Girls Getaway Weekend

The girls are ready to pack their bags for a fun-filled and relaxing retreat, but first you need to make the most important decision: where to go? Lucky you, you’ve just stumbled upon the answer: Savannah Georgia! For a girls getaway weekend, Savannah is loaded with beautiful, female-friendly activities that will keep you all busy for way more than just one weekend.

Savannah’s downtown waterfront district has a thriving collection of luxurious, spas, boutique shops, galleries, restaurants, and plenty of history. Stroll under the majestic live-oak and Spanish moss-draped streets to all the Savannah sights that have served as backdrops for both early American historical events and some of the most memorable movies ever filmed.

Shop ‘Til You Drop

Bring your walking shoes for splurging at the best shops in the coastal South. Find your way downtown for shopping at cute boutiques like Red Clover, or along Broughton Street where you can check out Civvies, a vintage clothing and consignment shop. City Market flourishes with live outdoor music, unique stores and stunning art galleries that line open-air market style pedestrian walkway between Ellis and Franklin Squares.

Feed Your Body, Feed Your Soul

For some good, southern soul food, get over to Mrs. Wilke’s Dining Room to fill up family style, elbow-to-elbow, on good ol’ southern fare like fried chicken, mashed potatoes, biscuits, and fried okra. Located on Jones Street, one block up from the Savannah River, you’ll be all set to walk off your dinner while observing the busy river traffic like the colossal cargo ships headed for the Port of Savannah.

For a light lunch, wander over to Wright Square Cafe and grab goodies for a picnic in Forsyth Park for a delightful experience you won’t forget. Relax near the fountain and people-watch as you nibble on gourmet sandwiches and handmade truffles.

Another popular dinner place is Belford’s Savannah Seafood and Steaks– a delicious experience in the middle of the aforementioned City Market. For casual fare, try the old-school Crystal Beer Parlor, or for something more posh, try Circa 1875. Dress up for an elegant night at The Olde Pink House, but be sure to make reservations! Keep the festivities going by walking a few blocks down to Lulu’s Chocolate Bar for martinis or sinfully delectable desserts.

No girls getaway weekend would be complete without a fabulous brunch! Depending on your taste, two fantastic options are Huey’s on River Street, serving Creole cuisine, or dine on a mix of Southern staples at B. Matthews.

After Dark

Begin a night out on the town at Rocks on the Roof for amazing views of the Savannah River. From there, enjoy a relaxing night at Jazz’d with smooth jazz and signature drinks, or Winston’s Wine Bar. The Savannah Smiles Dueling piano bar will host your girls with cold drinks, music, and plenty of laughs.

Unique Savannah Treats

Soak in the sights of antebellum style and tradition with Tales of the South tours. Many of the quintessential historical stops around Savannah can be covered by trolley in about 90 minutes.

For more history, visit the Telfair Museums, or one of our numerous house museums like Girl Scout founder Juliette Gordon-Low’s Birthplace.

For movie buffs, Savannah’s Movie Tours and More are sure to be a hit! This tour stops at locations filmed for blockbusters such as Forrest Gump, The Last Song, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, and The Conspirator.

A fun new twist on taking a tour of Savannah is The Martini Tour. Revel in Savannah charm, culture, and style with a cocktail in hand.

Ultimate Relaxation

After all this fun, you deserve some pampering at one of Savannah’s supreme spas. At Savannah Day Spa, indulge in specially designed spa packages. Located in historic downtown, Spa Bleu prides itself in organic spa treatments. Check their website for monthly spa specials and champagne nights.

Your girls getaway weekend will be the best it can possibly be with a stay in Savannah’s best small luxury hotel. Make your reservation at the Hamilton-Turner Inn today!

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