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The 9 Things You Gotta Do If You’re Visiting Savannah For Only One Day

Located only 15 miles west of Tybee Island, Savannah is a beautiful, historic wonderland that could entertain for days. But if you only have one day to spare, don’t worry! Plan to hit these highlights and get a healthy dose of charm during your stay.

Breakfast at Sentient Bean

Conveniently located near Forsyth Park, The Sentient Bean is a great starting point for breakfast. Vegan breakfast burritos, decadent oatmeals, pastries and much more paired with fair-trade coffee makes this gem a local favorite. After fueling up for the day, take a stroll nearby at the beautiful Forsyth Park.

Browse Alex Raskin Antiques

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One block north of Forsyth Park on Bull Street lies “Savannah’s Most Interesting Shop.” Alex Raskin Antiques has multiple stories of treasures to get lost in.

Wander through the Colonial Park Cemetery

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On the way downtown, you’ll find one of Savannah’s oldest graveyards: Colonial Park Cemetery. Dating back to about 1750, this cemetery served the city for over a century and contains more than 9000 graves.

Tour the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist

Gracing the skyline with its towering steeples, the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist is an iconic symbol of Savannah. Its view is valued by residents and visitors alike.

Admire Flannery O’Connor’s Childhood Home

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The Flannery O’Connor Childhood Home is a historic house museum located on Lafayette Square. This former home of the famous American author Flannery O’Connor is one of many historic homes preserved and open to the public.

Lunch at Zunzi’s

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A short walk from the Flannery O’Connor Childhood Home is a wide variety of hearty sandwiches at Zunzi’s. Besides signature sandwiches, offerings also include homemade lasagna, grilled salmon, baked chicken breast and other lunch combinations. This takeout joint has visitors and regulars lining up daily.

Shopping on Broughton

After lunch, walk a few blocks to Savannah’s shopping district on Broughton Street. Local boutiques, H&M, Savannah Bee Company and The Salt Table are just a few shops that provide a wide variety of options.

Handmade pizza at Vinnie Van Go-Go’s

Vinnie Van Go-Go’s, located a few blocks over in City Market, is a hot spot for good pizza. Its corner location and outdoor seating provide a great view of the nearest square as well as pleasant market hustle and bustle.

Leopold’s Ice Cream

After dinner, end the day with the Savannah tradition of eating ice cream in this historic ice cream parlor. Generations have enjoyed the homemade ice cream since 1919 and the quaint spot is always at the top of every bucket list.

Emily Smith will receive her BA in English and Professional Communications from Armstrong State University this spring. Emily loves living in Savannah and enjoys local music, hiking, reading about interesting people and planning her next adventure.


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