The Hostess City of Savannah is a gorgeous old Southern town filled with history, charm and intrigue. I was lucky enough to call Savannah home for a while and just adore this interesting town. The locals are friendly, quirky and happy to chat. Savannah is an ideal long weekend destination and its proximity to a sizable airport makes for easy travel.
There are many wonderful hotels and B &B's in Savannah. If you are going for a visit, please feel free to email me at email@example.com and I will be happy to make my recommendations. And now, without further adoo, my Best of the Best for Savannah.
- Put on your walking shoes and enjoy one of the best aspects of life in this stunning town- being able to walk nearly everywhere! Drink in the architecture, romance of the Spanish moss, Forsyth Park, the activity on the squares and the funky SCAD students. Watch for UGA's famous mascot as he lives in Savannah and legend has it that his owner takes him for a walk in Forsyth Park every afternoon. Stop for a cocktail or beer at any one of the many pubs you will pass along the way. I love Circa 1875 and the bar at The Olde Pink House. While at The Olde Pink House be sure to indulge in the Southern Sushi and Char grilled Oyster appetizers- amazing.
- Spend an afternoon shopping on the fabulous Broughton Street. I highly recommend BleuBelle Boutique, it features contemporary designers such as Milly, DVF, Trina Turk and Tory Burch and the staff is just wonderful! Stop by The Paris Market, See Jane and Zia Boutique while on Broughton Street to ensure a delightful afternoon of shopping.
- Eat lunch at Mrs. Wilkes' Boarding House on Jones Street. Don't let the line deter you, this spot has been serving up local favorites family style since after WWII and offers some of the very best food in Savannah. After you have eaten all you can stand, go for a stroll down Jones Street and enjoy one of the prettiest streets in the Southeast. Many of the houses are 18th century townhouses and the overall effect of timeless architecture, brick streets and Spanish Moss is incredible.
- Check out the interesting artwork produced by the students at SCAD, the largest art school in the country. Look here for a list of current and upcoming exhibitions. Shop SCAD is a great shop that sells only SCAD produced work and provides an opportunity to be a wonderful original piece of work.
- Take a road trip to Tybee Island, a.k.a. Savannah's Beach. This funky island is only ten minutes away from downtown Savannah and has nice wide beaches. Grab some fried goodness at AJ's Dockside and watch the sunset from their patio overlooking the bay.
- On your way out of town, eat lunch at Zunzi's and pick up the best sweet tea that you will ever have from Parker's Urban Gourmet on Drayton Street. You can read more about Zunzi's here.
*Images from flickr.com,wikipedia.com, gatewaytothegoldenaisles.com, savannahlocale.com, Countryliving.com, notempire.com,georgiainfo.galileo.usg, shopscad.com