River Street

River Street featuring street scenes and heritage architecture
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Appreciate local artwork in a gallery, shop for boutique fashionable clothing and dine in excellent restaurants on this street in downtown Savannah.

Discover some of Savannah’s finest shopping and dining on River Street. Take a relaxing stroll along the street and watch boats pass by on Savannah River and shop for souvenirs, local produce, books and clothing. River Street is known for some of Savannah’s best nightspots, bars and pubs.

Dine in restaurants with spectacular riverside views and take in one of the live music performances that are common in many of the bars and pubs. River Street is also near a number of historic Savannah attractions, including city squares, a nautical museum and a modern art gallery.

Emmet Park features grassy shaded areas and monuments. This small riverside park is next to River Street and is perfect for relaxing and picnicking. Notice the Chatham Artillery Monument, which honors a military unit established in the late 18th century. Other monuments include a Celtic cross dedicated to Savannah’s Irish citizens.

Many of River Street’s restaurants and retail stores are housed in historic buildings. Eat fresh seafood and modern American cuisine in a renovated warehouse. Experience classic Southern cooking with spectacular riverside views. Many of the converted warehouses on River Street date to the early 19th century.

River Street is also known for its local galleries and open-air marketplaces. Buy rare books from the early 18th century and browse a unique store selling Civil War era artifacts. River Street features two stores selling handmade candy and a store with more than 50 varieties of hand-roasted peanuts.

The Jepson Center is less than 1 mile (1.6 kilometers) from River Street. This renowned art gallery and museum features artworks by influential modern artists. See works by celebrated American painter and printmaker Jasper Johns. This exceptional museum features traveling exhibits and permanent collections that focus on thought-provoking contemporary art.

This popular street is located next to Savannah River in the historic downtown area. Stay in nearby accommodations, including self-catered apartments and luxury historic hotels. Metered street parking is available in the area.

Visit River Street for one-of-a-kind local items and some of the best seafood and Southern cooking in Savannah.

Top Hotels Close to River Street

Hyatt Regency Savannah
Hyatt Regency Savannah
4 out of 5
2 W Bay St, Savannah, GA, 31401
The price is $119 per night from Dec 5 to Dec 6
$119
per night
Dec 5 - Dec 6
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Savannah. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and room service. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (3,217 reviews)
"This is the second time I’ve stayed at this hotel for a trip to Savannah. You can’t beat the location! It’s so easy to access the river front. The staff are very friendly and the hotel is very clean and open. The only negatives are that it can be kind of noisy in the room. Oftentimes we would hear ..."

Reviewed on Dec 1, 2022

Hyatt Regency Savannah
Marriott Savannah Riverfront
Marriott Savannah Riverfront
4 out of 5
100 General Mcintosh Blvd, Savannah, GA, 31401
The price is $159 per night from Dec 18 to Dec 19
$159
per night
Dec 18 - Dec 19
Stay at this 4-star spa hotel in Savannah. Enjoy free WiFi, a full-service spa, and breakfast. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in our ...
4/5 Very Good! (1,632 reviews)
"pretty handy to riverfront area"

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2022

Marriott Savannah Riverfront
River Street Inn
River Street Inn
4 out of 5
124 E. Bay Street, Savannah, GA, 31401
The price is $176 per night from Dec 19 to Dec 20
$176
per night
Dec 19 - Dec 20
Stay at this 4-star historic hotel in Savannah. Enjoy free WiFi, 3 restaurants, and 3 bars/lounges. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (1,227 reviews)
"The river side was great. Watching the container ships come in at night was fun. We will stay again."

Reviewed on Dec 1, 2022

River Street Inn
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Best Lodging Options Near River Street

Planters Inn on Reynolds Square
Planters Inn on Reynolds Square
3.5 out of 5
29 Abercorn St, Savannah, GA, 31401
Planters Inn on Reynolds Square
Hyatt Regency Savannah
Hyatt Regency Savannah
4 out of 5
2 W Bay St, Savannah, GA, 31401
Hyatt Regency Savannah
Marriott Savannah Riverfront
Marriott Savannah Riverfront
4 out of 5
100 General Mcintosh Blvd, Savannah, GA, 31401
Marriott Savannah Riverfront
River Street Inn
River Street Inn
4 out of 5
124 E. Bay Street, Savannah, GA, 31401
River Street Inn
The Desoto Savannah
The Desoto Savannah
4 out of 5
15 East Liberty Street, Savannah, GA, 31401
The Desoto Savannah
Holiday Inn Express Historic District, an IHG Hotel
Holiday Inn Express Historic District, an IHG Hotel
3 out of 5
199 E Bay St, Savannah, GA, 31401
Holiday Inn Express Historic District, an IHG Hotel
The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa
The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa
4 out of 5
1 Resort Dr, Savannah, GA, 31421
The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa
The Marshall House
The Marshall House
3.5 out of 5
123 East Broughton Street, Savannah, GA, 31401
The Marshall House
JW Marriott Savannah Plant Riverside District
JW Marriott Savannah Plant Riverside District
5 out of 5
400 W RIVER ST, Savannah, GA, 31401
JW Marriott Savannah Plant Riverside District
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.