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A Long Weekend Getaway

3-Day Savannah Itinerary

Savannah, Georgia is a charming city located in the American South. Overall, visiting the city of Savannah has been on my USA bucket list for quite some time, so I was stoked to finally be able to go there in November 2019 for an autumn long weekend getaway.

3-Day Savannah Itinerary

Overall, Savannah is a beautiful Southern city filled with beauty, interesting history and delicious food. Some facts about Savannah are that a British philanthropist named James Oglethorpe founded the city in 1733; the city is known as “America’s First Planned City”; it was originally the capital of Georgia (now it is Atlanta); the Christmas song “Jingle Bells” was written in Savannah; it is considered the most haunted city in the United States because it is built above a burial ground and also has a lot of dark history; Savannah is also home to Southern comfort food chef Paula Deen and also the women who founded Girl Scouts of the USA.

3-Day Savannah Itinerary

During my long weekend in Savannah, I visited with my mom. Overall, I think Savannah is a perfect city for a girls’ weekend, a romantic getaway, bachelor/bachelorette parties, a solo trip and more. It also makes for the perfect road trip stop if you are driving around the United States.

3-Day Savannah Itinerary

My mom and I were in Savannah, Georgia for 3 days and found it to be the perfect amount of time. In this blog post, discover the perfect 3-day itinerary for Savannah, Georgia.

3-Day Savannah Itinerary

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Getting to Savannah:

3-Day Savannah Itinerary

There are plenty of ways to get to Savannah, Georgia. Since my mom and I were coming from New Jersey, we flew from Newark Airport to Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport.  We got extremely lucky and found round trip flights for less than $200 USD together through Skyscanner! It was also a very short flight from the New York City area.

If you live in the South, traveling to Savannah could be done easily by renting a car. There are also trains and buses that go to and from specific cities. You could also rent an RV if you are looking to do a road trip around the country. In addition, when flying into Savannah, you could get picked up at the airport and taken straight to your accommodation using GO Airport Shuttle.

(Last year, my mom and I visited my cousin in Charleston, South Carolina. I highly recommend combining both trips into one larger vacation. I personally recommend doing two days in Charleston and three in Savannah. If you want to squeeze some beach time in there, I also recommend adding a few days in Hilton Head, South Carolina since it is situated between the two cities.)

Where to Stay in Savannah:

During our time in Savannah, my mom and I stayed at the Marriott Savannah Riverfront located in the heart of the city. Overall, I love staying in Marriott’s because they are super clean, the beds are comfortable and they are always situated in a great location. Since the hotel was located right on the Savannah Riverfront, we were able to walk to all of the great restaurants along the Savannah River and it also wasn’t far from all of the other attractions in the city.

In addition to the Marriott Riverfront hotel, there are a plethora of other accommodations (including many bed and breakfast spots) to suit all budgets in Savannah. There are also a wide range of Airbnb options along with HomeAways.

Day 1:

3-Day Savannah Itinerary

Southern Comfort Brunch:

3-Day Savannah Itinerary

My mom and I arrived in Savannah around noon on a Friday, just in time for lunch/brunch. Since we were starving, our first stop was to B. Matthews Eatery for a delicious Southern comfort brunch. Located on East Bay Street, one of the main streets in Savannah, we walked straight there from the Marriott because it was a short walk (at that point our room wasn’t ready yet).

3-Day Savannah Itinerary

During brunch, I savored a delicious biscuits, scrambled eggs and mushroom gravy dish with a daiquiri on the side. My mom had a chicken salad with Manhattan clam chowder and a red wine on the side. One of the cool parts about Savannah is that you could also take your drink to go! It has the same open container laws as New Orleans. (Making it a perfect bachelor/bachelorette destination!)

Check Into Hotel:

3-Day Savannah Itinerary

After brunch, we went back to the hotel to check in and get situated. What was nice about staying at the Marriott Riverfront is that they put us in a riverfront room that included a balcony overlooking the Savannah River. It was quite relaxing having that balcony there!

Afternoon Coffee:

3-Day Savannah Itinerary

When we were finished getting ourselves together and washing up, we went back to East Bay Street and stopped in a cute coffee shop. One of the top things Savannah is known for are its quaint cafés and coffee joints. I was recommended to try Tandem Coffee & Spirits in The East Bay Inn. It’s such a wonderful place to grab a coffee or even an alcoholic beverage. The vibes in Tandem were quite wonderful too!

Stroll and Shop the City Market:

3-Day Savannah Itinerary

One of the most historical sites in Savannah is the City Market. Back in the 1700s, locals would gather at the City Market for groceries, services and other goods. The City Market still thrived after two major fires in Savannah. It also survived the Civil War and a massive hurricane that hit the city in 1896. Nowadays, it is home to Savannah’s most popular restaurants, cafés, shops, art galleries and more.

3-Day Savannah Itinerary

Overall, City Market has established itself as a premier destination for entertainment, dining, art and retail in downtown Savannah and it is also here where many people hang out and you could also enjoy the city’s live music scene.

Enjoy Happy Hour Drinks:

3-Day Savannah Itinerary

I was extremely impressed with Savannah’s bar scene. They have a bar that suits everyone’s party style. Whether you are just getting after work drinks with coworkers, wanting to rage with friends or grab food and drinks with a date, you will not have a difficult time finding a bar.

3-Day Savannah Itinerary

The first bar my mom and I stopped at was The Grove, which is a sophisticated casual restaurant and rooftop bar. I absolutely loved the vibes at The Grove and my fruity cocktail did not disappoint!

3-Day Savannah Itinerary

Afterwards, we made our way to the Rail Pub which has an outdoor courtyard filled with Christmas lights. What made us stop here was that a really awesome live band was playing and it was such a blast. My mom loves the live music scene and this place is perfect if you want to grab a beer and rock on. Inside of the pub is a dive bar that used to be a watering hole for railroad laborers. It was also a boarding house and a brothel back in the 1800s. This part of Savannah used to also be the “Red Light District” of the city.

3-Day Savannah Itinerary

Another awesome place that my mom and I visited before we went to dinner was The Grey, located on Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Occupying a 1938 art deco Greyhound Bus Terminal, Johno Morisano and Chef Mashama Bailey restored it to create a food, wine and service experience. We only came here to check out the bar, but I totally want to come back and enjoy the food next time.

Have a Fancy Dinner:

3-Day Savannah Itinerary

Known as one of the best and most renowned restaurants in Savannah, The Olde Pink House is both locals’ and visitors’ favorite address for lowcountry cuisine.  It definitely is a place that you cannot miss out on when you are visiting Savannah.

3-Day Savannah Itinerary

Now, you probably never heard of the word lowcountry before and if you have, you’re probably from the south. Prior to traveling to Charleston a year prior in November 2018, I personally never heard of the word “lowcountry” before. It is the name of the geographic and cultural region along South Carolina’s coast, including the Sea Islands and Northern Georgia’s coast.

3-Day Savannah Itinerary

Located in an 18th Century mansion, The Olde Pink House is a sophisticated restaurant that features stunning dining rooms, outdoor balconies and a basement bar. You could also stay in one of the rooms at this stunning mansion and there are also live music nights here as well. During our time at The Olde Pink House, my mom and I savored scallops in a buttery sauce with mashed potatoes, fried onions and green beans with some Pinot Grigio on the side. They were the best scallops I’ve ever eaten.

Day 2:

3-Day Savannah Itinerary

Stroll through the Historic District:

3-Day Savannah Itinerary

Savannah is one of the most charming cities I’ve visited, especially here in the United States. After waking up on our second day, we strolled through Savannah’s Historic District.

3-Day Savannah Itinerary

Between the gorgeous Georgian houses and buildings, cobblestoned streets, manicured gardens, oak trees with Spanish moss, medieval churches and art deco museums, there is so much to admire in Savannah. You could easily stroll through and get lost in Savannah for hours and not to mention, there are so many “Instagrammable” spots. Click here to discover tours you could take in and around Savannah.

3-Day Savannah Itinerary

My mom and I maneuvered our way through Savannah’s historic district during our second morning. We stopped when we finally got to Forsyth Park.

Admire the Beauty in Forsyth Park:

3-Day Savannah Itinerary

One of the most beautiful city parks I’ve visited was definitely Forsyth Park. With over 30 acres, Forsyth Park is sparkled with Spanish moss, a beautiful fountain, walking trails, park benches, a playground, tennis and basketball courts as well as a café.

3-Day Savannah Itinerary

My favorite part of the park was definitely the Forsyth Fountain. Modeled after the fountains found in Place de la Concorde in Cusco, Peru, Forsyth Fountain was added to the park in 1858. Every Saturday, there is a Farmer’s Market in the park, it holds concerts during the Savannah Jazz Festival and it also hosts free movie nights and other special events.

Savor a Lovely Brunch:

3-Day Savannah Itinerary

After strolling around Savannah for a couple hours, we worked up an appetite for brunch. There are so many brunch spots scattered around Savannah that it is hard to only choose a few to go to during a weekend getaway. On our second day, we had a lovely brunch outside at The Collins Quarter. (Please note that it is best to make reservations ahead of time for brunch and also dinner.)

3-Day Savannah Itinerary

This casual café offers a plethora of hot beverages as well as our favorite brunch spirits. I savored a lavender mocha with Champagne that came with orange zest and aromatic bitters. As my meal, I had Banana Foster French toast that was to die for! (If you didn’t already know, Banana Foster is a huge Southern staple!) My mom had regular coffee with a mimosa along with a savory French toast that had pulled pork, grilled tomatoes and a poached egg. Everything was delicious!

Enjoy Talented Artwork at SCAD Museum of Art:

3-Day Savannah Itinerary

The famous college located in Savannah is Savannah College of Art and Design, better known as SCAD. Throughout the city, you will spot art deco SCAD buildings such as the library, admissions office, theater, study halls, classrooms and more. They are so cool to see because it brings you back to the 1950s with all of the neon signs and lights.

3-Day Savannah Itinerary

A cool fact to know about SCAD is that it was founded in the late 1970s and offers more degree programs than any other art and design university. They also have a museum that you could visit. A general adult ticket is $10 and you could walk through all of the inspiring exhibitions, film screenings, galleries and more. I had a few favorite exhibitions and one of them was the Liu Jiakun ‘People Mountain People Sea – A Celebration of Everyday Life’. This exhibition features a room-sized, immersive scale model of the West Village, an extensive multipurpose complex in Chengdu, China. This complex sought to transform a large city block into a revitalized space that integrated multiple functions of public life into a cohesive, sustainable and collaborative environment. Another cool part of the museum was a solo exhibition by Mark Wallinger. These paintings were done by hand and mirror each other. It’s so awesome!

3-Day Savannah Itinerary

If you are a fashion addict, you will love the Michael Cinco exhibition just like I did. The Philippine-born, Dubai-based fashion designer is best known for his opulent gowns that combine Swarovski crystals, precise beadwork and embroidery with professional craftsmanship. Beyonce, Carrie Underwood, Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift, Nick Jonas, Miss Universe and more have worn his gowns!

Shop Till You Drop:

3-Day Savannah Itinerary

When it comes to shopping, Savannah definitely does not fall behind. Throughout the city are numerous souvenir shops, high-end fashion stores, charming boutiques and more. The most well known street to shop your heart out is Broughton Street. You could find everything from authentic boutiques to Victoria’s Secret, Anthropologie, Free People, Mac Cosmetics, Michael Kors and more.

Coffee and Cake Time:

3-Day Savannah Itinerary

One of my favorite things to do on a weekend afternoon is grab coffee and dessert at a cute café. Located on Broughton Street is the iconic Paris Market. This lovely market is owned by Paula Danyluk, who travels the world with her husband in search of the latest treasures and décor for her store.

3-Day Savannah Itinerary

Featuring two floors of French pastries, coffee, tea, unique home fixtures, jewelry, soap, artist books and fashion, everything in Paris Market has come from either France, India, Cairo, Milan, Rome and more. During our time at Paris Market, I had a macaron with chamomile tea and it was so lovely. Since I visited Savannah during November, there were a lot of Christmas decorations out already, so it was lovely enjoying tea and pastries in a holiday atmosphere.

Happy Hour Time:

3-Day Savannah Itinerary

Because we fell in love with the sophisticated happy hour scene in Savannah, we decided to find another cute spot to grab drinks the second night. After freshening up at our hotel, we enjoyed a few cocktails at St. Neo’s Brasserie at the brand new Drayton Hotel – a lovely boutique hotel located on East Bay Street.

3-Day Savannah Itinerary

What I loved most about this bar is that you could tell the bartender what you like in a drink and they will wrap up your very own cocktail to enjoy. It is similar to when I visited the bar called Drink in Boston. Since I like rum and citrus flavors in a cocktail, they created a lovely concoction of rum and pineapple juice. It was very refreshing. The Drayton Hotel also offers a rooftop bar as well as a basement bar.

A Casual Southern Dinner:

3-Day Savannah Itinerary

I want to thank my former manager for recommending me Cotton & Rye to enjoy dinner at. Located a little further from Forsyth Park, my mom and I took an Uber to get to Cotton & Rye, but it was definitely worth it! I had stuffed Carolina trout with crabmeat, popcorn rice pilaf in a turmeric-squash cream sauce. It was delicious! My mom enjoyed a steak.

Savannah Ghost Tour:

3-Day Savannah Itinerary

Since Savannah is recognized as the most haunted city in America, I highly recommend doing a ghost tour during your time there. I have done numerous ghost tours in cities like New Orleans, Charleston and Edinburgh, so I am used to being spooked out.

3-Day Savannah Itinerary

My mom and I decided to do the scariest tour Savannah offered, which was called The Dead of the Night Tour. This tour begins at 11pm and is only open to those who are 16 years and older. It takes you into Savannah’s darker haunting spots where there have been demons, possessions and murders. We started the tour at Johnson Square, which is known as the oldest and largest square in Savannah. This square is where General Nathaneal Greene (an American Revolutionary War Hero) is buried and legend has it that he cursed the trees in this square from growing Spanish moss because it was said that the moss attracted mosquitos that brought on and spread the yellow fever epidemic in Savannah. It is the only square in Savannah with oak tress that doesn’t have Spanish moss.

3-Day Savannah Itinerary

Known as Savannah’s most haunted hotel, The Marshall House was once a hospital during the Civil War and through two yellow fever epidemics. The fourth floor was where soldiers’ limbs were amputated without any anesthesia. People who have stayed on the fourth floor have said they have heard screaming in their rooms. The second floor was where the pediatric center was in the hospital. The Marshall House is the only place where you could experience paranormal activity from children in Savannah.

3-Day Savannah Itinerary

The second place we went to on our ghost tour was Colonial Park Cemetery, which is the oldest burial ground in Savannah. There have been numerous ghosts and apparitions, mysterious sounds and sights that come from this cemetery and they are mainly caused by the tragic deaths of thousands of victims of the yellow fever epidemic in Savannah. A lot of people who were buried in this cemetery were also buried alive in a comatose state. (Back then, doctors didn’t have the resources or knowledge to know if someone was in a coma or if they really did pass away.)

3-Day Savannah Itinerary

We visited St. John the Baptist cathedral, Lafayette Square and outside the Andrew Low House, all which are haunted. Another spooky site we visited was The Sorrel-Weed House. It was a house where a lot of dark history took place. In fact, you could also schedule a paranormal investigation, where you will be locked in the house for two hours and be given equipment where you could experience ghost activity on your own. We ended the ghost tour at Wright Square, also known as the judicial square. It was a place where a person could be indicted, held, tried and have their sentence carried all in one place. People would be executed and left hanging on the trees there and it is said that those hanging out in Wright Square in recent days have come out with scratches, blisters and boils. Overall, the ghost tour was very spooky. There are numerous ghost tours that you could take in Savannah and it is best to do your research based on what you want to experience. What is also cool is that Savannah has a haunted pub crawl too.

Day 3:

3-Day Savannah Itinerary

Savor Morning Brunch:

3-Day Savannah Itinerary

Because we loved the vibes at the Drayton Hotel, we decided to come back for brunch. Not only is St. Neo’s Brasserie a bar, it is also lovely seafood brasserie and oyster bar. There is so much to choose from on their brunch menu as well, but I was honestly in the mood for an all American breakfast. I enjoyed mocha with a mimosa along with sunny side up eggs, maple sausage, grilled tomatoes, potatoes and mixed greens with a buttery biscuit. It was yummy! My mom enjoyed the avocado toast with poached eggs.

Walk through St. John the Baptist Cathedral:

3-Day Savannah Itinerary

After brunch, we walked over to St. John the Baptist Cathedral, a beautiful French Gothic church that still holds Catholic masses to this day. When mass isn’t in session, you could take a walk through the breathtaking church and admire all of the gorgeous stained glass windows, architecture and more. It is truly a site to see in Savannah.

Learn the History Behind The Andrew Low House:

3-Day Savannah Itinerary

Originally from Scotland, Andrew Low was a prime example of a man who went from rags to riches and became the wealthiest man in Savannah after starting Andrew Low and Company, which helped export cotton over to the United Kingdom. His nephew later came over to Savannah in 1829 (Andrew Low II) and built the home that is still standing there today. For many years, his home was known as one of the most comfortable accommodations in America.

3-Day Savannah Itinerary

A tour in the Andrew Low House will take you through the parlors, dining room, library as well as the bedrooms upstairs. The house is beautiful and it is said that there are also hauntings here as well.

3-Day Savannah Itinerary

An awesome fact about Andrew Low II is that his son married Juliette Gordon Low, who was the founder of Girls Scouts of the USA. She was formerly part of the Girl Guide movement in England and brought her knowledge over to Savannah where she began her big project that still exists today. (I was a Girl Scout when I was in elementary school.)

(Another cool house to see in Savannah is the Davenport House.)

Afternoon Comfort Coffee:

3-Day Savannah Itinerary

When we were finished touring the Andrew Low House, we walked over to the lovely Mirabelle Café that is located off of Lafayette Square. It is here where you could get fresh Liège waffles, quality coffee or tea and also rent a boutique suite. During my time here, I got a delicious chai latte with macadamia nut milk and my mom got a regular coffee. It was so comforting. Next time I go back, I’m definitely trying one of the waffles!

A Taste of Leopold’s Ice Cream:

3-Day Savannah Itinerary

For over a century, Leopold’s has been serving award-winning, homemade ice cream to Savannah residents and visitors. It is definitely a must-visit when you come to Savannah because everything here is absolutely delicious!

3-Day Savannah Itinerary

No matter when you visit Savannah, you will definitely be waiting on a line to get into Leopold’s on a nice day. What is awesome about Leopold’s is that they have people coming around and serving fresh water to those waiting on line. (It’s such a nice gesture!) Overall, there are so many flavors to choose from at Leopold’s. There are also flavors of the month too! I savored the Savannah Socialite, which consisted of milk and dark chocolate ice cream with Georgia pecans and swirled with bourbon-infused caramel. My mom had the Peanut Butter Chippy, which has all natural peanut butter ice cream with milk chocolate chips. Everything was delicious and we also enjoyed sitting inside and admiring all of the old ads, jukeboxes, Coca Cola machines and more. There is also a Leopold’s Ice Cream in Savannah/Hilton Head Airport!

Discover what is Happening on the Riverfront:

3-Day Savannah Itinerary

River Street in Savannah holds numerous restaurants, cafés, bars, candy shops, souvenir stores and so much more. It is also where you could enjoy the peacefulness of the Savannah River and catch views of the Talmadge Memorial Bridge that leads to South Carolina. Some of my favorite spots on River Street is Wet Willies for frozen daiquiris, Savannah’s Candy Kitchen for fresh pralines and Byrd’s Famous Cookies. Overall, River Street is lively and is filled with cobblestones and horse carriages to bring you back in time.

Last Dinner on the River:

3-Day Savannah Itinerary

One of the best places to enjoy dinner in Savannah is Vic’s on the River. It is a lovely seafood restaurant with Southern influence. When you first enter Vic’s through River Street, you will need to walk through the bakery and take the elevator to get there. The restaurant is upscale and also features a piano man playing lovely songs.

3-Day Savannah Itinerary

For dinner, my mom and I had white wine with seafood. I had tagliatelle pasta with a lobster tail, crabmeat, scallops and shrimp in a butter white wine sauce. My mom had the crab cakes. Since it was our last night, we savored a delicious praline berry basket filled with pecans, vanilla ice cream, fresh seasonal berries and crème anglaise. Everything was amazing!


I hope you all enjoyed reading about my time in Savannah and discovering the best 3-day itinerary. If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at info@browneyedflowerchild.com.

3-Day Savannah Itinerary

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10 Comments

  1. Bliss Eatts on November 13, 2019 at 4:15 am

    What a great post on Savannah! It sounds like a beautiful city. Also your food recommendations are on point. Definitely want to visit Savannah now. I’ve never done a ghost tour but I’d be interested in the one you’ve written about.

    • Taylor Deer on November 13, 2019 at 9:53 am

      Thank you so much and I highly recommend it! The city is so charming and there is so much culture there. 🙂

  2. Brittany Sneller on November 13, 2019 at 1:06 pm

    How fun that you could spend a weekend here with your mum! Never been to Savannah, but Charleston is another popular getaway in the south. One day you’ll have to come to Asheville/Burnsville, NC where I’m from. You’d absolutely love it!

    • Taylor Deer on November 13, 2019 at 3:51 pm

      Thank you Brittany! It really was a nice time and I loved Charleston too! I definitely need to get to Asheville. It’s very high on my USA bucket list! 🙂

  3. World of Lina on November 13, 2019 at 3:26 pm

    Savannah looks really beautiful, even though it seems to be a haunted city! Seriously your Instagram stories freaked me out 😂

    • Taylor Deer on November 13, 2019 at 3:52 pm

      haha yes, it’s beautiful and seeing that photo freaked me out too! I’ve been doing way too many ghost tours lately lol

  4. Marisa on November 14, 2019 at 2:13 am

    Your trip to Savannah looked so perfect! I would especially love strolling through the historical city and having ice cream at Leopold’s! Loved all your photos as well!

    • Taylor Deer on November 14, 2019 at 11:07 am

      Thank you so much Marisa! It was definitely a lovely getaway! 🙂

  5. Maria on November 17, 2019 at 4:35 pm

    Wow Taylor you saw so much in just 3 days!! Georgia has been on my list for a while now and you just made me want to go there even more. The food looks delicious and I love the historical architecture !

    • Taylor Deer on November 17, 2019 at 4:37 pm

      Yes, Savannah is the perfect 3-day weekend getaway hotspot. I definitely recommend visiting when you come to the United States! 🙂

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A Long Weekend Getaway

3-Day Savannah Itinerary

Savannah, Georgia is a charming city located in the American South. Overall, visiting the city of Savannah has been on my USA bucket list for quite some time, so I was stoked to finally be able to go there in November 2019 for an autumn long weekend getaway.

3-Day Savannah Itinerary

Overall, Savannah is a beautiful Southern city filled with beauty, interesting history and delicious food. Some facts about Savannah are that a British philanthropist named James Oglethorpe founded the city in 1733; the city is known as “America’s First Planned City”; it was originally the capital of Georgia (now it is Atlanta); the Christmas song “Jingle Bells” was written in Savannah; it is considered the most haunted city in the United States because it is built above a burial ground and also has a lot of dark history; Savannah is also home to Southern comfort food chef Paula Deen and also the women who founded Girl Scouts of the USA.

3-Day Savannah Itinerary

During my long weekend in Savannah, I visited with my mom. Overall, I think Savannah is a perfect city for a girls’ weekend, a romantic getaway, bachelor/bachelorette parties, a solo trip and more. It also makes for the perfect road trip stop if you are driving around the United States.

3-Day Savannah Itinerary

My mom and I were in Savannah, Georgia for 3 days and found it to be the perfect amount of time. In this blog post, discover the perfect 3-day itinerary for Savannah, Georgia.

3-Day Savannah Itinerary

**Please note that this blog post uses affiliate links meaning that if you make a purchase via my affiliate link, I receive a small commission at no additional cost to you. I only promote and talk about products and services that I have used and like.


Getting to Savannah:

3-Day Savannah Itinerary

There are plenty of ways to get to Savannah, Georgia. Since my mom and I were coming from New Jersey, we flew from Newark Airport to Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport.  We got extremely lucky and found round trip flights for less than $200 USD together through Skyscanner! It was also a very short flight from the New York City area.

If you live in the South, traveling to Savannah could be done easily by renting a car. There are also trains and buses that go to and from specific cities. You could also rent an RV if you are looking to do a road trip around the country. In addition, when flying into Savannah, you could get picked up at the airport and taken straight to your accommodation using GO Airport Shuttle.

(Last year, my mom and I visited my cousin in Charleston, South Carolina. I highly recommend combining both trips into one larger vacation. I personally recommend doing two days in Charleston and three in Savannah. If you want to squeeze some beach time in there, I also recommend adding a few days in Hilton Head, South Carolina since it is situated between the two cities.)

Where to Stay in Savannah:

During our time in Savannah, my mom and I stayed at the Marriott Savannah Riverfront located in the heart of the city. Overall, I love staying in Marriott’s because they are super clean, the beds are comfortable and they are always situated in a great location. Since the hotel was located right on the Savannah Riverfront, we were able to walk to all of the great restaurants along the Savannah River and it also wasn’t far from all of the other attractions in the city.

In addition to the Marriott Riverfront hotel, there are a plethora of other accommodations (including many bed and breakfast spots) to suit all budgets in Savannah. There are also a wide range of Airbnb options along with HomeAways.

Day 1:

3-Day Savannah Itinerary

Southern Comfort Brunch:

3-Day Savannah Itinerary

My mom and I arrived in Savannah around noon on a Friday, just in time for lunch/brunch. Since we were starving, our first stop was to B. Matthews Eatery for a delicious Southern comfort brunch. Located on East Bay Street, one of the main streets in Savannah, we walked straight there from the Marriott because it was a short walk (at that point our room wasn’t ready yet).

3-Day Savannah Itinerary

During brunch, I savored a delicious biscuits, scrambled eggs and mushroom gravy dish with a daiquiri on the side. My mom had a chicken salad with Manhattan clam chowder and a red wine on the side. One of the cool parts about Savannah is that you could also take your drink to go! It has the same open container laws as New Orleans. (Making it a perfect bachelor/bachelorette destination!)

Check Into Hotel:

3-Day Savannah Itinerary

After brunch, we went back to the hotel to check in and get situated. What was nice about staying at the Marriott Riverfront is that they put us in a riverfront room that included a balcony overlooking the Savannah River. It was quite relaxing having that balcony there!

Afternoon Coffee:

3-Day Savannah Itinerary

When we were finished getting ourselves together and washing up, we went back to East Bay Street and stopped in a cute coffee shop. One of the top things Savannah is known for are its quaint cafés and coffee joints. I was recommended to try Tandem Coffee & Spirits in The East Bay Inn. It’s such a wonderful place to grab a coffee or even an alcoholic beverage. The vibes in Tandem were quite wonderful too!

Stroll and Shop the City Market:

3-Day Savannah Itinerary

One of the most historical sites in Savannah is the City Market. Back in the 1700s, locals would gather at the City Market for groceries, services and other goods. The City Market still thrived after two major fires in Savannah. It also survived the Civil War and a massive hurricane that hit the city in 1896. Nowadays, it is home to Savannah’s most popular restaurants, cafés, shops, art galleries and more.

3-Day Savannah Itinerary

Overall, City Market has established itself as a premier destination for entertainment, dining, art and retail in downtown Savannah and it is also here where many people hang out and you could also enjoy the city’s live music scene.

Enjoy Happy Hour Drinks:

3-Day Savannah Itinerary

I was extremely impressed with Savannah’s bar scene. They have a bar that suits everyone’s party style. Whether you are just getting after work drinks with coworkers, wanting to rage with friends or grab food and drinks with a date, you will not have a difficult time finding a bar.

3-Day Savannah Itinerary

The first bar my mom and I stopped at was The Grove, which is a sophisticated casual restaurant and rooftop bar. I absolutely loved the vibes at The Grove and my fruity cocktail did not disappoint!

3-Day Savannah Itinerary

Afterwards, we made our way to the Rail Pub which has an outdoor courtyard filled with Christmas lights. What made us stop here was that a really awesome live band was playing and it was such a blast. My mom loves the live music scene and this place is perfect if you want to grab a beer and rock on. Inside of the pub is a dive bar that used to be a watering hole for railroad laborers. It was also a boarding house and a brothel back in the 1800s. This part of Savannah used to also be the “Red Light District” of the city.

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Another awesome place that my mom and I visited before we went to dinner was The Grey, located on Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Occupying a 1938 art deco Greyhound Bus Terminal, Johno Morisano and Chef Mashama Bailey restored it to create a food, wine and service experience. We only came here to check out the bar, but I totally want to come back and enjoy the food next time.

Have a Fancy Dinner:

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Known as one of the best and most renowned restaurants in Savannah, The Olde Pink House is both locals’ and visitors’ favorite address for lowcountry cuisine.  It definitely is a place that you cannot miss out on when you are visiting Savannah.

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Now, you probably never heard of the word lowcountry before and if you have, you’re probably from the south. Prior to traveling to Charleston a year prior in November 2018, I personally never heard of the word “lowcountry” before. It is the name of the geographic and cultural region along South Carolina’s coast, including the Sea Islands and Northern Georgia’s coast.

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Located in an 18th Century mansion, The Olde Pink House is a sophisticated restaurant that features stunning dining rooms, outdoor balconies and a basement bar. You could also stay in one of the rooms at this stunning mansion and there are also live music nights here as well. During our time at The Olde Pink House, my mom and I savored scallops in a buttery sauce with mashed potatoes, fried onions and green beans with some Pinot Grigio on the side. They were the best scallops I’ve ever eaten.

Day 2:

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Stroll through the Historic District:

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Savannah is one of the most charming cities I’ve visited, especially here in the United States. After waking up on our second day, we strolled through Savannah’s Historic District.

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Between the gorgeous Georgian houses and buildings, cobblestoned streets, manicured gardens, oak trees with Spanish moss, medieval churches and art deco museums, there is so much to admire in Savannah. You could easily stroll through and get lost in Savannah for hours and not to mention, there are so many “Instagrammable” spots. Click here to discover tours you could take in and around Savannah.

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My mom and I maneuvered our way through Savannah’s historic district during our second morning. We stopped when we finally got to Forsyth Park.

Admire the Beauty in Forsyth Park:

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One of the most beautiful city parks I’ve visited was definitely Forsyth Park. With over 30 acres, Forsyth Park is sparkled with Spanish moss, a beautiful fountain, walking trails, park benches, a playground, tennis and basketball courts as well as a café.

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My favorite part of the park was definitely the Forsyth Fountain. Modeled after the fountains found in Place de la Concorde in Cusco, Peru, Forsyth Fountain was added to the park in 1858. Every Saturday, there is a Farmer’s Market in the park, it holds concerts during the Savannah Jazz Festival and it also hosts free movie nights and other special events.

Savor a Lovely Brunch:

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After strolling around Savannah for a couple hours, we worked up an appetite for brunch. There are so many brunch spots scattered around Savannah that it is hard to only choose a few to go to during a weekend getaway. On our second day, we had a lovely brunch outside at The Collins Quarter. (Please note that it is best to make reservations ahead of time for brunch and also dinner.)

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This casual café offers a plethora of hot beverages as well as our favorite brunch spirits. I savored a lavender mocha with Champagne that came with orange zest and aromatic bitters. As my meal, I had Banana Foster French toast that was to die for! (If you didn’t already know, Banana Foster is a huge Southern staple!) My mom had regular coffee with a mimosa along with a savory French toast that had pulled pork, grilled tomatoes and a poached egg. Everything was delicious!

Enjoy Talented Artwork at SCAD Museum of Art:

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The famous college located in Savannah is Savannah College of Art and Design, better known as SCAD. Throughout the city, you will spot art deco SCAD buildings such as the library, admissions office, theater, study halls, classrooms and more. They are so cool to see because it brings you back to the 1950s with all of the neon signs and lights.

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A cool fact to know about SCAD is that it was founded in the late 1970s and offers more degree programs than any other art and design university. They also have a museum that you could visit. A general adult ticket is $10 and you could walk through all of the inspiring exhibitions, film screenings, galleries and more. I had a few favorite exhibitions and one of them was the Liu Jiakun ‘People Mountain People Sea – A Celebration of Everyday Life’. This exhibition features a room-sized, immersive scale model of the West Village, an extensive multipurpose complex in Chengdu, China. This complex sought to transform a large city block into a revitalized space that integrated multiple functions of public life into a cohesive, sustainable and collaborative environment. Another cool part of the museum was a solo exhibition by Mark Wallinger. These paintings were done by hand and mirror each other. It’s so awesome!

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If you are a fashion addict, you will love the Michael Cinco exhibition just like I did. The Philippine-born, Dubai-based fashion designer is best known for his opulent gowns that combine Swarovski crystals, precise beadwork and embroidery with professional craftsmanship. Beyonce, Carrie Underwood, Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift, Nick Jonas, Miss Universe and more have worn his gowns!

Shop Till You Drop:

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When it comes to shopping, Savannah definitely does not fall behind. Throughout the city are numerous souvenir shops, high-end fashion stores, charming boutiques and more. The most well known street to shop your heart out is Broughton Street. You could find everything from authentic boutiques to Victoria’s Secret, Anthropologie, Free People, Mac Cosmetics, Michael Kors and more.

Coffee and Cake Time:

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One of my favorite things to do on a weekend afternoon is grab coffee and dessert at a cute café. Located on Broughton Street is the iconic Paris Market. This lovely market is owned by Paula Danyluk, who travels the world with her husband in search of the latest treasures and décor for her store.

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Featuring two floors of French pastries, coffee, tea, unique home fixtures, jewelry, soap, artist books and fashion, everything in Paris Market has come from either France, India, Cairo, Milan, Rome and more. During our time at Paris Market, I had a macaron with chamomile tea and it was so lovely. Since I visited Savannah during November, there were a lot of Christmas decorations out already, so it was lovely enjoying tea and pastries in a holiday atmosphere.

Happy Hour Time:

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Because we fell in love with the sophisticated happy hour scene in Savannah, we decided to find another cute spot to grab drinks the second night. After freshening up at our hotel, we enjoyed a few cocktails at St. Neo’s Brasserie at the brand new Drayton Hotel – a lovely boutique hotel located on East Bay Street.

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What I loved most about this bar is that you could tell the bartender what you like in a drink and they will wrap up your very own cocktail to enjoy. It is similar to when I visited the bar called Drink in Boston. Since I like rum and citrus flavors in a cocktail, they created a lovely concoction of rum and pineapple juice. It was very refreshing. The Drayton Hotel also offers a rooftop bar as well as a basement bar.

A Casual Southern Dinner:

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I want to thank my former manager for recommending me Cotton & Rye to enjoy dinner at. Located a little further from Forsyth Park, my mom and I took an Uber to get to Cotton & Rye, but it was definitely worth it! I had stuffed Carolina trout with crabmeat, popcorn rice pilaf in a turmeric-squash cream sauce. It was delicious! My mom enjoyed a steak.

Savannah Ghost Tour:

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Since Savannah is recognized as the most haunted city in America, I highly recommend doing a ghost tour during your time there. I have done numerous ghost tours in cities like New Orleans, Charleston and Edinburgh, so I am used to being spooked out.

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My mom and I decided to do the scariest tour Savannah offered, which was called The Dead of the Night Tour. This tour begins at 11pm and is only open to those who are 16 years and older. It takes you into Savannah’s darker haunting spots where there have been demons, possessions and murders. We started the tour at Johnson Square, which is known as the oldest and largest square in Savannah. This square is where General Nathaneal Greene (an American Revolutionary War Hero) is buried and legend has it that he cursed the trees in this square from growing Spanish moss because it was said that the moss attracted mosquitos that brought on and spread the yellow fever epidemic in Savannah. It is the only square in Savannah with oak tress that doesn’t have Spanish moss.

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Known as Savannah’s most haunted hotel, The Marshall House was once a hospital during the Civil War and through two yellow fever epidemics. The fourth floor was where soldiers’ limbs were amputated without any anesthesia. People who have stayed on the fourth floor have said they have heard screaming in their rooms. The second floor was where the pediatric center was in the hospital. The Marshall House is the only place where you could experience paranormal activity from children in Savannah.

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The second place we went to on our ghost tour was Colonial Park Cemetery, which is the oldest burial ground in Savannah. There have been numerous ghosts and apparitions, mysterious sounds and sights that come from this cemetery and they are mainly caused by the tragic deaths of thousands of victims of the yellow fever epidemic in Savannah. A lot of people who were buried in this cemetery were also buried alive in a comatose state. (Back then, doctors didn’t have the resources or knowledge to know if someone was in a coma or if they really did pass away.)

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We visited St. John the Baptist cathedral, Lafayette Square and outside the Andrew Low House, all which are haunted. Another spooky site we visited was The Sorrel-Weed House. It was a house where a lot of dark history took place. In fact, you could also schedule a paranormal investigation, where you will be locked in the house for two hours and be given equipment where you could experience ghost activity on your own. We ended the ghost tour at Wright Square, also known as the judicial square. It was a place where a person could be indicted, held, tried and have their sentence carried all in one place. People would be executed and left hanging on the trees there and it is said that those hanging out in Wright Square in recent days have come out with scratches, blisters and boils. Overall, the ghost tour was very spooky. There are numerous ghost tours that you could take in Savannah and it is best to do your research based on what you want to experience. What is also cool is that Savannah has a haunted pub crawl too.

Day 3:

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Savor Morning Brunch:

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Because we loved the vibes at the Drayton Hotel, we decided to come back for brunch. Not only is St. Neo’s Brasserie a bar, it is also lovely seafood brasserie and oyster bar. There is so much to choose from on their brunch menu as well, but I was honestly in the mood for an all American breakfast. I enjoyed mocha with a mimosa along with sunny side up eggs, maple sausage, grilled tomatoes, potatoes and mixed greens with a buttery biscuit. It was yummy! My mom enjoyed the avocado toast with poached eggs.

Walk through St. John the Baptist Cathedral:

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After brunch, we walked over to St. John the Baptist Cathedral, a beautiful French Gothic church that still holds Catholic masses to this day. When mass isn’t in session, you could take a walk through the breathtaking church and admire all of the gorgeous stained glass windows, architecture and more. It is truly a site to see in Savannah.

Learn the History Behind The Andrew Low House:

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Originally from Scotland, Andrew Low was a prime example of a man who went from rags to riches and became the wealthiest man in Savannah after starting Andrew Low and Company, which helped export cotton over to the United Kingdom. His nephew later came over to Savannah in 1829 (Andrew Low II) and built the home that is still standing there today. For many years, his home was known as one of the most comfortable accommodations in America.

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A tour in the Andrew Low House will take you through the parlors, dining room, library as well as the bedrooms upstairs. The house is beautiful and it is said that there are also hauntings here as well.

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An awesome fact about Andrew Low II is that his son married Juliette Gordon Low, who was the founder of Girls Scouts of the USA. She was formerly part of the Girl Guide movement in England and brought her knowledge over to Savannah where she began her big project that still exists today. (I was a Girl Scout when I was in elementary school.)

(Another cool house to see in Savannah is the Davenport House.)

Afternoon Comfort Coffee:

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When we were finished touring the Andrew Low House, we walked over to the lovely Mirabelle Café that is located off of Lafayette Square. It is here where you could get fresh Liège waffles, quality coffee or tea and also rent a boutique suite. During my time here, I got a delicious chai latte with macadamia nut milk and my mom got a regular coffee. It was so comforting. Next time I go back, I’m definitely trying one of the waffles!

A Taste of Leopold’s Ice Cream:

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For over a century, Leopold’s has been serving award-winning, homemade ice cream to Savannah residents and visitors. It is definitely a must-visit when you come to Savannah because everything here is absolutely delicious!

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No matter when you visit Savannah, you will definitely be waiting on a line to get into Leopold’s on a nice day. What is awesome about Leopold’s is that they have people coming around and serving fresh water to those waiting on line. (It’s such a nice gesture!) Overall, there are so many flavors to choose from at Leopold’s. There are also flavors of the month too! I savored the Savannah Socialite, which consisted of milk and dark chocolate ice cream with Georgia pecans and swirled with bourbon-infused caramel. My mom had the Peanut Butter Chippy, which has all natural peanut butter ice cream with milk chocolate chips. Everything was delicious and we also enjoyed sitting inside and admiring all of the old ads, jukeboxes, Coca Cola machines and more. There is also a Leopold’s Ice Cream in Savannah/Hilton Head Airport!

Discover what is Happening on the Riverfront:

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River Street in Savannah holds numerous restaurants, cafés, bars, candy shops, souvenir stores and so much more. It is also where you could enjoy the peacefulness of the Savannah River and catch views of the Talmadge Memorial Bridge that leads to South Carolina. Some of my favorite spots on River Street is Wet Willies for frozen daiquiris, Savannah’s Candy Kitchen for fresh pralines and Byrd’s Famous Cookies. Overall, River Street is lively and is filled with cobblestones and horse carriages to bring you back in time.

Last Dinner on the River:

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One of the best places to enjoy dinner in Savannah is Vic’s on the River. It is a lovely seafood restaurant with Southern influence. When you first enter Vic’s through River Street, you will need to walk through the bakery and take the elevator to get there. The restaurant is upscale and also features a piano man playing lovely songs.

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For dinner, my mom and I had white wine with seafood. I had tagliatelle pasta with a lobster tail, crabmeat, scallops and shrimp in a butter white wine sauce. My mom had the crab cakes. Since it was our last night, we savored a delicious praline berry basket filled with pecans, vanilla ice cream, fresh seasonal berries and crème anglaise. Everything was amazing!


I hope you all enjoyed reading about my time in Savannah and discovering the best 3-day itinerary. If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at info@browneyedflowerchild.com.

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10 Comments

  1. Bliss Eatts on November 13, 2019 at 4:15 am

    What a great post on Savannah! It sounds like a beautiful city. Also your food recommendations are on point. Definitely want to visit Savannah now. I’ve never done a ghost tour but I’d be interested in the one you’ve written about.

    • Taylor Deer on November 13, 2019 at 9:53 am

      Thank you so much and I highly recommend it! The city is so charming and there is so much culture there. 🙂

  2. Brittany Sneller on November 13, 2019 at 1:06 pm

    How fun that you could spend a weekend here with your mum! Never been to Savannah, but Charleston is another popular getaway in the south. One day you’ll have to come to Asheville/Burnsville, NC where I’m from. You’d absolutely love it!

    • Taylor Deer on November 13, 2019 at 3:51 pm

      Thank you Brittany! It really was a nice time and I loved Charleston too! I definitely need to get to Asheville. It’s very high on my USA bucket list! 🙂

  3. World of Lina on November 13, 2019 at 3:26 pm

    Savannah looks really beautiful, even though it seems to be a haunted city! Seriously your Instagram stories freaked me out 😂

    • Taylor Deer on November 13, 2019 at 3:52 pm

      haha yes, it’s beautiful and seeing that photo freaked me out too! I’ve been doing way too many ghost tours lately lol

  4. Marisa on November 14, 2019 at 2:13 am

    Your trip to Savannah looked so perfect! I would especially love strolling through the historical city and having ice cream at Leopold’s! Loved all your photos as well!

    • Taylor Deer on November 14, 2019 at 11:07 am

      Thank you so much Marisa! It was definitely a lovely getaway! 🙂

  5. Maria on November 17, 2019 at 4:35 pm

    Wow Taylor you saw so much in just 3 days!! Georgia has been on my list for a while now and you just made me want to go there even more. The food looks delicious and I love the historical architecture !

    • Taylor Deer on November 17, 2019 at 4:37 pm

      Yes, Savannah is the perfect 3-day weekend getaway hotspot. I definitely recommend visiting when you come to the United States! 🙂

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