24 Hours in Savannah, Georgia

I have the great pleasure of only living 2.5 hours away from the beautiful Savannah, Georgia.  If you’ve never been, you’re truly missing out.  As your walk down the cobblestone streets, you can smell the sweet scent of Magnolias blooming on the trees that arch over you.  There are small shops and bakeries that line the street, which are almost impossible to walk by without taking a quick round through to see what they have to offer.  You can hear the sounds of laughter and enjoyment from those on a Paula Dean tour or those trying to pedal their way through town on the moving bar.  With so much to choose from, how do you pick just a few for a 24 hour trip to Savannah?

Recently I visited Savannah, Georgia for a girl’s night out.  The girls that I were with are not the bar-hopping type so we played it easy but still had an incredible time!  (Side note – Jen’s&Friends has the most amazing drinks in Savannah.)

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We started off our evening at the Bohemian Hotel’s Rocks on the River.  This hotel is such an elegant staple of Savannah with stunning views of the city and river.  They set up for us a grand table that accommodated all 7 ladies.  I opted for a glass of wine but their mixed drinks looked very tasty.  I ordered the filet mignon with chimichurri sauce, which came with fingerling potatoes and green beans.  It was cooked perfectly and packed with flavor.  The other ladies trying the shrimp and grits, as well as the burgers, and our consensus was that everything was great!
*However, next time, I will definitely choose to eat on their rooftop.  Even though the menu is limited, the view is incredible!

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After dinner we walked around the city and marveled at the history that laid at our feet.  We eventually made our way to Leopold’s ice cream, which is quite legendary in Savannah.  The ice cream shop always has a line that spans down the street but it moves rather quickly and it’s definitely worth the wait!  I had 2 large scoops of ice cream (1 scoop of Honey, Almond, and Cream & 1 scoop of Rum Bisque).  This is seriously some of the best ice cream that I’ve ever tasted!

The next morning we went to Collin’s Quarter for breakfast. (Side note: By law, Savannah cannot serve alcohol on Sundays before noon – remember, we’re in the South.)  The decor inside the restaurant was stunningly chic.  I opted for the Swine Time Beni and it was to die for!  French toast topped with pulled pork, bacon, Hollandaise, and more!  I can honestly say that this was one of the best brunches that I’ve ever had.  I paired my meal with a cupof Oolong tea – so good!

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After brunch we headed over to Forsyth Park to catch some pretty views and find some great photo ops.  If I had more time, I would have grabbed some sandwiches, a blanket, and a bottle of wine and picniced for the afternoon.  It was absolutely beautiful.  We had stopped by Marche de Macarons earlier and picked up some goodies and shared those at the park.

*As a side note, weekends in Savannah are BUSY, so make reservations at least a week in advance to anywhere that you plan on eating.  It will save you the headache of waiting in line for a table and it will give you more time to experience the city!

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We had such a fun, relaxing girl’s night out and I’m so excited to be able to share it with you all!  If you need more suggestions on places to go or things to see in Savannah, let me know… I consider myself a frequent visitor. 🙂

 

Safe travels!

Maegan

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