The City Guide Savannah, Georgia

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 From riverside restaurants to the best antique shopping in town, our Editor in Chief gives us her extensive guide to one of Georgia's most charming cities.

To See: 

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Forsyth Park

            A Savannah-must, Forsyth Park is home to live musicians, rows of willow trees, and the Forest Gump bench (!). Sunday morning, coffee in hand, with La Vie en Rose coming from the local saxophone player was definitely a trip highlight.

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Jones Street

            Rated one of the most beautiful streets in America by Southern Living, Jones Street is picture perfect – boasting colorful and historic townhouses shaded by Savannah’s famous oak trees.

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SCAD Museum

601 Turner Blvd

Founded in 2002, SCAD’s Museum of Art is home to over 4,500 pieces across all disciplines, housing paintings from Salvador Dali and Pablo Picasso alongside haute couture from Givenchy and Oscar de la Renta.

To Eat/Drink:

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Beetnix

18 E Broughton St.

Staying healthy while traveling is hard to do. Head to Beetnix to get your morning fix of acai bowls and green juices. Bonus: it’s also attached to a yoga studio for those who like to keep up their workout routine on the go.

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Leopold Ice Cream

 212 E. Broughton St.

 On a hot summer day, the Leopold’s Ice Cream line can be almost 2 blocks long, and for good reason. Tip: Paris Market stocks one flavor each day at their cafe. Check in with them before you hit the line!

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Byrd Cookie Company

6700 Waters Ave.

            Byrd Cookie Company sells bite sized treats in an array of flavors from Georgia Peach, Scotch Oatmeal, and Cheddar Pecan. My hotel stocked them in the lobby. Dangerous.

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Collins Quarter

151 Bull St.

            With some of the best people watching and brunch in town (get the French toast… you’ll thank me later), this local gem is the place to be on a Sunday afternoon.

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The Grey

109 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd

            An old Greyhound bus station transformed into the ultimate art deco bar.

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Wyld Dock

2740 Livingston Ave

            Talk about Southern comfort… Wyld Dock is a riverside restaurant where the seafood, cocktails, and good vibes are abundant. Enjoy local bites like grits and fried fish by the fire pit or take in the scenery alongside the Herb River.

To Shop:

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Paris Market

36 W. Broughton St.

            Filled with everything from home décor to local jewelers, this marketplace instantly transports you to the charm and romance of Paris. Although its offerings are a bit more upscale, the candy bar and macaroon-stocked café are the perfect distractions.

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Alex Raskins Antiques

441 Bull St.

            Originally a five-story Victorian mansion, Alex Raskin’s is an antique-lovers paradise that we would gladly get lost in.

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Shop SCAD

340 Bull St. 

            Unlike any university store, Shop SCAD sells items made by students and alumni of the prestigious art school. From 3D printed necklaces to hand-painted greeting cards, walking out empty-handed is an almost impossible feat.

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Savannah Bee Company

104 W. Broughton St.

            From body balm to soap, Savannah Bee Company offers an endless variety of honey-based beauty goods alongside a honey and cheese tasting bar. Food and beauty in one store? Kryptonite.