Savannah’s River Walk is located alongside the Savannah River. The street that you will find yourself walking on is called River Street, but there is also a promenade area that is between the cobblestone street and the river.
Old cotton warehouses line River Street, but they have now been turned into shops, pubs, restaurants, and art galleries. There are seventy-five different businesses in all to explore and they could honestly take you all day to see.
One of the favorite shops is the River Street Sweets Candy Store. Inside, you will find all types of southern candy, as well as any other candy you can imagine! You are definitely not going to walk out of this candy shop without a bag in your hand! I prefer the fudge, but with all the pralines, candy apples, bear claws, cakes, and pies, you may have a difficult time choosing just one item.
The old-fashioned open-air market is another favorite because you can grab some souvenirs without missing out on the views of the river.
If you really want to see the river or the River Walk from a different perspective, I recommend taking one of the Savannah Riverboat Cruises. There are multiple cruises every day and you can even do a dinner or late-night cruise. The riverboat will take you down to Old Fort Jackson and back again, while you listen to a narrated tour of all the sights you are seeing along the way.
As you are walking along Savannah’s River Walk, you will want to take the time to stop at the many different historical sites. Those sites include the World War II Monument, Waving Girl Statue, and the Olympic Cauldron.
Don’t worry if you get hungry along the way either, because there are plenty of places to grab a bite to eat and a drink! Huey’s is perfect if you are craving beignets, while Olympic Café and Vic’s on the River offer something a little more substantial. If you want a drink with a view, then I recommend Rocks on the Rooftop. This rooftop bar never disappoints!
There are always different events and festivals held down at Savannah’s River Walk throughout the year, so you may want to plan your visit accordingly. A few of the more popular events include the Savannah Food & Wine Festival, Savannah Craft Brew Festival, Savannah Bacon Festival, and Christmas on the River.
I love visiting Savannah and think it is a must-see destination when you are doing a southern road trip. If you are ready to get your southern charm on, I can add this city your itinerary and have you exploring Savannah’s River Walk in no time at all!