Miss Zoe at Hotel Indigo Savannah Historic District. Photo by Teresa Earnest
Things to Do
Explore the History, Sights and Charm with Old Savannah Tours
The unlimited on-and-off trolley tour with Old Savannah Tours includes stops at favorite locations in the historic district with appearances by some of Savannah’s most famous residents.
* Tours begin at Savannah Visitor Center; Stops throughout the Historic District.
Pup guidelines: Small dogs welcome.
Discover the City in a Savannah Pedicab
Savannah Pedicab’s bike taxi service area stretches from Bay Street (with access to River Street via the elevator) to Park Avenue just south of Forsyth Park and west from MLK Jr. Blvd to East Broad St. This scenic area showcases Savannah’s most striking architecture and prominent historic sites. See the city in the open air of a Savannah bicycle taxi with your pup in tow!
Taste Local Brews at Service Brewing Co.
Veteran-owned and operated, Service Brewing Co. in Savannah is dedicated to honoring those that have put their lives at risk and their country and community first. Proceeds from the Tasting Room are used to assist charities that support our country's service men and women and first responders.
At this craft brewery, you can feel (and taste!) the love, creativity and authenticity behind every pour. Tours and tastings are offered on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Dogs are welcome on the beer garden patio. Bonus: Look out for Miss Zoe herself at the brewery! Her parents are the owners.
Browse a full list of pet-friendly Georgia breweries.
Learn the History of Savannah on Oliver Bentleys Historic Dog Walk Tour
History isn't just for humans! "Embark on a tour of tales" with Ollie B. through Savannah's Historic District. Bring your pup and learn all about the amazing history of the city called the Hostess City... two and four-legged history alike.
Look for Ghosts at Bonaventure Cemetery
Named one of the 10 most beautiful cemeteries in the United States, Bonaventure Cemetery also received fame when it was featured in "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil." Bonaventure is pet-friendly and also one of the popular dog parks in the city.
Pamper Your Pup at WoofGang Bakery
WoofGang Bakery is Savannah's neighborhood pet store with three stores around the city. Find everything you need from Savannah dog treats to leashes and collars to doggie apparel. They have it all!
Shop for Art & Home Goods at Sylvester & Co.
Find everything you need to make your house a home at Sylvester & Co! Bring a beautiful souvenir home with you to remind you of your trip.
Spend the Day at Skidaway Island State Park
Located near historic Savannah, Skidaway Island State Park borders Skidaway narrows, a part of Georgia's intracoastal waterway. Trails wind through maritime forest and past salt marsh, leading to a boardwalk and observation tower. Visitors can watch for deer, fiddler crabs, raccoon, egrets and other wildlife.
Take in a Baseball Game during the Savannah Bananas’ Bark in the Park Games
The Savannah Bananas are an amateur baseball team in the Coastal Plain League, collegiate summer baseball league that began in 2016. Bring your pup and catch a game during their Bark in the Park events.
Treat Yourself at Savannah Bee Company
Visit Savannah Bee Company and discover your favorite honey during a signature honey tasting! They are internationally admired for their specialty honeys and luxurious, natural body care.
Stroll Around Forsyth Park
This large city park is one of the most photographed in the city! With a decorative fountain set among 30 tree-lined acres, Forsyth Park is heaven for dogs and people alike. Low water fountains make sure your pup stays cool any time of year.
Uncover History at Fort Pulaski National Monument
Fort Pulaski National Monument offers visitors and guests daily interpretive programs, including guided fort tours, fort orientations and historic weapons demonstrations. With history and beautiful scenery, It’s the perfect spot to hike with your pup.
Named for Casimir Pulaski who lost his life in the unsuccessful siege of Savannah in 1779, Fort Pulaski was built between 1829 and 1847 on Cockspur Island to guard the sea-approach to Savannah. During the American Civil War, occupied by Confederate troops in 1861, the fort fell to Union forces in April 1862. This was the first time rifled cannon were used in warfare.
Visit Wormsloe State Historic Site for Gorgeous Views
A breathtaking avenue sheltered by live oaks and Spanish moss leads to the tabby ruins of Wormsloe State Historic Site, the colonial estate of Noble Jones (1702-1775). Jones was a humble carpenter who arrived in Georgia in 1733 with James Oglethorpe and the first group of settlers from England. Wormsloe's tabby ruin is the oldest standing structure in Savannah. The gorgeous historic site is open Tuesday through Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Walk Down River Street & through Savannah’s Historic District
On River Street, restaurants, pubs and unique shops housed in old cotton warehouses border a nine-block cobbled-stone concourse of riverside parks ideal for strolling with your pup and watching the ships go by!
Adopt a New Member to Your Furry Family
Why not add one more pup (or kitten) to your family while on vacation? Adopt, volunteer or support the Savannah Humane Society during your stay!
Places to Stay
With artful décor and relaxed urban vibe, Andaz Savannah is a new concept by Hyatt providing a fashionable lodging experience in the Historic District.
Pup guidelines: non-refundable fee of $150. Please inform hotel at least three nights prior to your stay. Pet Program includes a doggie bed, two bowls and gourmet treats. Limit: 50 pounds per dog or two dogs up to 75 pounds combined weight restriction.
Tip: While you’re off exploring the city, treat your pet to a day at Blissful Buddha Pet Service.
The Bohemian Hotel Savannah Riverfront, Autograph Collection
Overlooking the Savannah River, this swanky hotel with chic design and vintage charm is just steps from River Street, shopping, dining and City Hall. Visit Rocks on the Roof, famous for cocktails and scenic views.
Pup guidelines: Maximum one pet (dog 80 pounds or less; no cats) per room; non-refundable fee of $150 USD
Hotel Indigo Savannah
Perched on the corner of Bay and Jefferson Streets in the heart of Savannah's historic district lies the "Grand Lady of the Bay." This 19th century, sprawling architectural masterpiece once housed famed Georgia merchant Simon Guckenheimer. Today, it stands as Hotel Indigo Savannah, a charming boutique hotel that effortlessly combines modern luxury, contemporary design and respectful nods to its impressive past.
Pup guidelines: Maximum of two pets per room, up to 80 pounds each are welcome. Guide and Service animals are permitted. A $75 fee is applied per stay.
Mansion on Forsyth Park
Savannah's most eclectic hotel, Mansion on Forsyth Park, is located within the Historic District. This hotel destination is groomed to perfection and polished for the enjoyment of today's guest. This luxury hotel incorporates the exterior architecture and design of an original 18,000 square feet Victorian Romanesque Mansion – now home to 700 Drayton Restaurant, Casimir's cocktail lounge, Carriage Wine Cellar and 700 Kitchen Cooking School.
Pup guidelines: Two dog maximum, 40 pounds or less with a non-refundable fee of $150 USD
The Thunderbird Inn
Named one of USA Today’s Top 10 Best Retro Hotels in the USA, The Thunderbird Inn offers groovy digs for pop culture travelers. Hot popcorn on arrival, complimentary in-room Moon Pie and RC Cola, vintage décor and complimentary Krispy Kreme donuts each morning make this a swinging place to stay.
Tip: A new dog run adds to the appeal of an already pet-pampering experience with fresh bedding and treats available in select pet-friendly rooms. They even provide doggie bags!
The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa
This harbor-front resort is easily accessible to River Street and Savannah’s Historic District via a complimentary ferry service. Spacious rooms and suites are appointed with famous Westin Heavenly Beds.
Pup guidelines: Dogs up to 40 pounds are allowed; a $100 non-refundable fee is charge regardless of size or breed.
Where to Eat
Operating since the 1700s, this four-block open market now features shopping, dining and artworks in restored warehouses.
The Collins Quarter
Foxy Loxy Café
Foxy Loxy Café is a coffee shop, bakery and Tex-Mex cantina. Stop in to satisfy those coffee cravings, dine on their hand-crafted tacos or unwind with a glass of wine. Enjoy live music every Tuesday night by local and regional musicians.
Huey’s on the River
This New Orleans-style restaurant serves Cajun dishes for brunch, lunch and dinner. There are four dog-friendly outdoor tables overlooking Savannah’s famous River Street.
Leopold’s Ice Cream
This popular ice cream parlor with marble soda fountain also serves soups and sandwiches. Special sundaes are made especially for your dog – vanilla ice cream topped with an Ollie B. Biscuit treat – for outside dining.
Moon River Brewing Company
In the dog-friendly beer garden at Moon River Brewing Company, you can sample the brewer’s craft beers while your dog laps up a bowl of ice-cold Savannah tap water.
Six Pence Pub
This pub serves as variety of soups, salads and sandwiches. In addition to being in the movies (the exterior appeared in the 2009 “Something to Talk About” starring Julia Roberts), Six Pence Pub allows dogs on the outdoor patio and provides water to all pups.
More Pet-Friendly Restaurants in Savannah:
- B Matthews Eatery – Small outdoor seating area is very dog-friendly.
- Boar’s Head Grill & Tavern – Dogs are permitted in the outdoor dining area.
- Funky Brunch Café – Canopy dining area is dog-friendly
- Goose Feathers an Express Café & Bakery
- J. Christopher’s – A dog menu is available!
- Sentient Bean - Across from Forsyth Park, there is a funky garden in the back that’s dog-friendly.
- Treylor Park – Dogs are allowed in the outdoor beer garden (in back of the restaurant).
- Vinnie Van Go-Go’s