We recently got back from a fun road trip over the holidays to Asheville, North Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina, and Savannah, Georgia! Last year over Christmas, you may recall we did a family trip to California and did the best of Highway 1. We love our family holiday trips and this year’s was no exception. Because we stopped in multiple cities in multiple states, I’m rounding up a recap and travel guide for each of the three cities.
Savannah has been on my bucket list for travel for quite some time now! I read the book Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil a few years back and have heard of Savannah as an up and coming bachelorette party destination! I can definitely see why!
There have been a ton of movies filmed here (Forest Gump for one), there’s a ton of gorgeous instagram worthy backdrops, and the city even allows open carry for alcohol. Headed to the next brewery, winery, or bar but haven’t finished your drink? No problem, just bring it with you! Downtown Savannah is packed with history, charm, and is very walkable. Savannah is great for families, girls weekends, a romantic getaway, or a fun trip with couples.
Here’s our highlights for what to do, what to see, and what to eat if you’re traveling to Savannah with kids!
Where to Eat:
This is an upscale diner bar renovated from an old bus stop. Quite the fun atmosphere for brunch!
The Ordinary Pub
bottomless mimosas until 4pm for $10, need I say more?! Walk on up the stairs to Broughton street afterward and you can shop the boutiques and well known retail stores.
The quintessential stop for ice cream. I would recommend going for a pre-lunch cone right when they open, otherwise you’ll be lined up down the street.
We had such a hard time picking out what to order because everything on the menu looked absolutely incredible! We opted for the peanut butter & jelly wings they’re known for and the best chicken pot pie we’ve ever tasted.
This was a great stop for a casual deli style lunch and was the perfect price and ambiance for a family.
The Olde Pink House
We were recommended the olde pink house by so many people, but unfortunately they had a fire the day we arrived and were closed. Try the fried green tomatoes at the basement bar!
The peach sangria to go from City Cafe in the open air city market corridor was a favorite of Cody’s and perfect for sipping as you stroll around the city.
Vinnie Van Go Go’s
great pizza for a family friendly dinner or quick bite to eat while exploring.
Moon River Brewery
Great for beer and ghost stories alike.
What to Do & See:
The best way to see downtown Savannah as a family is riding one of the hop on hop off trolleys that offer tours of the city. Not only is this a very efficient way of getting to see all the best points of interest, you’ll also learn so much about the history and architecture of the city as you ride and get to hear all about the many squares located within the city.
Forsyth Park is perfect for an afternoon stroll, picnic, or instagram worthy social event. Take a photo by the famous fountain.
City Market is an open air, pedestrian friendly promenade featuring shops, restaurants, and even a museum on Prohibition!
There are tons of shops and eateries on Broughton street, both well known and local. Stop in the Paris Market for macarons and unique finds and admire the gorgeous shop.
Explore Bay Street down by the water on the old cobblestone street.
The Cathedral of St. John the Baptist
A stop on the trolley tour and located right within the city, you can take a free tour of the amazing cathedral.
located about 30 minutes from downtown, Tybee island is a family friendly day trip to explore the north shore, beach, lighthouse, and lunch at the famous Crab Shack.
Have you been to Savannah? I’d love to hear what you ate and where you went!