Savannah is such a gorgeous Southern town and the perfect spot for a little weekend trip! And the historic area is laid out in pretty tight blocks so it’s easy to see a lot in a short amount of time.
Where to Stay in Savannah
Two stunning historic options on the edge of Forsyth Park are the Forsyth Park Inn and the Mansion on Forysth Park. If you want a hotel located closer to River Street, The Drayton Hotel, The Bohemian Hotel, Hotel Indigo, The Cotton Sail Hotel, and the River Street Inn are all beautiful options.
Airbnbs are also a great way to stay close to the action in any area. You might even find yourself with a beautiful historic home for the weekend.
If you’re visiting Savannah in your RV, the closest campgrounds are Red Gate Campground, Biltmore RV Park, and Sunshine RV Park. Skidaway Island State Park, Fort McAllister State Park, and River’s End Campground are also nearby.
Savannah 1 Day Itinerary
The best way to see Savannah in 1 day is to start with a Hop On Hop Off trolley tour. Old Savannah Tours and Old Town Trolley offer similar shuttle stops, including Forsyth Park, several historic squares, the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, and River Street.
Ask for a lunch recommendation and spend the morning (or the entire day!) on the trolley tour. We stopped for lunch at The Little Crown by Pie Society, a short walk from the City Market/ Ellis Square stop. Enjoy personal sized quiche, chicken pot pie, or steak and mushroom pie before choosing one of their many dessert pies. It was a highlight of our trip for sure!
Visit Savannah’s Candy Kitchen here or save that for the evening on River Street. Either way, be sure you don’t miss the candy making area where you can watch them pull, cut, and wrap their salt water taffy. You might even catch a free sample!
When you stop at Lucas Theatre, walk a block south to Leopold’s Ice Cream. I love the old soda fountain feel and the movie theming is really fun too.
A visit to Savannah isn’t complete unless you’ve seen River Street. Don’t miss the steep historic stone steps and the Waving Girl statue. Walk through Emmet Park to see the Old Harbor Light and other historic monuments and statues. Then stop at one of the many amazing restaurants in the River Street area to wrap up your day trip to Savannah with a delicious dinner.
Huey’s On the River – If you love authentic New Orleans cuisine, order some crawfish etoufee or shrimp creole here and finish your meal with some beignets. Or go for a more traditionally Savannah meal with fried green tomatoes and praline cheesecake.
Savannah Seafood Shack – I’d pick the low country boil every time.
The Olde Pink House – I’m a sucker for a restaurant in an old historic home. (It’s one of my favorite things about eating in Charleston!) This would be the perfect stop for a romantic evening.
Other Things to Check Out in Savannah:
The Prohibition Museum – One part immersive museum, one part speakeasy, this place looks like a load of fun!
Savannah History Museum & Battlefield Memorial Park – Covering the city’s history from the American Revolution to the Civil War and beyond.
Georgia State Railroad Museum – Historic railcars, a fully operational turntable, and site tours done by historic diesel train!
Things To Do Outside of the Historic Area:
Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens at the Historic Bamboo Farm
Pin Point Heritage Museum
Savannah Botanical Gardens
Wormsloe Historic Site