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    From large tourist groups to finding dinner for a family of four, Savannah has a variety of restaurants to accommodate your party. Discover big flavor and family-style dining at one of Paula Deen’s two local restaurants. Or, if you’re hunting for smaller plates with a sophisticated take on Southern cuisine and an incredible river view, head on over to Vic’s. Perfect for private events, reunions and costume parties, rent a historically themed dining room at the Pirate’s House. No matter what you’re searching for, you’ll find it in Savannah and you’ll always be in good company.

    Vic’s on The River
    Located in a beautiful old cotton warehouse overlooking the Savannah River and Historic River Street, Vic’s has entrances on both Bay and River Streets and is super easy to find. Perfect for groups and pets, guests are invited to dine under the gorgeous, centuries-old Live Oaks and take in the spectacular view of Historic Factors Walk. The food will wow you just like the views.
    a sophisticated take on traditional Southern cuisine, Vic’s menu embodies Savannah’s Southern charm with tasty classics and fresh, local seafood. Bring your friends and enjoy live music in the lounge 7 nights a week, and Happy Hour at the Bar and on the Patio, Monday-Friday, 3:30-6pm.
    Bring the party to Vic’s

    Olde Pink House
    Built in 1771 and originally named the Habersham House, the Olde Pink House is as famous as it is full of history. It was one of the few to survive the Savannah fire of 1796 that destroyed 229 buildings in the city and is still thought to be haunted by the ghost of by the apparition of its creator, James Habersham Jr., who has been said to appear frequently in the restaurant, and has even been seen wearing his Colonial garb while drinking ale. In 1812, the home became Planters Bank, the first bank in Georgia. Later still, in 1864, the house became a military generals’ headquarters for Union troops. After the Civil War, the house changed hands several times, becoming an attorney’s office, bookstore and Alida Harper Fowlkes’ Georgian Tea Room before eventually becoming the Southern Cuisine restaurant locals love today. Enjoy the inventive menu served in the Colonial mansion and the live music performed in the cellar tavern.
    Dine in the history of Olde Pink House

    The Pirate’s House
    Savannah’s Famous Pirates’ House is not only located on one of the most historic spots in Georgia, it is also the plot of land where the first public agricultural experimental garden in America grew, Trustee’s Garden. Decades later, the land, just a scant block from the Savannah River, became an inn for visiting sailors and pirates weary from their travels on the Seven Seas. While the building remained intact through the centuries, it lost its spark and fell into disuse after World War II. Slated for demolition in 1945, it was saved by Mrs. Mary Hillyer, wife of the president of the Savannah Gas Company. Mary, along with some other local ladies, took it upon themselves to restore General Oglethorpe’s vision of Savannah. With great imagination, perseverance and skill Mary was able to renovate the building laying the groundwork for the restaurant it is today. Because of her efforts, guests can enjoy award-winning Southern fare in a rustic, pirate-themed historic inn. There’s even private dining offered to groups in the historically decorated rooms.
    Walk the plank to the Pirate’s House

    The Lady & Sons
    Can’t get enough of Paula Deen? The good news is that there’s more to enjoy at The Lady & Sons. In this easygoing eatery Paula teams up with her sons to create family-style dishes that bring friends and loved ones together. The idea for this collaboration started with humble beginnings back in June 1989, when Paula started The Bag Lady out of her home and ultimately moved into a Best Western with a buffet. As The Lady became quite successful over the next several years, the locals couldn’t get enough. Today, you can dine in the charming and historic three-story restaurant and enjoy endless portions of hearty entrées, classic Southern side dishes and a variety of desserts.
    Pull up a chair with The Lady & Sons

    Built with classic Palladian architecture, Garibaldi started as a Germanian Firehouse in 1871 and the Germanian Society used it as a community gathering spaces. Today, the Fire House is home to Garibaldi, a Zagat Award of Distinction restaurant that serves inspired Italian cuisine and fresh seafood in historic Savannah, Georgia. If you’re craving some delicious dishes and a beautiful dining experience to share with your group, look no further. Garibaldi Café is an elegant and romantic eatery offering upscale Italian cuisine and has been a staple on the Savannah dining scene for many years.
    Dine in the historic Firehouse

    Travel down the southwest corner of City Market and discover Belford’s rich history and delicious cuisine. The building itself is something to admire. It was designed by Hyman Witcover, the architect of Savannah’s gold-domed City Hall in 1902. Before becoming what it is today, the 2-story structure originally belonged to the Savannah Hebrew Congregation. Twenty-one years later, the Congregation sold the building to the Belford family who need a place to house its wholesale food company. Patrons of the restaurant, which opened in 1996, can still admire the original food company painted signs on the west and north walls. Great for groups, stop into Belford’s and experience the award-winning menu of seafood, steaks and fine wines yourself.
    Share a piece of Savannah’s history

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    Who doesn’t love starting their day with delicious food and mimosas?

    Brunch plays an important role in every vacation, getaway, and celebrations. Luckily, Savannah is the epicenter of brunch in the South. The Hostess City lives up to its name when it comes to mimosas, bloody Mary’s, and delectable Southern style food. Whether you are celebrating a birthday, bachelorette party, graduation, or just “Sunday Funday”, brunch is always the answer.

    Check out our favorite brunch spots below:

    The Ordinary Pub

    The Ordinary Pub is a basement pub located in historical downtown Savannah. Opened by Chef Justin Grizzard in 2015, The Ordinary Pub embraces reimagined pub fare style, creating a very impressive and delectable menu.

    Offering a full brunch with award winning cocktails and food, The Ordinary Pub is a prime brunch spot in Savannah. Their pork belly & bourbon donut sliders, morning mac & cheese, and chicken & waffle gyro are few of the favorite. Not to mention award-winning bloody Mary’s, cold brew cocktails, and bottomless mimosas really help to get any celebration started!

    The Grove

    Located in the heart of Savannah’s City Market, The Grove is a charming restaurant and rooftop bar. With a Southern inspired menu and Lowcountry twists on brunch, this is a spot you must try!

    Shrimp and sausage gravy biscuits, shrimp and grits, avocado toast, and chicken biscuits are a delicious way to enjoy views on The Grove’s rooftop bar. For drinks, you can sip on mimosas, screw drivers, bloody Mary’s, or go big with their “Grand Mule” – a 192oz cup of shareable bliss. Or cool off with their champagne pop, a Savannah favorite!

    Collins Quarter at Forsyth

    Collins Quarter at Forsyth is situated in one of Savannah’s most beautiful and iconic spots, Forsyth Park. Serving all day brunch makes with patio seating makes it a great destination for food and taking in Savannah’s charm.

    This brunch spot has an Aussie inspired brunch menu, hand crafted cocktails, signature coffees, and scenic views of Savannah’s natural beauty. What’s not to love?

    Funky Brunch Café

    Funky Brunch Café is not just funky, but it’s a fun spot with quite a creative breakfast, brunch, and lunch menu. With outdoor seating and being a dog friendly restaurant, this it a perfect hang out for family and friends.

    Get funky by flipping your own pancakes at your table or starting out with their famous funky bread for your brunch experience. Located right in the heart of historic downtown Savannah, Funky Brunch Café is a brunch you’ll never forget.

    B Matthew’s

    Starting out as a deli and bakery, B Matthew’s has grown into a one-of-a-kind bistro that serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. This eatery truly represents Savannah with its beautiful architecture and offers a unique brunch experience with their modern menu.

    Serving brunch classics such as omelette’s and chicken n’ biscuits, B Matthew’s is known for their shrimp & grits and scrambles. With delicious brunch food, brunch drinks are a must. B Matthews understands the brunch experience and has a variety of Bloody Mary’s to choose from.

    Treylor Park and Hitch

    “Quality Over Quantity” is a motto that Treylor Park and Hitch stand by. When it comes to brunch or serving cocktails, you best believe that quality always comes first. With serving unique food, drinks, and beer day and night, Treylor Park and Hitch offer a unique space to enjoy with family and friends.

    Having a laid-back atmosphere, this restaurant makes a great spot for brunch. Start out with PB&J chicken wings or even one of their famous shots like Tang Rum. At Treylor Park and Hitch, you live sensibly and brunch sensibly.

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    Brunch is always the answer, getting to and from brunch is the question. The beauty of these favorite brunch spots is that they are all walking distance from our preferred hotels. Get the full Savannah experience on your next trip. Visit to book your stay.


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    There’s no doubt that Savannah is known for its unique architecture, Southern charm, and rich history. Savannah’s documented history began in 1733 when General James Oglethorpe first stepped on Savannah’s soil. He later came up with the idea of laying the city out in a grid system with squares the intended use for the militia to practice and drill.

    Now, the squares are icons to The Hostess City and are great spots for walks, games, and special events. Each square is unique with their own history as well as charm. If you are a history and nature enthusiast, Savannah should be high on your list.

    With 22 squares today, it’s hard to pick and choose which ones to visit and fully take in the beauty and history of each square. Here are some of our favorite squares that are known for just that.

    Chippewa Square

    Chippewa Square was built in 1815. The name “Chippewa” was used to honor the men who fought in the Battle of Chippewa, a battle in the war of 1812. The bus stop scene in Forrest Gump was filmed in Chippewa Square, making it one of the most popular squares for both tourist and locals.

    Popular attractions are The James Oglethorpe Statue, The Savannah Theatre, and The Moses Eastman House.

    Franklin Square

    Franklin Square and Franklin Ward were created in 1790, named after Ben Franklin. Savannah’s water tower was in the middle of the square in the 19th century, giving Franklin Square the nickname “Water Tower Square” and “Reservoir Square.”

    Franklin Square was later dismembered in 1935 due to the Highway 17 expansion. But in the 1980s, it was restored during the 250th Anniversary of the founding of Georgia. Attractions include The Haitian Monument and First African Baptist Church.

    Madison Square

    Madison Square was laid in 1837 and is located on Bull and Macon Streets. This square is named after our 4th President, James Madison. Madison Square features a variety of shops, restaurants, and historic architecture. Attractions include the St. John’s Episcopal Church, the Green-Meldrim House, and the Sorrel-Weed House.

    Monterey Square

    Monterey Square was named in honor of a battle in the Mexican American War, Battle of Monterey. This square was created in 1847 and is located at Bull and Wayne Streets. Attractions include The Mercer-Williams House and Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, The Pulaski Monument, and Temple Mickve Israel.

    Oglethorpe Square

    Oglethorpe Square is named after Savannah’s founder, General James Oglethorpe, located on Abercorn Street. Built in 1742, Oglethorpe Square was one of two squares created after James’ returned from England and was a part of the six squares created by James.

    Attractions include Presidents’ Quarters Inn, The Moravian Pedestal, and Owens-Thomas House. Oglethorpe Square is also home to Historic Inn.

    Whitefield Square

    Created in 1851, Whitefield Square was named after Reverend George Whitefield, the founder of the Bethesda Orphanage. Whitefield Square was also the last square to be created in Savannah. This square is a great venue for events and weddings with a Victorian-era gazebo located in the center of it.

    Attractions include the Gazebo and The First Congregational Church.

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    Savannah is more than an artist’s dream. It’s a place where those dreams become reality. As one of the nation’s major art hubs, Savannah’s scenery and history continually inspires established artists, while places like Savannah College of Art and Design are a springboard for new and upcoming talent. Experience the best of both worlds in one location by visiting our favorite Savannah galleries.

    1. Telfair Museum
    The oldest public art museum in the South, Telfair Museum was founded in 1883 through the bequest of prominent local philanthropist Mary Telfair, who left her home and its furnishings to the Georgia Historical Society to be opened as a museum. Today, Telfair Museum consists of three unique buildings: Telfair Academy, Jepson Center for the Arts and the Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters – two National Historic Landmark sites built in the early 19th century. Each of the museum’s three buildings represents an innovative expression of its time and houses a collection corresponding to the era in which it was built. Together, these three unique buildings and three distinct collections bridge centuries of art and architecture, illustrating the continuum of art and history in Savannah.
    Take a walk through history

    2. Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace
    The Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace is perhaps the only “house museum” in the nation created specifically for girls to enjoy — though it is loved by everyone! At this unique house museum, owned and operated by Girl Scouts of the USA, visitors can trace the arc of Juliette Gordon Low’s life and learn about the Girl Scout Movement she founded. The house stands as a National Historic Landmark honoring Low as a daughter, debutante, wife, adventurer, artist and first Girl Scout. Juliette “Daisy” Gordon Low was born here in 1860, and she lived in and visited the house throughout her life. It was from this very home that she made the famous phone call that marked the beginning of Girl Scouts in 1912, proclaiming, “I’ve got something for the girls of Savannah, and all of America, and all the world, and we’re going to start tonight!”
    Visit the birthplace of Girl Scouts

    3. Kobo Gallery
    Kobo Gallery is an award-winning contemporary art gallery located in the heart of Savannah’s Historic District, nearby Ellis Square. Celebrated as a true artists’ cooperative, Kobo Gallery offers work from wildly passionate local artists in many mediums: painting, photography, woodwork, fiber work and jewelry. Staffed by artists, this intimate gallery features many finds at all ranges of price points.
    Meet the artists

    4. SCAD Museum of Art
    The SCAD Museum of Art is a premier contemporary art museum that features emerging and established international artists through commissioned works and rotating exhibitions. The museum also engages local communities with special initiatives of an international scope and serves as a resource for SCAD students and alumni during their academic careers and beyond. With more than 4,500 works from established visual artists of international acclaim, the museum’s permanent collections include:

    • The Walter O. Evans collection of African American Art
    • The Modern and Contemporary Art Collection
    • The Earle W. Newton Collection of British and American Art
    • The 19th -and-20th-Century Photography Collection and the SCAD Costume Collection

    Tour the collections

    5. Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum
    Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum, founded in 1966, exhibits ship models, paintings, maritime antiques and artifacts. Featuring nine galleries, the museum primarily sails through the great era of Atlantic trade and travel between England and America during the 18th and 19th centuries. The vast majority of ship models were commissioned by the Museum to interpret the rich story of Savannah’s maritime history. The collection of models includes colonial vessels, ironclads, ocean-going steamers and modern navy ships.
    Voyage through maritime art

    6. Signature Gallery of Savannah
    The idea of Signature Gallery was the dream of two Savannah artists who are still in residence today ¬– Kathy Miller and Sharon Saseen. The design for the Gallery was donated by a New York architect and the renovation was given to the artists by the City Market Partners. The result is a beautiful space flooded with natural sunlight and immersed in some of the South’s most architecturally historic neighborhoods. Here, the artists’ spaces are cleverly designed and the public is always greeted by one of its knowledgeable and ever-informative artists.
    Experience the Signature Gallery

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    Nearly three centuries old, Savannah is a place where the past has been gently folded into present day, preserving its lore and luster. Even after all this time, decades of history come alive in the surrounding streetscapes, architecture, cuisine and culture. From streets that lure you to step back in time to restaurants drenched in an atmosphere of traditional Southern charm, visit these six historic sites and submerse yourself in Savannah’s rich and marvelous history.

    Broughton Street
    Today, Broughton Street is a popular destination for tourists and locals alike. Once filled with Savannah skyscrapers – buildings 12 to 14 stories tall – many of these taller buildings were torn down by the 1980s for safety reasons. As a result, Broughton Street businesses began to decline during that same time period. The once-thriving commercial street turned into a hub for vacant residential spaces. But these vacant spaces didn’t stay empty for long and eventually filled back up in the 1990s, attracting even more residents, businesses and nightlife than ever before.
    The History of the Broughton Street House


    Georgia State Railroad Museum
    Constructed in 1853 by the Central of Georgia Railway before the outbreak of the American Civil War, the Georgia State Railroad Museum is considered the most complete antebellum railroad complex in the United States. Savannah Shops and terminal buildings were declared a National Historic Landmark in 1976 and was expanded in 1978 to include additional buildings in the complex. Since then, the railway was transferred to the City of Savannah and the non-profit organization Coastal Heritage Society opened the museum on the site in 1989. Today, you can visit this beautiful National Historic Landmark in Tricentennial Park and experience the fully operational turntable, historic railcars and handcar.
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    The Grey
    Savannah’s historic district is home to The Grey, a landmarked 1938 Art Deco Greyhound Bus Terminal turned Southern-style restaurant. The restaurant was restored to its original luster and still features many of the original elements of the terminal including the original gate numbers which can be seen on the wall, safety glass salvaged from the original skylights were used to make partitions and the old ticket booth was transformed into a new open kitchen.
    Here, restaurant goers can experience deep, layered, soulful dishes with a healthy side of history.
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    The Pirates’ House
    Initially established in 1753 as a refuge and meeting spot for pirates and visiting sailors of the seven seas, The Pirates’ House has since been transformed into a beloved, world-famous restaurant. Located on one of the most historic spots in Georgia, The Pirates’ House has been entertaining visitors with a bounty of delicious food, drink and rousing good times. Fun fact: it’s said that Robert Louis Stevenson was inspired to write his classic adventure novel, Treasure Island, while visiting the inn. Early edition pages can even be found in the Treasure Room today.
    Treat yourself to a Savannah treasure


    Telfair Academy
    Originally the Telfair family mansion (a stately two-story mansion, designed by William Jay in the Neoclassical Regency style and built in 1819), Telfair Academy became a free art museum in 1886, making it the oldest public art museum in the South and the first art museum in America founded by a woman. Housing over 200 years of history, the academy contains three nineteenth-century period rooms as well as paintings, works on paper, sculpture and decorative arts. Bird Girl, made famous by the Jack Leigh photo on the cover of Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, can now be found at this Barnard Street museum along with the museum’s permanent collection of American Impressionism.
    Step into Savannah’s historic art scene


    The Olde Pink House
    Originally known as Habersham House when it was built in 1771, the Olde Pink House was one of the lone survivors of the 1796 Savannah fire that destroyed 229 buildings in the city. Over the years, many businesses have called the house home. In 1812, the home became Planters Bank, the first bank in Georgia. In 1864, the house became a military generals’ headquarters for Union troops. After the Civil War, the house changed hands several times, becoming an attorney’s office, bookstore and Alida Harper Fowlkes’ Georgian Tea Room before eventually birthing the Southern cuisine restaurant that locals love today.
    Get a taste of history


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    Savannah’s Guide to Iconic Irish Pubs

    Every year, people from around the world travel to Savannah for one of the most celebrated events of the year: Savannah St. Patrick’s Day! What better way to celebrate the Irish than in an Irish pub? With so many celebrations surrounding St. Patrick’s Day, you don’t want to miss out on some of Savannah’s iconic Irish pubs.

    With Savannah’s prominent Irish heritage, these pubs foster good times and a rich history. Live music, beer, great food, among other festivities makes it a St. Patrick’s Day that you don’t want to miss!


    If you are looking for a hot spot for St. Patrick’s Day, McDonough’s is the place to be. Known as the Headquarters for the St. Patrick’s Day Festival, McDonough’s is located near the parade route and is the attraction for many festivities to enjoy including a DJ in front and back of the bar to celebrate.

    McDonough’s also is one of the best karaoke bars in Savannah. Many good nights have started, or ended, or both, at McDonough’s.

    O’Connell’s Irish Pub

    O’Connell’s is known for having the best of Irish whiskey, beers, and cocktails in Savannah. It is just a small pub, but its authentic Irish memorabilia covering the walls makes it a unique experience. Located in the heart of Historic Savannah, O’Connell’s offers a relaxed atmosphere and social environment.

    The Rail Pub

    Do you love day drinking and dive bars? If so, The Rail Pub is a spot you must go to in Savannah! The Rail Pub also has quite the past as it was a watering hole for railroad laborers, a boarding house, and a brothel since its opening in 1890.

    Located in what used to be known the “Red Light” district, the Rail Pub stays true to its roots and is a great spot for St. Patrick’s Day celebrations. With $5 Forties, this is a pub you can’t miss out on!

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    Coffee. Cuisine. Culture. Start your day in Savannah with the best café and brunch spots around town. As the second busiest seaport on the East Coast, Savannah’s food scene draws international inspiration from its many imports intertwining that fare with southern tradition. The result? Dishes that transcend the norm and take your tastebuds on a culinary adventure. From sweet to savory, try some of these spots and feast on the food and relaxing atmosphere of Savannah.

    The Collins Quarters
    The Collins Quarter opened its doors in 2014, bringing Australian fare to the heart of historic downtown Savannah. With an interior styled to represent Melbourne’s historic Collins Street, here you’ll enjoy a unique café experience. Pair specialty coffee with innovative cuisine – all served in a relaxed and casual environment. Coffee connoisseurs and Aussie food lovers can experience The Collins Quarters in two Savannah locations; Downtown at 151 Bull Street or the beautiful Forsyth Park at 621 Drayton Street.
    Head down Under

    Common Restaurant
    Despite its name, East Broughton St.’s Common Restaurant is anything but ordinary. Saturated in historic charm, the restaurant comes to life in a 140-year-old national historic building in the heart of downtown Savannah. Here, chefs work with fresh produce, meat and cheeses from local purveyors to present award-winning brunch and dinner services, while the team behind the bar focuses on house-made cocktail shrubs, cordials, punches, juices and more to produce a truly unique experience.
    Find something in Common

    Fox & Fig Cafe
    Looking for a hip, modern set-up for creative plant-based fare? Nestled on Troup Square, Fox & Fig Cafe provides a delicious plant-based menu crafted from fresh, locally sourced, seasonal ingredients. Featuring an all-day brunch-centric menu, full-service espresso bar and pastry case filled with decadent desserts, Fox & Fig Cafe delivers scrumptious and innovative interpretations of traditionally omnivorous dishes.
    Go plant-based

    Goose Feathers Café
    The inviting aroma of sweet and savory menu items, wholesome cuisine and freshly baked breads and pastries prepared on-site daily keep visitors coming back to Goose Feathers Café day after day. Proudly serving the Savannah area since 1986, this cozy café fuses the dining ambiance found in Lower Manhattan’s urban Greenwich Village and the Left Bank in Paris. Be sure to save room for a serious selection of sweets made from scratch, including homemade cookies, cakes, bread pudding, palmiers and whoopie pies.
    Bon Appétit!

    Huey’s On The River
    Craving fresh seafood? Huey’s serves up authentic New Orleans cuisine on Savannah’s historic River Street from morning ’til night. If seafood isn’t your thing, don’t worry! Huey’s has a variety of options to please even the pickiest eater. Stop by at 115 East River Street for amazing dishes and brunch cocktails.
    Brunch on the River

    The Ordinary Pub
    The entrance to the old basement of Savannah’s original Sears & Roebuck building is easy to miss if you’re not looking for it. Located at 217 West Broughton Street, The Ordinary Pub is a hidden treasure. Specializing in reimaged classics, this pub fare excites with a new Americano culinary twist. If you’re strolling down Broughton St. and see the stairs leading down, stop in The Ordinary Pub to try out their award-winning full brunch.
    Find the hidden gem

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    From romcoms and thrillers to period pieces and award-winning motion pictures, Savannah’s ability to bring a setting to life is truly movie magic. With over 800 films and shows set here (and counting), Savannah’s location is unmatched. It’s a place where stars are born, and where some continue to live. Visit Savannah and relive your favorite scenes of Hollywood’s best blockbusters.


    Cape Fear (1962 and 1991)
    While both the original and remake of Cape Fear both had scenes in Savannah, the majority of the 1962 original was filmed here. Rewatch the film today and see how they transformed the quaint and friendly town of Savannah into an unsettling setting and spot some local sites like Johnson Square, Savannah City Hall, the Isle of Hope Marina, The Armstrong Kessler Mansion and Forsyth Park. A collaboration between Martin Scorsese and Robert De Niro, the psychological thriller went on to receive Oscar and Golden Globe Award nominations for Best Actor (De Niro) and Best Supporting Actress (Juliette Lewis).


    The Longest Yard (1974)
    This 1974 sports-comedy starring Burt Reynolds features downtown Savannah in an iconic chase scene where the actor runs through Forsyth Park to River Street. Reynolds went on to film five more films in Georgia, including Gator in Savannah. He lived in the area for 10 years, residing for some time on Hall Street. Respected and remembered by the locals, many think he is largely responsible for putting Savannah on the big screen.


    Glory (1989)
    This Oscar-winning film brought stars Morgan Freeman, Matthew Broderick, Denzel Washington and Cary Elwes to Savannah for filming in 1989. Set during the American Civil War, the movie filmed battle scenes at the Girl Scout Camp on Rose Dhu Island near Savannah, Georgia. You may also recognize several scenes shot at The Georgia State Railroad Museum, a staple in Savannah history.


    Forrest Gump (1994)
    Arguably the most iconic piece of Savannah film history on this list, the Forrest Gump bus stop bench draws in plenty of tourists but is also a favorite among locals. Even though the bench now lives in the Savannah History Museum, many find comfort honoring the place where Forrest opened up, sharing unbelievable stories of his past with strangers. And if you’d like to see the original backdrop from the movie, you can find it at Chippewa Square.


    The Last Song (2010)
    Tybee Island hosted stars Miley Cyrus, Liam Hemsworth, and Greg Kinnear when they filmed Nicholas Sparks’ The Last Song. The filmmakers incorporated several landmarks such as the Savannah Historic District and the Tybee Island Light Station into the movie. Fun fact: The Last Song was the first movie ever to be shot and set on Tybee Island. It even featured a local jazz band known as “The Savannah Stompers.”

    Baywatch (2017)
    The 2017 movie remake of the popular 80’s television series Baywatch was also shot on Tybee Island. A few locals can even be spotted as extras! Paramount also offered nearby residents of Estill Hammock $750 in compensation for any disruption of the
    quiet community.

    Ant-Man and The Wasp (2018)
    Another movie that took advantage of the tropical Savannah scenery was the 2018 Marvel movie Ant-Man and The Wasp, starring Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly. Filmmakers used the coastal backdrop of Savannah for the Argentina flashback scenes and even cast some more locals.

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    Romance is in the air in Savannah! As we enter February, it’s never too early to start planning for Valentine’s Day. Savannah’s Southern hospitality and charm makes it a perfect spot for a romantic getaway or a date night.

    With Savannah’s unique history, delicious dining options, stunning architecture, and inviting atmosphere, it’s not wonder why Savannah is considered one of the most romantic cities in the United States.

    Ready to adventure with your significant other in Savannah? Read our insights on romantic date ideas in Savannah!

    Experience a Romantic Carriage Ride

    Consider taking a carriage ride after a dinner or drinks. Savannah’s carriage rides provide an intimate experience while taking in the Southern city’s charm. Not to mention, what better way to spend a date than a carriage ride?

    Take in Savannah’s riverfront, history, architecture while on a horse-drawn carriage to get a romantic experience of a lifetime.

    Visit Carriage Tour of Savannah for more information.

    Cruise on Savannah Riverboats

    Taking a cruise on Savannah’s riverboat is a romantic way to learn about Savannah’s history as well as site seeing on the river. There are several tours to choose, day or night! Many cruises also provide dinner, live music, and even a romantic sunset cruise. You can also consider a boat and trolley tour to get the full Savannah experience.

    Dinner at The Olde Pink House

    Enjoy a romantic dinner date with live music at The Olde Pink House. This is a popular and local favorite restaurant with delicious Southern cuisine.

    Located in a historic 1771 mansion on Reynolds Square, The Olde Pink House is in the heart of Savannah’s historic district. With its pink exterior and uniquely decorated interior, this makes an incredible romantic experience.

    Wine Tasting at The Georgia Tasting Room:

    Guided by a local palate, The Georgia Tasting Room have selected products from all around Georgia and the Coastal South. At the Tasting Room, they pride themselves on being a locally owned small business dedicated to a unique Southern experience.

    Enjoy local brews, wine, and moonshine smoothies. Stop by for a taste to get the romantic date started!

    Sunset at Tybee Island

    Romantic walks on a beach? Say less. Catch a view of the east coast just right outside the city by taking a trip to Tybee Island. This is a perfect spot to watch the sunrise, take a swim, or relax and enjoy a sunset at the end of the pier.

    Whether you are drawing hearts in the sand or holding hands walking down the beach, Tybee Island is a perfect romantic date no matter what time of day with its Atlantic Coastal views.

    Picnic in Savannah

    Picnic’s don’t get enough hype and deserves more attention, especially in Savannah. Pack a picnic in one of Savannah’s beautiful sites such as Bonaventure Cemetery, Skidaway Island State Park, or Forsyth Park (a local favorite).

    Grab a blanket, a basket with fill with tasty treats or pick up lunch at one of Savannah’s café’s then head to one of these spots. Enjoy oak trees in the shade while truly enjoying each other’s company as well as Savannah’s beloved scenic spots.


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    Go meatless in Savannah! Within the last few years, Savannah has introduced vegan restaurants and cafes to fuel plant-based travelers during their stay historic city. These restaurants will meet the expectations of all plant-based eaters with delicious vegan options and an overall delightful experience.

    Fox & Fig Café
    Fox & Fig Café is proud to be known as Savannah’s premier vegan café! They feature a plant-based menu made with local and seasonal ingredients. Not to mention, Fox & Fig has an all-day brunch, full-service espresso bar, and decadent desserts.
    Fox & Fig Cafe proudly serves locally roasted coffee from The Coffee Fox paired with raw cashew cheesecakes, teas by Moon by Moon Apothecary and vegan baked goods from our sister cafe Henny Penny Cafe. Located right on Troup Square, Fox & Fig is a perfect spot to enjoy creative plant-based dishes and fresh coffee.

    Kayak Kafe Midtown
    Kayak Kafe is a locally owned restaurant with a location in Savannah’s Historic District and Savannah’s Midtown Medical Arts area. Kayak’s food is known for their fresh salads, gluten free options as well as vegetarian and vegan cuisine.
    Using local and organic ingredients to create fresh and eclectic meals, Kayak Kafe is proud to serve Savannah with healthy eats.

    Sentient Bean
    Sentient Bean is a completely vegetarian café located right next to Forsyth Park. This coffeeshop offers a wide variety of vegan breakfast options including house vegan “sausage”, a delicious vegan breakfast burrito with tofu scramble, and vegan spicy mayo. Looking to grab lunch? This café features a selection of planted-based salads and bowls too!
    Have a sweet tooth? No worries! Sentient Bean offers a variety of vegan and gluten-free pastries that you can enjoy in the shop or take to go.

    Brighter Day Natural Foods
    This is a great spot for those seeking plant-based meals! Brighter Day Natural Foods is an independently owned Natural Foods Market. Located in the Victorian district, this market has everything plant based. The store carries plenty of plant-based snacks and essentials, providing customers with the highest quality products possible. Brighter Day Natural Foods is an essential one-stop-shop for plant-based food products by offering recipes, ingredients, online wellness tools as well as a deli stocked with vegan dishes.

    CO introduces a Southeast Asian cuisine to the South focusing on classic Vietnamese dishes with a modern twist. CO recently introduced its full vegan menu including “Bahn Mis to Com Chien,” a fried rice dish with tofu and edamame. Located in the heart of downtown Savannah, CO also includes full bar with signature cocktails made from scratch to enjoy!


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