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It’s Time to Discover Southern Charm in Savannah

Select Registry - April 7, 2022

Southern Charm at its Finest

Bars and restaurants in downtown Savannah - near all of the top places to stay in Savannah

If you haven’t yet stepped into the charmingly historic world of Savannah, Georgia, now is the perfect time to do just that. It will probably come as no surprise that we think the best places to stay in Savannah are Select Registry properties, but reviews of our properties consistently support this. With 50 years of exceptional hospitality standing behind our Select Registry brand, you can expect incomparable excellence in your lodging when you choose to stay at the best places to stay in Savannah. 

Savannah ranks as one of the best places to visit in the country, filled with incredible architecture, beautifully manicured parks, oak trees dripping with romantic moss, and a rich historical and cultural fabric underpinning everything. There are plenty of great things to do in Savannah, Georgia, too. Whether you’re looking for a romantic escape, a quiet break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, or a fun escape filled with various activities, you can’t go wrong in Savannah.

Savannah is a very walkable city, so choosing a great place to stay for your getaway is an important consideration. Our Select Registry Bed and Breakfasts are located within walking distance of all of the best things to do in Savannah, Georgia. Location, coupled with a dedication to excellence in everything we do, makes it easy to see why our Inns are rated as the best places to stay in Savannah. 

The spring months between March and July are the best time to visit Savannah before the heat and humidity set in. Azalea blooms will delight you everywhere you turn, and festivals will keep the atmosphere buzzing while enjoying your getaway. Of course, like all great getaways, a trip to Savannah deserves nothing but the best accommodations. There are no better places to stay in Savannah than our Select Registry Bed and Breakfasts. Book your getaway at one of our Georgia Bed and Breakfasts today!

A classic view of old mossy trees in Savannah - and one of the things you'll enjoy when you know the best places to stay in Savannah

Best Things to do in Savannah, Georgia

A getaway to Savannah is anything but boring, especially when your stay starts with the best places to stay in Savannah. Savannah, located on the northern coast of Georgia, is as beautiful as it is old. Accordingly, there are an astonishing number of things to do in Savannah, Georgia.

The town is filled with manicured parks, horse-drawn carriages, and thoughtfully-preserved antebellum architecture. Meander through the cobblestoned streets of Savannah’s historic district, stroll through the city’s squares and parks, taking shade under the massive moss-draped oak trees, and experience the very best this city has to offer. You’ll be anything but bored, and here are the top things to do in Savannah, Georgia. 

  1. Walk through the stunning Forsyth Park. It’s one of the most beautiful and photographed things to do in Savannah, Georgia. It’s located in Savannah’s historic district – near the best places to stay in Savannah – and is home to an iconic fountain and some of the most beautiful Spanish moss-draped Oak Trees the city has to offer. 
  2. Another one of the most popular things to do in Savannah, Georgia, is to visit the Savannah City Market. Here, you can meet local artists, listen to live music, visit the American Prohibition Museum, and dine at some of the city’s best restaurants. 
  3. Many delicious restaurants in Savannah serve up their rendition of southern comfort, almost always accompanied by a delightful cocktail. Popular favorites include The Grey, Pizzeria Vittoria Napoletana, Mrs. Wilkes Dining Room, Elizabeth’s on 37th, The Olde Pink House, and the (haunted) popular Husk Savannah. Don’t miss the fried chicken scene in Savannah, either!
  4. Tour Savannah’s most iconic churches, like First African Baptist Church, the Cathedral Basilica of St. John the Baptist, or Congregation Mickve Israel.
  5. Take in the sights and take an Architectural Tour of Savannah. It’s a great way to see the city and, not surprisingly, one of the best things to do in Savannah, Georgia. 
  6. Take a break and grab a snack of a locally crafted beer at Parker’s Market, known to locals as “Fancy Parker’s.”
  7. If you happen to find a rainy day in Savannah or are an avid art enthusiast, head to SCAD Museum of Art, where you’ll find a broad range of contemporary art. Current Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD) students sell their art at ShopSCAD on Madison Square. Other great museums include the Telfair Museums, including the Jepson Center, the Savannah African Art Museum, and the Ralph Mark Gilbert Civil Rights Museum
  8. Need a break from the city? You can do that in Savannah, too! Head out to the beautiful Tybee Island for a day at the beach. It’s just 20 minutes from our top-rated places to stay in Savannah.
  9. Given that Savannah is such a walkable city, one of the best things to do in Savannah, Georgia, is to explore its diverse neighborhoods. Choose from places like the Moon River District, the Starland District, or the Victorian District. 
  10. Of all of the fantastic neighborhoods and great things to do in Savannah, Georgia, one of the best is to thoroughly embrace the Historic Landmark District, which we’ll cover below. 
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Explore The Savannah Historic District

Savannah is often considered one of the world’s friendliest cities, thanks to the heavy dose of old-world southern charm you’ll encounter everywhere you go. So far, we’ve talked about the best places to stay in Savannah, and we’ve listed some of our favorite things to do in Savannah, Georgia, too. Now, we’ll turn our attention to the historic charm found in Savannah’s historic district.

When you settle in at our Select Registry Bed and Breakfasts – rated as the best places to stay in Savannah – you’ll be right in this historic heart of the city. Savannah’s Historic District is the most extensive Historic Landmark District in the entire country. In it, you’ll find 22 unique squares worth exploring, each filled with a range of museums, churches, mansions, monuments, and even forts dating back to the Revolutionary & Civil War eras.

The Savannah historic district was first established in 1966 to preserve the unique city plan and impressive historical buildings. The Savannah historic district extends from the Savannah River south to Gwinnett Street and East Broad Street westward to Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard.

If you want to see some of the city’s earliest examples of architecture, head to the Washington, Warren, and Greene Wards. For the popular Federal Brick-Style homes, turn to famous examples like the Owens-Thomas House and Scarbrough House.

Later, styles shifted towards the Greek Revival style, which you can see in the Christ Church (1838) and the United States Customs House (1848-1852). Finally, in the late 1850s, Savannah’s style exploded with Italianate, Queen Anne, Gothic, and other exotic revival styles, many of which are seen in prominent residences from the era. This and more can be easily spotted in the Savannah historic district, which positively oozes with charm and architectural beauty. 

Whether you simply want to stroll through these historic streets, admiring the sights as you go, or whether you want to fully immerse yourself with ghost tours through Savannah, there’s no place quite like the Savannah historic district. Of course, all of this and more will be at your fingertips when you choose to Stay Select. Get ready to discover why we’re the best places to stay in Savannah – book your room at our Georgia Bed and Breakfasts today!

Best Places to Stay in Savannah

Azalea Inn & Villas

Located in a quiet residential area in the famed Historic District of Savannah Georgia, amid brick-lined sidewalks you will find Savannah’s jewel, the Azalea Inn & Gardens. We invite you to take a deep breath of history, explore by foot or trolley, the 22 green living spaces (parks), immerse yourself in Savannah’s pleasures.

Experience world-class music festivals, internationally renowned dining, exceptional art galleries, antique shopping, and funky one-of-a-kind boutiques. The inn is within easy walking distance of all this city has to offer and with the aid of our staff staff, you won’t miss a thing! 

Guests rave about our location and say we are the best Bed and Breakfast in Savannah!

The Inn on West Liberty

The Inn on West Liberty, situated in the heart of Savannah’s historic district, provides a luxurious bed and breakfast setting for guests to experience a sense of southern comfort and warm gracious hospitality. 

Built in 1871 the main house features seven beautifully appointed guest rooms, all with private bathrooms.  Situated across the courtyard from the main building is a lovely cottage house with a kitchen, living room, king-size bedroom, large bathroom with twin sinks, soaking tub, and walk-in shower.  We are consistently rated as the top and Breakfast in Savannah Georgia.

The building was designed by architect John B. Hogg, best known for his work of the Trinity Methodist Church on Telfair Square.  

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