Savannah + The Coast
Things to do in Savannah + The Coast
Roughly 90 percent of the island is a land protected for the public, and also, one might add, protected from them, by virtue of limited access to it. Ferries to the island from Florida and Georgia carry a daily cargo of about 300 day-trippers and camping-permit holders.
The irresistible aroma—and taste—of Savannah’s Candy Kitchen’s buttery pecan pralines, are a traditional Southern favorite.
This large shop houses finds from around the globe selected by the owners during their international travels. Local home goods, jewelry, and clothes from Paris are always available, alongside international merchandise from places like Cairo, India, and other European destinations.
Years as agent: 23. Specialty: Small-ship cruises. Fee: None.
Located in Savannah’s Downtown Design District, a high-end shopping area, this European-style boutique displays merchandise for the home, such as bedding and Molton Brown luxury bath products.
Savannah College of Art and Design is a private school dedicated to creative majors, and ShopSCAD is one of the many places in Savannah selling the artwork and accessories of SCAD students and staff from past and present.
don’t miss the Jepson Center for the Arts, a contemporary-art space by Israeli architect Moshe Safdie.
This funky boutique stocks nautical-themed barware, vintage-inspired lamps, and costume jewelry (including some great cocktail rings).
The company leads $15 two-hour afternoon Gates and Gardens tours spotlighting the district’s mid-19th- century gardens.
As Savannah’s largest paddle sports retailer, this company offers rentals, lessons, guided full- and half-day excursions, and even overnight camping trips. Canoes, kayaks, and surf kayaks are available for both morning and evening departures (for the company’s sunset and full moon excursions).
This newly restored 1898 mansion was built by the Carnegie family.
The fort was built in 1736 to bolster British Georgia’s defenses against upstart Spain.
Top tip: While China and Japan have blue-chip courses, they’re usually accompanied by hefty greens fees.
The remains of Thomas Carnegie's four-story 1884 mansion.