Location and Travel:
For Monica’s Bachelorette, we made the quick road trip from Tampa, FL to Savannah, GA! It’s an easy 5 hour drive to a wonderfully charming city full of fun places to explore, beautiful parks and squares and lots of history!
If you are road tripping for your party and many are coming from the same location, we recommend renting a van! Road trips are always more fun with a larger group. PLUS you can all create a shared Spotify playlist and make bets/ games for when one of your songs comes on.
One of our favorite things about Savannah is the Open Container Law in the Historic District, patrons can carry up to a 16oz container filled with your drink of choice! So pack your cutest walking shoes, a reusable cup and sense of adventure!
Where We Stayed:
Our beautiful AirBnB was nestled in the Historic District and a short walk to River Street and Forsyth Park. It boasts two bedrooms, two full bathrooms, a half bath and full kitchen. This historic row home can comfortably slept 7 people, has plenty of seating and table space for meals and a parking for one car in the alley driveway.
We recommend staying in this area, it is beautiful with cute little coffee shops and restaurants nestled into the neighborhood. It’s an easy walk to the downtown area or a cheap uber if you’re going out with some heels on!
Keep in mind with shoe selection that Savannah is cobblestone streets – not exactly smooth ones – and steep staircases leading to the river. I’d avoid any shoes that aren’t at least a block heel!
TRUST US – they actually call one staircase in particular the Stairs of Death.
- Road Trip from Tampa to Savannah
- Check into AirBnb
- Pregame and decorate
- Savannah Slow Ride Pedal Pub This is a super fun activity for a group, up to 15 people can ride along on the pedal pub. During the 2 hour journey, you can hop on and off at popular watering holes, be sure to bring your to-go cup and a killer playlist (they provide the AUX cord). Savannah Slow Ride has partnerships with tons of places in the area and offer discount to patrons, just show them your Savannah Slow Ride wristband. PRO TIP: The quicker you are at each location, the more stops you can make. If you don’t love a bar, dump your drink in your cup and get to pedaling.
- Dinner at AirBnB – when making at home dinners our go to is always tacos and margs!
- Downtown bar hopping in the City Market area
- Karaoke! We recommend Chuck’s Bar
- Brunch and Bubbles at AirBnB
- Aerial Yoga Class at The Studio – Our bride was in the circus and we surprised her with this class. We were all kind of afraid and embarrassed at first but eventually everyone tried and was able to do all of the moves. Definitely a cool experience and the instructor were super nice and encouraging!
- Exploring Savannah
- Dinner at Jazz’d Tapas Lounge
- Rooftop Drinks at Rocks on the Roof
- Night Caps and Dessert at Lulu’s Chocolate Bar
- Southern Comfort Breakfast at Clary’s Cafe
- Road Trip from Savannah to Tampa
Savannah has so much to offer, here are some recommendations:
Ghost Tours and Cemeteries: Savannah is home to Bonaventure Cemetery, one of the largest area cemeteries with over 100 acres, gorgeous oak trees, notable burials and famous statues. It is open to the public during the day and the historical society offer tours. If you’re seeking some serious paranormal activity, ghost tours are very popular in Savannah. You can explore haunted locations such as mansions, pubs and bars, ride around in a funeral hearse and search for the glowing orbs.
Food Tour: Savannah Taste Experience is a wonderful way to eat and drink around the downtown area, enjoy samples from six foodie spots and learn some facts about this historical town.
Gamer’s Haven: The Chromatic Dragon is such a unique restaurant and bar, they offer a large selection of console games, strategic board games, party games as well as jenga, cornhole and trivia nights! Our favorite board games are: Codenames, Cards Against Humanity, Scattergories, and Telestrations! And of course, a night is never complete without some heated Mario Kart races.
This monochromatic party kit came with everything we needed! Once we arrived at the AirBnB, we sent the bride and a friend to the liquor store and we quickly decorated and layed out all the swag and emergency kits. Each party goer received a “babe” Fanny Pack, personalized stainless steel tumbler and emergency kit full of goodies for the weekend!
Based on 10 party goers and 1 Bride:
Airbnb: $1200 (two nights) , $120 per person
Aerial Yoga Class: $20 per person
Pedal Pub: $45 per person
Fanny Pack: $18 per person
Reusable Tumbler: $12 per person
Emergency Kits: $50 for all the supplies
Decoration: $25, Miss to Mrs Classy & Sassy Kit
Total: $437.50 per person (plus meals/drinks)
If you’re trying to figure out a great party location we always recommend the Florida Keys. Check out our post about Key West!