A Day Trip To Savannah

August 30, 2017

Happy Wednesday! I'm wrapping up vacation with our day trip down to Savannah. Whenever we stay in Hilton Head, we make it a priority to make the hour drive south to Georgia. From the hot pralines, charming homes, and Spanish moss-laden trees, there's nothing not to love. Well, there is the heat. It is HOT. On this adventure to Savannah, we had to work around nap time, which meant a late afternoon-into-the-evening visit. 

River Street was our first stop, mostly for those pralines and view of the water. Because when in Savannah, you must get a fresh praline, and sample as many of the free bites as you can. After our walk, we stopped at The Lady and Sons for dinner (this is Paula Deen's restaurant). It was great, the food selection was definitely southern classics. And while we enjoyed it, we probably wouldn't go back for the sake of trying out other restaurants. But, if you've been wondering about it as a place for dinner, it's worth the stop!

Following dinner, we walked around Forsyth Park to stretch our legs and enjoy the beauty that is this city. Greer loved the freedom to run around in grass (and not sand!).  Fun fact, on our drive to the park, I saw Daniel from Bravo's Southern Charm Savannah. We were driving right next to the sidewalk he was walking down with a friend/a date. I couldn't get my phone out fast enough to document it, and I wasn't about to call out of the window of my mini van to get his attention. That was my first "celebrity" siting, and it was pretty cool. Apparently, I'm the type of person to be star-stuck even if they're not a big star. That's something new I learned about myself on this trip ;)

And when it was time to head home, or rather back to Hilton Head, my sweet husband drove me down Jones Street not once but twice so that I could admire all the lovely homes. This street was voted one of the most beautiful streets in North America by Southern Living, and it does not disappoint. If you're ever in the city, make sure to drive down this street. 

I would love to visit Savannah in the cooler months so that I don't melt into a puddle while adventuring through the city. There is so much to do and take in, so it's near impossible to do it all in one visit. You've really got to pick your top things to do/see, and stick to that. One of my must-dos this trip was to visit Paris Market, however, it was closed when we go there, which was a bummer. But, it will be on my must-dos for our next visit, because I'm sure we'll be back!