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River Street Savannah

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Address: River Street, Savannah, GA 31401
Phone Number: 912-234-0295
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Some of the stores don't just sell tourist stuff

There is a preponderance of souvenir shops but a few of the stores have true art to sell at affordable prices. The view of the river alone is worth the visit.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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Reston, Virginia
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West Hartford, CT
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

I like working waterfronts and I like history. River Street is worth a stroll especially in early evening after a day of more engaging Savannah sight seeing. Be prepared for bar after bar, restaurant after restaurant, souvenir shops galore, the usual tourist hustle. You ll also see historical buildings, cargo ships, cobble stone streets with a sense of place elucidating... More 

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Reston, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

There is a preponderance of souvenir shops but a few of the stores have true art to sell at affordable prices. The view of the river alone is worth the visit.

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Tampa, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

It has the feel of Mallory square in key west meets St Augustine. Something for all ages. River street treats and wet willys are a must every trip. Now they have Joes crab shack. Happy happy joy joy. its a must while in Savannah. must

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

We started visiting Savannah 15 years ago. Since then we have visited 6 times. The last visit 2 weeks ago will probably be our last. Parking is difficult, very crowded, panhandlers, and homeless type people abound. We did not see a police presence during the more than 4 hours we were in the area. The shops are filled with overpriced... More 

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New York City, New York
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Very beautiful scenery overlooking the river! We went on the Gospel Dinner Cruise on the Savannah Riverboat & it was the highlight of our trip! They were amazing & uplifting. True Southern essence. We did it for my Mom's birthday & they even sung her Happy Birthday. We visited some of the shops and everything was so quaint & charming.... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Historic buildings with shops on one side and the river on the other. Many places to sit and watch the freighters pass by. People were friendly and welcoming in the shops.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

A must street to walk during a visit to Savannah. Shoppes for anything your heart desires from Mad Hats, to sweet pecans, to antiques, to a choice of restaurants. The street is paved with cobblestones which came over here before the Civil War from around the world.

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Pooler, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Dinning, shopping, strolling, giant ships from all over the world going by, street entertainers, people watching, fun relaxing place! Too many restaurants and shops to name. FREE ferry boat ride across the river to the Westin Hotel and convention center - to the river front Marriott down the river and back to River Street near the Hyatt Hotel. Take it... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

There are plenty of great places to eat on River street (I recommend Hueys)...a little ways down at the Bohemian Hotel is a rooftop bar that is awesome...looks out over the river. Wet Willies daquiries are super, and there is no shortage of great seafood places to eat.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

The only reason we really walked through river street was to park our car--there were great lots. Otherwise it seemed like a "tourist trap." This may be because there seemed to be a field trip so there were kids everywhere running around with sidewalks packed. I think I would have felt differently if it wasn't so crowded.

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