About Savannah

With its pedestrian-friendly layout and innovative urban design, Savannah serves as a balm for the senses. The city of Savannah inspires visitors with its emerald tree canopy, quaint cobblestone streets and majestic architecture. Take the time to wander off the beaten path and experience the history, beauty and charm of this beloved coastal city.

Savannah is an abundant city to visit any time of year, with activities for everyone to indulge in. From architectural tours, music and food festivals, to art exhibits and Civil War re-enactments, Savannah brims with all kinds of events to excite and entertain.

We hope you enjoy every magical moment in Savannah.

 

Historical Sights, Art Galleries, Museums and more

The museums and art galleries of Savannah feature the best of the city’s history, culture and arts. Enjoy the best of the past, present, and future in historic Savannah. Discover the beautiful city of Savannah ranging from historic attractions, museums, art galleries and more! You’ll find everything in Savannah; but the following locations, within walking distance of the hotel, are perfect for a last-minute out on the town.

The Sorrel–Weed House, or the Francis Sorrel House, is a historic landmark and Savannah Museum located in Savannah, Georgia. It represents one of the finest examples of Greek Revival and Regency architecture in Savannah and was one of the first two homes in the State of Georgia to be made a State Landmark in 1954. The Sorrel-Weed Mansion has been called the Most Haunted Place in Savannah, and now is your chance to get inside. Join us on one of our Savannah Ghost Tours that gets access inside the Sorrel Weed Mansion! Explore the dark rooms and come face to face with real paranormal activity.

The American Prohibition Museum is the first of its kind in the country and takes guests back into the 1900s as anti-alcohol rallies swept the U.S. and the booze problem was pushed into the forefront of American politics. Through immersive displays and state-of-the-art exhibits, guests learn how Prohibition and Temperance shaped thinking and culture for more than two hundred years of American history.

Gallery 209  has been operating since 1975 in River Street’s Factors Walk district. It is housed in a renovated 1820’s cotton warehouse with exposed beams, original stone walls, brick floors and a floating staircase. Two floors of unique gallery space showcase original paintings, sculpture, woodworking, fiber art, gold and silver jewelry, enamels, photography, batiks, pottery and stained glass, all by local artists. You will also find a large selection of limited-edition reproductions and note cards of local scenes. Go meet the artists and enjoy lovely riverfront views while browsing the gallery.

Odd Lot is Savannah, Georgia’s favorite improv comedy team. They were voted “Best Comedy Team” by the readers of Connect Savannah in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018. Now in its eighth year, Odd Lot has proven itself an integral piece in the Savannah theater scene as well as the city’s ever growing and changing cultural sphere. The group officially began in 2008, under the name of the “Literary Improv League”. Since then, Odd Lot has grown, expanded, and absorbed quite a lot. Now boasting a rotating cast of 20+ performers, comedians, and musicians, Odd Lot has branched out into murder mysteries, short films, public appearances, and we even wrote and performed their own musical! With plenty more fun stuff on the way, be sure to check out what Savannah’s favorite improv comedy team is doing next.

 

Parks and Outdoor Activities

Savannah’s iconic River Street is a popular hub for locals and visitors alike. This historic cobblestone-lined street is home to more than 75 boutiques, galleries, artists’ studios, restaurants and pubs, all of which are housed in one-time cotton warehouses. Located along the Savannah River, River Street is the ultimate spot for relaxing by the water and ship-watching – dozens of giant container ships pass by daily! Activities include:

 

Forsyth Park spans over 30 acres and was named after the Georgia Governor at the time of the expansion in 1851, John Forsyth. It is Savannah’s the largest and oldest public park. When visiting Forsyth Park, you may want to visit the fragrant garden for the blind, famous monuments, The Sentient Bean cafe, Local 11ten restaurant, or Brighter Day Natural Foods restaurant. But most of all, people come from all over to see its most famous asset: the Forsyth fountain. Modeled after the fountains found in Place de la Concorde in Cuzco, Peru, it was added to the North end of the park in 1858. Forsyth Park is home to the Farmer’s Market every Saturday and is the destination for all kinds of festivals and special events throughout the year. 

 

Tours in Savannah

There’s a lot to see and do in one of the “world’s friendliest cities”, but if you’re looking for a tour to explore a particular element of Savannah, follow the link to this list. From art and architecture to ghosts and beer, here are some organizations that can take you on your perfect adventure.

Savannah Riverboat Cruise Tours – See what rich historic sights Savannah has to offer on this one-of-a-kind cruise tour.

Savannah Trolley Tours – With several tours available, you can sit back and enjoy the sights and scenery of Savannah.

Explore Savannah’s legendary role in the Civil War – Discover how Savannah was one of the only towns left standing during Sherman’s famous ‘March to the Sea’.

 

 

Restaurants

Savannah, Georgia offers a host of restaurants and eateries. With a myriad of cuisines to choose from, we’ve compiled a list of options to make things a little easier. From southern style food, Tex-Mex, to classic american, there are endless places for you to enjoy. If you would like to read more on the food of Savannah, this article looks deeper into the world-famous and extremely diverse food dishes of the city.

If you’re looking for an experience, Moss + Oak Savannah Eatery, is a go-to spot with lively rooftop patio, offering beautiful views of the Savannah River. At a convenient location, it is tucked inside the Hyatt Regency Savannah. Moss + Oak Savannah Eatery whips up Southern-inspired dishes that you won’t be able to find anywhere else in Savannah. But the food dishes aren’t comprised of just any ingredients – some are prepared with Savannah Bee Company honey, and it’s not any type of honey you see at the local store. Moss + Oak Savannah Eatery is partnered with Savannah Bee Company to house a rooftop beehive on top of the property. Yes, as you are enjoying your time inside Moss + Savannah Eatery, busy worker bees are creating fresh honey right above you!

Places near Hyatt Regency Savannah:

  1. Your Pie – $  (Pizza Cuisine)
    110 W Bryan St, Savannah, GA 31401
    “Express your inner pizza.”
  2. Tequila’s Town Mexican Restaurant – $  (Tex-Mex Cuisine)
    109 Whitaker St, Savannah, GA 31401
    “Relaxed, family-friendly spot for Tex-Mex, Mexican classics, margaritas & many types of tequila.”
  3. The Warehouse Bar and Grille – $  (Bar Cuisine)
    18 E River St, Savannah, GA 31401
    “Laid-back, local watering hole dishing up wings, fried seafood & other casual eats.”
  4. Vic’s On the River – $$  (Southern Cuisine)
    26 E Bay St, Savannah, GA 31401
    “This fine-dining restaurant in a 19th-century warehouse features classic Southern cooking.”
  5. Kayak Kafé Broughton – $$  (Cafe Cuisine)
    1 E Broughton St, Savannah, GA 31401
    “Casual dining with a global menu (from tacos to panini) plus vegan, veggie & gluten-free items.”
  6. Top Deck Bar – $$  (Bar & Grill Cuisine) 
    125 W River St, Savannah, GA 31401
    “Hip rooftop bar offering specialty cocktails & New American bites in modern digs with river views.”
  7. Corleone’s  – $$  (Italian Cuisine) 
    44 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Savannah, GA 31401
    “Casual trattoria dispensing Italian & Mediterranean cuisine in a decor where vintage meets modern.”
  8. Tondee’s Tavern – $$  (American Cuisine) 
    7 E Bay St, Savannah, GA 31401
    “Cozy American joint in a historic space.”
  9. Chive Sea Bar and Lounge – $$$  (Seafood Cuisine) 
    4 W Broughton St, Savannah, GA 31401
    “Seafood with Asian & Southern touches is served in a setting that recalls the 1920’s art deco era.”
  10. Alligator Soul Restaurant – $$$  (Southern Cuisine) 
    114 Barnard St, Savannah, GA 31401
    “Once a basement grain warehouse, this intimate Southern eatery uses organic & local ingredients.”
  11. Dub’s, a public house – $$$  (Cuisine Type)
    225 W River St, Savannah, GA 31401
    “Casual hangout done in brick & bamboo with American pub eats, lots of TV’s, full bar & various games.”
  12. Belford’s Savannah – $$$  (Steakhouse Cuisine)
    315 West St. Julian Street, Savannah, GA 31401
    “High-end steaks, seafood, pasta & cocktails turned out in an airy, turn-of-the-century brick locale.”
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