Planning a trip to Savannah? This Savannah Girlfriend Getaway Guide was meant for you!
Nestled along Georgia’s coast, Savannah is one of the most visited cities in the South and a dreamy destination for a girlfriend getaway. It has a charming waterfront, well-preserved historic districts, and delicious cuisine. Between the horse-drawn carriages, unique architecture, and energetic nightlife, you will love exploring the “Hostess City of the South” with your friends.
Savannah Girlfriend Getaway Guide
Where To Stay
The Mansion on Forsyth Park is a stunning retreat in the heart of Savannah’s Historic Downtown, with a true southern charm feel.
Girlfriend Getaway Amenities
- Outdoor Heated Pool
- Poseidon Spa
- Afternoon Tea
- Live Music
- Grand Bohemian Art Gallery
- Valet Service Available
- Daily Welcome Reception
- Bike Rentals
- Docent Tour
- Artful Wellness Center: including free weights, peloton bike & cardio machines
The Bohemian Hotel has a prime location right on Savannah’s Riverfront. It’s the perfect hotel if your group is looking for something with a trendy and luxurious feel.
Girlfriend Getaway Amenities
- Rocks on the River restaurant with small plates
- Rocks on the Roof bar and terrace
- Well-equipped fitness center
- Colonial-style décor and a curated art collection
A modern escape with plenty of southern charm is The Alida Hotel. Your group will love this homey and fresh hotel right on the exciting riverfront.
Girlfriend Getaway Amenities
- Tasty American cuisine at Rhett
- Signature cocktails and whiskey at Trade Room
- A stunning rooftop bar at The Lost Square
- Bright and airy rooms
Perry Lane is a hotel that captures Savannah’s essence by blending innovation and tradition. You and your gals will have a great time at this elegant retreat.
Girlfriend Getaway Amenities
- The Emporium Kitchen & Wine Market
- The Wayward bar
- Peregrin Rooftop Bar with handcrafted cocktails
- In-room massages
- Ability to block together rooms for a group
Where to Eat
One of Savannah’s top restaurants is Alligator Soul. This delicious eatery founded by chefs Hilary and Maureen Craig is an elegant downtown locale serving seasonal flavors. The restaurant has a strong emphasis on organic, natural, fresh, ethical, and local fare.
An outstanding locale for high-quality food is HITCH. You can find some mouthwatering southern classics with a twist here. The menu is creative and has unique dishes like Pb&j wings, grilled apple pie with chicken sandwiches, and other delicious dishes.
A restaurant that is one-of-a-kind in Savannah is Zunzi. It is a South African-inspired eatery serving up delicious sandwiches, lunch bowls, salads, South African sweet tea, and more. Here, you’ll find a lot of bold and unique flavors that will tantalize your tastebuds.
The Grey is a modern diner set in an art deco Greyhound Bus Terminal from 1938. Chef Mashama Bailey and Johno Morisano partnered to create this unique spot. Bailey infuses flavors from her upbringing into her delicious tasting menu, dinner bar, and brunch at this restaurant.
If you’re looking for an elegant seafood restaurant to go with the girls, the Chive Seabar & Lounge is an excellent choice. A few must-try dishes at this eatery are the lobster and edamame risotto, miso-marinated duck breast, chilled oysters, and chocolate marquis dessert.
Pie Society is a place that is looking to put British food on the map. Their main attractions are their delicious pasties, rolls, and savory pies filled with all types of yummy flavors. They also have tasty quiches and desserts to try.
The Olde Pink House lives up to its name because it is old (opened in 1771) and a vibrant shade of pink. They have an outstanding menu serving modern southern cuisine.
*Tip: you can go straight to the pub without making a reservation*
If you like mojitos, finding this spot was Mint to Be! This bar has the freshest and tastiest mojitos in Savannah. There are delicious mojitos, cocktails, and Latin-American bites to eat at this gem of a bar. Grab your girls and start here for a fun night out.
One of the best spots for karaoke is The Rail Pub. Since its inception in 1890, this institution has served railroad workers and has been a boarding house and a brothel. Today, there are great happy hours, free fried chicken nights, and daily karaoke
A fun place to go out with the squad is Tree House, a bar with tasty drinks and live music. It’s a great locale to celebrate your weekend getaway with your friends and dance the night away. One of its highlights is its two covered balconies overlooking Savannah.
Not only is Perry Lane a fantastic place to stay, but it’s also an excellent spot for a classy night out (or in if you’re a guest). This rooftop bar isn’t a wild party spot. Instead, it has the perfect ambiance for some classy sips with a view.
The Bohemian Hotel is another one of our recommended accommodations with outstanding rooftop libations. There are cocktails and globally inspired small bites served until midnight at Rocks on the Roof. The bar has a fun theme that blends Savannah’s heritage and ship culture.
The Peacock Lounge is a swanky speakeasy along the river. Its décor has nods to its namesake animal infused into every detail. They specialize in serving up tasty drinks and immaculate vibes. It has a hard-to-find location in an alley which is on-point with its speakeasy theme.
Do you have a group with different tastes in drinks? Then, you’ll have no problem pleasing everyone at Alley Cat Lounge. There are over 150 cocktails to choose from and more than 500 spirits. This place is perfect if your gals are liquor aficionados looking for high-quality drinks.
Coffee & Dessert
Wow, these cookies are so good! Their quality is no surprise because this family-owned company has been producing these mouthwatering cookies for almost a century. They have over fourteen different sweet cookies to try and a few savory ones as well.
If you and your gals are sweet tooths, stop by Mabel’s Cupcake Emporium. They’re most famous for their cupcakes but also have delicious macrons and cookie sandwiches.
A charming coffee shop with an old-world feel is Franklin’s, a business that prides itself on being “bold and delicious.” They have tasty coffee and brunch to get your day started.
Coco & Moss is a coffee shop, eatery, and cocktail bar that blends the tropics with Savannah’s low country. The eclectic menu and drink selection are Japanese-inspired, healthy, and fresh.
A cute, pink, and girly Instagrammable spot in Savannah is Shuga Girl Eatery. This coffee shop has fresh pastries, specialty drinks, and health-conscious choices. It’s a great place for light bites and drinks with the girls.
There’s nothing like a cake to celebrate an epic girlfriend getaway, especially if one of you has a birthday. Wicked Cakes has deliciously light and flavorful cakes for every occasion (not that you need one to eat cake).
Don’t sleep on the Savannah College of Art and Design’s creperie. A college campus isn’t the first place you’d think of having a fantastic dessert spot. However, Vedette is a gem of a dessert shop with delicious freshly made crepes made by students.
One of the best places to start your day with some coffee or tea and breakfast is the Sentient Bean. If you have vegans, vegetarians, gals on a gluten-free diet or want all-around great food, this is your spot.
Savannah Coffee Roasters is a shop that knows what it’s doing. For over 100 years, this company has been brewing up rich coffee that pairs perfectly with its tasty food.
You can’t walk around such a warm destination without grabbing a scoop of ice cream. Leopold’s ice cream shop is a 100-year-old legacy in Savannah that you must try!
Things To Do In Savannah
The Savannah Belles Ferry is a fun and practical way to go from downtown to Hutchinson Island. Adorable tugboats take you across the river and provide breathtaking views of downtown. The best part is that this activity doesn’t cost anything!
Free and transportation don’t usually go hand in hand, but in Savannah, they do. This app-based rideshare service offers free on-demand rides within the borders of Savannah River to Park Avenue and East Broad Street to Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.
Just under 20 miles away from Savannah is Tybee Island. This coastal community boasts one of the best beaches in the Savannah area. At this beach, there are beautiful sea creatures, outdoor adventures, and picturesque waters.
One of the most comprehensive and convenient tours you can take is with the Old Savannah Tours company. You can go on a hop on hop off trolley tour, a 90-minute trolley tour, or a ghost tour. It’s an efficient way to see Savannah without a lot of fuss.
You and your girlfriends might be interested in taking a women’s history tour while in Savannah. The city has several detailed excursions focusing on famous women. A fascinating one to try is the Women’s History tour in Savannah’s Victorian cemetery.
If your group is ready to have a good time, try a Pedal Pub Party Bike. This pub on wheels will take you to 3-4 different spots in Downtown Savannah. You’ll stop at the city’s top restaurants and breweries.
Girlfriends traveling with children will enjoy the Savannah Slow Ride. This ride is the same as the Pedal Pub but with kid-friendly options. The “History” and “Boos Cruise” tours are open to children ages 12 and up from Sunday to Thursday.
*Use code GFgetaway on either tour for 10% off!
Savannah has a robust art scene reflected in its stunning murals. Around town, you’ll find everything from the iconic “Welcome to Savannah” mural on the Thunderbird Inn to intricate works of art. You could spend a whole afternoon exploring these masterpieces.
If you and your girlfriends are shopaholics, you’ll love the Paris Market and Brocante. You won’t find cheesy souvenirs here, but you will find something to bring back with you. Their curated collection of gifts is unique and beautiful.
Savannah has an outstanding vintage shopping scene that you and your girlfriends should check out while in town. There’s a robust selection of vintage clothing shops where you’re bound to find one-of-a-kind pieces. Browse through their shelves, and you’ll find some hidden gems.
Savannah is a perfect escape whether you have just a few days or an entire week to explore! I hope this post inspires your next girlfriend getaway!
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