It’s easy to click into the spirit of celebration every day, spurred by a low-key, grooby type of energy -- the hip and historic vibe – at Tbird in downtown Savannah. From beautiful garden's and happening restaurants to quirky Savannah spots and the places movies were filmed, Savannah is ripe for exploring!
Often missed is the largest private garden in Savannah’s Landmark Historic District at the Ships of the Sea Museum, and SCAD’s Pei Ling Chan Gallery on MLK Boulevard.
Famous as "America’s Most Haunted City," the spirits of Savannah are a standout reason to visit – the fires, plagues, wars, voodoo and beautiful cemeteries, including nearby Laurel Grove Cemetery and Revolutionary War battlefield.
Savannah Filmography dates to the 1920s when “Stolen Moments”, a silent movie starring Rudolf Valentino was filmed in Savannah locations, including on the premises of Greenwich Plantation (today’s Greenwich Cemetery near Bonaventure Cemetery) along the Wilmington River. Some of the garden statuaries seen in the silent movie may be viewed at the Telfair Museum of Art (Telfair Square), where they are on indefinite loan from the City of Savannah.
Savannah Movie Tours departs twice daily on climate-conditioned buses. See movie locations and view the movie clips where you can spot Savannah in the movies!
Neon lights showcase the historic Savannah theatres downtown – Lucas Theatre, SCAD Trustees Theatre, and Savannah Theatre. Live musicals, film festivals, fashion shows, plus retro and classic movies play in the show-stopping deco-era theatres with fabulous acoustics, big screens, and character-rich stories.
See this link to the City the Savannah Film Office for a list of movies filmed in Savannah.
Looking for fun-loving things to do in Savannah GA? Our cool hotel’s Staff Picks offer up some mint, diverse ideas! You’ll be happy with the recreational variety of what to see and do along with our favorite local places after 10 p.m. Drop by our 24 hour front desk and ask for our staff's favorite places and people to see in Savannah!
Boasting fresh digs and old-school style, The Thunderbird Inn's cool cafe is a place to grab a specialty-blend cup’o Joe and popular Krispy Kreme ® donuts before hitting the road. Our friendly, 24-hour front desk staff freely shares recommendations for dining at favorite retro Savannah spots that include:
The tour starts here at The Thunderbird Inn! Experience Savannah in all its forms starting with our throwback establishment with modern amenities and continuing on with a guided tour of Savannah via old school trolley.
We’ve got Southern charm in spades here in Savannah, Georgia. Both Free and Tour Trolley’s circle the town to get you from point A to point Z and everything in between.
A staff pick is Chippewa Square in the center of town. The famous“Forest Gump” bench scenes were shot here!
Nothing invokes memories of simple pleasures better than a joy ride on a bike. The Thunderbird Inn has a fleet of bikes for our guests and our staff are more than happy to give you a list of local hot-spots to tour via your sleek two wheel ride.
We’re strong believers in authentic service with a smile. It’s truly our pleasure to create a retro-lovers haven here at The Thunderbird Inn. And in towns like Savannah you can’t help but spread the laughter, just ask anyone in town, they’ll know who we are!
From places near and far we welcome you not only to Savannah, Georgia but to The Thunderbird Inn. The welcome wagon starts as soon as you step off the bus. We are conveniently located across the street from Savannah Grey Hound station.
Rent a bike for the day at The Thunderbird Inn and pedal around Savannah. It’s the best way to see all the incredible street art that live on River Street.
There’s no shortage of great places to eat in our neck of the woods here in Savannah. From burgers and shakes to some of the best Southern comfort food around, no Thunderbird guest will leave feeling hungry!
Walk this strip of Savannah at night and fire up your eyes and taste buds. The stunning neon’s will draw you in while the exceptional food will keep you coming back time and time again!
Affectionately referred to as “Savannah’s Oyster Bar”, Sorry Charlies serves the coldest beer and tastiest food in town as far as happy hour goes. From a raw oyster bar to southern style shrimp dishes and classic Po-boys, this is where you go for authentic Savannah dining.
Rich with old school charm and endless ice cream selections, you’ll be spoiled for choice at Leopold’s Ice Cream. Floats, splits, shakes and sundaes are just a few of what you’ll find here so make sure to save room for dessert!
Located on the corner, The Lady and Sons is a southern staple that can’t be missed on your culinary tour of the city. This easygoing eatery from Paula Deen features Southern food just how you like it: fried, delicious and served with a smile.
From an ice cream sundae to a steak dinner and a po-boy for lunch, you could eat at Savannah’s restaurants for a week straight and still not touch the surface of all the delectable food we have to offer.
But at the Thunderbird Inn we encourage you to at least try! Ask our friendly staff about their favorite places to dine and discover the true local gems.
Around every corner, in every Savannah establishment is a sense of Southern style and its authentic ambience. From diners and hotels to parks and the architecture that lines the streets, Savannah is a place of wonder.
Take to the streets and feast your eyes on all the architectural feats Savannah has to offer. The Cathedral of St. John the Baptist is a tour favorite and against a Savannah sunset it’s something truly spectacular.
When the sun goes down and the moon comes up in Savannah a fun, lively spirit transitions from day to night. Live music, night clubs, bars and theatres are all open in full force.
Or for those just looking for a midnight stroll, our town lights up in more ways than just one. Our streets light up with the neon lights of all colors and shapes!
With some of the most historically and architecturally significant churches in the country, guests of the Thunderbird Inn can take a stroll and witness the grandeur of the cathedrals for themselves.
In recent years Savannah’s art scene has really taken off. Thanks in part to the creative mecca at Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), there is a rich tapestry of art and theatre experienced throughout the year.
From our retro Inn to hypnotic neon light show at night, Savannah has a bit of something for everyone.
With a park, or “square” as we like to call them, every block or so you’re never far from green in Savannah. We suggest a walk at dusk across Ellis Square.
A revived 1920’s movie theatre, local gem – Lucas Theatre— now hosts national and local stage productions, musical acts and film screenings.
The flagship location for SCAD’s network of design programs, Savannah’s SCAD is one of the most admired urban design schools in the world. The city benefits by playing host to their art instillations, performance art, theatre productions, graphic design and much, much more.
Home to some of the brightest, most creative minds in the country, our city is home to the Savannah College of Art and Design.
Stroll through Savannah and happen upon everything from high-fashion boutiques and home furnishing stores to antique shops and thrift stores.