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River Street Savannah, Savannah

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Enjoy a riverfront stroll under the shade of magnificent live oaks along River Street Savannah. Located in the heart of Savannah’s historic district, the street features an alluring mix of 19th-century architecture, picturesque plazas, and trendy boutiques and eateries, all lining the beautiful Savannah River. Peruse the fine art galleries and antique shops housed inside restored cotton warehouses before retiring for a riverside meal at a local bistro. See the city from the water by catching a river cruise in the harbor. If you have a sweet tooth, stop by the well-known River Street Sweets to try the world-famous pralines or fresh saltwater taffy. To visit River Street Savannah on your holiday in Savannah, and find out what else Savannah has to offer, use our Savannah family vacation planner.
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Where to stay in Savannah

A city known for its bed and breakfast spots, Savannah has no shortage of accommodations for travelers. Whether you're backpacking through the South or looking for a luxurious getaway, this town boasts several hostels and unique inns with plenty of personality, as well as luxury hotels. If you've come to explore the city's history and architecture, stay in its famous historical center. For relaxing views, head to a bed and breakfast overlooking the riverbank or along Forsyth Park. Partiers and budget travelers can find more affordable accommodations throughout the city. Just remember to book well in advance if visiting for the massive St. Patty's Day celebration.
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  • We visited River Street each day or night we were in Savannah. There is so much history, restaurants, bars and stores on River Street. It seems to be the heart of the nightlife and day life too.  more »
  • This is a nice spot on the river to see some neat maritime views, as well as shop. There are some shops that offer original items, but there are quite a free shops that stock all the same touristy jun...  more »
  • Was an ok spot for our trip. Traveling with teens, this gave them a chance to be free and explore a little on their own, not getting too far from the adults. It is a very touristy spot with knick-knac...  more »
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  • Beautiful view with the flowing river and historic buildings, so many restaurants and bars. Good place to eat, drink and walk. Little crowdy but its the heart of Savannah. The bridge on the river looks so beautiful at sunset! I love the place. So serene.
  • The historic buildings and views of the river are great. The shops were a little tourist-trap-cheezy for my taste.
  • Seafood...river view...sweets...people watching galore!
  • Nice relaxing area
  • Down River St is the best