When planning an upcoming trip to Savannah, there are a couple of landmarks and attractions that are considered a must for any first-time visitor of the region. While your itinerary might change based on the type of vacation you’re planning, there are some Savannah restaurants, museums, and historic sites that are an essential part of any trip. Whether you’re searching for fun things to do in Savannah for couples, for the whole family, or just for adults, this blog is the perfect place for you to start your planning journey! Here are some of our favorite Savannah, GA, vacation ideas!
Get the Scoop on the Best Savannah, GA, Vacation Ideas
Tour the Savannah Historic District
It shouldn’t surprise you to learn that Georgia’s Oldest City is home to some fascinating historic sites and antebellum homes that are definitely worth a visit. Many guests enjoy conducting their own walking tour of Savannah’s Historic District. For guests of The Inn on West Liberty, the tour can begin right in your room! Our Italianate-style home was built in 1871 and is a perfect representation of that style from this time period.
After you’ve explored our beautiful inn, it’s time to tour the city! The Hop-on, Hop-Off Trolley Tour lets you see 15 of Savannah’s most popular spots at your own pace. During the ride, you’ll enjoy an entertaining and informative narration from the train’s guide. Some of the stops include Mercer House, Forsyth Park, and City Hall. If you’re interested in seeing our town’s spookier side, book the Ghosts & Gravestones Trolley Tour. It’s one of the best ghost tours in Savannah, taking the bravest of guests to two of Savannah’s most haunted buildings. Finally, the First Squares Food Tour combines two of our great loves: food and history. During this three-hour walk, you’ll learn about our city’s history, culture, and architecture. You’ll stop for food tastings at six of the city’s food stores and restaurants. There’s no better way to get a real taste of Savannah!
If you’d prefer to design your own walking adventure (which, in our opinion, is one of the best free things to do in Savannah!), use our blog on landmarks as a jumping-off point. Inside, you’ll learn about Bonaventure Cemetery and local historic homes that will round out your day. You can also use Trolley Tour’s sightseeing map, available on their website, to find the best attractions.
Explore Savannah’s Best Gift Shops
One of the best ways to get to know our city is by visiting River Street Market and the Savannah City Market. Considered to be the best markets in town, they house some of the most iconic Savannah gift shops, like the Olde Savannah Soap Company, Savannah History Shoppe, and Savannah’s Candy Kitchen. It’s a great way to find some quintessential Southern treats, like bacon onion jam or pralines.
Enjoy the Art Scene in Savannah
While you’re at City Market, stop by some of the art galleries housed within. Savannah is a city with a thriving art scene, thanks in part to the famous Savannah College of Art and Design. Some of our favorite art galleries in town include Jery Bennett Taylor’s Sweet Grass Baskets. These baskets are a quintessential part of Gullah heritage and are a great souvenir to take back with you. Sue Gouse Inspirations is another excellent stop. She specializes in oil paintings and giclee prints and features famous Savannah landmarks in many of her works. Finally, Stephen Kasun Fine Art showcases art created with the impasto method, using just paint and paint knives. Like the previous shop, Kasun creates pieces around Savannah’s most iconic scenes.
Stay at The Inn on West Liberty
Before you can take advantage of these great Savannah, GA, vacation ideas, you need to find a place to stay. Book a room at The Inn on West Liberty to enjoy beautiful accommodations, friendly service, top-notch amenities, a delicious daily breakfast, and a convenient location.
Check our availability and book today! We look forward to having you.