Greetings, fellow wanderers! My sweet daughter and her adorable little family recently embarked on a memorable 3-day journey to the captivating city of Savannah, Georgia. She gave me all the details and fun highlights about her trip, and I am thrilled to share it with you. Join me as I dive into the charm, history, and culture of this enchanting destination!
Day 1: Unwind and Indulge
Day 1 was all about slowing down and unwinding in Savannah’s more relaxing offerings.
The vacation started with a trip to Tybee Island, located just a short drive from Savannah. Here they enjoyed the sun warmed beach and relaxed under an umbrella while baby napped. This off white, smooth sandy beach is a great place to enjoy a swim or catch up on a good summer read.
Next, they headed over and enjoyed lunch at a local seafood restaurant, The Crab Shack, which is known for its casual atmosphere and delicious coastal fare. Needless to say, my daughter loved the crab legs and shrimp.
After a long leisurely morning and afternoon, they set off to explore the Tybee Island Light Station and Museum, Georgia’s oldest and tallest lighthouse, offering panoramic views from the top.
For dinner on the first evening, they indulged in one of Savannah’s fine dining establishments, The Olde Pink House, for a memorable meal. The Olde Pink house serves inventive southern cuisine in an elegant colonial mansion.
Day 2: Immerse in Savannah’s Rich History
Day 2 was all about embracing the rich history of Savannah.
The day started with breakfast at The Collins Quarter at the Downtown location. This is a well-known hip brunch and lunch spot. Be sure to check it out when visiting Savannah. There are two locations, one in the downtown area and another located in Forsyth Park.
From there they took a nice stroll up Whitaker St and visited Chippewa Square. Chippewa Square is one of the most well-known squares in all of Savannah, right in the center of everything.
There’s a lot to see and do around the square, from plays to beautiful architecture.
Forrest Gump made Chippewa Square famous with its bench scenes, where Forrest waited for the bus. They actually used at least four fiberglass benches while filming these scenes on the square. One of which was donated to the city and moved into the Savannah History Museum.
Continuing on, they stopped at the remarkable Forsyth Park, known for its iconic fountain and sprawling green space. The park is filled with beautiful oak trees and a stunning white gazebo. Forsyth Park is a must see while in Savannah.
For lunch they stopped at nearby Betty Bombers, a no-frills diner with walk up ordering. They offer American fare in a retro setting. The old-fashioned hamburger hit the spot. Next, they visited the Mansion on Forsyth Park and then moved on to find a bench to sit and admire the tranquil fountain and listen to the local musicians playing in the park.
They took an evening stroll along River Street, taking in the vibrant atmosphere and enjoyed the scenic views of the Savannah River.
For dinner they enjoyed Tubby’s Seafood, a casual American style restaurant that serves a mix of seafood and non-seafood items.
Day 3: Exploring the Historic District
Day 3 was all about the History and charm of the city.
The morning started with breakfast at Maple Street Biscuit Company. Don’t miss this casual café serving biscuit sandwiches and southern sides for breakfast.
Next, they adventured out on foot to explore the many cobblestone streets, moss-draped oak trees, and stunning architecture that Savannah is known for. Also, they made a visit to the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, an impressive Gothic-style cathedral known for its beautiful stained-glass windows.
For lunch they decided to try another local eatery in the city, Mrs. Wilkes Dining Room, where they savored Southern cuisine in a family style dining atmosphere.
After lunch they enjoyed another leisurely stroll along River Street, enjoying the vibrant atmosphere, shopping at the boutiques, and sampling treats from River Street Sweets Candy Store.
At evening time on the final night, they took a relaxing riverboat cruise along the Savannah River, taking in the sunset and the city skyline.
Throughout my daughter’s adventure, she captured numerous photographs that truly showcase the magic of Savannah. From the colorful architecture to the Southern hospitality, this city left an indelible mark on her heart. A 3-day trip to Savannah, Georgia offers a fantastic opportunity to explore the city’s rich history, picturesque squares, charming architecture, and vibrant culinary scene.