Guide to Savannah, Georgia

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Another year has come and gone, and with the changing of the date comes my yearly pilgrimage to Savannah, Georgia where I rest, reset, and reflect on the resolutions of past and present. A few things have changed around town and though I have done many stories on Savannah in the past I wanted to share a quick update on where she stands now and my fav spots not to be missed. 

Eat:

The Grey, farm to table in a renovated bus station is my favorite spot for dinner.

Elizabeth’s on 37th, classic southern in a beautiful old mansion.

The Wyld, just outside of downtown this spot is casual dock side dining overlooking Savannah’s lowland marsh.

Zunzi’s, casual for lunch

Back in the Day Bakery, charming 1950s style bakery with fresh homemade pastries, sandwiches and breads. 

Atlantic, eclectic modern menu located in a renovated gas station 

Green Truck Pub, best burgers in Savannah and a good beer menu

*Coming soon Husk Savannah!!! 

Also see: Collins Quarter, The Vault, Sandfly BBQ, Cotton & Rye, Sugo Rossa, Gryphon Tea Room, Public, Local 11 Ten, Garibaldi, Vinnie Van Go Go‘s 

Drink:

Artillery, chic little cocktail bar in a historic building with a great drink menu. My favorite spot now!

Pink House, take the outside stairs to the basement for the live piano music in the old exposed brick footprint of this haunted historic building. Great spot on colder evenings in Savannah with the double fireplaces going.

Coffee:

Gallery Espresso, there are a lot of great coffee spots in Savannah but this is my favorite. I’ve worked from this spot for years. 

Also see: Sentient Bean, Foxy LoxyPurrvana Cafe & Cat Lounge (yes, a cat cafe!)

Shop:

shopSCAD, handmade art and crafts created by SCAD students and alumni is not to be missed. 

The Paris Market, from candles to coffee and french bed linens 

One Fish Two Fish, traditional southern homeware and decor and a great collection of nightgowns

Alex Raskin Antiques, amazing antique collection for the home in an incredible historic Savannah building which is worth a visit in and of itself to see. 

Savannah Underground Market, more like a flea market than antique store but serious treasures and great prices on everything from furniture to vintage clothing and books 

*just take a stroll up and down Broughton Street*

Sleep:

I had the fortune of staying at SCAD’s Magnolia Hall which is a private guest house but I’ve stayed many other places in Savannah:

The Gastonian, a quiet old southern home with large porches close to Forsyth Park. I always request the Carriage House for privacy and a clawfoot tub. 

Kehoe House, another beautiful historic inn 

The Brice, is OK. The lobby is great but I find the rooms to be a little too generic for my taste. Good to have in your back pocket if everything else is booked. 

West Elm is opening a new hotel in Savannah soon which I am looking forward to experiencing. 

Palmetto Bluff, outside Savannah in the country on the water is this very beautiful luxury resort