Stylish rooftop lounges? Check. Plenty of pampering for your entire squad? Yep. And did we mention you can carry your cocktails in the street? The Hostess City offers unlimited ways to kiss the single life goodbye in high Southern style. Before you walk down the aisle, say “I do” to these bachelorette party ideas.
Staying downtown is a good idea, as you’ll be able to walk to Savannah’s most buzzing restaurants, shopping and nightlife. Andaz Savannah is right in the heart of it all at Ellis Square, with private pool cabanas and a hip cocktail bar, 22 Square, that may just tempt you to make it a hotel staycation.
Start the day by spoiling yourselves at one of our sumptuous downtown spas, like Heavenly Spa by Westin, Spa Bleu or Savannah Day Spa. Polished Beauty Lounge, a trendy nail boutique with swoon-worthy interiors, can host private parties with BYO- music, food and adult beverages.
For brunch, head to the airy, Aussie-inspired The Collins Quarter for light bites and champagne cocktails. A few blocks south, The Gryphon Tea Room serves a range of teas, sandwiches and cakes in a breathtaking setting that feels like a little slice of Europe in Savannah.
If you and your girls are looking to get glam before your night out, stroll down fashion-forward Broughton Street, which has been called Savannah’s answer to Fifth Avenue. Here, you’ll find local boutiques like Copper Penny, Midge and Emily McCarthy & Co. alongside top-name national retailers. For unique jewelry, perfumes and other one-of-a-kind treasures, stop at The Paris Market & Brocante (don’t leave without getting a French frozen hot chocolate). Walk a few short blocks to City Market for more shopping, or hop on a horse-drawn carriage (try Carriage Tours of Savannah) for a leisurely tour of the Historic District. For one of Savannah’s favorite ways to browse around, join a Sip n’ Shop tour where you can sip on succulent wine and shop some of Savannah’s finest boutiques.
For pre-dinner drinks, get a bird’s eye view of the Savannah River and bustling River Street at Rocks on the Roof, perched atop the Bohemian Hotel. From there, go underground (literally) for live music and small plates at the always-swinging Jazz’d Tapas Bar. Or, if you’re feeling extra fancy, reserve a table at The Olde Pink House for upscale Southern cuisine inside of an elegant Antebellum mansion. If you can resist the famous praline basket filled with ice cream and fresh fruit, save yourself for the sweet treats at Lulu’s Chocolate Bar, where you can nibble on homemade truffles and decadent pies while toasting dessert martinis or flutes of bubbly.
Still got some steam? Sing your heart out at Savannah Smiles Dueling Pianos Saloon, with audience interaction and onstage antics that could make any bride blush. In the morning, a Mexican mocha from The Coffee Fox (and a pair of dark sunglasses) should fix you right up.