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How to Have a Girl’s Weekend in Savannah

girls weekend in savannah

While my loyalties may lie with rival city Charleston, South Carolina forever, I always enjoy myself in Savannah, Georgia. I’ve been a dozen or so times in my life and each trip, I discover something new. The tree-lined squares will make you want to photograph everything you see and the food will stuff you silly. It’s the perfect destination for a girls weekend because there is no shortage of activities. While you may have to drive five or more hours from a major city, your first steps onto the cobblestone streets with your girlfriends will be worth it. Here are the five ways to have a great girls weekend in Savannah.

Book a funky room.

girls weekend in savannah

Relaxing at the Andaz

Savannah has more accommodation options than you’re likely to find in any other mid-sized city that are perfect for you and your gals. Properties include quaint bed and breakfasts and chain hotels. But if you want something a little different and boutique, you’re in luck. Thunderbird Inn is a blast from the past with a familiar neon sign and vintage furnishings. Andaz Savannah and Hotel Indigo Savannah Historic District are both located on Ellis Square. Each has decor and features unique to this location, despite being part of a larger chain. Andaz has free snacks and drinks and a welcome cocktail as well as WiFi. Furry friends are welcome at The Brice, a Kimpton Hotel, a sunny Kimpton property on East Bay Street. For a taste of luxury, The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa is a ferry ride away, while the Mansion on Forsyth Park offers cooking classes and an opulent spa in a historic home setting. AirBnB is also a great option for a group of friends.

Browse the shops.

girls weekend in savannah

Chocolat by Adam Turoni

Everything you want from a store, you’ll find it on Broughton Street. Start at Paris Market & Brocante, which resembles an independent Anthropologie with its own coffee shop, home goods, books and more. Kendra Scott down the street sells the designer’s best pieces that you can customize based on your favorite stones. Indulge your sweet tooth at Chocolat By Adam Turoni, one of two shops by the young culinary school graduate. Whimsical chocolates and truffles make for the perfect gift for your friends or souvenir for yourself.

Play tourist.

girls weekend in savannah

Wormsloe Plantation

It’s not a trip to Savannah without at least experiencing some of the tourist attractions. Visit some of the notable historic homes like the Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace, home to the Girl Scouts of America founder, the Flannery O’Connor Childhood Home, the former home of the writer, or The Mercer Williams House Museum, featured in Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. Embrace the arts at Telfair Academy, where the Bird Girl resides, or see what the artists of tomorrow are working on at the SCAD Museum of Art. Hop in the car to explore Wormsloe Plantation Historic Site‘s Avenue of the Oaks or relax on the sands of Tybee Island.

Eat. Eat. Eat.

girls weekend in savannah

Lunch at The Grey

As with Charleston, you’ll get endless suggestions for places to eat anytime you tell someone you’re going there. For breakfast, keep it light with coffee and pastries at Back In The Day Bakery, The Collins Quarter, or The Coffee Fox. Lunch can also be light. Some of my favorites are Zunzi’s Take Out, Pie Society City Market, Fire Street Food, and Flying Monk Noodle Bar. The Conquistador sandwich at Zunzi’s is best enjoyed on a park bench and Pie Society’s chicken rosemary pie can be taken to go. Make reservations for dinner to ensure that you and your crew get a table. Cha Bella serves up modern European dishes, while The Grey is the hottest ticket in town. The former bus depot crafts Southern dishes and cocktails. The Florence makes Italian dishes and is run by Top Chef Hugh Acheson. Classic Savannah suggestions are The Olde Pink House, The Pirates House Savannah GA and Mrs. Wilkes Dining Room. Just bring your stretchy pants. And don’t leave town without brunch at B. Matthew’s Eatery!

Hit the town.

girls weekend in savannah

Cocktail at The Artillery

Start the night at a rooftop cocktail bar for the sunset. The Perch overlooks Forsyth Park and Rocks on the Roof and Top Deck Bar are both set above East Bay Street. You’ll find funky cocktails at Jen’s & Friends and Lulu’s Chocolate Bar. If you want a small bar with a big menu, Artillery and Alleycat Lounge are both favorites. If you can find someone with a key, go to Mata Hari’s Speakeasy, a moody speakeasy. But if not, pay your respects to the late Lady Chablis at Club One, Savannah’s only downtown drag show.

I hope that the next time you’re considering a weekend with your closest friends, you check prices for Savannah. You’re sure to have a great trip!

This post contains affiliate links. On my most recent visit, Visit Savannah and Andaz assisted with my research. 

Mentioned in this post
  1. Thunderbird Inn
    Hotel in Chatham County Georgia

    611 W Oglethorpe Ave
    Chatham County Georgia
    (912) 232-2661
    http://www.thethunderbirdinn.com/
  2. AVIA Savannah
    Hotel in Savannah Georgia

    14 Barnard St
    Savannah Georgia
  3. The Brice, a Kimpton Hotel
    Hotel in Savannah Georgia

    601 E Bay St
    Savannah Georgia
    (912) 238-1200
    http://www.bricehotel.com/
  4. The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa
    Hotel in Savannah Georgia

    1 Resort Dr
    Savannah Georgia
  5. Mansion on Forsyth Park
    Hotel in Savannah Georgia

    700 Drayton St
    Savannah Georgia
    (912) 238-5158
    mansiononforsythpark.com‎
  6. Paris Market & Brocante
    Attraction in Savannah Georgia

    36 West Broughton Street
    Savannah Georgia
    (912) 232-1500
    http://www.theparismarket.com/
  7. Kendra Scott
    Attraction in Chatham County Georgia

    311 W Broughton St
    Chatham County Georgia
    (912) 335-4938
    http://www.kendrascott.com/
  8. Chocolat By Adam Turoni
    Restaurant in Chatham County Georgia

    323 W Broughton St
    Chatham County Georgia
    (912) 335-2914
    http://www.chocolatat.com/
  9. Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace
    Attraction in Savannah Georgia

    10 E Oglethorpe Ave
    Savannah Georgia
    (912) 233-4501
    http://www.juliettegordonlowbirthplace.org/
  10. Flannery O'Connor Childhood Home
    Attraction in Savannah Georgia

    207 E Charlton St
    Savannah Georgia
    (912) 233-6014
    http://www.flanneryoconnorhome.org/
  11. The Mercer Williams House Museum
    Attraction in Chatham County Georgia

    429 Bull St
    Chatham County Georgia
    (912) 236-6352
    http://www.mercerhouse.com/
  12. Telfair Academy
    Attraction in Savannah Georgia

    121 Barnard St
    Savannah Georgia
    (912) 790-8800
    http://www.telfair.org/
  13. SCAD Museum of Art
    Attraction in Savannah Georgia

    601 Turner Boulevard
    Savannah Georgia
    (912) 525-7191
    http://www.scadmoa.org/
  14. Wormsloe Plantation Historic Site
    Attraction in Savannah

    7601 Skidaway Road
    Savannah
    (912) 353-3023
    gastateparks.org‎
  15. Tybee Island
    City in Georgia

    Tybee Island Georgia
  16. Back In The Day Bakery
    Restaurant in Chatham County Georgia

    2403 Bull St
    Chatham County Georgia
    (912) 495-9292
    http://www.backinthedaybakery.com/
  17. The Collins Quarter
    Restaurant in Chatham County Georgia

    151 Bull St
    Chatham County Georgia
    (912) 777-4147
    http://www.thecollinsquarter.com/
  18. The Coffee Fox
    Restaurant in Savannah Georgia

    102 West Broughton Street
    Savannah Georgia
    (912) 401-0399
    http://thecoffeefox.com/?page_id=256
  19. Zunzi's Take Out
    Restaurant in Savannah Georgia

    108 E York St
    Savannah Georgia
    (912) 443-9555
    www.zunzis.com
  20. Pie Society City Market
    Restaurant in Chatham County Georgia

    19 Jefferson St
    Chatham County Georgia
    (912) 238-1144
    http://thebritishpiecompany.com/
  21. Fire Street Food
    Restaurant in Chatham County Georgia

    13 E Perry St
    Chatham County Georgia
    (912) 234-7776
    http://www.firestreetfood.com/
  22. Flying Monk Noodle Bar
    Restaurant in Savannah Georgia

    5 W Broughton St
    Savannah Georgia
    (912) 232-8888
    http://www.flywiththemonk.com/
  23. Cha Bella
    Restaurant in Chatham County Georgia

    102 E Broad St
    Chatham County Georgia
    (912) 790-7888
    http://www.cha-bella.com/
  24. The Grey
    Restaurant in Chatham County Georgia

    109 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
    Chatham County Georgia
    (912) 662-5999
    http://www.thegreyrestaurant.com/
  25. The Florence
    Restaurant in Chatham County Georgia

    1 W Victory Dr
    Chatham County Georgia
    (912) 234-5522
    http://theflorencesavannah.com/
  26. The Olde Pink House
    Restaurant in Chatham County Georgia

    23 Abercorn St
    Chatham County Georgia
    (912) 232-4286
    http://www.plantersinnsavannah.com/the-olde-pink-house
  27. The Pirates House Savannah GA
    Attraction in Savannah Georgia

    Savannah Georgia
  28. Mrs. Wilkes Dining Room
    Restaurant in Savannah Georgia

    107 W Jones St
    Savannah Georgia
    (912) 232-5997
    http://www.mrswilkes.com
  29. B. Matthew's Eatery
    Restaurant in Chatham County Georgia

    325 E Bay St
    Chatham County Georgia
    (912) 233-1319
    http://www.bmatthewseatery.com/
  30. The Perch
    Restaurant in Chatham County Georgia

    1110 Bull St
    Chatham County Georgia
    (912) 790-9000
    http://www.local11ten.com/#!perch/crrl
  31. Rocks on the Roof
    Restaurant in Chatham County Georgia

    102 W Bay St
    Chatham County Georgia
    (912) 721-3901
    http://www.bohemianhotelsavannah.com/dining/
  32. Top Deck Bar
    Restaurant in Chatham County Georgia

    125 W River St
    Chatham County Georgia
    (912) 436-6828
    http://topdeckbar.com/
  33. Jen's & Friends
    Restaurant in Chatham County Georgia

    34 Bull St
    Chatham County Georgia
    (912) 238-5367
  34. Lulu's Chocolate Bar
    Restaurant in Chatham County Georgia

    42 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
    Chatham County Georgia
    (912) 480-4564
    http://www.luluschocolatebar.com/
  35. Alleycat Lounge
    Restaurant in Chatham County Georgia

    Chatham County Georgia
    (912) 677-0548
    http://www.alleycatsavannah.com/
  36. Mata Hari's Speakeasy
    Restaurant in Chatham County Georgia

    Chatham County Georgia
  37. Club One
    Attraction in Savannah Georgia

    1 Jefferson Street
    Savannah Georgia
    (912) 232-0200
    http://www.clubone-online.com/

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4 Responses to How to Have a Girl’s Weekend in Savannah

  1. Jenny F February 25, 2017 at 12:34 pm #

    What a fantastic post. These are some fascinating ideas. I really like to go out with my friends at night. Thank you, Caroline, for sharing this lovely article.

  2. Rebecca February 27, 2017 at 9:45 pm #

    This is perfect timing. My hubby and I just moved to the US and we have a loooong list of places to visit. We couldn’t decide so I wrote all the names on pieces of paper, put them in a hat and had him pull one out – and Savannah was the winner! Even though this article is aimed at a girls’ weekend, I think it will be perfect for our visit as well :-)
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  3. Victoria @The British Berliner March 4, 2017 at 5:54 am #

    That cocktail looks yummy!
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