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24 Sep 2022
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If you find yourself staying too busy to enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday with your family, maybe it’s time you took a break. Take a family vacation to Savannah this year and let someone else do the cooking and cleaning. We’ve run down some of the best reasons to celebrate Thanksgiving with a Savannah vacation.

The Turkey

Let’s talk turkey. Savor a perfectly prepared Thanksgiving bird with all the trimmings at one of Savannah’s premier restaurants. Reserve a table for dinner at Rhett in The Alida Hotel, 412 Williamson St. In addition to roasted turkey breast, the menu includes twice-baked sweet potato casserole, garlic collards, whipped potatoes, charred green beans, classic gravy, and a cranberry/orange sauce. Of course, there are dessert choices and an a la carte menu of Rhett favorites as well. 


Enjoy your holiday meal on the water by taking a Thanksgiving Day lunch or dinner cruise with Savannah Riverboat Cruises. Your family will dine on a traditional Southern Thanksgiving buffet while listening to live entertainment and cruising the beautiful Savannah River. Boardings take place at 11:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. 

The Treats

In addition to the fantastic fare, a great Thanksgiving celebration also requires delicious treats. The Goose Feathers Cafe bakery, 39 Barnard St., prepares some of our holiday favorites such as pecan praline cake, apple spice cake, pumpkin pie, and pecan pie. They even make Whoopie pies in seasonal flavors. The delicious desserts at Gryphon, 337 Bull St., include coconut cake, French apple pie, and chocolate opera cake, with layers of Genoise suppose cake soaked in coffee syrup, dark chocolate ganache, and espresso buttercream. Does that make your mouth water? And that’s just two of the many bakeries and sweet spots around Savannah.

Black Friday/Small Saturday

The days after Thanksgiving are traditionally a day to shop for Christmas with Black Friday and Shop Small Saturday. Savannah’s shopping districts, such as Broughton Street with its specialty stores, make this a delightful experience. Hit up the shops at River Street Market and City Market, both favorite shopping destinations. And shop the SCAD market at 340 Bull St. to support student artists.

Holiday Traditions

Kick off Christmas with a holiday classic when the South Carolina Ballet performs The Nutcracker on Nov. 26 at the Johnny Mercer Theatre. A more modern classic “Elf, The Musical” takes the stage at The Historic Savannah Theatre through Nov. 27. 

The Accommodations 

You will always enjoy our luxury Savannah properties, particularly when the streets and squares are dressed in holiday finery. We pride ourselves on providing guests with a comfortable home and ensuring remarkable customer service, cleanliness, and a well-rounded experience.