Brunch:

5spot: Brunch is served until 2pm every day of the week! Get the crab benedict.

Soho South Café: You can only get this brunch on Sundays. Recommendations to the Eggs Savannah or Shrimp & Grits. Not Sunday? Still go for the awesome quiches & salads.

The Breakfast Club: A savannah legend well worth the drive to the beach. TBC is open daily from 7am until 1pm, and everything is delicious! Get there early or you may to wait outside, either way it’s worth it! Get the Helen’s solidarity, country fried steak breakfast, or the burger.

Tybee Island Social Club: Another trek out to Tybee that is well worth it! The Sunday Brunch features the smoked vodka bacon bloody Mary’s and champagne cocktails… mmmm….

Public: Now featuring a “bloody mary bar” on Sundays. You’ve got to check it out here.

Dine:

A.J.’s Dockside: Offers some of the best seafood in Savannah. Sit outside & enjoy the waterfront, live music, and a margarita!

Bonna Bella Yacht Club: Drive up by boat or just drive up and act like you are a local. The fish tacos & crab stew are a must here. If you’re not going to eat, enjoy the marsh view with a couple painkillers.

Chive Seabar & Lounge: “Chive” is one of Downtown Savannah’s newest venues, and one of my very favorites. I recommend the Lobster Risotto or any fish they have, it is always fresh! The menu speaks for itself here.

Elizabeth on 37th: Fine Savannah dining at it’s best. Elizabeth’s is traditional, refined, and utterly outstanding. The perfect atmosphere to celebrate a birthday or anniversary.

Ele: Sushi that gives Nobu a run for its money. If you are a sushi lover, you must go here. A+++

Garibaldi’s Café: Italian meets southern comfort at this sister restaurant to The Olde Pink House. Get the oysters, Lobster Rabini, or Crispy Flounder. Sit downstairs for a romantic roaring 20s vibe.

Leoci’s Trattoria: Come here for a hearty & delicious meal. My recommendations go out to the Truffle Sacchetti or the Lobster Ravioli. YUMMM!!

Local11ten: “A welcoming personality and modern design”, this restaurant possesses the best meats from local farms, and seafood caught along Georgia’s coast. In my opinion, this place has the best steak in Savannah, and the all the seafood options are delightful as well.

Mrs. Wilke’s Boarding House: Authentic & intimate. You sit at big tables of 8-12 people (some not in your party) and enjoy some of the best home cooking Savannah has to offer. Jones Street is pretty amazing as well.

Noble Fare: One of Savannah’s most upscale dining venues with locally inspired cuisine. A great place to celebrate with loved ones.

Public: A fabulous place to meet for drinks, lunch, or dinner. One of Savannah’s few outdoor dining spots downtown. The day boat catch is always great as well as the burger.

The Olde Pink House: All around delicious from the Southern Sushi to the Crispy Scored Flounder. Dine in the main house or sit at the Arches Bar or Tavern Bar downstairs for a less formal feel.

The Lady & Son’s: Although a little touristy, it is no doubt that the Lady & Son’s is scrumptious. I recommend the Southern Buffett & sweet tea (the mint leaf they add is so refreshing)!

Sandfly BBQ: Simply the best BBQ in Savannah… or anywhere, in fact. Love this barbecue, and they have an outstanding “Buddy Boy” burger!

Drink:

Arches at the Olde Pink House: An open-air & vibrant vibe. Go just for drinks or order of the Olde Pink House menu, you won’t be disappointed.

Circa 1875 Gastro Pub: This cozy & romantic spot makes you feel like you are in a Parisian pub. Order a glass of rosé or Sauvignon Blanc while enjoying the French jazz and romantic setting.

Jen’s & Friends – Home to the best martinis in town. Definitely a great happy hour spot.

Perch: Savannah’s exclusive outdoor bar situated above Local11ten. Grab a delicious ginger mojito and an app nestled in Savannah’s treetops.

Public: A great spot to meet for a cocktail & a cheese plate and their very unique bar. St. Germain cocktail or a Moscow Mule (with Barritt’s Ginger Beer) is my drink of choice.

Rocks on the Roof: This spot is located on the rooftop of the Bohemian Hotel. Come here for a great drink with a great view of the Savannah Riverfront.

See:

Bonaventure Cemetery: A little eerie to recommend, this cemetery is hauntingly beautiful. A must see.

Forsyth Fountain: A Savannah landmark and breathtakingly beautiful, see it on the way to the Farmer’s Market in Forsyth!

Forsyth Farmer’s Market: Hosted in Savannah’s gorgeous Forsyth park, the farmer’s market is open every Saturday. Walk through and find some of the best meat & produce from the Savannah Area.

Jepson Center: This museum opened in 2006 and has a beautifully modern glass design, which allows natural light to pour in. Come here for your art fix and have lunch at Café Zodiac in the lobby while you’re at it.

SCAD Museum: This museum opened its doors in October 2011 in a renovated space that was once headquarters to the Central Georgia Railway in the 1800s. This museum has a vast collection of art and many rotating exhibitions, which I definitely recommend seeing.

St. John’s Cathedral: You don’t have to be Catholic to agree that this church is breathtaking. A must-see on any trip to Savannah.

Telfair Museum: The Telfair is a gorgeous 1880’s renovated mansion that hosts a permanent collection of over 4,000 pieces of art from America & Europe dating from the 18th-21st centuries.

Trolley Tour: If you want to see a lot at once, hop on one of these to see the squares, Jepson & Telfair, Forsyth Park, Juliette Gordon Low House, Mercer House, and much more. You can even take an exclusive ghost tour or Paula Deen tour!

Tybee Island: Tybee is the best-kept secret of Georgia’s coast. Come here to kayak, paddleboard, tan, or dine at some of the best restaurants.

Wormsloe Plantation: An original southern plantation. The ruins are the oldest standing structure in Savannah. The entry way is also lined with live oaks, hence the name “Oak Avenue”. This historic plantation is a definite must-see and undoubtedly amazing.

Shop:

Bleu Belle Boutique: Home to Savannah’s first upscale boutique concept, Blue Belle carries the best denim selection in town as well as designers such as Tory Burch & DVF.

James Gunn: On your way to visit Wormsloe (see above) stop in Sandfly to shop at James Gunn. This adorable boutique carries Vince, Rebecca Minkoff, Tibi, Madison Marcus, Equipment & more!

Marc by Marc Jacobs Savannah: Yes, Savannah does have a MBMJ store (thanks to SCAD)! Stop in to shop MBMJ, accessories, and collection in this space located at 322 W Broughton St.

Paris Market & Brocante: Owner Paula Danyluk travels the world and fills this Parisian themed shop with hidden treasures she finds along the way. Stop in to find everything from cards & knickknacks to jewelry & furniture.

Terra Cotta: An adorable shop carrying women’s clothing & shoes, as well as bath, baby, and home goods. This shop is located near city market and has some of the friendliest employees in town.

Snack:

Back in the Day Bakery: This place is like heaven. Grilled pimento cheeses, red velvet cupcakes, lemon squares, and delicious lattes, need I say more?

Carey Hilliard’s: Make it to the south side for some of the best onion rings you will ever taste, and the best fried shrimp!

The Coffee Fox: All I can say is Bacon Kolaches and Mexican Lattes – deee-lish!

Cupcake Emporium: This stop has delectable cupcakes and is the perfect place to stop for a snack when walking around downtown Savannah.

Leopold’s: When you enter this ice cream shop, you feel like you have gone back to the 1950s. Delicious ice cream (get the peanut butter chippy) & sundaes… the shrimp salad is also good.

Papillote: Yummy cheese plates, macaroons, and quiches. Have a snack or dine in as well.

Paris Market: The Paris Market has a side bar in the shop where you can order coffees (better & cheaper than Starbucks), baked goods, and frozen hot chocolates (my fav).

Stay:

Bohemian: This modern hotel is the ideal location on Bay Street overlooking River Street.

The Mansion on Forsyth: The Mansion is the sister hotel to the Bohemian, which is also modern but has a laid back vibe overlooking the park qne off the beaten path.

Andaz: Located in the heart of city market & on Ellis Square, this hotel is a prime location. It modern, clean, and has a cute bar in the lobby.

Westin: A trek across the river (water taxis available), but definitely a beautiful property with the great amenities, golf course, and spa.

Marshall House: If you want to stay somewhere that oozes history, the Marshall House is it. This is the oldest hotel in Savannah, but has the most charm.