When staying at the Presidents’ Quarters Inn, we figured you could use some suggestions when it comes to what’s best in town. The Best of Savannah Readers Poll special issue breaks down everything from arts and culture to shopping and recreation.
Here are a few highlights from this year’s Best of Savannah:
Best Bike Path – Rails to Trails
This is a unique 6-mile trail with an intriguing history. It follows the path of the old Tybee rail line that once connected Savannah to the beaches of Tybee Island. It is open to walkers, runners, and bikers.
Best Place of Worship – Cathedral of St. John the Baptist
This Roman Catholic Cathedral sits at 222 East Harris Street. It is a parish that is “rich in history and filled with spirit.” The first cornerstone was laid in the late 1700s.
Best Tour Company – Old Savannah Tours
Bringing Savannah’s history to life, Old Savannah Tours offers a wide range of tours. From historic to haunted, there’s something for everyone. It was voted best tour every year since 2003 and is the largest Savannah-owned and operated company. Locals ride for free!
Best New Restaurant – The 5 Spot
This new restaurant is a casual neighborhood kitchen and bar in Habersham Village. It serves an American menu and is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Best Food Event – Savannah Jewish Food Festival
The annual Jewish Food Festival features all the classics like matzoh ball soup, blintzes and challah. It’s often referred to simply as “Shalom Y’all,” and will celebrate its 25th edition this October.
Best Italian Restaurant – Leoci’s Trattoria
The pasta is made fresh on site at Leoci’s Trattoria. You’ll enjoy delicious Italian favorites and a boisterous atmosphere.
Best Seafood Restaurant – The Crab Shack
This is one of the all-time perennial winners in the history of the Readers Poll. It continues to be a favorite among those looking for fresh seafood.
Best Place to Spot a Celebrity – The Jinx
The Jinx has won in numerous categories for years and years. This year, it won Best Overall Bar, Downtown Bar, Live Music Bar, Happy Hour, Bar Staff and more!
Best Islands Bar – Molly McGuire’s
This hot spot has been on Wilmington Island for just over three years. People come to Molly McGuire’s for its food, frozen drinks and family friendly atmosphere. It has been referred to as an “outdoor Cheers.”
Best Upscale Bar – Circa 1875 Gastro Pub
You’ll find delicious martinis, candlelight and the opportunity to rub elbows with Savannah’s elite at Circa 1875 Gastro Pub. It hopes to expand in the future and incorporate even more of an authentic Parisian feel.
Recreation, Health & Beauty
Best Yoga Studio – Savannah Yoga Center
This studio on Bull Street has been chosen for the past seven years in a row. It offers a variety of classes all day long.
Best Massage Therapist – Spa Bleu
Spa Bleu is located at the corner of Bull and Broughton Streets. Known as the downtown oasis, try their Raindrop Aromatherapy Massage.
These are just a few of this year’s Best of Savannah winners. Click here to read more.
And now that you have a list of all the Best of Savannah, don’t forget to reserve your room at the Presidents’ Quarters Inn. Our historic bed and breakfast features 16 richly appointed suites with decorative fireplaces and several rooms with balconies overlooking the courtyard. Learn more about our accommodations here!
Photo courtesy of: Ron Cogswell