We've had the good fortune to be able to travel a fair amount over the last 5 years, and we've spent some of our quarantine time lately scrolling through old photos and reminiscing. There are so many wonderful places we have been and food we have eaten. Oh, the food! We are ones that really enjoy eating good local food when we travel. And lots of it. Might was well make the most of the trip! One place that we went that I never chronicled on this blog is Savannah Georgia. Zac had to be in the area for work in the fall of 2015, so we made a long weekend out of visiting Charleston, SC and Savannah, GA. At the end I've included links to my posts about our wonderful meal at Husk and our adventures in Charleston. But back to Savannah. What a great city! So walk-able and perfect in the fall. I imagine it can be downright hot and muggy in the summer, but with all the live oak trees and shade I'm sure it's wonderful then too. We only had one day and one night in Savannah and we made the most of it. Our total miles walked that day in Savannah was a record for me, almost 11 miles! But so so worth it.
If you haven't been to historic Savannah, the city is laid out in grids with 22 small parks spread out across the city, abutting the banks of the Savannah River. Streets and sidewalks are brick and cobblestone, lined with live oaks with finger like branches reaching in all directions. The city was established in 1733 and was a colonial British capital before becoming the first state capital of Georgia. Lots of old historic buildings and structures are still standing. The perfect place to explore by foot to take it all in. It's very flat.
In what seems like a perfect way to start our exploring, we stumbled upon a wedding upon entering the historic district! It had bagpipes and all. So charming. If you happen to know someone who got married on November 21, 2015 in Orleans Square, I've got a photo for them! Check out those live oaks and all the spanish moss.
|More live oaks and spanish moss
|Zac in Chippewa Square
|Me in Chippewa Square
|Waiting in line at Zunzi's
Sufficiently stuffed, we headed out for more exploring. On our stroll we stumbled upon this church, the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, open for visitors to come inside. What a site.
|Off Madison Square. I just liked the way this street looked!
|Wedding number two! In Madison Square
|Those trees! Very cool.
|Zac on Jones St. Such a cool place.
Nearly 11 miles, 11 MILES later, we need a little pick me up and land at Lulu's Chocolate Bar. All we wanted was a simple ice cream sundae........
Before it got too dark we had to go exploring through a cemetery, and chose Bonaventure Cemetery east of historic downtown. Upon entering the grounds, we meet a new friend.
The cemetery is on the banks of the Wilmington River. Even in daylight the place was genuinely creepy.
Zac was our key to a tasty dinner in having heard about a Jamaican Restaurant on Waters Avenue. I don't recall exactly what we ordered, but we got a nice assortment of small dishes to share. It was delicious and would highly recommend it!
After dinner we headed back into downtown Savannah to get a glimpse of the city at night. We also were told we can't leave without getting ice cream at Leopold's, which has now been around for over 100 years, so of course we did what we were told!
|This place is very popular
|Waiting in line for ice cream. Yes i'm excited, who wouldn't be?
|Yes we've already had one ice cream sundae that afternoon. There is no limit on sundaes per day!
Check out the rest of our Charleston-Savannah weekend here:
Dinner at Husk, A Restaurant by Sean Brock (James Beard winner)
Weekend Getaway - Charleston, SC - this involved some really fun oyster shucking! I'm a natural, apparently.