Travel Journal: Streets to Peruse in Savannah
Sweet honey tasting and Southern kitchen cuisine are elements that only scratch the surface of the vibrant culture in Savannah, Georgia. Growing up, I remember the city being so well-known for its historic tours, charming cobblestone roads by the riverwalk and Paula Dean’s Lady & Sons restaurant. But over the last few years, it’s blossomed into an incredibly artistic and modern community filled with picturesque corners and the most delicious lattes.
Last month, I drove up with a friend to shoot a beautiful, outdoor wedding at a state park just 40 minutes out from Savannah. Before heading back to Florida, we made the trip out and absolutely loved it! We may have spent way too much money on food and shopping, but it was worth it!
Any time you have the chance to create your own mini vaca, take advantage of it!
You deserve to recharge and refresh, and traveling to a new city is the perfect way to do so! The fun, extra indulgence every now and then allows you to celebrate Y-O-U and show some love to yourself.
Is there a weekend getaway with your girl gang or maybe a quick family road trip you’ve been wanting to plan? Put Savannah on the top of your list! Also, here’s a quick insider’s tip: spring is one of their most beautiful times of year to visit. Similar to Washington DC, the springtime fills your visit with the sight of fresh blossoms and colorful alchemy to catch your eye.
With so many different parts of the city to explore, you don’t want to miss out on the opportunity to check out these three popular streets:
For all of my brunch-holics, make your way over to Savannah’s tastiest restaurant, Two Cracked Eggs. I ordered the country-styled eggs with cheddar cheese and hash browns. Served on a hot skillet, you’ll dive into a delicious Southern, hearty biscuit, with a side of homemade berry jelly. It was the perfect portion!
Not only do guests experience high quality cuisine, but they also have a front row seat to the city’s greatest view: the Savannah River.
After filling your tummy, the charming cobblestone roads lead to a perusing around the river. On the weekends, this area is hopping with local vendors selling artisan jewelry, exquisite art pieces and endless jars of flavorful honeys. Bay Street offers a relaxing combination of food exploration and scenic touring; it’s included in the historic tour routes, as well.
Grab your polaroid for a backdrop shot of the Talmadge Memorial Bridge! If you’re really feeling brave, hop in a cab and drive over the bridge to visit our neighbors in South Carolina. That’s right! Charleston is just a bridge away from this point.
Everyone who has ever visited the lovely city of Savannah has at one point or another fallen in love with The Paris Market & Brocante. It’s elegant in every sense of the word. From the moment you walk in, you step into a 18th century French-inspired boutique. At the coffee shop, I purchased a fresh cup of horchata latte accompanied by a lavender macaron.
Delicious in every way and met every expectation I could have had. Make it appoint to visit this little shop for your dose of European wonder! Also, they have an elegant glass case with hand-molded jewelry. I took the initiative to treat myself to the prettiest golden rings.
You just might find your favorite new accessory, too! The fun doesn’t stop here, though. When you walk down Broughton Street, make a quick stop at the Savannah Bee Company for your exclusive bee-tasting experience. From gooey honeycomb samples to fruit-infused honey sticks, this shop features a one-of-a-kind selection for you to take home with you!
If you’re looking for a new fashion statement piece, shop around at Dress Up. I discovered the cutest floral kimono that has complimented my neutral-colored wardrobe so well. The ladies who work here are so friendly and willing to help you put together something pretty for a night out. Leopold’s Ice Cream Parlor is a must. The lines tend to be rather long; so either pop in before noon or bring a friend you can chat up the waiting with.
Across the street is the Savannah College of Art & Design’s Museum of Art! Enjoy the array of artwork curated by the college’s most talented students.
Now it’s your turn. What are some streets in your favorite city to explore? Comment below!