Planning a fun bachelorette party for yourself or a lucky bride-to-be? There could hardly be a better destination than the ‘Hostess City’ of Savannah, Georgia!
The best time to visit this charming coastal city is undoubtedly spring or early summer when the city fills with azaleas in full bloom and average temperature highs hit a balmy 91°F. To keep the costs lower, consider September and early October when the summer rush is over but temperatures are still warm enough to enjoy the city’s open container laws. Yes, you heard us right – pin Franklin, Ellis & Johnson Squares to your Google Maps now to check out some of the BEST bar crawl locations.
Need more Savannah bachelorette party ideas to make your trip the most memorable yet? Keep reading to learn why we think Savannah is one of the best bachelorette party destinations!
How to get to Savannah
So, you’re set on a Savannah bachelorette party; let’s get you there.
By car: Planning to road trip your way to Georgia’s BEST bachelorette party destination? Savannah is easily accessible along the east coast via Interstate 95, or from Interstate 16 to the west. The closest large cities are Jacksonville, Charlotte, Atlanta & Orlando, all of which are under four hours away by car.
By air: Hilton Head International Airport (HHH) offers regular non-stop flights to over 35 cities across the USA, serviced by major airlines including Air Canada, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, JetBlue, and United to name just a few! The best way to get from the airport to downtown Savannah is by car (taxis and rideshare options like Uber and Lyft are available at the airport).
By public transport: If you aren’t fazed by a more leisurely journey, Savannah is a hub for Greyhound Bus Lines or you can catch an Amtrak train from Jacksonville, Charleston, and more cities along the Palmetto & Silver Service lines.
Getting around in Savannah
We love an easily walkable city and Savannah is one of the best bachelorette party destinations for this, with all the main Historic Quarter hotspots accessible on foot!
For any further-flung spots or simply to save your heel-clad feet (we’ve all been there), rideshare services like Uber & Lyft are readily available, or you can book a luxury limousine service to make your bar-hopping session even more memorable.
The DOT is also a free shuttle service, serving 20 stops around the Historic District and the Savannah Belles Ferry Landing. The shuttle operates during daytime hours (7am-7pm Monday through Friday, 10am-7pm on Saturday, and 10 am-6 pm on Sunday), so you’ll need to make another plan for getting around in the nighttime!
Where to stay in Savannah
There’s no contest in our minds: the best place to stay has to be Savannah’s Historic District. With attractions, shopping, and the best drinking & dining the city has to offer, everything you need to plan the best bachelorette party will be right at your fingertips.
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- Holiday Inn Savannah Historic District: This hotel is just a short walk from River Street in the Savannah Historic District, and a great location for shopping, dining, and entertainment. It also has a rooftop pool! Rooms start at around $130 per night.
- Airbnb can be a great way to save on accommodations. This Forsyth Park Victorian is a beautifully renovated Victorian home just four blocks from Savannah’s famous Forsyth Park. It can sleep 8 guests, with pricing starting at $130 per night.
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- River Street Inn: Beautifully located in a restored 200-year-old cotton warehouse on Savannah’s riverfront, River Street Inn captures the essence of this historic city with modern comforts, four poster beds, and great views, no matter the room. Rooms are priced from $160 per night.
- Magnolia House listed on Airbnb is another great option for your bachelorette group. The townhouse is a classic row home with all the modern comforts you may need. It sleeps 8 and is priced at around $350 per night.
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- Perry Lane Hotel: It’s all happening at this Perry Lane Hotel, a place where contemporary design meets the old soul spirit of Savannah. With a variety of luxurious rooms and suites to choose from, plus one of Savannah’s most sophisticated rooftop bars, Peregrin, this sets the tone for a swanky bachelorette with none of the pretension.
- JW Marriott Plant Riverside District: This luxury hotel on the Savannah riverfront has countless activities just a short walk away. The hotel is in the restored 1912 power plant (complete with the preserved iconic twin smokestacks), and the space now includes dining, nightlife, and even a 135-foot chrome dinosaur. Rooms are priced from $550 per night.
- The Liberty Street Townhouse listed on Airbnb is another great splurge option. The home is 3-stories, sleeps 8, and has an adjacent carriage house. The home is priced at $900 per night.
Best Things to Do at Savannah bachelorette party
Looking for the most fun bachelorette party ideas and activities to do in Savannah? With so much to offer across the city, we’ve done the hard work and picked out the very best activities to please any bride-to-be!
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- Savannah Slow Ride: One of the most fun bachelorette party ideas in Savannah, we just couldn’t miss the Savannah Slow Ride! Check out some of the city’s most historic local bars while on this pedal-powered trolley (with discounts on each, yes please!), and bring your to-go cups to stay hydrated whilst pedaling to the next stop. These trolleys might just be our new favorite way to travel!
- Take yourself to foodie paradise: In this city full of classic Southern delights, dining and drinking is an experience all its own. There are too many great spots to name-drop them all right now, but if we had to choose, we’d swing by Treylor Park for their BJ&J wings, hit up Starland Yard for perfect Insta-lunch with different food trucks daily, and A-J’s Dockside (on Tybee Island, about a 30-minute drive from downtown) to enjoy the best seafood in the city.
If your sweet tooth needs satisfaction after so much hearty Southern fayre, you’ve got to hit up Lulu’s Chocolate bar! Forrest Gump may have famously declared “life is like a box of chocolates” in Savannah but Lulu’s is way more than that with daily dessert specials and a to-die-for drinks menu (we’re dreaming of their White Chocolate Pomegranate Martini).
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- Cruise the Savannah River: For the brides seeking a more refined approach to sightseeing, Savannah Riverboat Cruises offer brunch, dinner, and sunset cruises onboard two traditional red, white and blue paddle-wheel riverboats. Capture that extra-exclusive feeling by chartering one of their private spaces.
- Get familiar with all the best haunts: Nope, it’s not just the rooftop bars we’re talking about: you may get a taste of the paranormal in one of the country’s most haunted cities. You could spot a ghost in the toilets at The Olde Pink House after a fine dining experience, or seek out a Ghost City Tour that soothes your scares with a tipple (or few) on a haunted pub crawl!
$$$: Worth the splurge
- Sip ‘n’ shop ‘til you drop: With complimentary wine & cocktails throughout, tickets to Sip ‘n’ Shop Savannah Tours are super affordable alone but with so many fabulous boutiques en route (each boasting exclusive discounts), you’ll struggle not to treat yourself again and again – you deserve it!
- Celebrate at boujee bars: With rooftop bars, cocktails and late-night laughter to rival any major city, Savannah boasts a bar scene to rival any other major city. You have a cocktail bar in a former armory (that’s Artillery to you), renowned live music at Rocks on the Roof, and password-protected Mata Hari, a 1920s speakeasy where you’ll need to befriend a local to find out the trick to entering!
Savannah Smiles Dueling Pianos is arguably one of the most fun ways to spend an evening, with interactivity that any bachelorette can relish, or you can head to McDonough’s for karaoke and lip sync competitions galore. Basically, bar-hopping in Savannah is so good that you’ll never want it to end, but the unique spots make it well and truly worth the indulgence!
We hope you enjoy your Savannah bachelorette party: don’t forget to tag @BDR on Instagram with all the best pictures from your trip!