Trip Recommendations for Savannah, Georgia (in the winter)

Trip Recommendations for Savannah, Georgia (in the winter)

R and I spent six weeks living, working and playing in Savannah, Georgia, in January and February. It really was a dream. Here are our trip recommendations for Savannah if you will be traveling there during the winter season:

Trees, squares, architecture and food

Savannah, Georgia. The trees! The Squares! The architecture! And of course, the food. There is a lot to love about Savannah. Personally, I prefer to visit the south in the wintertime when the heat and humidity are merely a suggestion. Tourists are lighter too. We had a couple of cold days while we were there, but it was mostly nice weather. Especially compared to Idaho.

Huge oak tree in Savannah, Georgia
Trees like this one are impressive to say the least. Savannah is flush with them.

Because we were there for six weeks we got to see and do a lot in and around Savannah. And it makes a great home base to explore the South. We enjoyed a very nice weekend getaway to St. Augustine, Florida, while we were staying in Savannah.

The following are recommendations for the downtown historic area of Savannah. Later I will share a post about off-the-beaten path recommendations and a deeper dive on what it is like to be a digital nomad in Savannah.

Trip recommendations for Savannah, Georgia

Savannah is best experienced on foot, in my opinion. That is the best way to experience the trees, the squares and the architecture. It is also the best way to work off all the tasty food you are going to eat. You’ll want to walk along River Street and Jones Street, visit the Cathedral and stroll through Colonial Park Cemetery. To start.

Go on a ghost tour

Savannah is flush with ghosts so a ghost tour is a fun idea. There will be lots to choose from. We went with Savannah Supernatural Tours and although we did not see any ghosts we learned a lot about the history of the city. One tour was done in an open air hearse…we opted not to do that.

Visit the farmers market, SCAD and the Savannah Bananas (if you can)

I also recommend the farmers market at Forsyth Park, SCAD Story and if you can get tickets to the Savannah Bananas (without taking out a second mortgage), then go! We went our last night in town and it felt like we went out with a bang.

Entrance to the Savannah Bananas, a trip recommendation for Savannah, Georgia
You will never be the same after a Savannah Bananas game!

Enjoy a museum or two…or three or four

There is a lot of history in Savannah, so there are plenty of museums to choose from as well. I can recommend the Massie Heritage Center, Mickve Israel Synagogue and the Green-Meldrim House. R also recommends the Owens-Thomas House and Telfair Academy if you have a hankering to see the Bird Girl statue that was immortalized in the movie: Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil.

Shop ’til you drop

Shopping is plentiful and fun. I especially enjoyed shopping at Terra Cotta, Urban Poppy, Salacia and the shopSCAD store.

Try all the Southern food

Now for the food. It will be almost impossible to find bad food in Savannah. A couple of favorites include Maple Street Biscuit Company for a tasty and fun breakfast, the Pirate’s House for good Southern cooking and Leopold’s Ice Cream because this place is an institution and it has delicious ice cream.

Plates of southern food
Good Southern food abounds in Savannah.


Savannah, Georgia, is lovely. There is so much to do and see and eat. I would go back in a heartbeat, assuming it is not summer.

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