Road Trip: Enjoy the Holidays in the Hostess City


Just a quick trip down the road, Savannah makes a perfect getaway anytime that little bit of wanderlust pops up and demands a vacay. Savannah is known for its delicious food, Riverwalk, Historic District and proximity to beautiful beaches. We think it should also be known for its festive holiday flair when it seems like the streets are simply dusted with a little bit of magic and wonder. 

While planning your trip, browse the many great hotels and historic inns to find the right fit. Many hotels offer beautiful riverview rooms which overlook the barges and riverboats that come and go daily or serve as front-row seats to street musicians playing below your room. Rooftop bars can also be found along the river, offering an enchanting view of the water and the stars. Bring a sweater with you, as Savannah nights in November and December tend to feel cool 

and crisp. 

Whether you look forward to strolling the Historic District or taking part in the nightlife scene, you will find something to love in the Hostess City of the South. We recommend shopping and dining in the newly repurposed Plant Riverside District, a decommissioned power plant-turned-urban center. With restaurants and bars, boutiques and specialty shops, this destination holds something special for everyone. Over a dozen dining options reside in the Plant Riverside District, so there is plenty to choose from before you catch a live show or browse artwork in one of the galleries. 

The Savannah Waterfront district is famous for its cobblestone streets, candy shops, street musicians, historic landmarks and delicious food. An entire day can be spent perusing the shops and dining options here, but don’t overlook some iconic tour options. The Old Town Trolley Tours offer a nostalgic ride through history and heritage with fun facts and trivia. Hop off at any stop and explore before catching the next trolley and continuing your tour. We can’t fail to mention the 

Savannah Riverboat Cruises. With options like a Brunch Cruise and romantic sunset cruises, this is the ultimate sightseeing experience that is not to be missed.

Savannah truly makes the perfect quick escape from the norm. The naturally exuberant atmosphere paired with the magic of the holidays creates an unforgettable holiday road trip.

Savannah, Georgia, USA riverfront promenade at sunrise.


One cannot visit Savannah without stopping by a few of its well-known and well-loved restaurants. Try a tender and juicy pot roast at Six Pence Pub or a South African-inspired pita at Zunzis. There is a bite to delight no matter where you find yourself with an appetite. Indulge in a fresh sandwich like the Reuben at Maté Factor, a Pimento Pig bagel at Big Bon Bodega or locally sourced seafood like the Ardsley Country Boil at Ardsley Station (don’t leave before having a cocktail by the fire pit). If you’re craving something sweet, Leopold’s Ice Cream is a traditional ice cream and soda shop 

that dates back to 1919, and their Honey Almond and Cream flavor is so divine you’ll be back for another scoop. 


When it comes to adult beverages, Savannah pulls no punches. From perfectly curated cocktails to local brews and fine wines, there is an array of options to quench your thirst. For the best brews, stop by The Original Pinky Masters, Service Brewing Co. or the Crystal Beer Parlor. Wines and cocktails? Check out Treylor Park, Lone Wolf Lounge or Savannah Tequila Company. For drinks with a view, don’t miss rooftops like Peregrine and the Fitzroy.


Getting a little fresh air is easy in Savannah, as there are so many amazing sights and experiences within walking distance of one another. From art galleries to historic homes, from parks to museums, head out in any direction from your hotel and find something to explore, inspire and remember.


Nightlife, live music and street entertainment aplenty await you. Enjoy the buskers on the RiverWalk, be mesmerized by free nightly shows by Cirque Divina outside the Plant Riverside District or embark on an unforgettable tour of the town with Savannah for Morons. Around in November and December? Catch a show at the Historic Savannah Theatre, where “Elf the Musical” and the locally beloved “A Christmas Tradition” offer holiday vibes and great laughs.