Vacation Like a Baller, on a Budget
Savannah has always been a city that caters to the haves and the have-nots. Sure, you could drop a small fortune on a waterfront penthouse, five-star dining, and a Broughton Street shopping spree. But you can also have an equally memorable time of your life without dipping into your life savings. Here’s a short list of our favorite free and low-priced things to do and see in the city that respects all tax brackets.
The Big Splurge
Hop-On-Hop-Off Trolley Tour $28
This is today’s one big expense and it won’t break the bank. For under $30, your entire day’s travel expenses are covered. No parking fees or ride-shares. Map out your route prior to boarding or go with the spontaneous flow. Then, fill your day with visits to historical sights, beautifully manicured squares and parks, the City Market and River Street. Hop off, explore, people-watch, then catch the next trolley.
Free Attractions. Yeah, Free.
Dripping with Spanish moss and a romantic atmosphere, Forsyth Park is one of Savannah’s most popular destinations. Complete with a stunning fountain and grassy clearings, Forsyth Park is a go-to for a morning stroll. Don’t miss the weekend farmer’s market, mentioned below.
Cathedral Basilica of St John the Baptist
Built in the mid-1800s, this French Gothic cathedral pays homage to the heavens with its stunning flying buttress, intricately carved arches, and stained glass windows. While entry is free, a small donation is suggested for respect purposes.
You don’t have to spend a dime to enjoy browsing the genuine historical souvenirs for sale in shops throughout Savannah. And there are plenty of deals to be had on antique artifacts. Be sure to ask for their history from the well-informed shopkeepers.
Learn more about Savannah’s history with a spooky visit to this gothic cemetery. The monuments display whispers of the past about scientists, novelists, poets, and other historical figures.
Vinnie Van Gogo’s
Best known for its New York Style pizza and Italian dishes, Vinnie’s is highly recommended by locals.
Mrs. Wilkes Dining Room
Mrs. Wilkes introduces some of the best southern cooking in Savannah. Expect a satisfied pallet with their selection of gumbo, corn muffins, and fried chicken.
Forsyth Farmers Market
Get the true tastes of Savannah experience with locally grown produce and a wide selection of prepared foods. The Forsyth Farmer’s Market is usually open Saturdays from 9am-1pm and is located right inside Forsyth Park.
With a combination of food trucks, live performances, and events, Starland Yard caters to every person looking for a fun experience with a chill vibe.
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