I’ve been dying to visit Savannah forever. I’d always heard it was a charming city, and Paula Deen being there didn’t hurt either. What I found surpassed my high expectations.
Wormsloe Historic Site: The famous tree lined with gorgeous oaks leads to the ruins of a former plantation owned by Noble Jones in the 1700’s, who arrived with the first settlers from England. It is the oldest standing structure in Georgia.
Laurel Grove Cemetery South: I loved driving through this old graveyard and looking at beautiful, historic grave sites. Weirdly enough, this was probably my favorite part of this trip.
Bonaventure Cemetery: Hauntingly beautiful cemetery located on the Wilmington River. Featured in Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil.
Gingerbread House: This gorgeous home was built in 1899 and is used primarily as a venue for weddings and bridal parties. It’s a great example of the Gingerbread style from Germany’s Black Forest region. Largest of the cities municipal cemeteries at 160 acres…and you can drive through. My VERY favorite stop in Savannah.
Tybee Island Social Club: We visited on Easter so they only had a specific brunch menu, but it was delicious and flavored well. The best part about this experience was the patio seating and the live music. Really cool place!
Vic’s on the River: This was our favorite restaurant in Savannah. The food was amazing, the view was even better, and on the wall is a map of Sherman’s march from Tennessee to Georgia hand drawn by Union soldiers. Tons of history, a must visit!
Below Zero. Tucked in the Savannah Seafood Shack on Broughton, you can watch them make your ice cream as you wait in line! Rolled ice cream originated in Thailand and can only be found in a handful of cities: New York, Atlanta and now Savannah!