect place to spend a day having some fun in the sun.

For amazing eats while on Tybee, check out Wiley’s Championship BBQ and Tybee Island Social Club, both favorites among the locals. If you’re looking for more activity to enjoy on the island, there are plenty of chances for fishing and dolphin tours as well.

Savannah River Cruise Boat

Getting There

Savannah is well placed between Charleston, South Carolina and Atlanta, Georgia. It has its own airport, the Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport which is located just 15 miles from the historic district.

Driving to and around Savannah is quite easy. There are a few options when it comes to public transportation, but a car is important especially if you want to leave the downtown area and explore spots further afield like Tybee, or even many of the golfing options in the area.

What about you? Have you been to Savannah and enjoyed its charms? We’d love to hear some of your thoughts and some of your favorite spots to eat, drink, and be merry in the Hostess City! Let us know in the comments.