This post is sponsored by The Marshall House & various other brands/establishments. As always, all thoughts & opinions are my own!
If you’re looking to take a fun, quick, & budget-friendly trip with a gal pal this is the ideal guide for you! When I found out that my best friend for 3 years was finally able to make it down to Florida, I knew it was time for an adventure!
Savannah, GA was the first place that came to mind considering I wouldn’t have to travel long distance (3rd trimester probs) and I’d get to ride on the train for the first time! This trip was anticipated for over 2 months! We started curating our itinerary during the summer and due to Savanna’s limited time down in the South we had to plan accordingly.
Since our trip was basically a quick shot, all the activities & stops we made were specifically for this guide. We wanted to put together a pocket-friendly, yet non-stressful girls trip. Be sure to check out my girl Savanna’s guide for more inspiration too!
Where To Stay
The Marshall House
123 E Broughton St, Savannah, GA 31401
We had the opportunity to work along with The Marshall House, they provided us a complimentary 3-night stay to really get the chance to experience & explore the hotel. If you’re looking to make the best out of Savannah, I’d definitely go with The Marshall House. It’s right in the middle of the Historic district and you’ll love the authentic old-fashion southern environment. You’ll have a feel of the 1850’s when staying here. The nightly rates are highly affordable especially when split in two! Anyway, this place used to be an old-war hospital which I thought was really cool (NO hauntings though)! The service is great and staff are very kind as well. Everyone’s very attentive of guests & offer extensive tea/coffee during the day along with a fresh lemonade station. Every evening they host a complimentary wine & cheese for guests as well. Wake up in the morning and enjoy their hot and fresh continental breakfast buffet for only $10! Loved it all from their service, our vintage room, & food goods!
Where To Eat
151 Bull St, Savannah, GA 31401
Thinking about a hearty breakfast/brunch? You can NOT go wrong with this place. The vibe is super Insta- aesthetic, I wanted to take pictures of everything! Amazing natural light yal. The menu gives you quite the variety as well, food portions are generous & exquisite. My French toast kept me full until late afternoon!
All I can say it’s very yummy & has beautiful/fresh atmosphere.
19 Jefferson St, Savannah, GA 31401
This quaint little piece of British bakery not only serves some of Savannah’s best pastries but their homemade pot pies are perfect for a quick lunch! Everything is sourced local & fresh, just how I prefer. Plus their soft ice cubes were my absolute favorite (pregnancy cravings lol) Definitely have to come back in the near future!
108 E York St, Savannah, GA 31401
Besides the fact that their mission statement is absolutely powerful (empowering people to become their best-selves) Zunzi’s is named one of the top food joints for their sandwiches in the USA. Loved the vibes here and how engaged the managers are with customers. I was excited to try them out after conversing w. the owners about all the local & national buzz. The Conquistador stole my heart! I’m a huge foodie yal, I like to keep my meals simple yet exquisite to the taste. That’s exactly what Zunzi’s offers! Definitely exceeded my expectations to be honest. This place needs to be everyone’s go-to joint in Savannah!
53 Montgomery St, Savannah, GA 31401
A little taste of Paris heaven! Everyone raved about Cafe Gourmets high-quality homemade bread and after having a taste myself I’m ready to do the same! This joint is super cute and has a lot of different options to choose from. Everything on their menu is 100% fresh & has a natural taste to it. Even though my lunch was filling, I felt good & not overly full. The owner is super sweet and made sure we felt right at home. You can’t make a trip through Savannah without stopping by!
What To Do
- Take a Trolley/Carriage/Ghost tour – Your pick! I personally preferred the trolley tour that takes you all throughout the city of Savannah (30 stops). You can hop on and off at any of them with unlimited access on a daily basis. I loved it!
- Cruise down River Walk for a historic & dining experience – The Riverwalk is gorgeous! Definitely takes you to a different era or even country. You can take a day cruise or just admire the ship from the deck. There’s tons of restaurants and nic-nak shops to explore down here too!
- Stop by the famous Leopolds for a treat – One, if not THE OLDEST ice cream parlor in Savannah. Stop by to try out their original ice cream recipes & feel all the old fashion vibes!
- Telfair Museums – I love museums yal. If you’re on a budget though I probably wouldn’t purchase tickets for all . I’d just go with the Telfair Art Museum. The exhibits weren’t extremely large, you could walk through within an hour!
- Shop within the Historic District – There are so many cute local shops to choose from! Or if you’re into franchise stores you have those as well. My personal favorite was Nourish and the touristy shops that offer 50% off store-wide lol.
- Have a “Girls Night In” – Here’s a twist; rather than going out after dinner, stay in and indulge in some good ol’ self care! Nothing depicts a real girls trip like your own spa night. We used Karuna facial and foot masks for ours! Such a great BFF bond & we felt fabulous afterwards. Love how hydrating they leave your skin and super easy they are to apply. There’s plenty sheet mask options to choose from, I love the little wallet included too! So convenient to travel with.
Quick Packing Tips
- Opt for a small carry-on! Love my AWAY luggage for all my short trips. It’s light enough to lug around yet very compact for all my necessities/clothes.
- Travel size skin care! Obviously this is an essential for me. Astrida Naturals has convenient small roll-on perfumes & shea butter sticks to bring along any trip. All organic based too, leaving you with a fresh scent & long lasting smell all day! Love using these two on the regular too. Check out their insta for more too!
- Don’t overpack! If it’s only a fast trip, there’s really no use in bringing everything you own. I was extremely relieved that I decided to pack minimal this time. No huge mess, no overwhelming feelings. I brought what I needed for these 3 nights and it was also easy to get through the day with the basics!
Well there you have it darlings! Hope you enjoyed this little guide I curated for you. Now tell me, have you been to Savannah? What were some of your MUST SEE spots? Let me know below! Hope yal have a great week, xx.