Welcome to Savannah

Southern Eats

Savannah is known as the 'Hostess City of the South' – and a good hostess will stuff you to the gills with all things battered and fried before sending you on your merry way. This is a city where people come to indulge in decadent, traditional Southern and soul food, but top chefs are also reimagining things with a 'New South' cuisine, where classic themes and ingredients meet innovative preparations. With Savannah's proximity to the ocean, seafood features heavily on most menus, and good grub doesn't stop at Southern staples – fans of diverse international fare can find great options, too.

The Creative Coast

Dubbed the Creative Coast (with a local entrepreneurial organization of the same name), Savannah boasts a vibrant arts and design scene that's fueled not only by the Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD), one of the finest art schools in the country with students and faculty from far and wide; but also bolstered by the natives and transplants whose initiatives make the arts more inclusive and accessible. From superb museums and galleries in the Historic District to the Starland section between Midtown and the Victorian District catering to locally crafted pursuits, creativity is the lifeblood coursing through Savannah's artsy heart.

A Storied Past

As the first city and original capital of Georgia – the last of the 13 British colonies before the United States were formed in 1776 – Savannah's history is robust and replete with accounts to keep any buff wandering its streets, squares and haunts (many are known to actually be haunted) in pursuit of storied tales. There are historic buildings and monuments around every turn and tours for all tastes, shedding light on topics like the establishment of the city, Savannah's role in the transatlantic slave trade, the siege that became the second deadliest battle of the Revolutionary War – and that's just the beginning.

Ready for Revelry

Savannah knows how to have a good time – and we're not just talking the throngs of green-clad party-goers who descend upon the city for St Patrick's Day (Savannah's celebration is second only to New York City for the largest in the world). Though a modestly sized city, the nightlife turns up year-round. The watering holes are aplenty, from the tourist-frequented hubs along River St, south to the bumpin' dance clubs on Congress St, and to the locals' dives in the Victorian District. The best part? You can take boozy drinks 'to go' in plastic cups and saunter through downtown without dropping that buzz.

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$53.95 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Savannah Culinary and Cultural History Walking, Tasting Tour

Meet your small group in Savannah's beautiful Historic Downtown to begin your savory and sweet journey through the flavors of this lowcountry city. Learn about Savannah's long and colorful history, grand architecture and easygoing way of life from your informative local guide as you make your way through the city's four original squares and along its scenic waterfront. Along your route, visit several different restaurants and food shops to sample a wide array of local specialties such as shrimp and grits, pork belly donut slides, Scottish and English cuisine (a nod to our city's founders) and one-of-a-kind honey. (Tastings subject to change without notice). Establishments you visit may include Savannah Bee Company, Molly MacPherson's Scottish Pub, 22 Square Restaurant, and Prohibition. A non-alcoholic beverage sampling is included, and you can purchase additional alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages (own expense) if you wish. You'll find your many food tastings add up to a fulfilling lunch. Though your walking tour travels almost 1.5 miles (2.4 km), the pace is not rushed and you'll have two rest breaks totaling 45 minutes. Your 3-hour culinary and cultural odyssey in Savannah concludes at the City Market, where you can discover more dining options. Or, use the map provided to you to retrace your steps and revisit favorite restaurants and shops from your tour. Please advise of any allergies or other dietary restrictions in the special requirements section of the booking page

$59.95 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Savannah Historic and Secret East Side Food Tour with Tastings

Bring your appetite and begin your walking tour on Savannah's famed Liberty Street. As you stroll through some of the many peaceful, pretty squares on the district's east side, your knowledgeable local guide will talk about Savannah's rich history, regal architecture and singularly southern culture.Your first stop will be Smith Brothers Butcher Shop, Savannah’s oldest butcher shop with much more than carved meats. From there, make your way to other famous restaurants and some out-of-the-way finds, which may include Prohibition, Wall's BBQ, Zunzi's Takeout and Leopold’s ice cream.Chat with the proprietors and enjoy tastings of both local and international favorites such as blueberry sausage, chopped BBQ pork sandwiches, flank steak, en papillote chicken sandwiches and famous local ice cream. Some tasting locations also provide beverages, and you can bring other non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages (own expense) along on your tour.You'll find that the various samples from your tour add up to a satisfying lunch. You will walk in about a mile Savannah's famous historic district during your 3-hour tour with plenty of tastings to break up the walk. Your culinary exploration of Savannah's most famous restaurants and bestkept secrets ends only a few blocks from the starting location. In the days following the tour, use the map (and exclusive discounts) provided to you to revisit restaurants from your tour on your own.

$25 Cultural & Theme Tours

Bonaventure Cemetery Journeys with Shannon Scott

Wander through Bonaventure Cemetery, one of Savannah’s most beloved landmarks, to revel in its beauty and tranquility. Join your devoted and very knowledgeable guide, Shannon Scott or his proteges, Dawn Martin & Alyssa Terrell for an insider’s view into the intriguing past of the historic cemetery and its departed inhabitants.On this 2-2.5 hour tour, hear stories dating back to the mid-18th century from the days of the Bonaventure Plantation, tales of the cemetery’s opening in 1846 to the present day. Hear about famed figures that have made their mark on Savannah’s history such as: Lyricist Johnny Mercer Underground cool poet Conrad Aiken Maritime hero Josiah Tattnall III Photographer Jack Leigh Silent film great Edythe Chapman Childhood celebrity Little Gracie Watson Composer great Professor Weigand ….. and the list goes on!On this unique day-time tour, you'll learn about the symbolism, art, architecture & burial traditions of the Victorian Age encompassed within Bonaventure Cemetery’s gates. And for Secret Society buffs or fans of Midnight In The Garden of Good and Evil fans, this tour also loaded with close up encounters of sites pertaining to and levels of understanding you cannot find on any other tour in Savannah!Stories will prompt a laugh, evoke empathy, awe or even cause the listener to shed a tear. But mostly, Bonaventure the place, and this tour will have you coming back for a lifetime!

$33 Tours & Sightseeing

Savannah One-Day Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley Tour, with Guide

The Savannah Hop-on Hop-off Trolley Tour is the easiest way to get around town. You can hop-on and off at any of the 15 stops as often as you like. The stops are conveniently located close to all popular attractions, shops and restaurants. Trolleys depart every 20 minutes. See and visit Davenport House, Forsyth Park, world famous River Street, City Market, Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace, Pirates House, and much, much more. Hear how British General James Edward Oglethorpe established Georgia's First City atop a natural bluff on the Savannah River. Experience the magic and mystery of the city that was the inspiration for John Berendt's novel, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. Learn the history, legend and lore which has shaped Savannah into a unique place that is known both as one of the most romantic and most haunted cities in America.

$55 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Savannah Land and Sea Combo Tour

Following a 360 ° Panoramic Tour of Historic Savannah, embark on the Savannah Riverboat for a 90 minute sightseeing cruise down the Savannah River. During the 90 minute cruise experience the river that was – and remains – the lifeblood of Savannah! Hear the Captain’s intriguing tales and historic facts about Savannah’s modern port and the ships that visit from all over the world. Then its down river to Old Fort Jackson, home of one of the largest and oldest original artillery pieces in the country! Take advantage of the great photo opportunities of Savannah’s historic riverfront and skyline. Snacks and beverages are available on board at the Riverboat Snack Shop.

$19.99 Cultural & Theme Tours

Savannah Historic District Civil War History Walking Tour

Your 2-hour Savannah walking tour begins in Reynolds Square. This site was the center of colonial government in the 1700s and once held the House of Assembly, where the first reading of the Declaration of Independence took place in Georgia. Most of Savannah’s most historically significant and interesting buildings are located here. As your guide leads you through the Savannah Historic District, one of the largest National Historic Landmark Districts of its kind in the US, pass houses of the South’s most prominent generals and see architecture that was present during the Civil War.You’ll discover how the war started in Savannah with the seizing of Fort Pulaski by Georgian troops. Learn about Savannah’s role in the Civil War, as well as its military strategies as a Confederate state, and hear fascinating stories about the hardships that civilians endured during those years. Your Civil War walking tour ends back at Reynolds Square.