Lovers of the Lowcountry know that our region is home to some of the most iconic Southern cities! Savannah, Georgia, is one of them. The “Hostess City of the South” is home to the Forrest Gump filming location, historic antebellum architecture, and countless other points of interest. The best way to see it is to take a day trip from nearby Bluffton, South Carolina! This charming small town is just 35 minutes away by car. Below, we’ve compiled everything you need to know before embarking on a fabulous day trip from Bluffton to Savannah. For even more local recommendations, be sure to access our free Bluffton Vacation Guide!
Bluffton to Savannah: The Ultimate Lowcountry Day Trip
Getting from Bluffton to Savannah
If you’re hankering to experience some small-city Southern hospitality during your visit to Bluffton, you’ll be happy to know that there are multiple ways to get to Savannah. While the most popular mode of transportation for visitors is a car, there are also bus and taxi services available if you’d rather leave your car behind. You can even take a ferry to Savannah from Daufuskie Island!
What to Do in Savannah
Check Out the Bonaventure Cemetery
Savannah is a history buff’s paradise! The beautiful Bonaventure Cemetery is just one of this city’s many antebellum treasures. Be sure to snap a photo of the famous “Bird Girl” statue!
Treat Your Taste Buds to Some Southern Soul Food
In the “Hostess City of the South,” Southern hospitality runs deep. There’s no better place to experience this than one of Savannah’s renowned restaurants! Try Husk, Pirate House, The Lady and Sons (Paula Deen’s brainchild), Circa 1875, or Cotton and Rye. You won’t go hungry here!
Stroll Forsyth Park
You may recognize the Forsyth Park Fountain for its signature green hue around the time of Savannah’s annual St. Patrick’s Day Celebration, but it’s a year-round attraction! This beautiful fountain is the centerpiece of 30-acre Forsyth Park, Savannah’s largest. Take a stroll and keep an eye out for the famous Forrest Gump Bench in nearby Chippewa Square!
Shop ‘Til You Drop
Broughton Street is the place to be if you’re looking to shop ‘til you drop in Savannah. There are countless local boutiques and big brand names to encounter along this vibrant street!
Experience a River Street Sunset
Savannah is a highly walkable city. After satisfying your inner shopaholic, make your way over to River Street to experience an iconic sunset. You won’t want to miss the gorgeous views of the Savannah River and Talmadge Bridge as the sun sinks below the skyline.
At the end of an adventure-filled day in Savannah, you’ll want a tranquil and comfortable place to get a good night’s sleep. Avoid the nighttime crowds in Savannah and return to luxurious Old Town Bluffton Inn! You’ll love our elegant, French Heritage guest rooms and friendly, personalized service. You can even grab a glass of wine at our boutique, on-site bar, then relax on your open-air front porch! Each of our incredible guest rooms features plush beds, hand-picked decor items, and premium amenities. The next day, you’ll wake to a complimentary breakfast, exquisite coffees and teas, and plenty of nearby things to do. You’ll want to return again and again! At Old Town Bluffton Inn, you can also enjoy easy access to Hilton Head Island, Beaufort, Charleston, and more!