Things to do in Savannah: Top 15 Part 1 of 3

Things to do in Savannah

Top 15 Part 1 of 3

At Cool Savannah Tours and Gifts, we’d originally thought of creating a top five list . . . that turned into a top ten list . . . that turned into the top 15 things to do in Savannah GA. Here are the first five!

#1 Visit Historic Savannah Squares

The city of Savannah is a planned city, known as the first one of its kind in the United States. Originally, there were 24 squares and, even after two were lost as the city was developed, there are still 22 of them to explore. When you visit them, you’ll discover how they’re surrounded by historic homes, churches, museums and more, along with massive live oak trees. You can find more information about each of the surviving squares at

To supercharge that experience, sign up for a history and architecture tour of Savannah led by an accredited architect. Virtually every kind of architecture can be found in historic Savannah and Ed’s expert knowledge will bring Savannah’s history to life.

#2 Enjoy Delicious Ice Cream at Leopold’s

It’s ice cream season in Savannah year-round, and Leopold’s has been offering refreshing ice cream here for nearly a century. People keep coming back to Leopold’s because their award-winning ice cream is as good today as it was when the restaurant began in 1919. Leopolds is definitely one of the top things to do in Savannah GA!  You can enjoy classic flavors every month of the year or choose a seasonal treat. Here is what is available for each of the three summer months:


Blueberry Cheesecake
Dutch Utopia
Savannah Socialite
Mint Lime Sorbet
Strawberry Sorbet


Spicy Mocha featuring The Salt Table’s Habanero Sugar
Lemon Sorbet
Passion Fruit Sorbet


Birthday Cake
Blueberry Cheesecake
Mint Lime Sorbet
Strawberry Sorbet

Here is their 95th anniversary celebration:

#3: Celebrate with First Friday Fireworks

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On the first Friday of every month – except for January and February – you can enjoy a free fireworks show put on by Wet Willie’s Savannah. The fireworks show takes place at the Rousakis Riverfront Plaza located at 115 East River Street, starting at 9:30 p.m. Important note: July fireworks shows are always scheduled for July 4th – a Tuesday in 2017 – and, in December, on New Year’s Eve. You can find more information here.








#4 Remember the Past: Alcohol and Prohibition Museum

cocktails in 1920s

Step back in time to view numerous exhibits associated with the history of alcohol consumption in the United States – and then whisper the secret password to enjoy a cocktail, 1920s-style, at the Happy Days celebration saloon. Exhibits focus on the anti-alcohol temperance movement, plus Carry Nation, one of the movement’s fiercest advocates; the smuggling Southern run runners; moonshine makers; the flapper craze; crime and gangsters; the Model T; and speakeasies.

The museum is located at 209 W. St. Julian Street, a place that’s “bound to raise your spirits.”






#5: Shop at Paris Market & Brocante

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Southern Living named The Paris Market as a “Best Shop 2017.” This shopping marvel is a tribute to the “storied flea markets of France” and is “Part gift shop, part decorating paradise, and part designer hangout,” a blend of “the brand-new and the vintage in an assortment of antiques and one-of-a-kind treasures that’s both worldly and classically Southern.”

Sound tempting? That doesn’t include the conversation-starting window displays or their coffee and tea shop that features “French press coffee, award-winning lattes, flavored seltzers, and incredible lavender iced tea as well as seasonal favorites like frozen hot chocolate topped with light pink whipped cream.”

Watch for Even More Things to Do in Savannah

This is only part one of our three-part series on things to do in Savannah, so watch our blog for upcoming posts!

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