Type: Art & Culture, Family Friendly, Great Views, Historic Sites, Public Spaces, Sightseeing
If you're looking to pick up some Savannah souvenirs during your visit, River Street is the place to shop. But Savannah T-shirts and magnets aren't the only reason to hit up the historic street that... Read More
If you're looking to pick up some Savannah souvenirs during your visit, River Street is the place to shop. But Savannah T-shirts and magnets aren't the only reason to hit up the historic street that overlooks the Savannah River. There's something for collectors (True Grits, a shop that specializes in Civil War artifacts), peanut lovers (The Peanut Shop of Savannah, a store that sells more than 50 varieties of hand-roasted peanuts) and book lovers (Books on Bay, a bookstore that features thousands of books from the 1700s to the late 1900s). There are also lovely galleries, an open-air marketplace, a good selection of restaurants and bars, and not one, but two candy stores. So many great shopping options, plus numerous special events held throughout the year in which vendors sell their arts and crafts, make River Street a one-stop shopping destination that you don't want to miss.
- Best for Sightseeing Because: River Street's historic buildings and waterfront vistas make it a great place to sightsee. Be sure to check out the Waving Girl statue.
- Best for Things to Do with Kids Because: River Street's ferry is an inexpensive way for kids to take a boat ride. Afterwards, take them for treats at River Street Sweets.
- Best for Free Things to Do Because: River Street is steeped in history. Check out the Waving Girl statue and echo chamber and pick up a free sample at River Street Sweets.