Savannah is beautiful indeed. It’s hard to believe I’ve been living here for two years already. Even though I haven’t explored most of Savannah (who ever gets to explore every inch of the city they live in?), I thought I’d compile a list of awesome things to see and do in Savannah.
1. Forsyth Park
You haven’t visited Savannah without visiting Forsyth Park. The trees are just gorgeous, as is the huge water fountain it’s famous for. Also, this place holds a farmer’s market every Saturday and I’ve heard it’s awesome! Also, nearby there is the Fragrant Garden. It’s exactly as it sounds…a garden of fragrances…originally created for the blind. I was in there once without knowing what it was.
2. River Street
River Street. Tons of quaint shops and good restaurants. Oh, and one more thing. Let’s just say there’s a reason this t-shirt exists:
3. The Squares
The most famous one, Chippewa Square, featured in the film Forrest Gump. Many squares have statues of famous people throughout history, in particular those of the Civil War. Plus, they’re well-tended, so it’s easy to get swept away in the romance of what life must have been like in the earliest days of the city. Plus the pretty horses carrying tourists around the squares are nice, too.
4. Haunted Buildings
The Kehoe House is one of many haunted buildings. The Mercer House is the most famous of them all, with a scandal documented in a book. I haven’t yet been to the Mercer House but it’s definitely on my to-do list.
5. Ghost Tours
Savannah is one of America’s most haunted cities. Naturally there are tons of ghost tours. There’s even a ghost tour that actually happens inside a hearse.
Have a history nerd in the family? Just mention CIVIL WAR and you’ll get here faster than you thought imaginable. Which is awesome, because then you can hang out with me (as I am not the history nerd in the house, cough B cough).
Everywhere you go, you’ll see the city’s ingrained efforts to preserve Savannah at her finest. My favorite, obviously, is all the iron scrollwork decorating this gorgeous and quaint city.
8. SCAD makes it colorful
8. Southern Food
Even though Paula Deen is synonymous with butter and DIABEETUS, hers surprisingly isn’t the most popular of restaurants. Mrs. Wilkes is the most sought-after restaurant in Savannah, with its family-style serving of food (and it’s only open 3 hours a day!). Leopold’s is a staple for dessert, but Lulu’s Chocolate Bar is a close second.
From classics such as Kate Spade and Anthropologie, to more unique shops like Zia Boutique and The Paris Market & Brocante (take a look at their Window Archives!), there’s no shortage of pretty things to look at and take home with you.
The Paris Market features all things French, from antiques to lavender soap. One shop I am dying to go to is Savannah Bee. I’ve only peeked inside during our walks on River Street and on Broughton Street, but they have so many delicious honeys and gifts to choose from! I think they’re the perfect place to buy a souvenir from!
If you lust over furniture, 24e Design Co. is the place to go. Their window displays always make me stop and drool. There may or may not have once been a tantrum thrown by yours truly over a chaise in their window.
10. St. Patrick’s Festival
I will just let you look at all the Google image search results for what St. Patty’s Day looks like in Savannah. You won’t find other festivals like the one here because Savannah has…
11. Open Container Laws
What does that mean? You can drink in the streets….legally. The bartenders will literally call you into the bar for a “to go” cup of beer.
What are you waiting for? Come to Savannah!
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