Meeting Planners’ Guide to Savannah’s Distinct Districts


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When you envision what your meeting or convention will look like in Savannah, Georgia, chances are the Historic Landmark District's brick and cobblestone streets, 18th-century architecture, museums and iconic River Street come to mind. But that's not the only neighborhood where you can give your group a quintessential, only-in-Savannah experience during your event. 

Explore Savannah's distinct districts and what each can offer you and your attendees.

Historic District

Located just across the Savannah River from the Savannah Convention Center expansion, the Historic Landmark District is the heart of classic Savannah — the hub of the city’s downtown. Characterized by its 22 park squares, moss-draped oaks and old-world charm, this 12-block brick concourse is conveniently located within walking distance of many group hotels, making it the perfect spot for meeting attendees. From River Street, the Savannah Belles Ferry Boat Service, running every 20 minutes, can give large groups a scenic ride across the river to their meeting at the Convention Center in just three minutes. The Express Shuttle Bus Fleet Ground Service also runs every 15 minutes between the Convention Center and Historic Landmark District hotels that are part of the designated block.

Group Activities:

Group Dining:

  • The Grey, where you can find Savannah’s most recent James Beard winner, Chef Mashama Bailey
  • The Olde Pink House, an iconic restaurant in Savannah’s only standing 18th-century mansion to immerse attendees in tradition and history
  • The Pirates' House, a former inn that has been serving up tasty food and refreshing drinks since 1753
  • Vic's on the River, a waterfront former cotton warehouse serving traditional Southern fare and coastal cuisine
Victorian District

Adjacent to the Historic Landmark District is the 50-block Victorian District, a neighborhood dripping in charm with its Victorian-style homes built in the 1800s, as well as museums that take attendees back in time. Savannah’s first suburb is truly a sight to behold. 

Group Activities:

  • Enjoy outdoor activities and attractions like Forsyth Park, known for its 30 acres of beautiful scenery, blooming flowers, Parisian-inspired fountain and recreational opportunities
  • Pedal through Savannah on Wheels for a fun, unique bonding experience

Group Dining:

  • Common Thread, is a charming eatery making its mark on the Southern culinary scene with a globally-inspired menu and dishes with locally sourced ingredients
  • Elizabeth on 37th, housed in a 1900s Southern Mansion with a Southern Coastal menu that's a true culinary experience
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Starland District

Just a few blocks past the Historic Landmark District, the legendary Starland District shines day or night, showcasing Savannah's chic and hip side. This artsy neighborhood was dreamed up in the late 1990s by two Savannah College of Art and Design students, and it's now a hub of creativity. 

Group Activities:

  • Shop for vintage clothing, vinyl records, original art and more at fun and funky boutiques, galleries, and studios run by locals

Group Dining:

  • Ardsley Station, a fresh fash to the Savannah dining scene where attendees can find fine American Southern cuisine like shrimp and grits
  • Brochu's Family Tradition, another newer addition located in a former 1930s-era grocery store that offers Southern favorites like crispy fried chicken and peel n’ eat shrimp
  • Starland Yard, an outdoor food truck haven with lively entertainment
  • The Vault Kitchen & Market, a happening Asian fusion spot in the historic Bank of America building
Moon River District

To take in the Low Country landscape and coastal Georgia's natural beauty at a relaxing pace, look no further than the Moon River District. The 20-minute drive outside downtown is well worth it, as the Moon River District offers a serene and ecotourism-focused atmosphere.

Group Activities:

Group Dining:

  • Cohen's Retreat, where an award-winning culinary team creates local and seasonal dishes
  • The Wyld, a waterfront restaurant with a varying menu that always includes mouthwatering seafood

Meetings as Unique as Savannah's Districts

Ready to bring your meeting to one of Savannah's distinct districts? Contact the Visit Savannah Meetings & Conventions team or submit your RFP to start planning.

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