A Weekend in Savannah
So I am finally sitting down to write about our trip to Savannah! A few of you have reached out for this because you have trips coming up. I hope that this helps!
A few weeks ago we attended a graduation at Fort Benning in Columbus, GA on a Thursday & Friday and I decided that we needed to explore a new place for the weekend before coming home! After looking at a few different options, we decided on Savannah, GA.
I did my normal research which includes: Trip Advisor, Yelp, and also asking every single person I knew that has been to Savannah for recommendations. Thanks y’all!
Oldest City in GA
22 public squares, originally 24
“To Go” cups allowed in the downtown historic district
Very Pet Friendly (chew would have had a blast)
3:30 pm arrive and check into the Andaz Savannah
Why Andaz? We had enough points for a free room. I loved the location- it was walking distance from almost everything. The hotel was super cute, with a boutique feel. I would stay here again.
3:45ish Walk to Rocks on the River for a glass of wine & gorgeous view
5:30 pm Rooftop Bar #2, The Grove
Ordered drinks and a meat & cheese platter. Not a spectacular view, but loved the decor.
8:00 pm Dinner at The Olde Pink House (reservations needed)
We actually arrived at 7pm to check out the piano bar downstairs. I loved the vibe here— it was a cold night and we sat by the fireplace with a glass of wine in hand.
What we ordered: shrimp and grits sushi, pork shank, and the fried pork chop.
Honest review: This place came highly recommended by all, but I was not a huge fan of the food. The history behind the house was really interesting and there was no corking fee! If I returned I would sit downstairs in the piano bar have a glass of wine, an appetizer, and grab dinner somewhere else.
After dinner we walked around looked at some of the statues in a few squares and then headed to bed
8:15 am Walk to Breakfast at the Collins Quarter - this was our favorite meal!
What we ordered: Madagascar Vanilla Lattes, Avocado Smash, & Swine Time Beni
Honest review: GO HERE! Loved everything we ordered and the vibe
1:15 pm Savannah Taste Experience Food Tour- First Squares Food Tour
3 hour walking tour tasting food at 6 different spots while learning some history of the city
Perfect if you are here for a short trip!
4:00 pm Grabbed a couple drinks
7:30 pm Dinner at Elizabeth’s on 37th (reservations needed)
Had to Uber here- only time we needed to uber on our trip
What we ordered: An app that was a special and I can’t remember the name, Spicy Savannah Red Rice, and the Beef Tenderloin
Honest Review: Loved the app & beef tenderloin. The red rice was good, but the beef was better.
9:30 pm Leopold’s Ice Cream
9:00 am Lattes (because now Petey is obsessed) at The Coffee Fox
10:00 am Mass at Cathedral of St. John - BEAUTIFUL
11:00 am Lunch at Zunzi’s
Sandwich shop with outdoor seating
What we ordered? The Conquistador - big enough to split. Our meal was free because we were the first customers of the day!
Honest Review- delicious sandwich, large portions, and inexpensive. I didn’t love the South African tea.
12:00 pm Checked out & headed home— actually halfway home for a night in Destin, Fl.
So there it is! We crammed a ton into a 2 night trip, but had an absolute BLAST! Savannah is definitely a walkers city- so I didn’t feel too guilty about all the delicious bites consumed while exploring this new city.
Let me know your thoughts in the comments below- xoxo Liz