The ‘Hostess City of the South’ doesn’t disappoint when it comes to food. Yes, there’s all the traditional Southern cuisine battered and fried that’s oh-so-good, but ‘New South’ cuisine will surprise you with its classic ingredients prepared in creative ways. With so much to choose from, it can be overwhelming. A good solution is to sample it all, and there’s no better way than a good old fashioned food tour.
The Savannah Taste Experience offers the perfect introduction to the city with its fully narrated three-hour walking tour. You’ll stop at various restaurants and specialty food stores to sample regional favorites and learn about Savannah’s colorful history along the way. The tour concludes at City Market for even more dining deliciousness.
Take a seat and relax as you visit six of Savannah’s popular eateries serving staples such as succulent BBQ meat, soul food and fried green tomatoes. Most of the 15-mile loop along the Historic District will be explored via an air-conditioned bus with the occasional chance to get off and stretch your legs. And every tour culminates with a stop at Paula Dean’s legendary The Lady and Son’s Restaurant.
Join KT O’Brien for a historical walking tour to discover Savannah’s beautiful architecture and scenery while enjoying local artisan chocolate truffles and locally roasted coffee. The tour lasts approximately two hours and focuses on the stories by those of Native American, African and Irish descent that often go unnoticed.
Think of it as the classy version of a pub crawl. You’ll spend three leisurely hours learning some history as you sample some of the local libations through the Historic District. Sample a glass of Madeira wine with a cheese plate at Jazz’d Tapas Bar, then six different meads at Savannah Bee Company. After the mead, it’s mint julep time at 17Hundred90 Inn & Restaurant. Finally, you’ll finish with a bang with Savannah’s most famous drink – a glass of Chatham Artillery Punch at the Pirate’s House.
If Savannah is known for anything, it’s spirits – the ghoulish and drinking kind. Combine them both by exploring Savannah’s most haunted pubs, each complete with a creepy story. You’ll pick up your glow-in-the-dark to-go cups and head out to visit and enjoy four or five pubs while taking a detour now and then to visit some of Savannah’s most haunted sites.