I hope you enjoy this guide to a day in what is often referred to as "Slow-vannah" due to it's relaxation-evoking atmosphere. This post is in partnership with Visit Savannah, but all opinions are my own.
While I highly recommend spending at least a weekend in this charming southern city, you can easily make it a day or overnight trip from Charleston. If you're coming from SC, be sure to pull over for a stop at the Carolina Cider Company along the way. You'll find plenty of nostalgic cuteness and delicious local goods.
Savannah is very walkable, so bring some tennis shoes and you can see so many different parts of the city on foot. Renting a bike, hailing a pedi-cab, horse & buggy, or trolley are all great ways to explore.
Savannah is home to a couple of my absolute favorite shops. The Paris Market is basically a combo of French fanciness & southern hospitality all wrapped up into this chic & comfy store. There's an adorable cafe and two floors of the best gift & decor shopping in the city. The new(ish) kid on the block is Emily McCarthy's Shoppe. I've been a long-time fan of Emily's blog and online shop, so I was so thrilled to get to see her adorable brick and mortar. It's an explosion of color and class, and her melamine products are my favorite. I went home with a darling lemon tray.
Where to Wet Your Whistle
The coffee beverage that was most highly recommended to me was The Collins Quarter. Their lavender latte was a huge hit, and they were even able to cater to my dairy-free needs. I'd love to try another meal here sometime because the breakfast was delish!
Artillery Bar was my kind of cocktail joint. It was a little bit old-fashioned, a little bit trendy, and every bit delicious! Ask for anything that comes with smoked rosemary and you won't be disappointed.
A Foodie's Favorites
For lunch we love the Olde Pink House Restaurant. They give you complimentary cheese straws that were too good to pass up (sorry, dairy allergy!). It's definitely where to go if you want a authentic southern cuisine and a great selection of local beers as well.
Our very cute hotel (The Brice, more on that later) had the best restaurant inside (Pacci's Italian Kitchen), so it was really hard to pry ourselves away to venture out to other places. Breakfast and dinner there were both awesome, but my favorite was the simple but delicious Pacci Granola with local Perc cold brew coffee.