Tuesday, December 13, 2022

Savannah, GA Travel Guide

Savannah, GA Travel Guide
I loved visiting Savannah so much! It was the perfect getaway with our family. My mom, dad, sister, brother in law, and husband all went for fun to be together during the holiday season and it was the perfect spot for just that. 

The city is so charming and just filled with beauty everywhere. I didn't bring my camera but really wish I had because I could have taken so many great shots. The Spanish moss on the live oak trees is truly just something else! Anyway, here is the run down of our trip!

Where We Stayed
We stayed in the historic district at a hotel that I won't name. It was in a really great location, a historic property, and they had a beautiful lobby area and fun daily happy hour with entertainment. The entertainment (pianist/singer) was lovely and the Christmas decorations were beautiful! I will say, I would not return. I just didn't love the rooms. They were very historical- the wood floors were not even so you have to appreciate that in a hotel. For me, I think I would have preferred something more updated. The towels and linens were not terrible but not great. The walls were razor-thin and you could hear everything. The hotel per night was not cheap so I was just expecting something a little higher-end room-wise. They have a cute little courtyard and the stay comes with breakfast but we found the breakfast to be not worth it and ended up skipping out on it entirely. We didn't actually spend much time in our room, though, so not a big deal but there were plenty of hotels that we passed all around town that I would check out before going here! 

How Long We Stayed
We flew in early Friday morning and flew out late Sunday so we had almost 3 full days and 2 nights which I think was a great amount of time. We definitely were not able to cover everything but it was enough to get a good taste of Savannah leaving us wanting to come back for more! 

How We Got There
PIT to CLT to SAV. It's a quick Uber ride to the historical district. 
Leopold's Ice CreamLittle Duck Diner
Leopold's// Litttle Duck Diner

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Vic's On The River

Collins Quarter Savannah
Collins Quarter

Artillery Bar// Wet Willie's

Six Pence Pub
Six Pence Pub

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Myrtle and Rose
Where We Ate and Drank
Vic's On The River (lunch)
Myrtle and Rose (rooftop bar for drinks)
Collins Quarter (dinner, we had a res)
Leopold's (ice cream)
Paris Market Cafe (cappuccino and pastries)
Wet Willie's (touristy but fun alcohol slushies)
Public Kitchen and Bar (lunch)
Artillery (cocktail bar)
Circa 1875 (dinner, we had a res)
Little Duck Diner (breakfast)
Franklin's (coffee and pastries)
The Six Pence Pub (lunch/drinks)
Mellow Mushroom (quick dinner pre-airport)

I loved everywhere we went but my least favorite was Circa 1875. It was French food and I thought it was good but not amazing. Literally, everyone recommended The Old Pink House, which we skipped because my sister and brother-in-law have been there already and said the atmosphere is great but the food is just OK. Vic's on the River was by far my favorite meal! I would say Collin's Quarter is a close second. Artillery is a chic and fun cocktail bar- definitely a must. Loved Little Duck Diner so much, too. Casual diner vibes but is somehow slightly upscale, too. I also LOVED Six Pence Pub- British casual Ralph Lauren vibes. So well done. 

The Paris Market

Paris Market

An Incredible House We Walked By!

What We Did
TONS of walking. We never once took an Uber while there (except for to and from the airport), we walked everywhere. It's a very walkable city and the weather was just perfect. 

They also don't have an open container law so you can walk around with drinks and you can just walk into a bar or restaurant and get a drink to go. Really neat and was fun to do with the Wet Willie's drinks because it was such a warm day! 

Everywhere is so beautiful so it's worth it to just wander but Forsyth Park is a must and was one of my favorite sights. The fountain was just stunning and the trees with the Spanish moss leading up to the fountain were on another level. I mean truly out of a storybook. 

The shopping is so great! We walked all along the riverfront which is gorgeous in itself but it is lined with shops and restaurants. A lot are tourist tchotchke-type shops but many are cute and worth a pop-in! 

My favorite stop recommended by many of you was the Paris Market which is a cafe and a two-story shop that is so beautifully curated. I loved all of the Christmas decor. It was magical inside and a must! We also wen to the City Market which is lined with shops and restaurants. We loved the Spartina 449 shop- so so cute for accessories and jewelry. I remember seeing one in Highlands, NC, too. Courland Co. was darling with all of the housewares and embroidered linens. I also loved One-Fish Two-Fish which had gorgeous housewares. Honestly, I would just wander and pop in and out of things because there is so much to see just by wandering. 

There is so much more to do- lots of tours you can take, haunted/ghost tours and all of that. We just wanted to be outside all of the time because for us Pittsburghers, 75 degrees and sunny in December is unreal! I hope to visit Savannah again soon! 


Anonymous said...

Love all the travel tips, Sydney. Will be heading there for a wedding in April. Also, would love an updated "Target Finds" post for winter. Your summer post was a great boost to my wardrobe and home. Thanks! - KLV in PHL

Nessa said...

Thank you!
Agreed. Love the travel tips and will be heading to Savannah soon.


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