Weekend Getaway - Savannah, Georgia

Traveling is one of my favorite hobbies. And I am one of those that like to plan a trip last minute, you know, a "just because trip". Thankfully, I am blessed with a husband who also shares my love for travel and does not mind when I tell him the day before that we are going away for the weekend. One of our favorite quick trips is to Savannah, Georgia. It is close, it is charming and quaint, and full of history and culture. And great drinks and delicious food! So keep reading if you want a few tips on the best places to stay, things to do, places to eat, and pure enjoyment!



Savannah is, according to several travel sites, one of the "world's friendliest cities." Savannah is the oldest city in Georgia, established in 1733. It is situated on the Savannah River. Downtown is designed around squares and is full of rich history. This area is known as the Historic District and has 22 of these town squares. The streets are lined with beautiful 18th-century homes, churches, beautiful architecture, and even ghostly graveyards.


Where to stay


There are so many charming places to stay in Savannah BUT the place we stayed last weekend was by far one of my favorites! The Marshall House. The Marshall House is beautiful and in the middle of the Historic District. You can park your car upon arrival and never need it until it is time to leave. So The Marshall House was a hospital for the Yellow Fever Epidemic and then from 1864 to 1865, it was occupied by injured Union troops. They even stated that its history haunts this lovely place.

Our stay was amazing at The Marshall House. It screams southern Georgia with the beautiful balconies, rooms that resemble something out of a southern magazine, halls lined with fireplaces, and even a wine hour where a lovely man played the guitar and sung.


Now let's talk about some things to do in Savannah...

If you have never been to Savannah before, then it is a must that you do the Hop On - Hop Off Trolley. This is an opened air trolley that goes from 9 in the morning until 5 in the evening. It has 15 stops. What is so fun about this trolley is the driver is giving you some insight into the rich history as he is driving you around. What is even greater is you can get off at any of these stops and explore that area, then hop back on when the next trolley comes by. The trolley will take you to all 22 squares of the Historic District. My favorite is Forsyth Square. The center of this square has a beautiful huge fountain surrounded by immense trees with hanging moss. On the weekends, there is a lovely outdoor market where you can get freshly baked bread, fresh-cut flowers, handmade jewelry, and so much more.

Have you read the book, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil? Well, if you have not, please do. But they based this book on a true story right out of Savannah. It is a true murder mystery that resulted in 4 murder trials. I will not spoil the book for you but, think about millionaires, socialites, well-known prostitutes, and love triangles. AND, it is a true story. Well, there is a walking tour that takes you to the well-known spots of this mystery. Check it out here.

I could literally write an entire blog post about all the things you can do in Savannah. But definitely check the two above out. Also, go down to River Street and watch the barges and boats come in from a rooftop bar. And end your evening at Smiles - The Dueling Piano Bar.



Where to Eat & Drink...


So this past weekend we found several new restaurants to try, and visited bars we had not been to before on previous trips. Honestly, you really can not go wrong with food and drinks in Savannah. We started our weekend off with drinks at the Tree House. It was a nice little open bar, roof-top seating, and live music. The two bartenders were also working on the comedian's career. And there was a local in the establishment, letting his pug also enjoy a nice refreshing IPA out of his very own doggie bowl.

When the hunger set in, we walked over to this great little oyster place. Sorry Charlie's Oyster House. I can not rave enough about how great this place is. Besides the raw oysters on half shells, they also serve up 4 different variations of steamed oysters. The butter garlic parmesan was my favorite! Of course, Scott could not complete this stop without the famous oyster shooter!

For dinner, we checked out a trendy restaurant called Treylor Park. Now I do not think this is just a Savannah restaurant. However, it did not disappoint. The menu was so unique in the food choices and cocktails. I am going to link the menu here so you can feast your eyes on it for yourself. So Scott and I could not decide on just one thing. We literally ordered enough food for us and the neighboring table. But with choices like PB&J chicken wings, avocado fries, and a fried chicken strawberry pancake taco... well, you understand. The food was amazing. That strawberry chicken pancake thing was something like I've never had before. Let me just describe this to you. Pictures will not do it justice. So this fluffy pancake has bits of jalapenos right in the mix. It is full of buttermilk fried chicken tenders, then topped with this strawberry salsa. Then topped off with this sweet and spicy sauce. The cocktail list was just a joy reading, but I sampled a few and they were just as amazing in taste. Cherry Cola was a vodka-infused drink that tasted just like a cherry coke. Tire swing (my favorite name) was the perfect Savannah summer drink. And last but not least was Baby Doll. This was a vodka martini with watermelon puree and some other amazing ingredients. Treylor Park did not disappoint!

Ok, dear readers. I know this was a very long post. Thank you for sticking around until the end, and I hope you found something that piqued your interest. I have to mention I do not own rights to these images. Please drop your email below for notifications when a new post goes up. Oh, and if you know anything about Boston, please share! Currently, planning a trip there for October. XOXO

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