The BEST Places to Shop and Eat while in Savannah, GA

Summer Vacation in Savannah, GA

Ahh, Savannah, GA. It’s one of those cities that is full of magic, history, and beauty around every corner. The hostess city of the south makes a great vacation spot whether you are coming for a relaxing week-long vacation or a quick weekend getaway.  It’s easy to get lost in the many unique twists and turns of this historic southern city, and with so many options of how to spend your time a little insider guidance is all you need to make sure you get the most out of your stay!

Shop Local

A great part of taking a trip to Savannah is enjoying the special collection of unique and locally owned stores!

Red Clover:

Our locally owned boutique has been open for almost 9 years and is located right in the heart of the lovely downtown area of Savannah on Bull Street. We offer stylish and affordable clothing, jewelry, shoes, handbags and other accessories and now offer a small collection of children’s clothing. One of the great and unique parts about our store is that everything is under $100. Red Clover has been awarded both “Best Boutique” as well as “Best Fashion Value”. If you’d like to continue with us beyond your visit, you can shop online store,

Red Clover Boutique Savannah ga

We also have a sister store, Harper, which carries modern and sophisticated clothing, shoes and accessories. Harper is located at 118 Bull Street, just steps from Broughton Street. For more info visit:

Be sure to catch up with both Red Clover and Harper’s social media info to stay connected after you leave Savannah:

Instagram: @shopredclover


 Facebook: Red Clover


 Twitter:     @ShopRedClover

Terra Cotta:

Terra Cotta is a great locally owned store in the historic downtown Savannah area. We love their collection of apparel, accessories, baby, bath and home goods.  They are located by Ellis square on Barnard Street. For more info visit:

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The Paris Market

If you love finding hidden treasures and gems, The Paris Market is going to be your perfect wonderland! This little shop is one of our favorites when we want to find interesting gifts, decor, or trinkets. They have impressive, decorative displays and sell products like jewelry, lotions, handbags, children's toys, home decor, and much more! The store also has a delicious coffee bar that supplies locally made pastries from some of the best bakeries in Savannah. Take a look around and we are sure you'll be able to find the perfect unique treasure!

paris market savannah ga

Satchel Savannah

We know you love an amazing handbag. If you're like us, you love a hand made leather handbag even more! There's just something special carrying a purse that is completely unique that no one else will have, that was carefully crafted in a cute locally owned shop! Satchel was started by a SCAD student and has truly grown into an amazing store. They sell anything from large weekender bags, to purses, to leather koozies. You can even design your own bag, or customize an already made one by adding a longer strap or larger pocket. When you walk into the store and begin to browse all the beautiful pieces you get a full behind the scenes look at where all the magic happens! Their studio is right in the middle of their shop, allowing for an even more unique shopping experience. 


satchel savannah


Indulge in the Food

When you visit Savannah, expect to eat GOOD and often! There are just too many amazing restaurants and coffee shops to not indulge while you are here. Take a look at some of our favorite places you should check out for lunch, coffee or dessert on your strolls touring the city.

 Mrs. Wilkes Dining Room:

This is one of our great local Southern diners that is quite popular. You get to enjoy amazing traditional southern home cooking in a family style setting! Expect to get cozy with your fellow diners as you all pass delicious home cooked dishes around a large table and share in the delight of this favorite southern gem. You’ll want to plan ahead to eat here though, as it is open only during the weekdays from 11 AM- 2 PM. Friendly tip: to beat the crowd, show up extra early to wait in line or towards the later hours. Don’t worry about being bored while you wait, Mrs. Wilkes is situated on lovely, historical Jones street in the design district, where you'll also find lots of locally owned stores. For more info visit:

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The Collins Quarter:

Collins is a bar, café and restaurant all in one-and they do it well! If you are looking for a break from a busy day of shopping, this is a great stop to enjoy a uniquely crafted espresso drink, tea or an afternoon beer or wine. A favorite staple is the lavender latte! For more info visit:

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 Fire Street Food

This Asian-fusion restaurant is a favorite of local Savannians and is the perfect choice when grabbing a quick bite to eat for lunch or dinner! Tucked away on a small side street across from a beautiful Savannah square, their prices are moderate and their food is delicious. Get one of their sushi rolls or classic street food dishes and you won't be disappointed! Their interior decorating is also impressive. 

fire street food savannah

Leopold’s Ice Cream:

If you LOVE to satisfy your sweet tooth, a visit to Leopold’s will hit the spot! This famous homemade ice cream shop was started by a famous movie producer and is popular among the locals as well as Hollywood’s finest. A long line tends to gather during peak hours but don’t worry, they move fast and you won’t wait longer than ten to fifteen minutes at most! They have a wide range of ice cream flavors with flavors that cater towards the seasons. Don’t forget to consider one of their floats, sundaes, and specialty hot beverages. For more info visit:

leopolds ice cream savannah ga


 Blog by Sarah Randolph & Carol Jensky 

















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