One of the jewels of the south, Savannah features a rich history, mixed with excellent cuisine and nightlife that make it one of the most visited cities on the East coast. Pretty cool, am I right? While it may be on the smaller side, Savannah still has enough going on to fill up more than a single day. But if you’ve only got 24 hours, you can still get a solid taste of this gorgeous Southern port city. And we’re off!


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Head to the waterfront!

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Henryk Sadura / Shutterstock

Begin your day by heading toward the riverfront, which is where you’ll find most travelers congregating. Before you get all the way down to the waterfront, stop into Goose Feathers, on Barnard Street, which is a small cafe and bakery. Choose from one of their many delicious treats, which include chocolate croissants, sticky buns, and quiche. You can sit down in the cafe or take it to-go. Yum!


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From Goose Feathers, you can now walk to Savannah’s famous riverfront. Start by walking toward the far end of the waterfront to the open-air market. Stop into the Warehouse on your way, which advertises itself as the “cheapest, coldest beer in town.”

Savannah’s open container laws allow you to walk around town with alcohol. Score! Grab a beer to-go at the Warehouse, which will provide a nice refreshment while walking around the market. The market offers handcrafted clothes, apparel, art, and crafts by local merchants.

Check out the city.

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Sean Pavone / Shutterstock

Now, it’s time to hit the town. From River Street, you can buy tickets for one of the Savannah trolleys that provide tours of historic downtown. Once on the trolley, you can hop on and off as you please. Travelers can get off at any stop to grab a bite to eat, tour a museum, or just take a break, as trolleys come by frequently to continue the tour.

When you get hungry, take one of the stops near the city market and walk to Vinnie Van Go-Go’s for a slice of pizza and a beer. It might look like your typical dive bar, but it has the best pizza in Savannah, featuring the large New York-style slices you would expect to find in the Big Apple.

Snap some photos.

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Jesse Kunerth / Shutterstock

As the sun starts to set, the Savannah waterfront provides beautiful photo-taking opportunities. And dinner options abound! The Savannah Dinner Cruise starts boarding around 6 p.m., setting sail at 7 p.m. Some of the items on the menu include peel and eat shrimp, roasted chicken, pork loin, sirloin, and various other seafood entrees. Noms! After dinner, the boat’s entertainers take to the stage for live music.

End on a high note.

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Sean Pavone / Shutterstock

End your evening in Savannah with a visit to a little Scottish pub a few blocks from the riverfront, called Molly MacPherson’s. The menu features an extensive beer and scotch menu, making for the perfect nightcap. If you still have a hankering for something a little sweet, try the Sticky Toffee Pudding.

That was a pretty awesome 24 hours, am I right? I’m hungry just thinking about Savannah! What are some of your favorite spots in this lovely port city? Let us know in the comments!

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