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A Weekend in Savannah

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!

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Fun Facts

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)

Friday:

  • 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

Saturday

  • 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

  • 9:30 am Walk to Forsyth Park Farmers Market and explored more of the city by popping into shops like shopSCAD and walking through Chippewa Square (featured in Forrest Gump)

  • 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

Sunday

  • 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

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