For years I’ve been wanting to visit Savannah – ever since reading the novel Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. I think of it as a sister city to Charleston, but despite being to Charleston several times, I’d never made it to Savannah. Fortunately, my nephew (in front of the trolly) got married there this summer so we enjoyed a great weekend visiting the city. This post is mostly a photo journey through the historic parts of town, but make sure to scroll down for some food and beverage recommendations!Tybee Island is only 30 minutes from downtown Savannah, and boasts a cute little town with shops and restaurants and a long, lovely beach for collecting shells.We spent more than one happy hour at The Social Club, right in the heart of the historic downtown area. They make great cocktails!
We only had a chance to eat out once with the wedding events, and chose A.Lure, an award winning establishment in the historic area. This is beef carpaccio with blue cheese ice cream – to die for!For the life of me I can’t recall what this was, but know it was delicious!
The whole fried snapper stole the show!
Where to Stay
I highly recommend staying within the historic city center where you can walk to everything including the river. There are a couple of historic hotels there, but also plenty of cool Airbnb properties.
How to See the City
Although the city is pretty walkable, it can be very hot in the summer and a trolly tour is a lovely way to get around and gives you a ton of history.
Not to Miss
Make sure to spend time along the river where there are plenty of bars and restaurants.