Things to do in Savannah

Savannah Belle's Ferry

The Savannah Belles Ferry system provides free passage across the Savannah River between downtown’s riverwalk and Hutchinson Island, where the Savannah Convention Center is located.

The 2022 I.C.E. Exchange will be taking place at the Savannah Convention Center. I.C.E. has room blocks at two nearby hotels on either side of the river:

  • The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa (next door to the convention center)
  • Marriott Savannah Riverfront (in downtown Savannah)

The ferry is an essential mode of travel for getting around Savannah! I.C.E. attendees staying at the Marriott will utilize the ferry in order to get to the Convention Center each day for Exchange sessions and activities, and those staying at the Westin will utilize the ferry in order to get downtown. For anyone with ADA needs for transportation, a shuttle service will be provided to and from the Marriott Savannah Riverfront.

Please note the ferry schedule will be adjusted during the dates of the 2022 I.C.E. Exchange in order to accommodate timing of sessions and the number of attendees traveling from the Marriott Savannah Riverfront. The updated conference ferry schedule will be shared once it is available.

Dining

Entrance of Leopold's Ice CreamRestaurant in Savannah with garden A coffee shop with a blue awning and tables outside

Savannah is a charming, coastal town and the oldest city in Georgia. Many of its restaurants are located in beautiful 19th century homes, historic dining rooms, and on quaint rooftops. Not all Savannah dining venues take reservations, and those that do usually fill up fast! We recommend booking reservations ahead of time. For a list of Savannah’s best restaurants, please visit here.

 

Things to Do

Ghost Tour

 

Spooky image of an arched park entrance with an iron gate and an angel on top.

Celebrate Halloween early by going on one of Savannah’s highly-renowned ghost tours! Thrill-seekers around the world head to Savannah to catch a sight of paranormal activity. Did you know? Savannah is America’s most haunted city! One of the best ways to experience Savannah’s spooky side is by going on a Savannah ghost tour. If you’re not afraid of a little paranormal activity, add one of these haunted ghost tours of Savannah to your itinerary.

Forsyth Park

 

Water Fountain Surrounded by trees

Forsyth Park is a 30 acre park is nestled in the Historic Landmark District and is known for its Spanish moss draped oak trees, pedestrian/jogger-friendly sidewalks and the iconic fountain. The park's great fountain is one of Savannah's most recognizable landmarks, and is the perfect spot to snap a photo!

Location: 2 W Gaston St, Savannah, GA 31401. Distance from Westin: 1.8 miles. Distance from Marriott: 1.5 miles.

First African Baptist Church


Image of a grey church

First African Baptist is the oldest black church in North America, having been constituted in 1777. The church was an important site on the Underground Railroad, and even today you can still find holes in the floor boards that slaves in hiding once breathed through on their journey to freedom. 

Location: 23 Montgomery St, Savannah, GA 31401. Distance from Westin: 1.1 miles. ​Distance from Marriott: 0.9 miles.

Jepsen Center for the Arts


Modern white and glass building

The Jepson Center for the Arts opened to the public in 2006, and features over 7,500 square feet of gallery space for major traveling exhibitions of contemporary art and installations of works from the permanent collection.

​Location: 207 W York St, Savannah, GA 31401. Distance from Westin: 1.2 miles. Distance from Marriott: 1.0 mile.

Historic Savannah Guided Walking Tour


View of River Street, a brick lined pathway along a river.

Without a guided tour, you’re likely to miss the tales from Savannah’s rich history that make this city one of the top destinations in the South. A guide brings the Hostess City of the South to life by pointing out the buildings, monuments, and other historic attractions that mark Savannah’s development from Georgia’s first colony to the trending city that it is now.

Location: Noble Jones Tours, 127 Abercorn St Suite 202, Savannah, GA 31401. Distance from Westin: 1.1 miles. Distance from Marriott: 0.7 miles.

Bonaventure Cemetery


Status of an angel surrounded by trees

The perfect picture of Southern Gothic architecture and design, Bonaventure Cemetery is one of Savannah’s most frequented destinations. Made famous by John Berendt’s, “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil,” this multi-acre plot of good fortune (which is Bonaventure in Italian) has been captivating guests with its beauty since its establishment in the late 1700s.

Location: Bonaventure Cemetery, Savannah, GA 31401. Distance from Westin: 7 miles. Distance from Marriott: 4.1 miles.

Savannah Bike Tours


two people walking bikes in park

Named one of the ‘10 Best Tours in Savannah’ by Condé Nast Traveler, Savannah Bike Tours allows you to pedal through history. Seeing the city by bike allows to you cover a lot of ground and gets you to places motorized tours can’t. Plus, a bike tour is the fittest and greenest way to see the sights!

Location: 502 East Broughton Street, Savannah, GA 31401. Distance from Westin: 1.1 miles. Distance from Marriott: 0.4 miles.

City Market


A cart with red wheels filled with flowers, parked on a market street with people walking around

Savannah City Market is one of the areas must-see spots! Meet some of the city’s emerging artists, listen to live music, visit the American Prohibition Museum, or dine at one of their premier restaurants. This family-friendly attraction offers something for everyone!

Location: 219 W Bryan St, Savannah, GA 31401. Distance from Westin: 1.0 mile. Distance from Marriott: 0.8 miles.

Shopping

Visitors from all over come to Savannah to snag unique souvenirs and artisan-inspired keepsakes that can't be found elsewhere. From local art galleries to chic clothing stores, there's a Savannah shopping experience for everyone.