One of my favorite cities to travel has been Savannah, Georgia. It has so much charm with it’s architecture, cobblestone squares, moss covered trees and horse drawn carriages. If you love history, it is a must see on your travel list!
Be sure to pack the walking shoes! In my four trips through the years, I’ve been lucky enough to walk twelve of the twenty four beautiful squares.
Add Forsyth Park as a must see and enjoy the many fun shops and unique restaurants the city offers! Don’t feel like walking? You can easily find one of the trolley tours available.
A highlight from our family vacations is the Riverwalk. A cobblestone street will take you on one of the most beautiful strolls and I highly recommend eating at one of our favorites-- The Cotton Exchange Tavern. Be sure to save room for dessert, as the Riverstreet Sweets Candy store is a must! Also, catching a river cruise is relaxing and informative as well.
We were lucky enough to meet Adam Sandler in 2015 on Riverstreet while he was shooting his movie, The Do Over. So fun and exciting to watch the filming and meet one of our favorites!
Walking Reynolds square, Marche de Macaroons is a must as you will not be able to walk by this family owned store and truth be told, I order these delicious macaroons in between my trips!!
Add Goose Feather’s Cafe and Bakery to your list for breakfast or lunch! Charming and homemade deliciousness awaits you there!
Prior to traveling to Savannah, I had no idea it was one of the most haunted cities in the United States. Try one of the spooky ghost tours. Our family experienced a sightseeing ghost tour by horse drawn carriage (Carriage tours of Savannah). It was entertaining, informative and fun! For the history buff, you will find trolley or walking tours that help you discover Savannah’s rich history that dates back to 1733. Be sure to visit the Wormsloe State historic site too! It is one of the oldest, still standing structure in Savannah, dating back to the colonial era. You will immediately recognize the long avenue beautifully lined with century old oak trees, as many movies have used it as a backdrop.
Where to stay? For couples, check out The Hamilton-Turner Inn or the Gastonian, both located in Savannah’s historic district. For the families on a budget, try the Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort and Spa, or the Holiday inn Express-Historic District, both located along the Riverwalk district.
For the shoppers, the City Market is a fun place to find boutique shops, cafes and artist studios.
Want a break from the city? Another adventurous day trip is Tybee Island, just 18 miles away from Savannah. You’ll find sandy beaches and ocean breezes. After a day on the beach, our kids loved the golf cart taxi rides to the restaurants on Tybee!
Bonaventure Cemetery is spread over 150 acres and dates back to 1846. It is a spooky and iconic escape from the city as well. Fort James, the oldest standing fort in Georgia dating back to the Civil War is another must. Our kids were fascinated with our walking tour, and were mesmerized by our guide, who was dressed like a soldier.
My family has so many fond memories from our trips to Savannah through the years. I have no doubt that Savannah’s southern charm will capture your heart just as it has ours…wanting to return again and again!