09 Feb Savannah Travel Guide
I am obsessed with this place. If I’m having a bad day, I’ll drive 40 minutes from Statesboro to get a waffle and then go watch sunset on Tybee. It’s 100% worth it. You can also stay here in their inn suites above the restaurant. Along with their waffles, they also have wonderful paninis and coffee. The location is walking distance from Broughton and River streets.
Mirabelle sells liege waffles, which are a step up from the Belgian waffle becuase they are baked & infused with carmelized sugar, then you get to pick the best toppings!! The selection of toppings includes strawberries, bananas, whipped cream, powdered sugar, peanut butter, nutella spread, chocolate sauce, and carmel sauce, or you can get one of their specialties (House Special, Southern Belle, Georgia Peach Cobbler- pictured above). I take everyone who comes to visit me here, #1 favorite thing in Savannah.
The Collins Quarter
I love, love, love their brunch- awesome french toast and avocado toast. I’ve heard they have awesome mimosas (when I’m 21). Pricy, yes some would say so, but one of my fav brunch spots!!
Leopold’s Ice Cream
This is the most popular ice cream shop in all of Savannah, and there’s always a long line out the door (located on Broughton St.). The ice cream is worth the wait, and they curate unique flavors. Stratton Leopold, a film producer, opened this shop, so the inside is worth seeing.
This place is so good and so cheap. Y’all, it’s crazy.. and based on the outside look of this place, you’d never know how great the food is. Bonus: My boyfriend approves. A slider is $3.50, and you can get as many as you like as well as a side of fries for $2.50. I love the great salmon caper, bullet club, and the boardwalk. They also sell King of Pops popsicles.
District Cafe & Eatery
District has awesome coffee, sandwiches, baked goods, and salads. My favorites are the salmon club (pictured above) and BAT sandwich.
Rise Biscuits & Donuts
This is a franchise, originally opened in Durham, NC. Rise serves buttermilk biscuits, fried chicken, and donuts & other pastries. Rises makes for a quick and easy breakfast on Broughton St.
Goose Feathers has great brunch and lunch, located right off Broughton St. Goose Feathers has quality food, while being affordable. I love the waffles, oatmeal, quiches, coffee, and Salmon BLT. Bonus: they have an even cheaper kids menu.
One of the first times I ever went to Savannah, a local took me to Spanky’s. There are a few locations throughout Savannah including River St. My go-to is always the chicken tender basket (or $5 kids chicken fingers), you can’t beat it.
Zunzi’s is a Savannah classic for their unique South African food. There is always a line becuase it’s so good.
Exceptional coffee shop on Broughton St.!! With the location, I wouldn’t go here to get work done, but great for grab & go coffee. I get the Horchata with espresso shots, Horchata Latte, or Match Latte. This or the Paris Market is my go-to for coffee when I’m downtown.
Savannah Coffee Roasters
This is my go-to coffee place when I need to sit down and get work done. Good coffee, brunch, & dinner! They serve the cutest lil’ fruit pastries.
The Paris Market
As mentioned below in the shopping section, Paris Market also has great coffee- one of my favorites. They also offer a dining area, where you could get work done.
Broughton St. is my go-to shopping destination- it’s a long street with a ton of restaurants & shops along & around it. They’ve got a lot of unique shops, along with larger retailers including Kendra Scott, J. Crew, Madewell, Kate Spade, Free People, Dress Up (my favorite boutique), H&M, Anthroplogie, Half Moon Outfitters, Gap, Urban Outfitters, Fab’rik, Lululemon, Vineyard Vines, and MAC, just to name a few..
Tourists love River Street, and that’s why I hate it. Aside from a good view of the water, there’s not much here except tourist traps. Some of the food here is good, but some of the restaurants are terrible. River Street Sweets, Black Dog, Spanky’s, flea market, and Earth Bound Trading Co. are the only things I would personally recommend. Whatever you do, DO NOT try to drive on this road.
Woof Gang Bakery
For all you dog lovers, stop by this adorable shop to pick up something to bring home to your best friend! Gracie, my German Shorthaired Pointer, and I frequent this spot whenever we are in Savannah.
Things to Do
Wormsloe Historic Site
The pictures speak for themselves, it’s gorgeous. Wormsloe is covered in live oaks and Spanish moss, looks like a fairytale. It’s free to drive through here and take photos, but do look up hours because they are very specific. Wormsloe houses the colonial estate of Noble Jones who arrived in Savannah in 1733 with James Ogelthorpe. Aside from the waffle place, this is the best thing in Savannah. When in doubt, I shoot blog photos here.
I take a ton of blog photos here, along with the Historic District (which Forsyth park is in). It’s gorgeous, especially in the warmer months when the flowers are in bloom! You’ll love the fountain, be sure to get some good Insta shots.
Savannah Historic District
Cutest part of SAV, with the cutest neighborhoods and shops. Lots of blog photos shot here.
This is a cute lil’ neighborhood with cute houses & shops. I also take blog photos here.
Located on the Savannah-South Carolina border, Savannah Wildlife Preserve offers walking trails and dikes where you can drive your car to view the 3,000 acre preserve. Be careful, you can get up close and personal with gators. For cars, you can drive on the Laurel Hill Wildlife Drive, off S.C. 170, with 4 miles of dikes.
Charleston (Day Trip)
Charleston is 2 hour drive from Savannah, totally worth it.. go. Don’t get me wrong, I love Savannah.. but Charleston has my heart. I plan to move here after college.
Hilton Head (Day Trip)
Hilton Head is a 45 minute drive from Savannah. This fun little island makes for a wonderful day trip, home of the infamous Salty Dog Cafe. I think it’s worth driving 25 extra minutes to go here instead of Tybee Island.
Where to Stay
Things I Want to Try
Please leave a comment with your favorite things in Savannah, so I can try them out! If they’re A+, I’ll add them to the list. I love traveling, woo!