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There’s always something new to discover in Savannah! From restaurants and rooftops to shops and museums, here’s what’s new in Savannah this year! 

The Thompson Savannah

Savannah's rooftop scene has exploded with stunning spaces in recent years, and Bar Julian at the new Thompson Savannah hotel is no exception! This handsome rooftop space offers panoramic views of downtown Savannah, the Savannah River and the up-and-coming Eastern Wharf district.

Enmarket Arena

The highly-anticipated Enmarket Arena might be Savannah’s biggest addition of late. The 9,500 maximum seat capacity sporting and events venue is located about a mile west of Savannah's Historic District. The completion of Enmarket Arena is the first milestone in a larger development plan for Savannah's west side. 

The exterior facade of Savannah's Enmarket Arena.

Ardsley Station

One of Savannah's newest restaurants is located off the beaten path, just north of Victory Drive. The menu features a variety of options, from rich dishes like poutine and truffle lobster mac to light bites and hand-crafted cocktails. With outdoor patio seating, this Starland eatery is a fun hangout for date nights, small gatherings, or private events.

Savannah Underground

The Savannah Underground is the perfect blend of theatrical entertainment and spooky storytelling. The entrance can be tricky to find, tucked away on West Boundary Street beneath the I-16 flyover, but once guests arrive they are immediately immersed in the black box-style performance space. This combination of live theatre meets ghost tour is unlike anything else in Savannah!

Audience members are immersed in the horror theatre experience at the Savannah Underground

Mint to Be Mojito Bar

Mint to Be Mojito Bar is the newest offering from the locally-adored Latin Chicks restaurant. Look onto Wright Square while you nosh on handmade empanadas and sip fresh mojitos and cocktails. Be sure to explore the cozy space thoroughly, rumor has it there's a speakeasy-style champagne bar for those who are looking in the right place. 

Franklin's

If you fancy sipping your coffee in a gorgeous space, then head straight for Franklin's Coffee Shop on Liberty Street. This Instagram-worthy spot not only has a delightful cafe beverage menu, they also serve up delicious breakfast, brunch and lunch items. The croque-monsieur is lifechanging, and be sure to wash it down with a boozy coffee. 

The interior of Franklin's Coffee Shop, courtesy of Franklin's Facebook.

Tybee Island Marine Science Center

The Tybee Island Marine Science Center opened the doors to its state-of-the-art North Beach location last year. The  museum features permanent exhibits in addition to year-round education programs for island visitors and student groups. They also celebrated the re-release of Admiral, the rehabilitated sea turtle that was found as a hatchling in a hotel bathroom on Tybee Island several years ago. 

Cuban Window Cafe

New to the Victorian District food scene is the Cuban Window Cafe on Abercorn Street. Choose from traditional favorites like ham croquettes, Cuban sandwiches and Cafe Cubano. Open bright and early at 6 a.m. on weekdays and 7 a.m. on weekends until 9 p.m. daily, this is the almost anytime stop for delicious Cuban food in Savannah.

The Cuban Window Cafe in Savannah's Victorian District

Zunzibar

The wait is finally over! A hybrid eatery combining the delicious food menu of Zunzi's with the imaginitive drink menu of Treylor Park is now open! Zunzibar is a fusion of two fan-favorite Savannah restaurants in the heart of historic Savannah. Come for the conquistadors, stay for the craft cocktails. 

Sea Wolf Tybee

The last place on our list technically opened its doors at the end of 2020, but when you're on Tybee time, that's neither here nor there. Sea Wolf Tybee is truly a one-of-a-kind place, even by Tybee Island standards. The weekly menus rotate with religious regularity and are full of fresh oysters, vegan creations, gourmet hot dogs and inventive cocktails. Don't leave Tybee Island without stopping by this eclectic, coastal hangout!

Sea Wolf Tybee on Tybee Island, serving gourmet hot dogs, oysters, vegan food and champagne.

Be sure to put Savannah at the top of your 2022 bucket list! Check out these new things to do in Savannah during your next visit.

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