Here are my personal favorite places to visit in Savannah.


First, and for sure, visit the Crystal Beer Parlor for either lunch or dinner. The owner is a friend but I wouldn’t recommend it unless it was good. The walls there are covered with hundreds of old Savannah photos, many of which are copies of mine. Jones and Jefferson Sts. There’s a wait from about 6.30 til 8.30 every night so go before or after those hours.

On River Street, there are a lot of tourist traps but Vic”s on the River and the Cotton Exchange are both consistently good. Vic’s is pricey, the CE is less so.

Tequila’s Town is surprisingly good Mexican food. Whitaker St, just south of Broughton. Good value.

Circa 1875, a French restaurant, also on Whitaker, very good, pricey.

Tortugas Island Grill, very close to Bonaventure, is great.

On Tybee, Bubba Gumbos for the freshest seafood. It’s not pretty and in a working marina. But go there.

Also on Tybee, the North Beach Grill, AJ’s Dockside and the Sundae Café are all worthy. Doc’s Bar on Tybresa St is my favorite bar on the island. But FYI, Tybee does allow smoking inside bars. So, there’s that.

Indoor Activities:

Any of the Telfair Museums. There are three properties, the Jepson, the Owens Thomas House and the Telfair Academy of Arts and Sciences. Twenty bucks to get into all three and the OT house is my favorite house museum in Savannah.

The Isiah Davenport House. Built by a master craftsman as a showpiece to show what he was capable of. He used his house to sell his skills.

The Ships of the Sea Museum, lots of cool ship models and history.


Bonaventure, duh.

Wormsloe Plantation

Fort Pulaski

Oatland Island Educational Center. It’s a zoo run by the local school board. Nothing but native Georgia animals. Bison, cougars, wolves, gators, deer, lots more. If you have kids, go there.

The Roundhouse Railroad Museum. It’s kind of and indoor / outdoor place. Very cool if you like old train stuff.

Other tours to take:

I only recommend two downtown history tours. Bonnie Blue Tours and Noble Jones Tours. Both are historically accurate and very entertaining. Tell them I sent you.