2/12/2016 5 Comments
Y'all! I'm SO excited to share all of our Savannah favorites with you!
I fall in love with this city more and more every time! For the first time in a long time, we were able to enjoy it for all that it is without rushing around to appointments and planning wedding details. So let's get to it!
(P.S - Everything that is highlighted in a different color is a link, so you can check out everything directly!)
Where to stay...
We chose The Brice for our special weekend get-away. It is so chic and dreamy, and the service is impeccable. They offer a free wine and cheese cocktail hour every day in the lobby, free bikes to take around the city, luxurious bath products, and free umbrellas and yoga mats in your room--I mean could it get any better? I think you should just go and decide for yourself!
There are so many other fabulous places to stay in Savannah, too. Here is an extended list of some of our other favorites:
The Marshall House is quant and historic. This place really gives you the true Savannah feel.
The Forsyth Mansion is more removed from all of the hustle and bustle and is located right off of Forsyth park. Its rooms are grand and plush and really make you feel like a princess!
The Grand Bohemian hotel has such a unique interior and is located right on River Street.
What to eat...
Savannah is such a "foodie" city! We basically ate our way around Savannah. Between new modern restaurants, old historic eateries, and hole in the wall places; we certainly didn't go hungry!
Let's start with Day 1:
(breakfast was at the airport terminal and consisted of a cold pastry, so I figured we would just pass on that)
Lunch - Treylor Park
You MUST try the PB&J chicken wings, the shrimp and grits tacos, and the biscuits and gravy benedict!
Snack Time - Leopold's Ice-Cream
This old fashioned soda shop is a classic. Their mint chocolate chip is green so you know they do things up the right way!
Dinner - Olde Pink House
This is an historic Savannah classic, too. The service is excellent; the food is to die for; and you even get a short history lesson while you dine. Don't forget to try the Pink Lady cocktail!
(If you're wondering, no I did not intentionally match my outfit to the color of the building; but I wasn't mad about
this happy coincidence!)
Breakfast - every morning we ventured down to the hotel restaurant to enjoy a power breakfast before starting our day!
Lunch - Paula Deen's "The Lady & Sons"
The best, classic Southern food (& sweet tea) you can find! Do the buffet, so you can get a little bit of everything. Also, make sure you make a reservation, or you could find yourself waiting in line for hours!
Dinner - The Grey
This is Savannah's hottest new restaurant, and I now know why! IT'S AMAZING! Besides the food being delicious, the interior is impeccable. The space was brought back to its former glory as a bus station. Even if you can't make it for dinner, grab a drink in their bar just to experience it!
Brunch - Collin's Quarter
Y'all, my love for this place is unreal! It's perfect for brunch or just a coffee or a mimosa! They even have a walk-up to-go window! Some of you may not know that Savannah has no open container policy...
you can take your cocktail with you! (as long as it's in a clear plastic cup not larger than 16oz)
Late Lunch - Vinny Van Go-Go's
It's basically the best pizza you'll ever have! Make sure you bring $$$ It's cash ONLY!
Lunch - Zunzi's
This is the definition of a hole-in-the-wall place! It's a walk up only with outside seating. They serve hot sub sandwiches with an African twist. Their "special sauce" is so delish that I could drink it with a straw!
Snack Time - River Street Sweets
This is a candy wonderland that is famous for Pralines. If you haven't ever had one, then you haven't really lived!
We simply didn't have enough time to hit all of our favorites, so I have included an extend list here:
Crystal Beer Parlor - Great casual atmosphere, and their sweet & sour duck wings are amazing!
Rocks on the Roof - The best place for drinks with a view!
Rocks on the River - Great for lunch or brunch and convenient to River Street
700 Drayton - Modern steak house with an excellent dining experience
Alligator Soul - Another one of Savannah's hot restaurants, AMAZING food with a slightly more casual feel.
Soho South - The cutest, most eclectic brunch or lunch spot!
Check out these don't miss museums...
The Savannah History Museum
This is most famously known for housing the Forest Gump Bench, but it also gives an excellent overview of the history of Savannah and the start of the Girl Scouts organization
The Jepson Center
This museum is most well known for housing the "Bird Girl, " but it also has excellent modern art exhibits.
The image on the left is of a mechanical piece that moves and changes color according to your motions--you can see I was holding up my left arm.
The picture on the right is their representation of a glass house...and we all know how that story turns out.
The Telfair Museum
This a beautiful old mansion that houses more traditional art collections dating mainly from the 18th to 20th centuries.
Now for one of the most important things...Where to shop!
Broughton Street is the main strip for shopping most of the chain stores in Savannah.
However, the small boutiques off the beaten path can lead to finding the best treasures!
One Fish Two Fish is one of my favorites! They have the best keepsakes, art work, bar ware, jewelry, and basically anything you would ever need or want for your home! If you could picture me in a store form, this is it!
Savannah Bee Company is another fun place! You won't regret bringing home any of their treats as a souvenir. They offer free tastings before you buy and educate you on the different types of honey available. My personal favorite is the whipped honey--that and an apple = the BEST snack EVER!
Things to do & sites to see...
Savannah is never short on things to do; here are our favorites:
The best streets to stroll are River Street, Bay Street, & Jones Street.
(pictured left to right)
We decided to be adventurous and take a Segway tour around the city with Adventure Tours in Motion.
It was SO MUCH FUN!! They have several different types of tours, but we decided on the movie tour.
It didn't disappoint.
Also, make sure you hit Chippewa Square, where the famous bench scene from Forest Gump was filmed!
Take a bike ride through the city and Forsyth Park. It's the perfect place for a picnic!
A few of our other favorites not pictured are
Old Savannah Trolley Tours
Horse drawn carriage rides
Hearse Ghost Tours
I'm so glad that I could share this trip with y'all! I hope this has inspired you to plan a trip to the Low-Country...it truly is a magical place and a little slice of heaven on Earth!
Comment and let me know what your favorites are!
Thanks for reading!
Cheers - Molly