BAKERIES, COFFEE, ICE CREAM, JUICE & TEA
●Paris Market – 36 West Broughton Street; 912-232-1500; theparismarket.com; serves tea at cafe bar.
BARS & NIGHTCLUBS
●Circa 1875 Gastropub – 48 Whitaker Street; 912-443-1875; circa1875.com; good martinis and truffle fries.
●Perch – 1110 Bull Street; 912-790-9000; local11ten.com; at Forsyth Park’s south end; tree-top bar where get get caipirinhas.
●Avia Hotel – 14 Barnard Street; 912-233-2116 or 800-233-1234; hyatt.com/hyatt/avia/default.htm.
●Azalea Inn & Gardens – 217 East Huntingdon Street; 912-236-6080; azaleainn.com; vintage gardens, southern breakfast, and 19th Century architecture; hidden garden pool; 10 rooms with private baths; some rooms also have jetted tubs or gas fireplaces; onsite parking.
●Ballastone Inn – 14 East Oglethorpe Avenue; 912-236-1484; ballastone.com; former bordello decorated with antiques; gourmet breakfasts in courtyard.
●Bohemian – 102 West Bay Street (Savannah Waterfront); 912-721-3800; bohemianhotelsavannah.com; 75 rooms; equal parks contemporary and traditional features; terrific roof-top pool.
●Foley House Inn – 14 West Hull Street; 912-232-6622; foleyinn.com; 2 renovated historic mansions; 4-poster beds, in-room fireplaces.
●Forsyth Park Inn – 102 West Hall Street; 912-233-6800; forsythparkinn.com; breakfasts, refreshing beverages and hors d’oeuvres in late afternoon, and special sweets served with coffee and herbal tea each evening after turn-down service; spacious rooms are beautifully appointed and feature architectural details such as intricate 12' pocket doors, soaring 14' ceilings, antique tile around fireplaces; rocking chairs on sweeping columned verandah.
●Hamilton-Turner Inn – 330 Abercorn Street (on Lafayette Square corner); 912-233-1833; hamilton-turnerinn.com; near Flannery O’Connor’s childhood home; rooms named for famous Savannah personalities; Flannery O’Connor room comes with with whirlpool spa.
●Hyatt Regency Savannah – 2 West Bay Street; 912-238-1234 or 888-591-1234; savannah.hyatt.com.
●Mansion on Forsyth Park – 700 Drayton Street; 912-238-5158 or 888-213-3671; mansiononforsythpark.com; restored 19th Century brick and terra cotta Victorian mansion and odern building.
●McMillan Inn – 304 East Huntingdon Street; 912-201-2128; mcmillaninn.com; lovingly restored, 1888 Italianate Revival inn; full, hot gourmet multi-course breakfast each morning; afternoon sweets and tea in parlor.
●Suites on Lafayette – 201 East Charlton Street; 912-596-1506; suitesonlafayette.com; apartments and townhomes overlooking Lafayette Square; 4-poster beds and marble fireplaces; gourmet kitchens.
●Catherine Ward House – 118 East Waldburg Street; 912-234-8564; catherinewardhouseinn.com; elegant bed and breakfast; 9 luxuriously appointed guestrooms with private baths and fireplaces.
●Angel’s BBQ – 21 West Oglethorpe Lane; 912-495-0902; angels-bbq.com; in addition to perhaps best barbecue in town, clean bathrooms!
●Cafe Florie – 1715 Barnard Street; 912-236-3354; soul food shack in blue-collar, midtown neighborhood on historic district edge.
●Circa 1875 Gastropub – 48 Whitaker Street; 912-443-1875; circa1875.com.
●Elizabeth on 37th – 105 East 37th Street (Victorian District); 912-236-5547; elizabethon37th.net; elegant, turn-of-20th-Century mansion that has been feeding Savannah’s upper crust for decades; regional specialties.
●Firefly Café – 321 Habersham Street (on Troup Square); 912-234-1971; fireflycafega.com; must-visit locale.
●Local 11Ten – 1110 Bull Street; 912-790-9000; local11ten.com; at Forsyth Park’s south end; farm-to-table eatery; in former Savannah Bank vault.
●Mrs. Wilkes’ Dining Room – 107 West Jones Street; 912-232-5997; mrswilkes.com; iconic fried chicken; no reservations.
●Randy’s Bar-B-Q – 750 Wheaton Street; 912-358-0701; in rough part of town but worth trip.
●Natalie von Loewenfeldt – 912-376-9835; mixed media artist and philanthropist who creates bespoke studio tours with local, blue-chip artists.
●Captain Mickey Youmans – 220 East Hall Street (Savannah Production Group); 912-596-5259; native Savannah filmmaker; picks you up at nearest waterway (or even River Street); tailored tour on restored, limited edition 1970 Boston Whaler.
●Arc – 320 West Broughton Street; 912-234-1175; shop-arc.com; vintage-wear for men and women; also carries items by new designers.
●Arcanum – 346 Whitaker Street; 912-236-6000; arcanumsavannah.com; antique and modern design items.
●Papillote – 218 West Broughton Street; 912-232-1881; papillote-savannah.com; chef is veteran of 8 Michelin-starred restaurants; pret-a-picnic fare.
●Paris Market – 36 West Broughton Street; 912-232-1500; theparismarket.com; artisan jewelry and local artworks.
●Shop SCAD – 227 Martin Luther King Boulevard (at Savannah College of Art & Design Museum); 912-525-7191; scad.edu/museum.
SIGHTS & SITES
●Lucy Armstrong Mansion – 447 Bull Street; 912-236-2491 (law firm); bouhan.com; formerly Armstrong Junior College, now Bouhan, Williams & Levy law offices; Italianate mansion.
●Bonaventure Cemetery – 330 Bonaventure Road; 912-651-6843; savannahga.gov; featured in Midnight in Garden of Good and Evil; Conrad Aiken and Johnny Mercer buried here.
●Historic District – officialsavannahguide.com; largest in country, consisting of 21 squares laid out by General James Oglethorpe in 1733.
●Flannery O’Connor Childhood Home – 207 East Charlton Street; 912-233-6014; flanneryoconnorhome.org.
●Forsyth Park – Bull Street (between Drayton, East Gaston Street & Whitaker Streets, and East Park Avenue); 912-651-6610; savannahga.gov; among colonial Savannah’s original land (1733) and former parade grounds; Savannah’s central park; 30-acre park with 1-mile perimeter; park’s north end has 1858 cast-iron fountain designed to resemble Place de la Concorde fountain in Paris (Forsyth Park Fountain exact replica resides in Cuzco, Peru); monuments to Confederate Soldier, Marine Corps Monument, Spanish-American Monument, and Fragrant Garden for Blind.
●Hodgson Hall – 501 Whitaker Street; 912-651-2125; georgiahistory.com; houses Georgia Historical Society.
●Magnolia Hall – 507 Whitaker Street; 912-525-5100; www2.scad.edu/savannah/visit/tour/magnoliahall.cfm; constructed in 1878 by New York architect Abraham J. Snedeker; several noted literary figures associated with the home, including Pulitzer Prize-winning poet laureate Conrad Aiken (born here in 1889); John Berendt resided here while writing New York Times bestseller Midnight in Garden of Good and Evil; SCAD guesthouse.
●Savannah History Museum – 303 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard; 912-651-6825; chsgeorgia.org; among South’s oldest art museums;
●Savannah College of Art & Design Museum – 227 Martin Luther King Boulevard; 912-525-7191; scad.edu/museum.
●Victorian District – just south of Historic District; post-Civil War architecture.