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Azalea Inn’s Top Ten Restaurants in Savannah and Their Best Dish

April 29, 2015 by Teresa Jacobson

A great benefit of being a guest at The Azalea Inn & Gardens Bed and Breakfast is the expertise they have to make sure you have the perfect Savannah experience.  With a wide variety of wonderful restaurant options in Savannah, Azalea will tell you where to go AND what to eat.  Here are our Top Ten Restaurants in Savannah and our favorite choices at each!

  1. 45 Bistro – 123 East Broughton Street

    Best dishes:

    45 Bistro Rack of Lamb

    45 Bistro Rack of Lamb

  • Beef Carpaccio with Dijon mustard aioli, shaved Parmesan cheese, spinach chiffonade and crispy capers
  • Grilled Hearts of Romaine, garlic croutons, shaved Parmesan and Caesar dressing. Add grilled shrimp.
  • Roasted Ruby Beets, golden and ruby beets marinated in a champagne vinaigrette with Belgian endive, praline walnuts, Stilton cheese
  • Rack of Lamb, herb crusted and roasted, with whipped truffle Yukon Gold potatoes finished with port wine and rosemary demi-glace.
  • Escargot sautéed in herbed white wine butter with sun-dried tomatoes, slow roasted elephant garlic clove and grilled Asiago ciabatta.

 

Vic's on the River Crawfish Beignets

Vic’s on the River Crawfish Beignets

  1. Vic’s On The River – 26 East Bay Street
    Best dish:
  • Crawfish Beignets with Tabasco syrup
  1. Noble Fare – 321 Jefferson Street
    Best dish:
  • Ahi Tuna Tartar with avocado puree, pineapple pico, plantain chip, Ossetra caviar, curry oil
  1. The Grey – 109 Martin Luther King Boulevard
    Best dish:
  • Pork Shank with a “mess of greens” and cornbread

 

Local 11ten Mussels

Local 11ten Mussels

  1. Local 11 Ten –1110 Bull Street
    Best dishes:
  • Spicy Prince Edward Island mussels, house-made chorizo, tomato, cherry peppers, basil, garlic, white wine, grilled baguette
  • Open-faced rabbit ravioli, fire roasted tomato sauce, basil coulis, house-made ricotta
  1. Sapphire Grill – 110 West Congress Street
    Best dishes:
  • Benne Speckled Calamari & toasted coriander pesto with curried peanuts, lime sugar & soy glaze
  • Toasted garlic seared Muscovy duck breast & butternut squash confit with braised red chard, pain d’epice & toasted shallot
  • Toasted pepper seared tuna mignon & crispy golden rice with sauce ponzu, dried chili, pickled beets & scallion
A'lure Lamb Carppacio

A’lure Lamb Carppacio

  1. A’Lure – 309 West Congress Street
    Best dishes:
  • Lamb Carpaccio with cracked pepper scallion oil, basil, capers, savory Sweetgrass Diary blue cheese ice cream
  • Peas & Carrots pan seared sea scallops, sweet baby carrot risotto, shiitakes, ginger carrot reduction, sweet pea coulis
  • House Smoked Duck Breast ginger & garlic bbq, pickled mustard seed coleslaw, duck confit, brie and collard green egg roll
  1. Jazz’d Tapas Bar – 52 Barnard Street
    Best dishes:
  • Mussels Fra Diavolo – Season mussels steamed with white wine, simmered with grilled tomato sauce and finished with compound butter and toasted baguettes.
  • Coca-Cola Pork Ribs – Baby back ribs slow roasted with a Coca-Cola BBQ sauce and a fresh tortilla fennel slaw.
The Olde Pink House BLT Salad

The Olde Pink House BLT Salad

  1. The Pink House – 23 Abercorn Street
    Best dish:
  • BLT salad, fried green tomatoes & sweet bacon with black pepper thyme buttermild dressing
  1. Leoci’s Trattoria – 606 Abercorn Street
    Best Dishes:
  • Beet Salad with brick-oven roasted beets and Leoci’s pickled sweet baby beets accompanied by farmers blue cheese, drizzled with house-made champagne tarragon vinaigrette.
  • Brick oven-roasted mixed olives, a mix of Mediterranean olives

 

If a guest decides wants venture out of Historic District, this is where Azalea Inn will send you:

Ele Fine Fusion

Ele Fine Fusion

The Florence – The Starland District / 1 West Victory Drive
The latest from celebrity chef Hugh Acheson, The Florence is a neighborhood restaurant that highlights local and regional ingredients using Italian technique and background

Ele Fine Fusion – Wilmington Island / 7815 Highway 80 East
Unforgettable ambiance, unique cocktails, sushi bar & fine dining.

The Tybee Island Fish Camp – Tybee Island / 106 South Campbell Avenue
A cozy 1950’s cottage nestled under live oak and cedar trees with a regionally-focused seafood agenda, a full bar featuring heavily-domestic wine program, and specialty cocktails.

Sisters of the New South – Near Bonaventure Cemetery / 2605 Skidaway Road
Best Soul Food in Savannah!

 

And if you have something specific in mind…………………..

Best Seafood – You’re in Savannah, everybody asks, “Who has the best seafood?”  We always tell people that you can find great seafood all over Savannah.  All of the best restaurants have great seafood dishes.  We’d recommend seafood at all of our top restaurants.

Chocolat by Adam Turoni Blood Orange Truffle

Chocolat by Adam Turoni Blood Orange Truffle

Best Vegetarian – Kayak Café

Best Steak – 45 Bistro

Best Sweets – Leopold’s Ice Cream, Chocolat by Adam Turoni, Lulu’s Chocolate Bar

Best BBQ – Angels BBQ, Wiley’s Championship BBQ,

Best Casual & Experience – The Pirates House – Have the spring rolls!

Best Lunch Spots – Zunzi’s, Public Kitchen, B Matthews, Blowin’ Smoke, Papillote

Azalea Inn Breakfast

Azalea Inn Breakfast

 

Best Breakfast – The Azalea Inn & Gardens of course.  Nothing better in Savannah!

 

Azalea Inn and Gardens, a Savannah GA bed and breakfast inn, invites you to reserve a room today to begin enjoying the best experiences in our city, which Travel + Leisure Magazine acclaimed as a “World’s Best City.”

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Tour Hidden Gardens in the Historic District of Savannah

April 22, 2015 by Teresa Jacobson

This past weekend, The Garden Club of Savannah celebrated the 40th Anniversary of it’s Tour of Hidden Gardens.  Visitors were granted access to eight private gardens throughout the Historic District as well as the Massie Heritage Center Gardens.  The gardens ranged from expansive green space to small courtyards all brimming with beautiful native garden species and unique decor.   Just in case you missed it, we took pictures all along the way to share with you.

The Platt Garden – East Hall Street
The Platt Garden has generous private green space in the heart of Savannah’s Historic District.  A massive oak offers shade to the entire garden and reaches out over the sidewalk down Hall Street.
Click on the first photo to launch The Platt Garden slide show.

The Murse/Kern Garden – East Huntington Street
Cherokee Roses drap the gate at the entrance of the Murse/Kern garden.  Recent renovations to this garden include a beautiful fountain and built-in brick planters.  We found a mother robin nesting in a potted lemon tree.
Click on the first photo to launch The Murse/Kern Garden slide show.

The Mastrianni/Hester Garden – East Gaston Street
A sculpture bought by the homeowners while on vacation in Europe is the centerpiece of this small courtyard garden.  The art hangs above a mostly edible garden while colorful trumpet honeysuckle covers the wall of the garden.
Click on the first photo to launch The Mastrianni/Hester Garden slide show.

The Seabolt Garden – Abercorn Street
Another small courtyard garden built for lounging all year round.  A covered patio adorned with small statues and planters looks over a sitting area with a working fireplace and corner fountain.
Click on the first photo to launch The Seabolt Garden slide show.

Massie Heritage Center Gardens – East Gordon Street
The Massie Heritage Center is honored as Georgia’s oldest school in continuous operation.  The extensive grounds along Calhoun Square has a lovely courtyard surrounded by a brick wall draped in green vines.
Click on the first photo to launch the Massie Heritage Center Garden slide show.

The Russell Garden – East Gordon Street
The Russell Garden got our vote for the most beautiful entrance.  Brick columns in an iron fence covered in greens sets the stage for the lush drama of the garden within.   A beautiful brick patio takes you through an arbor to a pond with a sculpture and fountain surrounded by bamboo.  It’s so lush, you feel like you’ve stepped into a jungle.
Click on the first photo to launch The Russell Garden slide show.

The Chastulik Garden – West Gordon Street

Every step of the way through the garden and pathways of the Chastulik garden had fun garden treasures to see.  We only scratched the surface with the photos.  Walkways through two different patio area leads you to an open garden with a swimming pool.  Two stories of screened in porches overlook this incredible space filled with enchanting creatures, decor, and planters.  We weren’t surprised to see a plaque from Hidden Garden Tours of years past throughout the garden.
Click on the first photo to launch The Chastulik Garden slide show.

 The Bolch Garden – West Perry Street
The Bolch garden is designed with walkways around two fountains and a patio with a stunning Italian white marble sculpture.
Click on the first photo to launch The Bolch Garden slide show.

The Salandi Garden – East Oglethorpe Avenue
The Salandi garden of the Ballastone Inn is a lovely space for guests to relax in.  Moss dragonflies adorn the walls of this secret space hidden behind huge potted tea olives lining Oglethorpe Avenue.
Click on the first photo to launch The Salandi Garden slide show.

 

Azalea Inn and Gardens, a Savannah GA bed and breakfast inn, invites you to reserve a room today to begin enjoying the best experiences in our city, which Travel + Leisure Magazine acclaimed as a “World’s Best City.”

Savannah Celebrates Spring With Festivals and Fun

April 7, 2015 by Teresa Jacobson

Azalea's in the Inn Garden

Azalea’s in the Inn Garden

 

 

 

The weather has finally shifted and the azaleas are blooming.  Spring has sprung in Savannah and it is beautiful!  Spring is a fantastic time to be in Savannah as everyone feels the glorious relief of warmth from the chill of winter and gets ready to celebrate with a bevy of spring festivals and fun that Savannah has to offer.

 

Fort Pulaski National Park

Fort Pulaski National Park

Locals and visitors from all over the world have just enjoyed another incredibly successful Savannah Music Festival.  With artists such as The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Roseann Cash, Bela Fleck, and Mavis Staples it’s easy to understand why USA Today calls the Festival, “one of the top festivals in the world”.  The rest of April in Savannah will see a wonderfully diverse offering of festivals.  On April 11th and 12th, there will be an incredible celebration colonial history at the 153rd Anniversary of the Siege of Fort Pulaski, Savannah’s own National Park.  Participate in a diverse array of activities to recognize the Battle of Fort Pulaski in 1862.  A fantastic Earth Day Festival will be in beautiful Forsyth Park on April 18th just steps away from The Azalea Inn.

SCAD Sidewalk Art Festival

SCAD Sidewalk Art Festival

 

 

The Tybee Island Wine Festival will last 5 days from April 22nd – 26th, and then you’re back to Forsyth Park for the SCAD Sidewalk Chalk Festival on April 25th.  There are a few rooms left at The Inn for that last minute getaway into the sunshine of the South and The Azalea Inn concierge is ready to help you navigate all festivities!

 

Susan G Komen Race photo from Savannahnow.com

Susan G Komen Race
photo from Savannahnow.com

 

Runners will wash Savannah’s Historic District with Pink on April 18th for the Susan G. Komen Race for a Cure.  The world’s largest and most successful education and fundraising event for breast cancer ever created with 100% of proceeds going toward their mission.  Registration is still open and there is room at The Azalea Inn!  Take a run for a good cause then let Inn staff pamper you silly while you rest your tired feet in our garden pool.

 

 

River Street Seafood Festival

River Street Seafood Festival

Make plans now to be with us at The Azalea Inn & Gardens in May.  The River Street Seafood Festival kicks off the month May 1 – 3.  Seafood Fest is one of River Street’s longest running and most anticipated events of the year.  Come enjoy shrimp, crawfish, oysters, crab, and live music at Rousakis Plaza.  Savannah’s most colorful cultural festival, The Savannah Scottish Games, will take place on May 2nd at historic Bethesda Academy’s Bynah’s Field overlooking the iconic Moon River.  A grand celebration with music, dancing and athletic competition, demonstrations, shopping, food, and fun for all!  If Scottish culture isn’t what you’re looking for on May 2nd, you can head to Tybee Island and submerge yourself in the low country culture of one of America’s best small beach towns by joining their Tybee Island Tour of Homes.   Wait a week and experience the Savannah Preservation Festival from May 7th – 9th.  It is an educational festival that demonstrates all the historic preservation that makes Savannah so unique and special.  The Preservation Wine Tour is always in high demand.

Visual Blues Exhibit at Telfair Museum

Visual Blues Exhibit at Telfair Museum

 

 

Art lovers can join the Starland District Art March on May 1st.  This tour guides you through local galleries and art exhibits south of Forsyth Park in the Starland District neighborhood the first Friday of every month.  Visit The Telfair Museum to experience the Visual Blues Art Exhibit through the end of May or go to Telfair’s Jepson Center on May 15th for nationally renowned jewelry designer Zia Sachedina 10th Anniversary Fashion Show.

 

There are many more fun and intriguing things to do and places to be in the Spring in Savannah.  The Azalea Inn & Gardens is excited to be your guide and show you southern hospitality at its best.

Azalea Inn and Gardens, a Savannah GA bed and breakfast inn, invites you to reserve a room today to begin enjoying the best experiences in our city, which Travel + Leisure Magazine acclaimed as a “World’s Best City.”

Thanks for reading. Don’t forget to follow Azalea Inn & Gardens on Facebook and Twitter, too!

Sing & Dance at the Savannah Music Festival

February 22, 2015 by Teresa Jacobson

Savannah Music Festival

Do you love music? Well, plan a trip to Savannah and check out the Savannah Music Festival!

Sing & Dance at the Savannah Music Festival

 Savannah is a lively place, full of beautiful scenery, stunning history, and plenty of artistic influence. Between SCAD, Art March, the Telfair Museums, theater performances, and live music all over downtown, Savannah has a hoppin’ artistic scene! Come Spring, however, Savannah puts on an even bigger show, lasting nearly a month long! If you’re a music fan, don’t miss out on the Savannah Music Festival, taking place this March & April!

 

 

 

 

 

Savannah Music Festival

One of Savannah’s most notorious artistic events is the Savannah Music Festival. In its 26th season, the Savannah Music Festival is a conglomeration of music genres and artists, coming together to create the largest musical arts event in Georgia. See a variety of bands and artists around Savannah, and enjoy the eclectic and diversified genres that the Savannah Music Festival brings to the Hostess City! Get your tickets here.

 

Savannah Music Festival

Enjoy luxury and comfort during your Savannah stay at Azalea Inn & Villas.

Stay with Azalea Inn & Villas!

If you’re a music lover, you certainly do not want to miss the Savannah Music Festival. Catch fabulous performances, and enjoy the artistic side of Savannah! Stay with Azalea Inn & Villas and enjoy luxury and Southern comfort. We offer friendly concierge service, a sit-down breakfast, and a nightly homemade dessert. What’s not to love?  Book your rooms today, because they’re going fast!

 

 

 

Azalea Inn and Gardens, a Savannah GA bed and breakfast inn, invites you to reserve a room today to begin enjoying the best experiences in our city, which Travel + Leisure Magazine acclaimed as a “World’s Best City.”

Thanks for reading. Don’t forget to follow Azalea Inn & Gardens on Facebook and Twitter, too!

Plan An Intimate Savannah Wedding

February 15, 2015 by Teresa Jacobson

Savannah Wedding

Plan a stress-free wedding with Azalea Inn!

Plan An Intimate Savannah Wedding

 The stress of wedding planning can be daunting, from choosing venues, going over guests lists, picking out the perfect dress, the right colors… We’re stressed just thinking about it! How about removing that wedding stress and enjoying the day for what it should really be about: you and your beloved. Choose a Savannah Wedding at Azalea Inn & Villas and leave the planning up to us!

 

 

 

Savannah Wedding for Two

Are you looking for the perfect space for a wedding for two? Perhaps you are overwhelmed with trying to please both sides of the family and you find yourself more time crying than laughing? Have you done the big wedding thing before and now you want it to be just for two of you?

We have the answer: Plan a beautiful Savannah wedding ceremony and celebration for you and your fiancé with Azalea Inn’s Elopement package. Our Elopement Package includes the following:

  • Non-denominational minister (or judge)
  • Six Rose Bouquet and Single Rose Boutonniere
  • Wedding cake in your choice of flavors
  • Champagne Toast for Two
  • Silk Rose Petal turndown & Chocolate Covered Strawberries on your wedding night.
  • An assistant on your wedding day for up to one hour to ensure the ceremony area is set up, the champagne is chilled and your cake has arrived and is set up.

 

  

Savannah Wedding

Plan an intimate Savannah Wedding with those who mean the most to you.

An Intimate Savannah Wedding

Looking for a romantic and intimate space for a small wedding party? Azalea Inn & Villas is the perfect spot! Our heritage gardens and historic architecture are picturesque for a Savannah Wedding. We offer the same amenities as the elopement package, but scaled to meet the number of guests at your wedding. Call our front desk and ask about Whole House Wedding options and accommodations. Our helpful concierge is happy to assist!

 

  

 

Savannah Wedding

Allow Azalea Inn to make your wedding day memorable and worry-free!

Make Your Savannah Wedding Plans with Azalea Inn

 We believe your wedding day should be stress free, so let us provide that for you. Choose from our Small Wedding or Elopement Package and we’ll take care of the rest! Experience luxury, romance, and relaxation at Azalea Inn & Villas, and walk away with the memory of a beautiful Savannah Wedding. Call our friendly concierge and make your plans today!

 

Azalea Inn and Gardens, a Savannah GA bed and breakfast inn, invites you to reserve a room today to begin enjoying the best experiences in our city, which Travel + Leisure Magazine acclaimed as a “World’s Best City.”

Thanks for reading. Don’t forget to follow Azalea Inn & Gardens on Facebook and Twitter, too!

Visit Savannah in the Spring

February 2, 2015 by Teresa Jacobson

Spring Blooms in Savannah

Spring Blooms in Savannah

Visit Savannah in the Spring

 Are you tired of scraping ice off of your windshield? Is the winter chill getting to you? Do you dream of warm breezes, blue skies, and plenty of sunshine? Well, then you should make plans to visit Savannah in the Spring! Savannah boasts beautiful weather this time of year, as well as gorgeous, blooming scenery.

But, that’s not all! There are also plenty of other reasons to visit Savannah in the Spring! Read about all of the upcoming events this season, and make your plans. You won’t want to miss out on these great Savannah events!

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Call Today for Dinner & A Room Special: The Easiest Savannah Valentine You Will Ever Plan!

January 21, 2015 by Teresa Jacobson

Celebrate Valentine's Day

Valentine’s Made Easy. One quick call does it all.

Savannah Dinner and Room Valentine Special:

Valentine’s Made Easy, not Stressful

When I was a child Valentine’s was made easy, not stressful. We cut out paper hearts, for everyone. We gave out tiny candy hearts with sweet little inscriptions such as “Be Mine” or “Hug Me”. Not quite that simple anymore, is it? It should be. So we took a poll. A really informal poll that you won’t find on “The View” or “Good Morning America.” Because we had a simple idea – a fabulous dinner with complete strangers who all have one thing in common – Love.

We asked: Are you ready to break all the old Valentine Rules. We asked: Are you brave enough to cast aside the box of chocolates and expensive roses? We proposed: to every person in love, or falling in love, or forgot you were in love, or finally figured out that’s is is okay to love yourself. We proposed: Dinner with Perfect Strangers. We proposed: Love refined on a non-traditional February 12. We proposed: With a room – a really sumptuous, silken, sensual room, with a decadent, delightful, divine breakfast. You responded: That would be awesome. You responded: Now that’s Livin! You responded: Sounds like a perfect dream. You said YES!!!!

In your honor we present Dinner & A Room*, available one night only – February 12, 2015. (We thought Friday the 13th was just so opposite of the ambiance of Love). With one phone call (912-236-6080) your Valentine plans are complete. We have paired dinner at three price points with the priced decided by the room you choose: $299, $329 or $389, plus tax and gratuity. Your Dinner & A Room special starts with Champagne on and a carefully chosen card for your Valentine (and you). A four-course chef’s prix fixe dinner with perfectly paired wines with seating at 6 pm. A night a restorative sleep in one of our time capsules (we’ll explain during dinner) and then, breakfast perfectly prepared for you.  We’ve done everything we can to lift you back into the cocoon called love that shields us all from the arrows of everyday life. Whether you take the day off from work or decide to head to the office with a glow – that’s up to you.

No matter who you’re spending Valentine’s Day with this year, dare to be different, and try something new. Celebrate LOVE with Azalea Inn & Villas! Join us for our fabulous Dinner & A Room Special!

 

Celebrate Valentine's Day

Call now and take advantage of our Dinner & A Room Special!

Dinner & A Room Special: Food, Wine and Someone You Love

Treat yourself this Valentine’s Day with a one-night stay at our luxurious bed and breakfast and enjoy a lavish four-course dinner. Our Dinner & A Room Special will take place February 12, featuring a gourmet meal with specially paired wines from our very own Sommelier. What’s not to love about that!? So, celebrate Valentine’s Day by showing yourself some love, or by surprising your beloved with our Dinner & a Room Special. Make your exceptional Valentine’s Day plans with Azalea Inn & Villas today!

*This special must be ordered by phone no later than February 10, 2015. Why? So we can take into consideration any dietary restrictions you may have!

 

Azalea Inn and Gardens, a Savannah GA bed and breakfast inn, invites you to reserve a room today to begin enjoying the best experiences in our city, which Travel + Leisure Magazine acclaimed as a “World’s Best City.”

Thanks for reading. Don’t forget to follow Azalea Inn & Gardens on Facebook and Twitter, too!

Plan a Romantic Valentine’s Day in Savannah

January 4, 2015 by Teresa Jacobson

Valentine's Day in Savannah

Looking for something special to do this Valentine’s Day? How about a trip to Savannah!

Plan a Romantic Valentine’s Day in Savannah

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! Is there someone special in your life? Someone who deserves gratitude, love, and maybe even a trip to Savannah? What better way to show your love than with a trip to a bed and breakfast for Valentine’s Day? Plan a Romantic Valentine’s Day in Savannah at Azalea Inn & Villas and “wow” your beloved!

 

 

 

 

 

Valentine's Day in Savannah

Make this Valentine’s Day in Savannah special with one of our signature packages!

A Romantic Rendezvous

Spend some quality time together during your Valentine’s Day in Savannah. Choose from one of our many romantic packages. Woo your loved one with chocolate covered strawberries, champagne, and a rose petal turndown. Impress them with a couple’s massage, or homemade breakfast in bed! Treat yourself and your significant other this Valentine’s Day at Azalea Inn!

 

 

 

 

Plan a Date Night in Savannah

Savannah is the perfect spot for Valentine’s Day. With so many wonderful and romantic restaurants, you’ll find it difficult to decide on a place! Not sure which restaurant to choose? Allow the Azalea Inn Concierge to make suggestions and reservations for you! Allow us to do the hard work, while you enjoy Valentine’s Day in Savannah as a couple.

 

Sing & Dance this Valentine’s Day in Savannah

Start the evening with a delicious Savannah dinner and end on a high note at the Historic Savannah Theatre! Share a laugh with your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day in Savannah at the musical, “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change,” a funny musical that touches on all stages of relationships. Catch this show February 13-15! Click here for more information.

 

Valentine's Day in Savannah

Experience romance at Azalea Inn & Villas this Valentine’s Day

Spend Your Valentine’s Day in Savannah at Azalea Inn & Villas

Make this Valentine’s Day in Savannah one to remember when you stay with us at Azalea Inn & Villas. Allow us to make this holiday a special one for you and your sweetheart, whether it’s with dinner reservations, a romantic package, or some wonderful suggestions for a great time! Give us a call today and book your rooms! They’re going fast!

 

 

Azalea Inn and Gardens, a Savannah GA bed and breakfast inn, invites you to reserve a room today to begin enjoying the best experiences in our city, which Travel + Leisure Magazine acclaimed as a “World’s Best City.”

Thanks for reading. Don’t forget to follow Azalea Inn & Gardens on Facebook and Twitter, too!

Best Places to Shop in Savannah: Christmas Shop in the Hostess City!

December 3, 2014 by Teresa Jacobson

Best Places to Shop in Savannah

Do your holiday shopping at the best places to shop in Savannah!

Find a Unique Christmas Gift at the Best Places to Shop in Savannah

 Do you love to shop? Is Christmas Shopping one of your favorite things to do? Well, plan a trip to the Hostess City and hit up some of the best places to shop in Savannah! Savannah is full of beautiful boutiques, unique craft shops, and specialty Savannah items that are just perfect for the holidays! Get into the holiday mood with all of the beautiful holiday decorations around the city. Read our suggestions for the perfect holiday shops, and make your way downtown for the beautiful scenery, great weather, and gorgeous decorations.

 

 

 The Salt Table

Need something for the foodie in your family? The Salt Table is the store for you then, with plenty of seasonings to choose from. Stop in and sample some delicious blends, and choose the perfect gift set for your loved ones. Need something to spice up your dishes for the holidays? Choose your own seasoning and enjoy a taste of Savannah for the holidays.

 

Best Places to Shop in Savannah

Pick up some sweet Savannah honey for the perfect Christmas gifts!

Savannah Bee Co.

 How about some honey jars for stocking stuffers? Stop in to Savannah Bee Co. and pick up some local honey for the holidays! Use in your holiday cooking, or gift to your loved ones. Snag some honey straws for the tea drinker, honey lip gloss for the teenager, and some honey hand cream for yourself! The gift possibilities are endless at Savannah Bee Co.

 

 

 

 

The Christmas Shop

 The Christmas Shop is one of the best places to shop in Savannah for all of your Christmas needs! Pick up decorations, ornaments, and the like for your home, or for Christmas gifts! Choose an ornament to signify your memorable trip to Savannah. Located on Bull St., The Christmas Shop is right in the heart of downtown, and is the perfect spot to get yourself into the Christmas shopping mood!

 

Best Places to Shop in Savannah

Choose from fabulous leather goods at Satchel. Who knows, you might find a Christmas gift for yourself!

Satchel

Who doesn’t love handcrafted items, made with love and care? How about a handmade leather handbag or wallet? Stop in at Satchel, located on Liberty St. in downtown Savannah, and check out their gorgeous selection of handmade leather goods. Choose from handsome wallets, stunning travel bags, or adorable koozies! Satchel has something for everyone! Be sure to stop by this adorable shop, because it definitely is one of the best places to shop in Savannah.

 

 

Byrd Cookie Co.

Stop in at Byrd Cookie Co. for some delicious holiday shopping! Sample their cookies and their salty party mixes, and grab your favorites wrapped in beautiful Savannah tin boxes. Fantastic gifts and stocking stuffers, Byrd Cookies will be a huge hit among your family. Peruse their holiday decorations, cookbooks, mixes, and more, and enjoy their café featuring tasty sandwiches and drinks. Byrd Cookie Co. is the perfect way to end your tour of the best places to shop in Savannah.

 

Best Places to Shop in Savannah

Plan your Christmas Shopping trip to Savannah today!

Stay at Azalea Inn & Villas and Enjoy the Best Places to Shop In Savannah!

Make a trip of your holiday shopping and stay with us at Azalea Inn & Villas. Enjoy our luxurious rooms, scrumptious homemade breakfast, and concierge. Shop at Azalea Inn for our mugs, lotion, and body scrubs: perfect gifts to remember your stay with us. Book your rooms today and get started on your Christmas shopping in Savannah!

 

 

 

 

Azalea Inn and Gardens, a Savannah GA bed and breakfast inn, invites you to reserve a room today to begin enjoying the best experiences in our city, which Travel + Leisure Magazine acclaimed as a “World’s Best City.”

Thanks for reading. Don’t forget to follow Azalea Inn & Gardens on Facebook and Twitter, too!

Savannah Craft Beer: Hop Down to Azalea Inn & Villas and Visit the Best Beer Spots in Town

November 16, 2014 by Teresa Jacobson

Savannah Craft Beer

Enjoy Savannah Craft Beer when you visit the Hostess City!

Savannah Craft Beer

There are many reasons to visit Savannah, but if you are into craft beer, Savannah is definitely a city worth checking out! With so many places featuring delicious craft beer, we have narrowed it down to a handful of places, and even marked some spots on a map of downtown Savannah for our guests.

Read all about each brewery, bar, or restaurant featured below, and book your rooms for a beer tour around the Hostess City! Take brewery tours, try local Georgia beers, and more when you come enjoy Savannah Craft Beer.

 

 

Try Savannah Craft Beer at the Crystal Beer Parlor

Located on West Jones Street, the Crystal Beer Parlor is a local and visitor favorite when it comes to food and beer. Crystal Beer Parlor has been around for over 80 years now, and was one of the first American eating establishments to provide alcohol after the repeal of Prohibition. Some say that it was speakeasy during Prohibition! Check out this historical Savannah business and grab a brew and a burger! Choose from their extensive list of beers, and be sure to check out the local beers they have on tap.

 

Savannah Craft Beer

Taste local Savannah beer at South Bound Brewery!

Taste our Local Savannah Craft Beer at Southbound Brewing Co.

Southbound Brewing Company is the first production microbrewery in Savannah, Georgia. Take a tour of the brewery Wednesdays-Fridays, from 5:30pm-7:30pm, or on Saturdays from 2pm-4pm. Tours are first come, first serve and are free with a complimentary tasting. Find your perfect brew from their five beers: Scattered Sun Belgian Witbier, Secret’s Shared Wild IPA, Fade to Red Ale, Moonlight Drive Stout, and Hoplin’ IPA. Southbound Brewery offers a little taste of Savannah in a big way!

 

The Beer Growler

Do you like your beer in quantity? Well, the Beer Growler, located on Liberty Street, offers craft beers of all varieties for you to taste, enjoy, and take home in your very own growler! Some local Savannah Craft Beer can be found on their menu, so you can take home a growler of your favorite Savannah brew.

 

Savannah Craft Beer

Bring out your inner craft beer enthusiast at the Distillery!

The Distillery

The next stop on your Savannah Craft Beer tour is the Savannah Distillery Ale House, or as we call it: The Distillery. The Distillery Ale House is a true craft beer bar, as well as a restaurant, offering 21 craft beers on tap, and over 99 varieties of bottled beers! Pick your brew of choice, and select something off of their expansive menu. Beer lovers, you will not be disappointed.

 

 

 

Ampersand

Ampersand is a new bar/restaurant in town, offering delicious food and intriguing cocktail concoctions. As enticing as those options are, Ampersand also has an extensive beer list. So, after a day of shopping on Broughton Street, turn the corner onto Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, and plant yourself at Ampersand for some good brews and food.

  

O’Connell’s Irish Pub

Looking for an authentic Irish Pub on your Savannah Craft Brew journey? Well, look no further! O’Connell’s Irish Pub is the perfect atmosphere to enjoy a nice cold brew in. Take in the Irish memorabilia while sipping on a Guinness, or…dare say…if you are tired of beer, try their Pickleback: a shot of whiskey chased with a shot of pickle brine!

 

Service Brewing Co.

Another local Savannah brewery, Service Brewing Co. is a veteran owned and operated craft brewery. Stop in and check out the process of brewing with a tour and a tasting at Service Brewing Co. Their tour times are Thursday-Friday, 5:30pm to 7:30pm, and Saturdays, 2-4pm. Be sure to try their year round beers: The Ground Pounder Pale Ale and the Compass Rose IPA. Don’t miss out on their seasonal brew: the Rally Point Bohemian-style Pilsner. A portion of their revenue goes toward various charities that support service.

 

Savannah Craft Beer

Enjoy delicious burgers and beer at Green Truck Pub!

Green Truck Pub

Now, the Green Truck Pub is not located downtown, but it definitely makes our Savannah Craft Beer Tour list. The Green Truck Pub is not only home to some of the best burgers in town, but they also provide an extensive beer menu. Voted best restaurant in Savannah four years in a row, you can’t go wrong with the Green Truck Pub. Pick from their beers on tap or from the bottle and pair it with a tasty, grass-fed beef burger!

 

 

 

Local Georgia Beers to Try

While tasting around Savannah, be sure to try some Local Georgia Brews:

  • Coastal Empire Beer Co.
  • Monday Night Brewing
  • Red Brick Brewing Company
  • SweetWater Brewing Company
  • Terrapin Beer Company
  • Service Brewing Company
  • Southbound Brewing Company
  • Moon River Brewing Co.
  • Eagle Creek Brewing Company

 

 

Come to Savannah for Craft Beer and Stay at Azalea Inn

Take in Savannah with a cold glass of beer on the go, thanks to our open container policy! Stay at Azalea Inn & Villas and enjoy a scrumptious breakfast to start you on your day of tasting. We are located in the heart of downtown Savannah, providing easy access to historical sites, tours, restaurants, bars, museums, and more! Let us know that you are interested in our beer tour map of downtown when you book your room. If you’re a lover of beer, hop (pun intended) down to Savannah for their craft brew selection. Book your rooms today!

 

Azalea Inn and Villas, a Savannah GA bed and breakfast inn, invites you to reserve a room today to begin enjoying the best experiences in our city, which Travel + Leisure Magazine acclaimed as a “World’s Best City.”

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