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What's New in Savannah

2nd floor of Saint Bibiana inside Hotel Bardo

Hotel Bardo

There’s always something new to discover in Savannah! From restaurants and rooftops to shops and museums, here’s what’s new in Savannah this year! 

Hotel Bardo

Welcome to Hotel Bardo, a charming boutique hotel located in the heart of Savannah. Nestled in the historic district, this hotel offers a unique blend of Italian flare, modern comfort and Southern hospitality. The hotel features beautifully designed rooms and suites, each thoughtfully decorated with a mix of contemporary and vintage elements. Guests can enjoy amenities such as plush bedding, flat-screen TVs, and complimentary Wi-Fi. The hotel also boasts a rooftop bar with stunning views of the city, where guests can relax and unwind. With its prime location, Hotel Bardo provides easy access to Savannah's top attractions, including Forsyth Park, River Street, and the Savannah College of Art and Design. Whether you're visiting for business or pleasure, Hotel Bardo offers a memorable and enjoyable stay in our irresistible city.

Saint Bibiana

Saint Bibiana is a coastal Italian restaurant tucked inside the historic mansion that is now Hotel Bardo. With timeless glamor, impeccable food, and effortless energy, it's the perfect place for house-made pasta, al fresco spritzes, and leisurely dinner parties. Enjoy hands-on cooking classes, unique workshops, and special events like salon dinners and guest chefs. Come and experience the carefully curated, spontaneous, and fun atmosphere at this ethereal dining spot.

The Drayton

With its elegant design, impeccable service, and modern amenities, The Drayton Hotel offers a unique and unforgettable experience for guests. The hotel showcases the perfect blend of old-world charm and contemporary sophistication, providing a comfortable and stylish retreat. From its beautifully appointed rooms and suites to its exquisite dining options and rooftop bar, the Drayton is a haven of luxury and relaxation in Historic Downtown.

Dottie's Market

Dottie's Market is a charming and eclectic neighborhood market located on bustling Broughton St. With its warm and inviting atmosphere, it offers a delightful dining and shopping experience for locals and visitors alike. Dottie's is known for its carefully curated selection of fresh produce, artisanal products, and gourmet treats. From locally sourced fruits and vegetables to specialty cheeses, wines, and baked goods, this team caters to a variety of tastes and preferences. The friendly and knowledgeable staff are always ready to assist customers and provide recommendations. Whether you're looking for ingredients for a home-cooked meal or unique gifts, this delightful breakfast, lunch, and dinner spot is a go-to destination for quality and convenience.

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Late Air

Looking for a neighborhood restaurant that offers a diverse selection of natural wines, both by the glass and bottle? You won't want to miss Late Air. The menu is à la carte and showcases a variety of small dishes that change with the seasons. These delectable creations are crafted by Chef Juan Stevenson, providing a unique culinary perspective.

The Garage at Victory North 

A place where southern classics are served, get-togethers are organic and everyone knows everyone in the neighborhood is The Garage at Victory North. Executive Chef Todd Harris curates incredible dishes based on his childhood memories with his grandparents and the skills he mastered in New York, Chicago and Ohio. He then shared his love of food while at Fleeting with the Thompson Savannah before finding his home at The Garage.

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ARCO - Cocktail Lounge + Coastal Fair 

Bay Street just got busier because there's a sultry new lounge in town. ARCO - Cocktail Lounge + Coastal Fair is the latest addition to Ele and The Chef's impressive restaurant portfolio. This cozy spot provides patrons the ideal gathering hole to sip comfortably and dine intimately in a beautiful establishment across Factor's Walk with a breathtaking view of River Street from your window.  

ARCO Cocktail Lounge + Coastal Fare

Brochu's Family Tradition

Everyone knows that the low country is the perfect match for crispy fried chicken - which is why Michelin Chef Andrew Brochu blessed us with Brochu's Family Tradition. It's here where patrons can get their fill of the classic southern favorite and oysters prepared five ways, peel n' eat shrimp and local fish. This restaurant will become a new weekly tradition set in an atmosphere that encourages family gatherings.

Savannah Black History Tours

Embark on a captivating journey through Savannah's rich Black history with Savannah Black History Tours. This extraordinary experience offers a unique opportunity to delve into the stories of resilience, triumph, and cultural heritage that have shaped the city. From the haunting days of enslavement to the inspiring achievements of Black leaders and communities, each ninety-minute tour is a celebration of engagement and enlightenment.

Shuk Savannah

Savor the Mediterranean smorgasbord that the city can't stop raving about. Shuk Savannah pays beautiful homage to traditional, fresh Israelian dining in one of Savannah's most beloved neighborhoods, Starland District. Enter as strangers while bonding over freshly made hummus and bold espresso before departing as friends until your next visit.

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Locally Made Savannah

When finding the perfect souvenir or gift, take a cue from local experts at Locally Made Savannah. Browse local artisan treasures such as jewelry, candles, bath products, cheese straws, sauces and more before stopping by the soda pop shop for an old-fashioned float or milkshake.

The Tybee Island Black History Trails

Embark on a remarkable journey along The Tybee Island Black History Trail, tracing 13 significant locations that span the rich history of Tybee Island. Immerse yourself in the captivating narratives of enslaved Africans who made their way to the Lazaretto Creek Quarantine Station, as you listen and witness their stories unfold from the past to the present day.

Savannah Ghost Pirates

Aargh, mateys! Just when you thought Savannah couldn't get more exciting, we added a hockey team. The Savannah Ghost Pirates are a pro minor league ice hockey team that adds an additional thrill to our city, offering the perfect excuse to get out of the house, plan group outings and indulge in fast-paced fun. 

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Toast All Day

Finally, the popular breakfast and brunch spot Toast All Day, has officially opened in Savannah's historic district on Broughton Street. Toast All Day boasts a vibrant atmosphere, excellent service, and delicious food such as pancakes, waffles, omelets, and their original creations of "Sweet Tea Chicken Biscuit" and "Eggs Meeting Street." Complete your meal with a mimosa or Bloody Mary from their full bar. Experience their inviting atmosphere and get ready to savor your breakfast or brunch.

Poe's Tavern Savannah

This lyrical eatery is no small "Poe"-tato. Explore a relaxing watering hole that offers eclectically named menu items guaranteed to fill your belly as you reflect on the words of passionate author Edgar Allan Poe. At Poe's Tavern Savannah, you'll dine on gourmet burgers, soups and salads, fish tacos, cocktails and even gluten-free menu items. Be sure to tell-tale your heart to others as you wax poetic about this tasty restaurant. 

Eastern Wharf

Along the Savannah River, Eastern Wharf seamlessly blends modern luxury with the city's rich heritage. The Thompson Hotel stands as an elegant architectural masterpiece. Visitors can enjoy inviting outdoor spaces with river views, indulge in restaurants and rooftops, and stroll along the charming riverfront promenade. This waterfront district offers an enchanting experience that intertwines stylish allure with Savannah's timeless charm.

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Vici Rooftop

Vici Rooftop is a trendy downtown bar, offering stunning city skyline views, craft cocktails, and a stylish ambiance. Whether you want a relaxing evening or a lively night out, this mood-setting lounge provides a chic backdrop to enjoy delicious drinks and soak in the vibrant atmosphere.

Enmarket Arena

The highly-anticipated Enmarket Arena might be Savannah’s biggest addition of late. The 9,500 maximum seat capacity sporting and events venue is located about a mile west of Savannah's Historic District. The completion of Enmarket Arena is the first milestone in a larger development plan for Savannah's west side. 

Tybee Island Marine Science Center

The Tybee Island Marine Science Center is a renowned institution dedicated to studying and preserving marine life. It is located on Tybee Island, Georgia, and offers educational programs, exhibits, and interactive experiences for visitors of all ages. The center provides a unique opportunity to learn about the diverse ecosystems and wildlife found in the coastal region. From touch tanks with live marine creatures to guided beach walks and educational presentations, the Tybee Island Marine Science Center offers a fascinating and immersive experience for anyone interested in marine science and conservation.

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Zunzibar

Zunzibar's newest location on Tybee Island is home to an array of handcrafted cocktails, wines, beers, and other beverages. Known around Savannah for its award-winning Zunzi's Sandwiches, Wings, Bar Bites, and more - they will surely bring a unique South African flavor to local islanders. Enjoy the classic menu items or the new Tybee Island-inspired dishes while seated under their iconic rainbow umbrellas for a delightful experience.

Savannah's Entertainment District

District Live at Plant Riverside District is a vibrant and dynamic entertainment destination. It is part of the more extensive Plant Riverside District, a mixed-use development combining historic charm and modern amenities. This gorgeous space offers diverse entertainment options, including live music performances, concerts, comedy shows, and theatrical productions. The venue features state-of-the-art sound and lighting systems, guaranteeing an immersive and unforgettable guest experience. Additionally, it is home to various restaurants, bars, and lounges, providing a wide selection of dining and nightlife options.

Be sure to put Savannah at the top of your new year bucket list! Check out these new things to do in Savannah during your next visit.

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