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Under $100: Savannah

by Margaret Ulrich

Jan 17, 2015

River Street, Savannah, Georgia © Natalia Bratslavsky | Dreamstime

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Taking this city in at a southern drawl speed is mandatory, but there is still a lot to see.


Starting at B. Matthew’s, order Mayme’s Omelette with a glass of fresh orange juice for the city’s more modern charm, around $14 with tip.


Walk over to Savannah Bike Tours for a two-hour cycle through history ($25). Experience this biking town like a local, so be sure to make reservations.


Find a pedicab on Broughton Street ($5) and head to the south end of Forsyth Park for lunch at the Sentient Bean — get the Greek Isles Panini for $6.75, cash only.


Wander the famous park, taking a photo by the fountain and a siesta on the lawn. After joining a Frisbee game or a drum circle, walk north down Bull Street and stop in at Shop SCAD for a taste of the arts university, located in the heart of town.


Continue down Bull Street and put your feet up at The Collins Quarters for a cup of soup and a coffee ($15). It’s a new farm-to-table cafe bar that everyone is raving about.


Make your way to the river for a look at the centuries-old architecture and a walk down cobblestone streets. Head into Savannah’s Candy Kitchen to try free samples of salt-water taffy and buy some pralines for the road. Live music abounds on River Street so find a seat, listen to some jazz and watch the massive barges pass by.


Head nearby to Zunzi’s 2 and sit out on the patio upstairs to enjoy a half-portion Conquistador (they’re enormous) and a happy hour draft beer before 7 p.m., around $12.


Cross Bay Street and up to Rocks on the Roof for a nightcap (around $10) and a spectacular view of the river before calling it a day.



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