I fell in love with Savannah for the 2nd time this past week. I was there about a year ago in May of 2013 for a wedding, and it is still the same charming little place I remembered it to be. The southern charm glistens from each corner, and the friendliness is apparent in each restaurant and/or boutique you walk through….well besides this one bicycle store we passed on Broughton (Sekka Bike), but hey there is an exception to everything right?! 😉
Savannah is the oldest city in Georgia, and the historical sites are amazing! I love it all! From the Spanish Moss trees, to the quaint houses, to all of the squares–it is just so rich in history that you find yourself constantly learning! The trolley drivers, historic signs around the city, the waitresses at different restaurants, all sharing stories and painting the picture of what Savannah was like hundreds of years ago, and of course current time! Rather the stories be about architecture or ghosts, the people are so proud of their town they are willing to share the knowledge with anyone who will listen…heck whether you want to listen or not! And to be honest, I am so glad that they shared the wealth! We saw, we ate, and we conquered! I have included a collection of some of my favorite pictures from both of my trips to Savannah! 🙂
We took Old Savannah Trolley Tours around the city, and chose the jump on/jump off option for $22 a person. I highly recommend it because the tour allows you to see the entire city while jumping off and exploring the squares. Old Savannah Tours also has actors like Forest Gump join the tour in full character which is exciting and interactive. I know I stated it before but I absolutely fell in love with all of the Spanish Moss trees and squares around Savannah. They are all so beautiful and quaint. Savannah also has the very BEST Victorian architecture I have ever seen. I wish there were more words to describe how cute, quaint, and charming they are. Seriously, can I just live in one right now this very second? I wish I could transport one to Sunny South Florida, and then again to Southern California. Being a Catholic girl born and raised in the Catholic School system, I absolutely loved the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist. It was gorgeous! The marble slabs, the altar, the baptismal fountain, the stations of the cross, the organ–everything just fit in its place so perfectly. We also spent some time in Forsyth Park while browsing Savannah. If I lived there, I would have weekly picnics, and enjoy the free summer concerts. It was such a great place to find some shade and relax. River Street was also a really cool area. It reminded me a lot of Georgetown. We unfortunately did not eat there, but the restaurants all looked delicious. On my first trip to Savannah, we spent some time at Rocks on the River at the Bohemian Hotel, and it had the BEST views of the city. I highly recommend going there on your next stop through Savannah. They also had great drinks and tapas! Who doesn’t love a great view and good drinks? I will take it each and every time! 🙂 Now my favorite part–the SWEETS! OMG, did I eat sweets. I think I love Savannah just for the sweets. We went to the Savannah Candy Kitchen every single day for the Pralines. They were so good!! My sister and I also shared a dipped chocolate Oreo Rice Krispy Treat. It was probably the best Oreo concoction I have ever had. Also, loved the art around Savannah! 🙂On our last day, but definitely not least, we visited the Georgia State (haunted) Railroad Museum and Fort Jackson, where my sister and I were chosen to help with preparing the cannons. It was a very interesting process that took us back to the early 1900s. I hope you enjoyed joining us on our trip throughout Savannah. If you have any questions, or need suggestions on an upcoming trip to Savannah, please feel free to let me know.
Until next time, Love Bugs! xo