The Bliss List: Savannah, Ga.
If you book a riverfront room at River Street Inn, in the heart of the Historic District, you'll have views of graceful Talmadge Bridge from your French balcony (800/253-4229, riverstreetinn.com, from $150).
The trick to avoid lines at Paula Deen's The Lady & Sons restaurant: Put your name down at 9:30 a.m. for dinner (912/233-2600, ladyandsons.com, entrées from $18). Desserts at Lulu's Chocolate Bar are made by hand every day—and who's counting calories anyway? (866/461-8681, luluschocolatebar.net, truffles $2.50).
The Gryphon Tea Room serves high tea in high style in a former turn-of-the-century pharmacy (912/525-5880, $15). At Savannah Smiles Dueling Pianos Saloon, two pianists pound out your favorite tunes and ask you to sing along (912/527-6453, cover $5).
Browse books, decor, and vintage couture at The Paris Market & Brocante (912/232-1500, parismarket.com). Modern more your thing? ShopSCAD sells jewelry and clothing by Savannah College of Art and Design artists (912/525-5180, shopscadonline.com).
The coast, of course! The low-key beach town of Tybee Island is a 25-minute drive away. Ingredients for a perfect day trip: picnic fixings and plenty of quarters for parking (tybeeisland.com).