Savannah is regarded as an international destination offering world-class art galleries, fine antique shops, and high-end boutiques. The Historic District has managed to preserve Savannah’s old world southern charm while blending in contemporary shopping.
River Street, fronting the Savannah River, is the heart of the city where old brick warehouses and cobblestone streets and alleyways date back to the 1800s. The historic buildings now house an eclectic mix of shops and restaurants. You can spend the day here and never be bored.
City Market, Savannah’s original shopping district, is a place where you can explore a variety of nooks and crannies. Located in Savannah’s Historic District on West St. Julian Street between Ellis and Franklin Squares, this is a place where there’s always something new to encounter, something different to find, something hidden to uncover. You may have to look around a corner, behind an old door or up a remote staircase.
Broughton Street is Savannah’s main shopping thoroughfare. Stores range from high-end national chains to locally owned boutiques.
The Downtown Design District is located north of Forsyth Park. It is bounded by Abercorn, Barnard, Gaston and Harris Streets. This enclave of over 30 shops is known for distinctive antiques, art, and gifts.
Visitors can visit these shopping districts without having to fight the traffic and find a parking space. Trolley tour companies offer “on-off” privileges so you can stop and shop anywhere in the Historic District. In addition, guided tours are available so you can combine shopping with sightseeing.
If you are staying in the Hilton Head Island area, skip the drive and take a boat cruise. Both Daufuskie Difference and the “Spirit of Harbour Town” offer a boat cruise from Hilton Head with an optional trolley tour of the Historic District. You’ll dock right in the middle of River Street, the heart of Savannah.
For more information, contact:
Daufuskie Difference (843-342-8687)
Old Savannah Tours (800-517-9007)
Spirit of Harbour Town (843-363-9026)