Shopping in Savannah As with dining, nightlife, hotels, history, tours, and a multitude of other ways to be entertained that have been perfected with Savannah's ongoing renaissance, shopping too is a pleasure to be savored. While in Savannah, a day or weekend of shopping can be the main event no matter what the object or item you find yourself hunting. In fact, from high end to bargain shoppers and from Antiques to Zebra prints (A to Z) there is a very good chance you'll find exactly what you seek in Savannah's plentiful shopping malls, plaza's boutiques, gift shops and specialty stores.
The Historic District is known for its points of interest, tours and of course its historical sites and one might expect only a variety of souvenir shops with the higher tourism traffic but don't be dissuaded from shopping this lively area. With its tree lined streets, garden squares and ornate architecture, this area has literally hundreds of unique and individually owned shops offering wares from home goods to baked goods, chic shoes to art deco designs. Within these city blocks you'll find everything from French provincial antiques and reproductions to hand-rolled cigars. In the Historic District you'll find mixed in with a view into the making of our county, many restaurants to entice you with irresistible menus, tours galore for your edification and a very satisfying shopping experience. Don't miss the opportunity to shop the Historic District.
No touring for you today? Just want to shop? How about Midtown? Here you'll find streets with names like: Abercorn and Habersham, which call to mind haberdasheries of old, and words like shop-keep and purveyor to describe the folks behind the counters. In truth, these modern-day shops offer the likes of clothiers, kitchenware outfitters, floral galleries and eclectic shops with antiques, art, gift and jewelry. Of course there are restaurants to stop and rejuvenate for lunch before returning to your shopping excursion.
Of course Abercorn Street runs all the way to Southside for those who prefer the department store and mall shopping. Southside shopping will excite the outlet or bargain shopper and the mall shopper alike. There is the Oglethorp Mall, Savannah Mall, the Outlet Mall, each with a variety of stores from which to choose. Offering the Outlet Mall and more commonly known stores such as Sam's Club and Walmart for the diehard bargain hunter and also the tried and true higher end merchandisers like Dillard's, Belk, and Macy's you'll find just about anything you can imagine. Though not all large stores, there are plenty of individual shops, bakeries, florists, tobacconists, and gift stores at the Southside for your shopping selection.
One cannot truly say they have shopped Savannah until they have spent at least an afternoon on River Street. With new construction accenting the bluff with an influx of new business, there is always a new restaurant to try while shopping and taking in the scenic waterfront views of the Savannah River. River Street area includes a portion of East Bay Street, Bull Street and the Abercorn Ramp; an area chock full of clothiers, spas, jewelers, book stores, artisan and craft galleries, and much else that might appeal to your shopping tastes. The River Street area also includes the City Market which houses over 50 vendors in an open-air market each offering unique goods from places around the world including but not limited to, "Ireland, Costa Rica, Nepal, Peru, Japan, Vietnam and of course, the South."
So, if you have a hankerin' for shopping, fine weather, wondrous variety, good food and fine southern hospitality, come to Savannah, spend a little time, spend a little money, soak up a little culture and have the time of your life.
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