Savannah is the next city we stayed in during our honeymoon. We arrived early afternoon and quickly parked the car and started exploring. We bopped into a few shops along Broughton Street. This street had everything from unique shops to the big chain retailers to cafes and restaurants. We walked in the direction of the river to discover some of the original stairs leading down to the historic riverfront. The old cobblestone street really captures the history of the city. We walked for awhile, enjoying the scenery before checking in at our hotel.
We chose to stay at the Marshall House Inn, a historic hotel that was once a hospital during the Civil War. It is conveniently located on Broughton Street. We were located close enough to walk to everything including River Street, City Market, and Forsyth Park. The staff at the hotel was kind and welcoming. We also enjoyed the late afternoon wine and appetizers that were served daily.
Our one full day we spent in Savannah was jam packed with activity, starting with a trip to Collin's Quarter, a coffeeshop and brunch spot. Since we already had breakfast at the hotel, we stopped for just their coffee. It did not disappoint. Cody thoroughly enjoyed his Flight to Oz, in which he enjoyed four different coffee selections. I had the Spiced Lavender Mocha, which satisfied my taste buds immensely. All the spices in it made it seem like it was perfect for a late fall drink. But I still enjoyed it in July.
Wanting to learn more about this historic city, we asked our concierge for recommendations for a tour of Savannah. We were encouraged to go with Oglethorpe Trolley Tours. We were picked up directly from our hotel and taken to the starting point of the tour, where we boarded a trolley and began a 90 minutes tour of the city. We learned all about the different historic districts of Savannah, places to eat, where movies had been filmed, and made a quick 10 minute stop at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist. The interior of this cathedral was exquisite and worth the stop.
After our trolley ride, we had a late lunch at Treylor Park where we had PB&J Chicken Wings followed by the Fish Stick Tacos. Both were unique and delicious--and not so healthy :). We walked around the city more, enjoying River Street and many of the shops around the area. Leopold's Ice Cream has been around since 1919 and we couldn't leave the city without trying it. Cody tried some of their original flavors and I had some newer classics. Both were worth the wait. After ice cream, we got caught in a passing rainstorm and headed back to the hotel to get ready for dinner and wait out the rain.
Our last dinner in Savannah was at the Olde Pink House. This was an old home that had been converted into a restaurant. It had a cool bar in the basement where people dined by candlelight. The upstairs consisted of many rooms of varying sizes. We were seated in a part of the restaurant that had been a recent addition. For dinner we started with a couple of appetizers of Southern Sushi and a Cheese Plate. The Southern Sushi was grilled shrimp and grits made into a sushi roll. The cheese plate highlighted honeycomb from the Savannah Bee Company. We split an entree of pork tenderloin served with a sweet potato and collard greens. Our server kindly brought us a congratulatory dessert in honor of our honeymoon, consisting of fresh strawberries and whipped cream. All in all, the meal was delicious and the service was great.
Savannah is another southern city with lots of charm and hospitality that we are both happy we had the opportunity to enjoy! We hope you get a chance to walk amongst it's romantic squares and enjoy the beauty of it's Spanish moss.