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23 Savannah Spots to Support Your Resolutions (Even if Your Only Goal Is to Try a New Brew)

Ah, January. This first month of the year always seems to take on an air of optimism, and personally, we love that. We’re pretty passionate people here at Upper East River, and with that, comes a drive to do, be, make. While we might be focusing most of that energy on big plans for our neighborhood in 2021, we have also been thinking about what you all might be up to. In that spirit, we thought we’d share a few of our favorite Savannah spots to support your resolutions!

Crack open the planner or your notes app, and let’s talk must-do, must-see.

Take Steps Toward Greater Health


fresh produce

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Get the freshest foods possible, at one of Savannah’s several lovely farmers’ markets. Your options include the Tybee Island Farmers’ & Artisans’ Market, Farmers Market Bluffton, and Forsyth Farmers’ Market. While some of those require more of a drive than others, they each have their own unique offerings. What they share is an abundance of beautiful whole foods.

fresh juice

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The health-conscious individual should also be sure to stop in at Blend + Press Wellness Bar. It is one of the only small juice spots in the city and, if its fans are any indication, so worth the visit.

yoga practice

Photography by Polina Tankilevitch

Yoga is good for body and soul, and Savannah is all about it. Savannah Yoga, Dancing Dogs Yoga, and Savannah Power Yoga are just three of the Hostess City’s awesome studios.

Work on a New Skill



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Attend cocktail classes at the American Prohibition Museum. Certified bartenders will teach you how to make delicious drinks while telling you all about the history behind them. You’ll come away with new party facts and tricks!

artist drawing

Photography by Ava Motive

If you’ve got a specific skill in mind that you’d like to develop, consider the educational mecca you’ve got right next door: SCAD. There’s also The Studio School, which offers classes by several esteemed and talented artists.

Engage the Palate


latte art coffee

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Coffee lovers, if you haven’t been to Perc, Gallery Espresso, Bitty & Beau’s, or Savannah Coffee Roasters, you simply must. Even if you have been, we’re sure there is probably a specialty brew or two that you haven’t sipped!

wine tasting

Photography by Andrea Piacquadio

If wine is more your pace, we’ve got a few favorite spots for you, too. The Emporium Kitchen and Wine Market has become a local institution for many reasons, but the wine list is certainly up there.

The Grey food NY Times

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And foodies, don’t worry, we didn’t forget about you! Have you been to The Grey? Regardless of the answer, you should probably go. The immaculate menu is the masterwork of executive chef Mashama Bailey, and it is such an incredible experience. This is truly one of our favorite Savannah spots.

Learn More About Culture and History



Photography by Riccardo Bresciani

Be sure to check out all of the events offered by the establishments of Coastal Heritage Society. There is so much to do for those who appreciate taking a walk through the past and learning about how our local and regional world came to be. Telfair Museums also has some great options, like the oldest art museum in the South.


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Bookworms, take a trip to Books on Bay! If you’re looking to dive into culture and history, and also love (or want to learn to love) reading, this shop is perfect for you. Its tagline says “Spectacular Vintage Books,” and indeed, the Books on Bay staff has proven expert at sourcing the coolest finds. And since they’re vintage and often Savannah-focused, they can sometimes provide a wonderfully fascinating look into the city.

walking tour

Photography by Cottonbro

Savannah is one of the most walkable cities, so why not take a walking tour! Grab a few family members and friends, and explore the architecture and surroundings on your own, making observations and taking photos as you go. Or, sign up for one of many local guided tours. A few of our recommendations: Savannah Bonaventure Dash Tours, My City Savannah Tour, and Architectural Savannah.

Buy a Home


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Last on our list is our very own Upper East River! Maybe one of your big goals for the year is to buy a new home? We’d love to welcome you into the neighborhood, and we hope you’ve gotten some aspirational ideas from this list of Savannah spots to support your resolutions!


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