Spring Weekend Exploring Savannah, Georgia
I took a mother/daughter trip to Savannah, Georgia and it is the perfect place to spend a week or a weekend! Not only was our flight direct to the little Savannah airport, but we also were able to Uber directly to our hotel and had no need for a car. Be prepared and bring your walking shoes - Savannah is a city spread out over a grid and distances on a map can be deceiving! But you'll want to walk everywhere so you don't miss out on the quaint cobblestone squares and surprising alleys, beautiful flowers, and ivy that grow on the historic architecture.
Such Good Food
We stayed near River Street and it was easy to stroll and dine along the waterfront. Our favorites were breakfast at French Cafe M and the large portions at Two Cracked Eggs Cafe. We were also recommended by a local the sweet little B. Matthew's Eatery for dinner and it was fantastic! There are great iron catwalks that extend from Emmet Park along Bay Street to the restaurants and boutiques and there are iron stairwells that take you down to River Street. With the old cobblestones you can easily imagine what the waterfront was like for this historic port city.
Shop 'Til You Drop
We shopped the length of Broughton Street and had plenty of choices to stop and get a coffee or a bite of lunch along the way. We headed over to the City Market and enjoyed even more outdoor dining and shops. We wandered the side streets as well since there were so many cute boutiques tucked in the antebellum architecture buildings and nestled between the squares.
We were able to fit in a culinary tour (there are many) and enjoyed a fun variety of tasty treats while learning the varied history of the city. There are also plenty of historic walking tours, evening haunted tours and trolley tours throughout town.
Hit the Beach
After hitting the pavement, a day relaxing on the beach sounded good and it was easy to take an Uber out to Tybee Island. The tidal plains were a pretty site as we made our way out to the island. It was lovely to spend the day relaxing on the beach and leisurely walking its length while picking up sea shells along the way. We finished our day back in town with a seafood dinner at the Savannah Seafood Shack. The basket portions were huge and delicious and yet we managed to fit in Leopold's Ice Cream after dinner since we had heard so much about it. We weren't disappointed!
This historic city really does have it all - beautiful architecture, wonderful gardens and quaint squares, fantastic shopping and so many great dining choices. With its great art scene, the beach close by and the Riverfront, we ran out of time to explore it all. I guess we'll just have to come back!