Savannah, Georgia is the epitome of Southern charm. It really is a culture that I hadn’t experienced much before. We fit in a lot in one day and I feel like we got a taste of what Savannah is all about, but Savannah is the type of city that you could keep visiting over and over and always have more to explore and do.
We went for the weekend to visit my best friend from college and one of my favorite humans, India. It was so good to see her!
Here are my favorite things we did:
This park is just beautiful. I loved the oak trees, fountain, and the surrounding beautiful architecture. An uber driver told us that Savannah has every single type of architecture. I don’t know if that’s true but it sure felt like it. One morning, Myles and I grabbed breakfast from the little cafe in the center of the park and sat on a bench while we ate and people/dog watched. We met some beautiful German Shepards! There’s also a playground for kids/kids at heart 😉
Exploring Downtown Savannah
Some of my favorite stops were the Savannah Bee Company which is an adorable little shop that has free honey tastings and also offers mead tastings. We ended up buying the lavender honey and the whipped honey, but everything we tried was so good! We also stopped in a candy store that had the biggest selection of strangely shaped gummy candy I had ever seen. Myles and I had way more fun than we should have with the weird candy. Another favorite stop was The Coffee Fox for nitrogen coffee which was the smoothest, richest coffee I’ve ever had. The atmosphere is very cute as well. I highly recommend it! Savannah has adorable coffee and tea shops around every corner. For declicious dinner and beer, head to River Moon Brewing. The pulled pork sandwich was amazing and the flight India and I shared was very good. After diner, go to Roof on the Rocks like we did. This upscale restaurant and bar has the prettiest view overlooking the river. India knew we would love it and I’m really glad she took us here!
Tybee Island Lighthouse
I feel like time just moves slower on Tybee Island. First we headed to the Tybee Island lighthouse and walked to the top. The view was awesome! There’s a museum next to the lighthouse we also checked out. They had some very interesting things in that museum including an old carnival room that had a super creepy clown creature in it. India and I tend to love these type of things so we enjoyed it. After that, India’s boyfriend was nice enough to have us over to his house near the beach where we grilled kabobs and spent time on the beach. It was near Fourth of July so we even got to see fireworks. It was so fun!
The Funky Brunch
As soon as I walked into this place, I loved it. The decor is so cute and I loved the atmosphere. They had griddles on the table too. Myles and I both loved our breakfasts. I highly recommend starting your day here!
This cemetary was the biggest most beautiful cemetary I had ever seen! I have to admit I don’t visit cemeteries on the regular but Myles and I really enjoyed walking around and seeing all of the beautiful tombstones. I think there is a large Jewish population in Savannah because a lot of the tombstones were in Hebrew.
Exploring the Marshes
I wish we would have gotten to explore the marshes more, but India has a boardwalk at her apartment that goes back into one. After brunch one day that included bottomless mimosas, we went out there and caught fiddler crabs and enjoyed the view. It was really fun. Next time I’d love to take a boat tour of the marshes!