Visiting Savannah, Georgia

Forsyth Park

Years ago my husband and I visited Savannah, Georgia. The city and its history is magical and the food was just as memorable! Take a look at our recommendations for the best places to eat, stay and play in Savannah!

Where to stay in Savannah, Georgia

We had a room at the Marshall House. Not only was the Marshall House featured on the Travel Channel’s program “Great Hotels”, it was also named one of the top 10 most haunted spots in the U.S. Which makes a stay perfect for fall, yes?

The hotel reminds me of a bed and breakfast set up on a much larger scale. The rooms are small but charming, and the interior is beautifully decorated.

 

Marshall House, Savannah Georgia
Marshall House, Savannah Georgia

Where to Eat in Savannah, Georgia

Adjacent to the hotel is a great restaurant called 45 Bistro. This is for sure a date night restaurant, so you might keep that in mind when planning your stay.

In our opinion, if you love food then you need to make a stop at Paula Deen’s restaurant The Lady and Son’s. Just make sure you go early because the wait is often very very long.

If something classic and simple is sounding good for lunch then Sandfly Bar-B-Q needs to be on the list! The founders started out in Memphis, arguably the birthplace of bbq and moved shop to Savannah. The restaurant is located in an old train car, bonus if you have kids along for the trip!

The Olde Pink House is another favorite spot of ours, I liken the food as gourmet food with a twist! It is a bit on the fancier side so younger kids are likely not the best fit for this spot.

Things to do in Savannah, Georgia

No visit to Savannah is complete without a trip to Forsyth Park. The iconic fountain has been featured in many movies, and if you are visiting at the right time, you can check out the farmers market that takes place in the park! There is so much that goes on in the park on any given day.

Savannah is really steeped in history and the biggest thing to remember when planning a visit is that smaller kids aren’t going to be as excited to visit. However, older children would enjoy the trip, especially if you take part in the many city ghost tours.

The tours provided by Haunted Savannah, are appropriate for families of all ages, specifically the 8 pm tour. The 10 pm tour is for ages 18+ and is what is considered to be an ‘uncensored’ tour.bird_girl

Chances are you have heard of the book “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil”, the book turned movie based on real events that took place in Savannah. The statue of the bird girl graced the cover of the book and was located in the Bonaventure Cemetery in Savannah. Sadly, people aren’t very respectful and were chipping pieces away from the statue. The statue has since been moved to the Telfair Museum of Art.

If on your trip to Savannah, you begin to long for the beach Tybee Island is just 18 miles away from the heart of the city.

Have you been to Savannah? What was your favorite part of the trip?

4 Replies to “Visiting Savannah, Georgia

  1. [* WordPress Simple Firewall plugin marked this comment as “pending”. Reason: Human SPAM filter found “post!” in “comment_content” *]
    I’m from Georgia, originally (now I live quite a few states away), and we took a family vacation to Savannah when I was a kid. I haven’t been back since I was an adult, but, after reading this, I’m definitely adding it to our vacation wishlist!

    My wife loves all things paranormal, so the Haunted Savannah tours sounds right up her alley!

    Thank you for such a wonderful post!

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    I have lived my entire life in Georgia and Savannah is one of my favorite places to visit. If you haven’t, I recommend visiting City Market and enjoying lunch and a drink outside and browsing the shops. It’s the one place I never skip out on!

    There are also pedal tours (a giant contraption with seats and bicycle pedals that you ride around Savannah). They are a newer attraction and we LOVE them. It’s really fun in a big group.

  3. I highly recommend visiting City Market next time you are in Savannah (it’s my favorite), as well as taking the pedal tours. They are not what you would think- and they are so much fun. Especially in a large group. We have done the pedal pub crawl twice and loved it both times!

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