On the Street

Where to stay, eat, and shop on River Street
Text by Gayle K. Christopher

Where to stay: Rates at The Olde Harbour Inn start at $169; 800/553-6533 or oldeharbourinn.com. Rates at The River Street Inn start at $149; 800/253-4229 or riverstreetinn.com. Rates at The Hyatt Regency start at $145; 800/233-1234 or hyattregencysavannah.com.

The perfect meal: Seafood bisque followed by a half-pound of peel-your-own shrimp at The Shrimp Factory (313 East River Street). Finish with a slice of Key lime pie; 912/236-4229 or theshrimpfactory.com.

Where to shop: Check out Savannah Candy Kitchen (225 River Street), a kid's paradise; 912/233-8411 or savannahcandy.com. For trains, flags, and unusual toys, step into Savannah Sails & Rails; 912/232-7201. Washed Ashore carries a variety of nautical and coastal gift items; 912/234-6100. True Grits is for the kitsch-inclined shopper; 912/234-8006. River Street Marketplace houses 30-some vendors; 912/220-9100 or riverstreetmarketplace.com.

More information: Visit River Street Hospitality Center near the Hyatt on the west end of River Street, or call 912/651-6662. For online information, visit riverstreetsavannah.com or savannahvisit.com.