Catherine Gregory

and

Marc Johns

Explore Savannah

SIGHTS

Savannah is famous for its antebellum architecture, historic cobblestone squares, and Spanish moss that drapes the town in a verdant, storybook haze. Pepper in the local designers, buzzing coffee shops, farm-to-table, and the avant-garde art scene—and you'll find yourself with no lack of activities during your trip.

Tour the Historic District
The best way to see the city is to get out and walk. Take a tour of the Mercer Williams House (of 'Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil' fame) and/or the Owens-Thomas House or simply walk around the 22 historic squares that dot the city.

Forsyth Park
Forsyth Park is the largest park in the historic district of Savannah. The park covers 30 acres of land just south of Gaston Street and north of Park Avenue.

Bonaventure Cemetery
Considered to be one of the most beautiful cemeteries in the US and well worth exploring!

SCAD Museum of Art
Savannah is home to local galleries, world-class museums, and the Savannah College of Art and Design. The on-campus SCAD Museum is worth a visit (you know, as museums go).

Shopping
Walk south along Bull St towards Forsyth Park and check out the cafes and stores like Shop SCAD. There are also serveral great stores along Broughton St, such as Paris Market.

Also worth checking out Graveface Records & Curiosities, which has an 'interesting' collection of arcade games, vinyl as well as cocktail supplies, toys, games...and taxidermy. If you're into antiques, Picker Joe's is filled with everything from retro advertising signs to antique crystal glassware and vintage jewelry.

If you have time to get out of the city...

Charleston
If you can squeeze an extra day or two on to your trip, Charleston is incredible and is only a two-hour drive from Savannah. It's full of incredible bars and restaurants, beautiful historic homes and more...

Fort Pulaski
One of the best preserved nineteenth century military fortifications in the US. Marc likes forts, and SO SHOULD YOU.

Wormsloe Plantation
A 15-minute drive from the downtown will get you to one of the most beautiful estates in all of Savannah – the Wormsloe Historic Site. The plantation home is no longer intact, but the estate has hiking trails branching out through the woods, and historic ruins and paths that run along the edge of the forest.

RESTAURANTS

Sandfly Barbecue Downtown
Arguably Savannah's best barbecue housed in a converted trolley car. Make sure you go to the downtown location at 1220 Barnard St.

Husk Savannah
A newly opened Savannah outpost of the famous Husk restaurant in Charleston. Ingredient-driven Southern fare & cocktails served in a landmark mansion with porch seating.

The Olde Pink House
Savannah's most famous historic restaurant, the Olde Pink House is inside an 18th century mansion. The Planters Tavern below the restaurant is incredible as well. Make sure to make reservations several weeks in advance as it is very popular.

Cotton & Rye
Situated in a refurbished bank building just a few minutes from downtown, the farm-to-table restaurant prides itself on carefully sourced, local ingredients.

Collins Quarter
 From a champagne breakfast to a delicious lunch or dinner cuisine paired with fine wines and craft beers, The Collins Quarter offers a casual cafe environment for all.

Atlantic
Atlantic is a laid-back neighborhood eatery with refreshing cocktails and carefully-picked beers in an old gas filling station (seeing a theme here?)


BARS

Important Note: YOU CAN DRINK IN PUBLIC IN SAVANNAH AND GET YOUR DRINKS 'TO-GO' AT A BAR.

The Grey
A refurbished Greyhound bus depot turned bar and restaurant.

Artillery
Artillery is a bar located where the Georgia Hussars’ armory once housed the cavalry's artillery.

Prohibition
The sister bar and restaurant to Charleston's Prohibition - live music, Southern food, and cocktails.

The Alley Cat Lounge
As with all hipster cocktail bars, Alley Cat Lounge is located in a basement down an alleyway. They have a huge cocktail menu and the cocktails are excellent.

Service Brewing Company
A great local brewery with indoor/outdoor seating.

Moon River Brewing Company
A brewpub with an outdoor beer garden near the Savannah River.

East End Provisions
A nouveau American restaurant and bar featuring craft cocktails and brews, an eclectic wine list and wood-fired dishes. Regionally sourced ingredients from kitchen to bar.

COFFEE

The Coffee Fox
A great place for coffee and pastries on Broughton St. They have nitro coffee and horchata, so you know it's right up Marc's (*cough* hipster *cough*) alley.

Back In The Day Bakery
James Beard-nominated bakery and cafe serving up old school Southern baked goods

Savannah Coffee Roasters
A great option within walking distance of the wedding venue (if you are staying at one of the adjacent hotels)


Rouge Bicyclette