By Mikkel Hyldebrandt
It may be the oldest city in the state of Georgia, but it’s hard not to become entirely enchanted by Savannah as the perfect weekend getaway destination. Serving you history, culture, art, and lots of fun and Southern charm, Savannah should be on the top of your list when planning your next weekend trip.
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Savannah brims with history but offers some wonderful contemporary cultural offerings as well.
Jepson Center for the Arts
Modern art in a historic city featuring modern paintings, photos, and installations.
SCAD Museum of Art
It is pretty evident that SCAD (Savannah College of Art and Design) dominates the cultural map in the city, and you would be amiss if you didn’t visit the gorgeous SCAD Museum of Art that features emerging and established international artists through commissioned works and rotating exhibitions.
Starland, centered around the historic Starland Dairy, is Savannah’s up-and-coming arts district, with a growing selection of galleries, performance spaces, and retails shops.
Broughton Street Shops
The central street offers plenty of options for shopping, food, drink – and the famous Leopold’s Ice Cream!
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Explore the Islands!
For exceptional and different excursions, book a day trip with Destinations DMC to Page Island and Daufuskie Island. Perfect for kayaking, challenge courses, or simply experiencing a slice of historic Southern living, this will be a trip you will never forget. Check out the many options and book your trip at destinationsdmc.com.
Whether you are looking for traditional Southern fare or more contemporary culinary delights, Savannah is brimming with delicious eateries.
As the Alida Hotel’s signature River Street restaurant, it transforms essential Southern ingredients into playful, accessible all-American plates.
The Olde Pink House
Yes, the house is pink, and it is probably the most popular restaurant in Savannah, so book your table well in advance. Lowcountry and deeply Southern cuisine in a sophisticated setting.
Occupying a 1938 art deco Greyhound Bus Terminal, The Grey offers a food, wine, and service experience that is simultaneously familiar and elevated, serving dishes that are deep, layered, and soulful in their flavors.
The Fat Radish
Working together with local farmers, most dishes are “vegetable-forward,” but that is far from all that is offered. Great for brunch and excellent for a delicious burger.
Whether you are looking for rooftop views, hidden speakeasies, or local gay bar and drag show, Savannah has plenty to offer for a fun night out.
The Lost Square
Great views and plenty of lounge areas atop of the Alida Hotel (with outdoor fire pits for cooler weather) to take in a drink or two from the craft cocktail bar.
Club One is indeed one of the few gay bars in Savannah centrally located by the waterfront. The bar and club downstairs give you a chance to dance, and the upstairs stage area gives you a fabulous drag show on weekends.
El Rocko Lounge
The sleek, gold-clad hotspot offers craft cocktails, and hosts live bands, DJs, and curious trivia nights.
The Original Pinkie Masters
The quintessential cash-only dive bar for late-night drinks and great tunes from the well-stocked jukebox.
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The Alida Hotel
The boutique hotel on the revitalized Savannah riverfront combines timeless Southern charm with a contemporary vibe. Beautiful, spacious rooms that are styled with careful consideration to every detail make the hotel more than a place to sleep but an experience that you want to discover and immerse yourself into. Consider booking their Suite Dreams package for a weekend getaway where you choose one of the best suites Savannah has to offer and receive a complimentary welcome cocktail and a room amenity of champagne and cheese plate. Book your experience at thealidahotel.com.