Being in Savannah for a few days in the beginning of April was absolutely lovely. The weather was in the 60’s and sometimes would reach 70 which was perfect weather for walking around and just soaking up the warmth at the park.
Where to stay
I stayed in an Airbnb in Starland, the southern end of the city. I walked the entire trip and if you have time, I would recommend doing that. It’s only about two miles from one end of the city to the other and Forsyth Park is right at the center of everything.
It was one of their smaller rooms for solo travelers and it was perfect for what I needed. It even had access to a balcony where I enjoyed coffee and delicious baked goods from the local bakery.
More than 40% of Savannah’s buildings have historical or architectural significance. They take preservation and restoration seriously, not only from a government level but an individual level as well. “Most restoration has been accomplished by individuals – one building at a time.”
Coffee & Baked goods
A sister location of Foxy Loxy located downtown with similar menu items minus the atmosphere I fell in love with at Foxy Loxy.
An upscale retail store with a small, but gorgeous little coffee bar.
THIS was my favorite spot and the only downside of this place is that it is only open from Thursday to Sunday. I got one of the best chocolate chip cookies I’ve ever had and a delicious ham and gruyere breakfast sandwich on a buttermilk biscuit.
This was located only a few blocks from my Airbnb and it has everything you could want. Coffee, incredible baked goods, friendly working spaces, tacos for lunch and events on the outdoor patio in the evening.
Lunch or breakfast Cafes
This is a vegetarian cafe which is also associated with Foxy Loxy and The Coffee Fox. Despite not eating here, I heard great things and can only assume it would be a great option to eat, vegetarian or not.
I did not eat here, but I did get a spiced lavender mocha latte that was not only delicious but the most beautiful latte I’ve ever seen. There were so many things that I wanted to try on this menu and I think it was mainly to do with how impressive their presentation was. If you want an aesthetically pleasing dining experience, I would highly recommend this place.
I got a bagel sandwich with veggies and lox and it was absolutely fantastic.
Lunch & Dinners
Okay, this was one of my favorites. It was a couple of blocks away from where I was staying, affordable and absolutely delicious. Seriously…so so good.
Sandfly BBQ (Downtown)
Really good food in a cool streamliner.
Who doesn’t love a good burger? This was pretty close to where I was staying and good option for a more casual dinner.
I didn’t make it out to this spot, but I heard so many good things from the locals. It’s more upscale, but nothing ridiculous. The beet salad and the salmon came highly recommended and I will definitely be getting those when I visit again.
A lot of the locals mentioned this place as being on the the best restaurants in Savannah and that is probably why it was featured on the latest season of Chefs Table. I did not get to eat here, but I eat at their sister restaurant, The Grey Market (scroll up to see).
Some quality beer in a really cool renovated house with pin ball machines, board games and different rooms to hang out in. They don’t serve food but have food trucks on the weekends. I believe they let you bring food in because a group of people next to me brought it a birthday cake and I was lucky enough to partake in that experience—an upside to traveling alone.
I stopped in here for a $2 PBR happy hour special and just really liked the vibe of this place. It seems like a really fun place to hang at night with something entertaining happening (trivia, live music, etc.)
This place was close to where I was staying and I absolutely loved it. It’s super small, intimate and welcoming. I spent a lot of time talking to the staff and I just really enjoyed the environment they created there.
This was another really chill drinking establishment that I passed by on my walk home one afternoon. They have craft beer for takeout, a small bar and various events happening in the evenings.
I knew I wanted to visit a museum while I was there so I decided on the Telfair Museums. For $20, you are able to visit three different museums that are all entirely different. You get modern art as well as more historical art and architecture along with a guided tour of the Owens-Thomas House and Slave Quarters.
A lovely and expansive park in the center of Savannah.
Located downtown, a strip of more fun and touristy shops, including Sav’s Candy Kitchen (see below).
Oh my god. The best praline I’ve ever had.
A very well appreciated ice cream shop which means there’s usually a very long line. I think it was well worth the wait.