As most of you know, I recently took a two week trip down to Savannah, Georgia for work and I couldn't have had a better time! First off, the city is absolutely STUNNING (spanish moss for days), and every meal I endured put me in a food coma. If you've never visited the city, I put together a list of tips on where to eat, what to see, how to maximize your time there.
Let's start with 1) TRANSPORTATION:
You will want to Uber EVERYWHERE! Parking downtown is a BITCH and expensive so why not get chauffeured around for a few days. I made the mistake of driving my first two days, and it was stressful. I wasted so much time just trying to find a parking spot or a parking garage that wasn't full. I was staying about 20 minutes from downtown and my Uber was usually around $12 one way. Luckily, Uber has the option to split the fare with the people you are riding with so it made this option the most convenient and affordable.
2) TOURIST ATTRACTIONS/SIGHTSEEING: There are a ton of places to see downtown and it might seem overwhelming to try and fit it all in. Well I'm here to tell you it's soooo easy to hit all of these places in one afternoon. Most of these places are fairly close to one another, and if you just pick a point A and point B to start and stop you will hit most everything without even trying.Did I mention there is an open container law in the historic district? This means you can sip on your mimosa while you take in all the beauty that Savannah has to offer.
So what are some of the "must see" attractions you might hear about?
-Forsyth Park:This park stretches across 30 acres, so you will not see all of it.
-Chippewa Square : this is where the scene on the bench from Forest Gump was shot, but the bench has since been removed. It is now just like all of the rest of the squares downtown if you ask me.
-City Market: This is not worth the hype. It's basically just a couple gift shops. You can't miss it when you are downtown, so I wouldn't even stress about putting it on a to do list.
We had our Uber drop us off at the fountain at Forsyth Park and then walked to our brunch destination on Congress Street. Taking this route we were able to walk through Chippewa square and see a bunch of other churches and beautiful sights!
3) Shopping: This one is easy, just go to Broughton Street. This street is full of everything from big chains to local boutiques!
4) Tybee Island: If you can squeeze in a beach day, I would go. This beach town is cute and has a bunch of little beach bars you can pop in and out of. You can also take your drinks to-go here, so that's a major plus! I live at the beach, so I only spent a couple hours here.
5) Restaurants and Roof Top Bars: There are so many amazing places to eat in this city, and unfortunately you won't be able to squeeze everywhere in all in one trip. I had a TON of places recommended to me, but these were the places I got to experience or my co-workers raved about.
-Treylor Park- I LOVED this place. Just reading the menu made me laugh. They have cocktails named "The Recliner", and their popcorn shrimp appetizer actually comes served on a plate of popcorn! We had to wait an hour to be seated, so I definitely recommend making a reservation if you go for dinner.
- The Paris Market: Pop in for a cappuccino and macaroon while shopping on Broughton Street.
- Fox and Fig Cafe: This is my biggest regret from the trip. I didn't have the chance to make it here, but a lot of my co-workers raved about it. If you have anyone on a vegan diet on your trip, this is the place to go!
-The Ordinary Pub: We actually ended up here because they had the cheapest bottomless mimosas we could find, and the food was to die for! It's also conveniently located next door to the Free People store, so if there is a wait you can hop over next door and do some shopping!
- The Grove: If you're looking for instaworthy drinks, food, and decor...this is your place! The Champagne Pop is what I chose to get, but there are plenty of options to choose from. The roof top overlooks City Market, so you can take a stroll through those shops when you're done. Surprisingly this place was not crowded at all, which means you have a lot of space to take the right shot for the gram!
-Rocks on the Roof:This rooftop bar is located at the Bohemian Hotel on River Street. This bar has really cute chairs that surround a fire pit and a good view of the bridge. However I wouldn’t go out of my way to go here, and the same goes for Top Deck which is located close by.
Last but not least is The Peregrin at Perry Lane Hotel: If you go anywhere in Savannah, you must go here. Not only do they have the cutest decor, they have the best view (especially at sunset). If you are into games, they also have a foosball table and corn hole for you to partake in. We went here multiple times because we couldn't get enough.
I really hope this post was helpful. If you visit any of these places, please tag me...I would love to see!