Friday, April 1, 2011

Top 10 in Savannah, Georgia

Savannah, Georgia, originally uploaded by A!ison.
River Street Wall

Top 10 things to do in Savannah, Georgia

1. Take a stroll down River Street. I found native-Savannah artwork, tourist shops, cute cafes, a candy factory and Georgia Peach Jam.

2. Eat at Lady & Sons. The hassel of making a reservation is well worth the trouble. Not only was the food excellent but the service was as good as it gets.

3. Sit on a park bench in Chippewa Square and pretend you're trying to catch the bus that will take you to Jenny.

4. Spend the extra money and stay at ANY Bed and Breakfast *in* the historic district. The town is so compelling, you hate to leave, even to head back to your fleabag hotel for the night. The architecture, charm and atmosphere is remarkable.

5. Visit the Confederate Memorial in Forsyth Park. The solider on the memorial faces North toward it's enemy. The base of the memorial was carved in Canada and brought to Savannah by ship to ensure that it would not pass through "enemy" territory.

6. Make an epic zombie movie with the 8mm app in Colonial Cemetery. Or at the very least visit Archibald Bulloch's grave and Signer of the Declaration of Independence, Button Gwinnett.

7. Take time to appreciate the foliage of Savannah. Azaleas, hydrangeas, the trees, the spanish moss; it's all breathtaking.

8. Spend a little time il dolce far niente at Gallery Espresso on Bull Street. Delicious espresso, magnificent environment and red velvet cake bigger than your hand.

9. Visit the Mercer-Williams house, the true-story shooting scene in the novel/film "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil".

10. If $12 is chump change to you, visit the second most famous idol to #9, the bird girl statue at the Telfair Meseum.

Mercer-Williams Home, Bird Girl, Spanish Moss, Fried Green Tomatoes


tylerfullerton said...

Awesome post and summarizes many of my favorite memories of the trip!

It was also fascinating to see Ron Livingston in his natural habitat, the "Gallery Espresso".

Anonymous said...

We will visit next time I come out your way. So glad you had a great time. Love you both - Mom

mo.honey said...

I'm so looking forward to going back! We will eat more of Paula Deen's fried chicken.. this I vow!