It was three years ago today when E and I first met in the charming city of Savannah. We both loved the time we spent in Savannah, so here’s a post dedicated to our favorite places. I’m sure you could squeeze everything into a weekend.
- Take a walk around Forsyth Park. Be sure to stop by the Sentient Bean for some coffee (and cookies) when you’re finished.
- Another great place to grab coffee and pastries (even gluten free ones!) is Gallery Espresso. Here, you’ll see a great mix of interesting characters. People sit on the side walk with their dogs (Mia enjoyed many Sunday mornings here), SCAD students zoom by on their bikes, and tourists take photos in the nearby square.
- Plan to spend a great deal of your time walking around the squares and enjoying the beautiful historic architecture.
- No. Four Eleven and One Fish Two Fish are the greatest stores to find unique home furnishings and gifts. Both are on Whitaker Street. Broughton Street also has great shopping and that’s where you’ll find the Savannah Bee Company. Definitely go in for a tupelo honey sample.
- If you are a lady, put Afternoon Tea on your list. Unfortunately, my favorite place, A Whimsical Teacup has closed, but you still have plenty to choose from.
- Pick up some inventive chocolate truffles from Wright Square Café. My favorite is the one filled with honey.
- And if you want to have the best chocolate chip cookie of your life, and have a possible Paula or Jamie Deen sighting, head to Back in the Day Bakery. They also serve excellent sandwiches for lunch.
- I have to add Vinnie Van Go Go’s to the list since that’s where E and I officially met (bring cash!).
- It’s also fun to take a stroll down River Street. The shops are mostly touristy, but it’s worth the experience.
- My absolute favorite restaurant in the city is The Olde Pink House. E’s is Vic’s on the River. Both are musts.
- Be sure you make it to the tavern below the Olde Pink House as well. It’s dark and spooky and this sweet gal will probably be singing.
- Other bar recommendations: Rocks on the Roof bar in the Bohemian Hotel, Jen’s & Friends, Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub, Circa 1875, Rail Pub, Churchill’s and Bonna Bella Yacht Club. Grab a slice of pizza at Sweet Melissa’s before you hit the hay.
- If you’re Catholic, or even if you’re not, the Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist is a wonderful place to attend mass.
- You’ll be close enough to a number of restaurants to enjoy a delicious brunch after. My recommendations: Firefly Café, J. Christopher’s, Clary’s, and The Mansion on Forsyth Park.
These may be the best places in Savannah, but I ended up with the best person in Savannah. What are your top Savannah picks?