A Night in Savannah

I was excited for our little road trip from St Augustine, up through Savannah and into South Carolina last month. I’d always wanted to explore “The Deep South” – especially for the food (duh). But never did I expect the magic that possesses this dreamy little city. We only spent one night in this gorgeous place, and it definitely wasn’t enough. A couple of nights and a few full days would be ideal, especially if there are some cool events going on. Here are a few things to tick off your list when visiting Savannah:

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Take a stroll along the Riverside

We arrived in the early afternoon and headed straight downtown to the riverside, edging the historic district of the city. Offering a fusion of industrial history and modern boutique tourism, an afternoon stroll along the riverbank is a great way to start off your visit. Peruse the souvenir shops and oggle over the delights of Savannah’s famous Candy Stores, or grab a cold brew in one of the many little pubs and watch the ships roll in through the port.

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Grab a rooftop sundowner overlooking the river

Enjoy a fab cocktail at one of the rooftop bars overlooking the river and watch the ships roll into port with an awesome view of the Talmadge Bridge in the background. Rocks on the Roof and Top Deck Bar offer the perfect location.

Dine at Savannah’s famous Olde Pink House

This gorgeous 18th century colonial mansion is a Hallmark of Savannah’s long history. Nestled snugly between towering modern architecture, this little gem offers creative southern cuisine in an elegant setting of converted Victorian-style rooms. The downstairs cellar tavern, with its low ceiling and cozy candle-lit ambiance, will take you back in time as you enjoy an aperitif at the bar. Sink back into a leather, winged armchair and enjoy the soft piano performance resonating from the corner of the room.

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Take the Old Town Trolley Tour

Jump on one of Savannah’s Old Town Trolleys and explore the historic downtown district. Your frisavannah georgiaendly and knowledgeable tour guide will tell you everything you need to know during the 1.5 hour ride. Sit back and take in the incredible architecture, or hop off at any of their specified stops and get a closer look at the many beautiful parks shaded by stunning live oaks, or explore the interesting museums along the way. The Cathedral of St John the Baptist, Paula Deen’s The Lady and Sons Restaurant, Leopold’s Ice Cream and The Prohibition Museum are just a few key stops I would recommend. This tour is definitely worth doing, especially if you have limited time and want to make the most out of the city.

Visit https://www.trolleytours.com/savannah for more info and book your ticket online

 

 

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Cathedral of St John the Baptist

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Inside the cathedral

prohibition museum

Visit America’s Prohibition Museum

Hungry again? A lunch at Treylor Park is a must!

We stumbled upon this little vinttreylor parkage-style courtyard gem, nestled between the buildings on East Bay Street. They offer a creative hipster menu of Southern eats and a variety of delicious cocktails and craft beers – I loved the RJ Rockers Son of a Peach draft.

Check out their online menu to get your appetite going…The Patty melt* and Hawaiian Chicken Tacos are to-die-for!

*Add bacon and jalapeño to your patty melt for an extra boost. trust me, you won’t regret it!

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