During our vacay to Tybee Island, we got to take a day trip into Savannah and spend a little time in the oldest city in Georgia, established in 1733! What a charming city with such rich history.
We had the privilege of taking a trolley tour through the historic district, which was absolutely incredible. What I loved about the layout of the historic district is that it’s made up of 20+ town squares, most revolving around a monument. The architecture of the homes and buildings surrounding each square reflected the style of the time period in which it was built, whether Colonial, Victorian, etc. It was like a little Spanish Moss-covered stroll through time.
(I really could not get enough of the Spanish Moss. So graceful!)
The architecture was just beautiful. Whether intricately detailed, brightly colored, or weathered old brick – every structure was lovely in it’s own way an seemed to emanate yet another story from another time. Here are a few of my favorite shots from throughout the tour of structures, colors, and materials that struck me.
If you haven’t been to Savannah yet, I highly recommend taking a trip there! There’s so much to do and see, so many little shops and restaurants. Here are two eateries I would highly recommend trying out while you’re in town:
For some of the best ice cream in the world (seriously) you must stop in “Leopold’s Ice Cream” for a tasty treat! Be sure to read the story of Leopold’s nearly 100 year family history. You may find the current owner inside, Mr. Stratton Leopold, as he is there regularly and loves visiting with his customers. Be sure to ask him about his fascinating second career as a movie producer, too! A few of the films he’s worked on include Mission Impossible 3, Captain America, and Paycheck. You can’t miss the displays inside full of original props and still shots from the films!
If you love southern food, go a little gourmet with Paula Deen’s “The Lady & Sons” restaurant. If you decide to dine there, I highly suggest making a reservation ahead of time, as our large party had a reservation for middle of the afternoon on a weekday and there were still 30 or so people waiting at a time. If you end up having to kill a little time, no worries, there’s of course a shop inside with tons of Paula gifts, goodies, and kitchen accessories!
And I only spent one day there. I would love to go back and spend more time, there’s no telling what all I left undiscovered. If you’re a Savannah local or have ever been to Savannah, what are some of your favorite/must see places? I’m making my list for when I return! 🙂