Savannah has so much history and so many things to do, sometimes it is hard to narrow down what to do when you are visiting, even just for the weekend. The best places to visit are those near, or on, the river. The riverfront is beautiful, and if you are lucky, you will be able to see the huge boats go to the ports and under the bridge.
We have found some of the best places to eat and drink and some neat things to do near the river. These are places you can go from time and time again, and they will never get old.
Eat As The Pirates' House
Address: 20 E. Broad St. Savannah, GA
Why you should go: Opened since 1793, The Pirates' House is where the real pirates back in the day used to come to eat and drink. It is still a great spot for dinner with great food and cocktails.
Go on a Riverboat Cruise
Address: 9 East River St. Savannah, GA
Why you should go: You can choose to sightsee for the brunch, lunch, or dinner cruise. On this two-hour cruise, you will learn all about the history of historic Savannah while seeing the most popular sights of the city.
Grab Candy At Savannah's Candy Kitchen
Address: 225 E. River St. Savannah, GA
Why you should go: They have every candy you could ever think of, as well as ice cream and homemade treats. There is fudge, insane Rice Krispy treats, truffles, and so many more to choose from.
Go on the Ghosts & Gravestones Tour
Address: 301 E. River St. Savannah, GA
Why you should go: This hour & a half tour will take you to some of the most haunted spots in the city. You will listen to old ghost stories and get to explore buildings that your trolley stops at.
Drink At Top Deck
Address: 125 W River St, Savannah, GA 31401
Why you should go: You will feel like you are on a cruise at this bar right on the river. Top Deck serves great drinks and the whole vibe is beachy. On the actual deck, you will see the huge Savannah bridge and the river from a great view.
Get Beignets at Huey's On The River
Price: Order of 3, $3.95 & A dozen, $9.95
Address: 115 E River St, Savannah, GA 31401
Why you should go: Huey's On The River not only has great seafood and views of the Savannah River, but it has traditional beignets. If you have eaten New Orleans beignets, you will be blown away by having great ones right here in Savannah.
Find Mata Hari Speakeasy
Address: 306 West Lower Factors Walk, Savannah, GA
Why you should go: Located under River Street, this speakeasy requires a password to get in. It will transport you to the 1920s with timely drinks and music.