Savannah, another trip to the South to cross off the bucket list! This past January over President’s Day weekend, my friend and I took a long weekend trip to Savannah, GA. Words cannot describe how beautiful Downtown Savannah is with Spanish moss covering all of the trees, old Southern homes every corner you turn, and you’re just a quick walk to the riverfront.
Just like Nashville, we spent most of our weekend eating our weight in amazing Southern food. We started off our trip on a Friday landing around lunch time and had our Uber driver bring us straight to Treylor Park. The food was so good that we made it a point to come back a second time on our trip. We decided to split the Chicken Pancake Waffles and PB&J Wings. I know you might be thinking PB&J wings doestn’t sound appealing, but let me tell you these were the best wings I’ve ever had! We also ordered refreshing drinks called Tire Swing: vodka, Pimm’s No. 1, cucumber, seasonal berries, simple syrup, and lemon juice.
From here we decided to walk to our AirBnB located near Forsyth Park. This is the largest park in Downtown Savannah and has a beautiful fountain in the middle. Since it was such a beautiful day, we spent the afternoon walking around to get a feel for where all the restaurants were on our bucket list. If you can’t tell by now, our bucket lists mainly consist of food places.
As we were wondering around, we came across City Market, a little area filled with a handful of bars. Every afternoon there is a live band that sits outside playing music late into the night. One great thing about Savannah is the absence of an open container law so we were able to bop around from bar to bar while still being able to sit outside listening to live music.
Once we started to get hungry we headed to a late dinner at Vic’s on the River. Like the name says the restaurant is located on the riverfront and was one of the nicer atmospheres we ate at for dinner on our trip.
The next day we woke up for brunch at B. Matthews, but on our way out we saw the couple whose house we were staying in left us some croissants to eat along with a sweet note. We felt too bad leaving the food untouched so we grabbed some croissants for the road as we made our way to our reservation. B. Matthews has the typical breakfast spread that you would find at most restaurants, but like all Southern food it was delicious!
For dinner we ate the best BBQ I’ve ever had at this little place that looks like it used to be a trailer, Sandfly BBQ. We then hit up Jen’s & Friend which is this hole-in-the-wall martini bar that makes over 300 types of martinis all tasting like different candies. I, being a sucker for chocolate, got a Reese’s martini and it tasted as if I was drinking Reese’s. Very delicious, but very sweet. I was only able to handle one.
On our last day in Savannah we went down to the riverfront for brunch at Huey’s followed by a lovely trolley tour of downtown. Before dinner we headed back to Treylor Park for some more Tire Swings and the PB&J Wings! Once we were hungry again we headed to our final dinner in Savannah at The Olde Pink House. This place is beautiful from the inside out. We went all out and ordered every item of food on the menu that we wanted to try. I don’t think I’ve ever felt as full as I did as we were leaving this dinner.
And finally, one of my absolute favorite parts about Downtown Savannah is the fact that it’s the most haunted city in the country! We did a late night haunted tour with Blue Orb. This is a 2-hour walking tour starting at 9pm. Our tour guide walked us around to some of the most haunted homes and told us all of the horror stories that caused these homes to remain haunted to this day. They also show you recordings and images that other tours have captured which is super eerie and makes the hair on the back of your neck stand up, but I love this kind of stuff and couldn’t get enough!
A few other places we had time to stop at on our trip were:
Overall, if anyone is looking for a quick, easy, and cheap trip to take I highly recommend Savannah during mid-January. The weather was amazing, the gorgeous scenery was straight out of a movie, the food was phenomenal, and you absolutely have to do a haunted tour.
I will definitely be making another trip back to Savannah, but after I get a few more Southern cities checked off my bucket list! I hope y’all enjoyed my review of this wonderful Southern city.