Savannah

Savannah Travel Guide

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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.

Top tip: While China and Japan have blue-chip courses, they’re usually accompanied by hefty greens fees.

don’t miss the Jepson Center for the Arts, a contemporary-art space by Israeli architect Moshe Safdie.

“Eighteenth century meets eighteen minutes ago” is the mantra of this gas station turned showroom in Savannah, Georgia’s historic district. Here, Southern standbys—silver mint-julep cups are a hot seller—stand beside oil paintings by local artists, including Samuel J. Ward and Daniel E.

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.

The company leads $15 two-hour afternoon Gates and Gardens tours spotlighting the district’s mid-19th- century gardens.

The irresistible aroma—and taste—of Savannah’s Candy Kitchen’s buttery pecan pralines, are a traditional Southern favorite.

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.

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).