On the way home from my husband’s birthday bash with his siblings, we took a side trip to Savannah, Georgia because it was on the way home.
OH MY GOODNESS! I really never thought about Savannah as a place to visit! My cousin went to art school there, and I knew from his descriptions that it was beautiful but his descriptions did not do it justice!!
While we only had a few hours to tour the city, I fell in love with it. We took a horse carriage tour of historic Savannah. Our guide was entertaining with a fun sense of humor! And it was a gorgeous, pleasant day for such an outing.
Savannah is known as “The Hostess City of the South” with incredible Antebellum architecture. The city hosts millions of visitors every year! It doesn’t seem big enough to host that many people. America’s first planned city, the city’s forefathers, plotted and set up the city on a grid system with 24 public squares of which there are still 22 of them today. The squares are quaint with beautiful landscaping and gardens.
After our historical tour, we had lunch at Paula Deen’s restaurant, The Lady & Sons. The fried chicken blew my husband away. He said it was the best he’d ever eaten. I had a chicken salad sandwich which was wonderful. What surprised me was we had the option to do the buffet or order from the menu. I stopped in her little shop and bought several tea towels I just had to have!
There are museums galore from history museums to specialty museums and cultural and themed tours, plus sites and landmarks, no doubt there’s something to suit anyone’s taste. We enjoy riverboat cruises and they have a combination Land and Sea tour which we will take advantage of the next time we visit. We both love history, so Fort Jackson will have to be on the agenda the next time we visit.
One of our favorite ways to get around cities and visit various landmarks is the Hop-on, Hop-off buses that allows you to take as much time as you want to visit various places on a specific tour. We did them throughout our trips in Europe and in the U.S. We love being able to park our car and catching the bus to take us to various places. Awesome way to see the city. In Savannah, it’s a trolley which would be fun.
We would have liked to spend more time but look forward to returning every year to learn more about Savannah, its history and taste the culinary aspects of the Old South.
We liked it better than Charleston, South Carolina and that says a lot! If you’ve never been to Savannah, plan to go!