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“Factor in some time for strolling at Factors Walk”
Review of Factors Walk

Factors Walk
Ranked #86 of 147 Tours in Savannah
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Owner description: An historic walkway where cotton merchants (called factors) transacted their business; now an area for shops, offices and hotels.
Reviewed January 12, 2014

In many ways this is the heart of the Savannah historic district. With cobblestone streets, iron bridges, and revamped old buildings mostly associated with shipping and the cotton industry in its heyday - the port was once the life blood of the city. It still is a major visual focal point for watching ships, browsing shops, having a cocktail, and it has some great restaurants as well. Although you see a bigger proliferation of t-shirt shops and touristy paces each year, it still has not given in to becoming a pure tourist trap walkway (aka Bourbon street, Nashville 2nd Ave, Gatlinburg, etc). Lots of cool places to stay - like RiverView Inn, and great places for drinks (Tubby s) or Cajun (Huey's). Boars Head is another good one. With the fairly recent expansion of City Market and right side of MLK, you can now detect the competition for the tourist dollars. On NYE there was band-stage on Factors and two on Market Street. I say enjoy them all and the squares, wonderful excuse to walk off those cocktails and meals.

2  Thank Tom T
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Reviewed June 23, 2013

Nice shops, art, and history. Nice view of the River and River Street. Can watch the boats go down the river.

Thank WeLoveTraveling23
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Reviewed April 11, 2013

Right in the middle of Bay and River Streets don't miss the shops etc on this level. Some great antique stores and shops.

Thank Alesa H
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Reviewed February 1, 2013

When visiting Savannah, Georgia, be sure to go to Factors Walk, along E River Street. We drove from E Bay Street down a narrow ramp to E River Street, then parked in a city lot between E River Street and the Savannah River. That parking location is really convenient, and costs $1 per hour. Look at your parking spot number and pay at the single meter kiosk. It takes coins, paper and credit card. We were there about 1 1/2 hours.

The cobblestone street would make it difficult for a wheelchair, scooter, or stroller. The walking path along the river is smooth, and small portions of the street are smooth, but most of the street is cobblestone (actually ballast from early sailing ships). There are (free) clean restrooms at the visitors information center (1 West River Street).

Be sure to visit the shops where candy, praline, and peanut samples are available.

1  Thank bobfox98
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Reviewed January 25, 2013

I go to Savannah about every 3 to 4 months & Factors Walk is my first stop. So many restaurants & shops, plus just strolling along looking at the waterfront.

Thank Jeanhi
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