River Street

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River Street featuring street scenes and heritage architecture

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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Top Hotels Close to River Street

Hyatt Regency Savannah
Hyatt Regency Savannah
4 out of 5
2 W Bay St, Savannah, GA
Fully refundable
The price is $135 per night from Oct 27 to Oct 27
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.
4.3/5 Excellent! (2,703 reviews)
"Everyone was friendly and helpful. The room was clean and spacious."

Reviewed on Oct 24, 2021

Hyatt Regency Savannah
The Desoto Savannah
The Desoto Savannah
4 out of 5
15 East Liberty Street, Savannah, GA
The price is $156 per night from Nov 23 to Nov 23
Located in Historic Downtown Savannah, this hotel is steps from Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, Madison Square, and Lafayette Square. Sorrel Weed House and ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (1,380 reviews)
"I liked the parking in the garage ! The workers were really down to earth and polite . The music on the patio was nice . Would have been nice if had breakfast and microwave and or fridge In rooms . We had noisy people in room. Next door sound carried pretty bad . But it was taken care of when complained ..."

Reviewed on Oct 22, 2021

The Desoto Savannah
Marriott Savannah Riverfront
Marriott Savannah Riverfront
4 out of 5
100 General Mcintosh Blvd, Savannah, GA
The price is $169 per night from Nov 21 to Nov 21
Located in Historic Downtown Savannah, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of River Street, City Market, and Savannah Convention Center. Savannah Civic Center and ...
4/5 Very Good! (1,208 reviews)
"Having to pay for parking"

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2021

Marriott Savannah Riverfront
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Hyatt Regency Savannah
Hyatt Regency Savannah
4 out of 5
2 W Bay St, Savannah, GA
The price is $135 per night from Oct 27 to Oct 27
Hyatt Regency Savannah
The Desoto Savannah
The Desoto Savannah
4 out of 5
15 East Liberty Street, Savannah, GA
The price is $156 per night from Nov 23 to Nov 23
The Desoto Savannah
Marriott Savannah Riverfront
Marriott Savannah Riverfront
4 out of 5
100 General Mcintosh Blvd, Savannah, GA
The price is $169 per night from Nov 21 to Nov 21
Marriott Savannah Riverfront
Holiday Inn Express Historic District, an IHG Hotel
Holiday Inn Express Historic District, an IHG Hotel
2.5 out of 5
199 E Bay St, Savannah, GA
The price is $164 per night from Oct 31 to Oct 31
Holiday Inn Express Historic District, an IHG Hotel
Hampton Inn Savannah-Historic District
Hampton Inn Savannah-Historic District
2.5 out of 5
201 East Bay Street, Savannah, GA
The price is $151 per night from Nov 21 to Nov 21
Hampton Inn Savannah-Historic District
River Street Inn
River Street Inn
4 out of 5
124 E. Bay Street, Savannah, GA
The price is $179 per night from Nov 22 to Nov 22
River Street Inn
Planters Inn on Reynolds Square
Planters Inn on Reynolds Square
3.5 out of 5
29 Abercorn St, Savannah, GA
The price is $143 per night from Nov 24 to Nov 24
Planters Inn on Reynolds Square
Kimpton Brice Hotel, an IHG Hotel
Kimpton Brice Hotel, an IHG Hotel
4 out of 5
601 East Bay Street, Savannah, GA
The price is $143 per night from Oct 31 to Oct 31
Kimpton Brice Hotel, an IHG Hotel
Andaz Savannah - a concept by Hyatt
Andaz Savannah - a concept by Hyatt
4 out of 5
14 Barnard St, Savannah, GA
The price is $161 per night from Oct 27 to Oct 27
Andaz Savannah - a concept by Hyatt
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.