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River Street

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.


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Hyatt Regency Savannah $118
Hyatt Regency Savannah

Hyatt Regency Savannah

2 W Bay St, Savannah, GA
     
    4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Located in Historic Downtown Savannah, this hotel is steps from Johnson Square and Rousakis Riverfront Plaza. Reynolds Square is 0.2 mi (0.4 km) away.

    The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa $139
    The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa

    The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa

    1 Resort Dr, Savannah, GA
       
      4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Situated on a river, this spa resort is within a 15-minute walk of Savannah Convention Center, River Street, and City Market. Savannah Civic Center and Savannah College of Art and Design are also within 1 mi (2 km).

      Marriott Savannah Riverfront $149
      Marriott Savannah Riverfront

      Marriott Savannah Riverfront

      100 General Mcintosh Blvd, Savannah, GA
         
        4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located in Historic Downtown Savannah, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of River Street, City Market, and Savannah Civic Center. Savannah Convention Center and Savannah College of Art and Design are also within 1 mi (2 km).

        Andaz Savannah - a concept by Hyatt $156
        Andaz Savannah - a concept by Hyatt

        Andaz Savannah - a concept by Hyatt

        14 Barnard St, Savannah, GA
           
          4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Located in Historic Downtown Savannah, this romantic hotel is steps from Ellis Square, River Street, and City Market. Savannah Civic Center and SCAD Museum of Art are also within 10 minutes.

          TRYP by Wyndham Savannah Downtown/Historic District $93
          TRYP by Wyndham Savannah Downtown/Historic District

          TRYP by Wyndham Savannah Downtown/Historic District

          320 Montgomery St, Savannah, GA
             
            4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Located in Historic Downtown Savannah, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Savannah History Museum and SCAD Museum of Art. Savannah Civic Center and Savannah College of Art and Design are also within 10 minutes.

            Courtyard by Marriott Savannah Downtown/Historic District $93
            Courtyard by Marriott Savannah Downtown/Historic District

            Courtyard by Marriott Savannah Downtown/Historic District

            415 W Liberty Street, Savannah, GA
               
              3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located in Historic Downtown Savannah, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Savannah History Museum, Savannah Civic Center, and SCAD Museum of Art. Savannah College of Art and Design and City Market are also within 10 minutes.

              Hotel Indigo Savannah Historic District $101
              Hotel Indigo Savannah Historic District

              Hotel Indigo Savannah Historic District

              201 W Bay St, Savannah, GA
                 
                4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Located in Historic Downtown Savannah, this hotel is steps from Ellis Square, River Street, and City Market. Savannah Civic Center and Savannah College of Art and Design are also within 15 minutes.

                Holiday Inn Express Historic District $108
                Holiday Inn Express Historic District

                Holiday Inn Express Historic District

                199 E Bay St, Savannah, GA
                   
                  2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Located in Historic Downtown Savannah, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of River Street and City Market. Savannah Civic Center and Savannah College of Art and Design are also within 15 minutes.