Places we love and think you will too.
We chose savannah because it holds a special place in both our hearts. Daren lived here for two years while attending graduate school at Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) and Carlos studied the city closely as a model for walkable, human-scaled cities. We love it because the historic charm and the vibrant art school harmonize and juxtapose in ways that make it unique and intriguing.
We hope you take time to yourself while you're here to explore Savannah's charm. Whether you choose an evening stroll along the riverfront, a tour of one of the many historic sites and museums, or a memorable night out over cocktails, Savannah's options are plentiful. We've handpicked some of our favorite places to offer you the opportunity to see and taste why we love Savannah.
Food & Drink
Occupying a 1938 art deco Greyhound Bus Terminal painstakingly restored to its original luster, The Grey offers a simultaneously familiar and elevated experience. We recommend reservations if you'd like to sit in their dining room, but if you're just seeking a craft cocktail and a nibble, just pop into their diner bar.
Our personal favorite brunch spot, The Collins Quarter brings Australia's cafe capitol to Savannah in a relaxing and casual environment.
Daren's favorite: The Collins Brisket Burger
Carlos' favorite: Smashed Avocado
A great place for an afternoon cocktail and bite to eat. We like the mid-century modern design and potent craft cocktails.
A fun southern-grown, Italian-focused restaurant. Try one of their pizzas baked in an authentic Neapolitan oven.
An approachable and unpretentious American restaurant influenced over time spent in New England, Southwest Florida, and the Deep South. This is the perfect spot for any of our guests looking to try low country fare with the familiarity of home.
We like this former bank turned Asian fusion restaurant for it's delicious dishes at really affordable prices. They don't take reservations, so plan to have a drink while you wait or just sit at the former teller counter that now offers views into the kitchen.
See & Do
The Telfair Academy contains two nineteenth-century period rooms and houses nineteenth- and twentieth-century American and European art from the museum’s permanent collection including paintings, works on paper, sculpture, and decorative arts. Highlights include fine examples of American Impressionism and Ashcan School Realism, with major paintings by Childe Hassam, Frederick Frieseke, Gari Melchers, Robert Henri, George Bellows, and George Luks.
River Street is a glittering, multi-faceted gem along the broad Savannah River. The century old buildings, once cotton warehouses, have been converted to antique shops, distinctive boutiques, spectacular galleries, quaint brew pubs, fabulous restaurants, unique nightspots, elegant inns and hotels. Bustling with welcoming hospitality, it’s also the place to see Savannah from the river that made her by taking a cruise or watching ships from around the globe sail into one of the busiest ports in America.
The SCAD Museum of Art is a premier contemporary art museum established to enrich the education of SCAD students and to attract and delight visitors from around the world. Introducing new exhibitions every academic quarter, the museum showcases work by a range of highly acclaimed professional artists, inspiring and challenging students across disciplines to push the boundaries of their creative practice.
The talented community of artists at SCAD is an ever-changing, collaborative force of creative individuals who have showcased fine art in the most exclusive galleries, adorned celebrities with jewelry on the red carpets, featured handbags and accessories in premier fashion magazines, and produced home goods that are featured all around the world. shopSCAD is a one-stop resource for these works created and designed by Savannah College of Art and Design students, alumni and faculty.
Tybee Island also known as Savannah Beach, is an easily accessible barrier island located just 18 miles away from the Hostess City of the South, historic Savannah, Georgia. Savannah’s Beach is an amazing tourist destination that has something to offer every vacationer. Rich in both history and natural beauty, Tybee Island is also famous for its diverse cuisine, excellent accommodations, and a variety of exciting recreational activities.
Bonaventure Cemetery is one of the most visited locations in and around historic Savannah. The grounds are widely considered to be one of the most beautiful cemeteries in all of our country. The old growth oaks covered in Spanish Moss and the Victorian grave markers contribute to Bonaventure's beauty. You will walk down dusty lanes, the dead buried on either side of you. It can be overwhelming at times. The experience of spending time in Bonaventure Cemetery has brought many people to tears. It is a very spiritual experience.
Forsyth Park is the largest park in the historic district of Savannah Georgia. The Park covers 30 acres of land just south of Gaston Street and north of Park Avenue. The east border of Forsyth Park is Drayton Street and on the west is Whitaker. For locals and tourists, Forsyth Park is a hub of social interaction. Concerts, recreation sports, people watching, sun bathing, reading, relaxing…can all be seen going on in Forsyth Park depending on when you are there. On Saturdays there is a great farmer’s Market that takes place in Forsyth Park. If you are going to be visiting the historic district of Savannah make sure to plan an hour to head over to Forsyth Park and check it out.
Boutique shops, national and global retail stores, galleries, unique gourmet shops and some of the city's best restaurants contribute to Broughton Street's reputation as one of the city's most popular shopping destinations.
The church was dedicated on its current site on April 30, 1876. A fire in 1898 destroyed much of the structure. It was rebuilt quickly and re-opened in 1900. The Cathedral represents historically noteworthy architecture as well as over a century of faith and civic traditions in Savannah. The Cathedral is open to the community of Savannah as well as to hundreds of thousands of visitors every year. The Cathedral remains in the top 10 historic sites to visit in the United States.
City Market is the hub of all activity downtown, snugly situated in the four blocks between Ellis and Franklin Squares. Pulsating with nightly performances by bands, this thriving downtown destination will please all your senses, with casual and upscale restaurants, cafes, art galleries, all kinds of specialty shops and boutiques, and a lively nightlife scene. It’s here in the heart of the Historic District that art and culture collide, a place where you’ll find something everyone will enjoy, even your furry friend.