404 East Bay Street Savannah, GA 31401
Distance from hotel: 15.7 mi
Phone: (912) 234-0295
Riverfront Plaza, Savannah, Georgia. Situated on River Street in Savannah, Georgia, Riverfront Plaza is considered a tourists delight teeming with people busy in shopping and sight- seeing. It was earlier a Cotton Exchange and what is now Riverfront Plaza was a cotton warehouse at that time. The building was renovated in the 1970s and converted into shops, restaurants, hotels and galleries.
Riverfront Plaza is situated on the northern end of city center of Savannah. It is easy to reach Riverfront Plaza from Interstate 16 and is accessible by trolleys. Even though River Street is close to many historic attractions of the area, it is 40 feet below the rest of the city. Those planning to reach Riverfront Plaza walking should climb to the top of steep front. The recently introduced bio-diesel driven street car plies along the street. With the charming buildings and attractive boardwalks by the river, along with eye-catching shopping and dining areas developed mainly keeping tourist traffic in view, it is no wonder that tourists begin their tours of Savannah with Riverfront Plaza.
Riverfront Plaza is a synthesis of 19th century appeal and the numerous present day tourist attractions Some of the most popular tourist attractions in Riverfront Plaza include The Chart House, Fiddler's Crab House, Spanky's River Street, The River Street River Boat Company, The River Street Gallery and the River Street Market Place. While the Chart House is an excellent seafood restaurant with a fine view of the river, Fiddler's Crab House attracts a lot of tourists with good seafood in entertaining and party setting. The River Street River Boat Company offers lunch and dinner on cruises. Those looking for casual eating will be delighted visiting Spanky's Riverstreet, which is among the top casual eateries. The River Street Gallery is a very popular art gallery with local arts and crafts and of course, most tourists love to visit the River Street Market Place, which is an open-air mall with articles from all over the world.
The Savannah Waterfront Association organizes a number of festivals every month along Riverfront Plaza. These include festivals on the first Fridays and Saturdays on the River every month, a fireworks show on the first Friday evening of every month and arts and crafts fair on the first Saturday of every month. Apart from this, a lot of other festivals are organized along Riverfront Plaza almost throughout the year on all the major holidays. Every year millions of people visit Savannah and Riverfront Plaza.