Roadtrip Roundup: Savannah

If you’re like most of us, you and your S.O. are itching to break free from what can feel like an endless Groundhog’s Day loop during quarantine. In an effort to make sure you and your partner are thriving (and not just surviving), we’ve created the Roadtrip Roundup series to highlight accessible destinations that make for a great (safe) escape from the day-to-day. Next stop: Savannah, GA. 

Spending a weekend in Savannah might just be dreamy and distracting enough to help you both recharge and return home feeling refreshed. Whether you’re a pair that loves to dig into the history of your destination, prioritize pampering at every turn, or simply hunt down the best food and drinks around, there’s something for you in Savannah.  


If your first instinct is to head to Airbnb for charming but affordable accommodations, you’ll find no shortage of unique spaces. As an added bonus, many of Savannah’s most impressive listings follow a 5-step enhanced cleaning process, including The Golden Fox off Forsyth, a stunningly historic 1888 victorian dripping in southern charm.  

If you and your partner prefer the benefits of more traditional accommodations, look no further than The DeSoto (you can read about their “SoClean” protocol and initiatives here). Serving up a “new definition of Southern style,” The DeSoto is conveniently located, offers great specials and packages (including a romance package), and features an impressive collection of dining options. 


Truthfully, there’s just no way we can compile all of the best cuisine destinations in Savannah. If you’ve been there, you already knew that, and if you haven’t, you’re in luck, because visitors are hard-pressed to find a meal or beverage that isn’t memorable in some way. Here’s a list of our recommendations that we think are extra special for couples. 

  • The Grey Market combines a New York City bodega-style experience with the history and charm of a Southern lunch counter; stop by for coffee and fresh pastries to share
  • The Olde Pink House, Savannah’s only standing 18th century mansion, offers an intimate dining space for a quiet candlelit experience together
  • Cha Bella is considered “a pioneer in Savannah’s farm-to-table movement,” and offers a locally-sourced menu and dreamy dining space 
  • The Collins Quarter has two convenient locations in Savannah and is known for an impressive all-day brunch menu feat. boozy beverages


We weren’t kidding when we said Savannah has something for every kind of escape:

  • For the history buffs, Telfair Academy is home to dazzling period rooms highlighting Savannah’s art, history, and culture. Located in the famous Historic District, Telfair Academy is just a short walk away from dozens of other must-see historic landmarks and museums.
  • For the beach bums, Tybee Island has been a popular destination for locals since the 1920s. You’ll find plenty of shops, restaurants, and options for enjoying the sun or sea breeze just 20 minutes from downtown Savannah. 
  • For the sunset chasers, Savannah Riverboat Cruises include live entertainment, stunning views, and specialty menus, all from an open-air top deck. 
  • For the shoppers (and browsers), Starland District is home to local artists and small businesses. You’ll find many emerging artist galleries and vintage clothing stores here. 
  • For the relaxationers, Spa Bleu is a trendy downtown day spa that promises to send you home feeling lighter and refreshed. They offer multiple packages built specifically for a relaxing couples experience. 


Traveling safely in the midst of a pandemic is a priority for many. Almost all of our recommendations allow for outdoor seating and dining, open-air adventuring, and socially distanced fun. 

Savannah currently requires the public to wear masks or face coverings while in public, and has safety restrictions in place for dining and restaurants, with the goal of keeping locals and visitors safe. That being said, we recommend that you remain considerate of others during your travels, sanitize as you go, and opt to stay home should either of you not feel well.