5 days in Savannah, Georgia.
Mis à jour : 28 mars 2020
Hello everybody! Hope you are well! For my birthday, my mom offered me a long weekend with her in Savannah, in Georgia. I was very happy and excited to discover this city and visit many things! So, here are the best things we did for 5 days in Savannah!
Savannah is such a warm and welcoming city that you may find it especially easy to get acquainted with the "Hostess City", as it is known to those smitten by its hospitality and charm.
And honestly, my mom was right to book a weekend in this cute town. I totally fell in love with Savannah! I loved absolutely everything!! The small streets, the historic district, all the cute cafe and restaurants and mostly the architecture of the houses. This is why I am thrilled to share with you what I did in Savannah!
1- Where we stayed:
Savannah is known for those bed and breakfast, and there are so many located in the Historic district. We were staying at the Amethyst Inn at Sarah's Garden. It is the perfect blend of Southern Victorian charm and modern conveniences. We had the Geranium Suite and everything was amazing. Homemade breakfast every morning and the lady of the house was always here for us. Plus, the swimming pool was perfect after a long day of walking! I totally recommend this place and location.
2- What we did:
First of all, we did the Old Savannah Tour. This is a hop-on, hop-off trolley tour of all the Historic District. For me, this is the best way to see the best spot in the city without having to walk too much. The tour is about 90 minutes if you don't stop, and if you go down at every stop, you have all day until 5 pm. So, thanks to the trolley tour, we saw everything in the Historic District.
But, if you don't want to do this tour, I recommend to see in the Historic District: the Chippewa Square (with the famous Forrest Gump bench), the Forsyth Park (the heart of the city's outdoor life with many popular cultural events and the glorious white fountain dating of 1858), the Owens-Thomas House and Museum (this house is considered to be one of the finest examples of English Regency architecture in America, and you will also see the slaves quarters), the City Market (this area is a lively destination for its galleries, boutiques, and cafes), the Colonial Park Cemetery (this spooky spot is a regular stop for ghost tours), the First African Baptist Church (slaves constructed this church by night after working all day in plantations), and finally the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist (this French Gothic style cathedral is the seat of the Catholic Diocese of Savannah).
And if you take your car, there are many others things to do in the Savannah area, like: the Fort Pulaski National Museum (it's a place full of memories of the Civil War, there is also a cannons demonstration), Tybee Island (this cute Island is great for a day at the beach and to eat seafood), the Tybee Lighthouse (this one is considered to be one of the most beautiful renovated lighthouses in America), and finally the Wormsloe State Historic Site (this wonderful natural park is the perfect place to take awesome picture and to admire the beauty of those trees).
And of course, there are more things to see and visit in Savannah, but those are what we did and like to do.
3- Where we ate:
In Savannah we eat very well! A lot of seafood and Southern cuisine, absolutely delicious!! Here is some addresses of restaurants and cafes that we liked:
- Beldford's Savannah: 315 W Saint Julian St, Savannah.
- Old Pink House: 23 Abercorn St, Savannah.
- Vic's on the river: 26 E Bay St, Savannah.
- The Grey Market: 109 Jefferson St, Savannah.
- The Deck beach bar and grill: 404 Butler Ave, Tybee Island.
- Gallery Expresso: 234 Bull St, Savannah.
- Mate Factor: 401 E Hall St, Savannah.
- Shuga Girl Sweet House: 39 Barnard St, Savannah.
- The Coffee Fox: 102 W Broughton St, Savannah.
4- Where we shopped:
Savannah is an old and cultural town, so there aren't many popular shops like H&M or Zara but little cute shops. Many vintage clothing, antiques, designers, homemade candies and pastries, etc...
I recommend Broughton Street (the Main Street of Savannah), Bull Street, Liberty Street, the Alex Raskin Antique shop (for those who love antiques furniture), the Byrd's Famous Cookies (cute shop with homemade cookies), the Savannah Bee Company (this is a must stop, you can even taste the honey), the Paris Market and Brocante and the Spice and Tea Exchange (in this store you will find everything you need to cook).
I hope this blog post about my 5 days in Savannah was interesting and useful for you and if you have ever been in Savannah tell me in the comments what you did and liked there.
I wish you a wonderful day!!!