I recently traveled to Savannah, Georgia for work and WOWzers, what a gorgeous city! I enjoyed one of the loveliest walks of my life (and snapped quite a few pics as you’ll see below). The city is lined with beautiful historic homes and lots and lots of southern charm! It was a brief trip and I was tied-up for much of the day, but I was able to scope out a few things and enjoyed a couple of nice dinners. In all honesty, a day trip or a quick weekend trip is the perfect amount of time to spend in this city. Here are my recommendations on what to do and see in Savannah!The first (and my favorite) thing to do was stroll through the historic district. The walk will take you through 22 park-like squares along the way. Each one is as charming as the next. Keep your eye out for Forrest Gump’s famous bus bench.Aren’t these homes incredible! A winding staircase is now at the top of my dream house list. #lifegoals The Spanish moss and canopy trees were seriously to die for. I couldn’t get enough! Once you reach Forsyth park it’s time to head back. Here I am at the Forsyth Park fountain. I asked someone to take my photo, but be careful around this area as I noticed a few shady characters lurking nearby.After all that walking stop in Six Pence for a pint. Julia Roberts filmed a scene from “Something to Talk About” here.Or you can head over to Leopolds for ice cream. The Girl Scouts was founded in Savannah, so you have to try the Savannah Smiles or Thin Mint ice cream created in honor of their cookies!If you’re spending any amount of time in this charming city, an old standby for dinner is the Olde Pink House. It’s an institution and everything you would expect from a restaurant in a southern town. Be sure to go in the basement, it’s said to be haunted!.
- The Olde Pink House (the food is decent, but the ambiance is outstanding!)
- The Collins Quarter (trendy and amazing food)
- Dinner and shopping along the river is a nice spot to spend your evening
(My cabbie told me that grouper is fished locally, so that’s probably your best bet if you’re in the mood for fish)
- Walk through the historic district. If you prefer a guide, there is no shortage of options.
- Take a peek at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist and Bonaventure Cemetery
- Carriage or trolley ride
- Haunted City Tours (it’s worth it to stroll through the city during the day and evening)
- For shopping and lunch check out the City Market area
- Day trip to Tybee Island for the beach
Have you been? What did you think?
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