What is Savannah known for? History, haunted houses, and cheap booze. So sightseeing and museum touring during the day and drinking Jamesons at night and getting a pint of Guinness to go for a whopping $6 is the embodiment of a day off for me. There’s literally alcohol available at every block in midtown as well as the historic and Victorian district. Happy hour is dirt cheap, budgeting $50 a day on booze, not including tip, will either get you black out drunk or sipping on fine cocktails.
Also highly recommended: The Rail Pub, Churchhill’s Pub, The Bar Bar and Olde Pink House.
SHOPS, MUSEUMS, & MORE!
History is everywhere in Savannah and there are a plethora of art galleries, antique stores, as well as museums in the museum district. Every gallery is free but every museum is not. For the budget travelers it’s an easy choice between the two.
If you believe in ghosts, which I do to an extent, then there are more than enough haunted tours available and even pub crawls all over discount sites such as Groupon and at nearly every brochure kiosk at the typical selections of lodgings. I even came across a walking trail that ran through a cemetery and into a playground that was open to the public and where people even had either the nerve or fearlessness to walk their dogs through! I felt photographing it was just asking for bad mojo though. I’ve been to Savannah twice before and saw every haunted house when I was in my adolescence but know better than to push buttons.