Discover some of Savannah’s finest shopping and dining on River Street. Take a relaxing stroll along the street and watch boats pass by on Savannah River and shop for souvenirs, local produce, books and clothing. River Street is known for some of Savannah’s best nightspots, bars and pubs.
Dine in restaurants with spectacular riverside views and take in one of the live music performances that are common in many of the bars and pubs. River Street is also near a number of historic Savannah attractions, including city squares, a nautical museum and a modern art gallery.
Emmet Park features grassy shaded areas and monuments. This small riverside park is next to River Street and is perfect for relaxing and picnicking. Notice the Chatham Artillery Monument, which honors a military unit established in the late 18th century. Other monuments include a Celtic cross dedicated to Savannah’s Irish citizens.
Many of River Street’s restaurants and retail stores are housed in historic buildings. Eat fresh seafood and modern American cuisine in a renovated warehouse. Experience classic Southern cooking with spectacular riverside views. Many of the converted warehouses on River Street date to the early 19th century.
River Street is also known for its local galleries and open-air marketplaces. Buy rare books from the early 18th century and browse a unique store selling Civil War era artifacts. River Street features two stores selling handmade candy and a store with more than 50 varieties of hand-roasted peanuts.
The Jepson Center is less than 1 mile (1.6 kilometers) from River Street. This renowned art gallery and museum features artworks by influential modern artists. See works by celebrated American painter and printmaker Jasper Johns. This exceptional museum features traveling exhibits and permanent collections that focus on thought-provoking contemporary art.
This popular street is located next to Savannah River in the historic downtown area. Stay in nearby accommodations, including self-catered apartments and luxury historic hotels. Metered street parking is available in the area.
Visit River Street for one-of-a-kind local items and some of the best seafood and Southern cooking in Savannah.