I’ve been to some pretty magical places in my life but the charm and romance of Savannah, Georgia was something truly special. I never thought a vacation could top the two weeks I spent in Maui, but damn did the Hostess City steal my heart.
Traveling without a strict itinerary is how I prefer it, but I always go with a list of must-see places. I was only in Savannah for four days and there’s so much history in the Southern gem that I wasn’t sure I’d be able to hit all of them. I’m happy to say that I only left one restaurant not crossed off. I’m not worried though – I’ll definitely be back.
Where to Eat
B Matthew’s Eatery
Best bottomless mimosas. Period. And they’ll add crab to your omelet if you request…obviously I did.
The Collins Quarter
This little coffee by day, bar by night eatery offers an amazing menu. Their avocado toast with poached eggs was better than any I’ve had in LA. And their cocktail menu…damn. I wanted to try every single one.
Elizabeth on 37th
This 1900s mansion is oh so elegant and perfect for a romantic night out. You have to get the oysters and scallops. And definitely make a reservation because this place books up way in advance.
The Olde Pink House
This was my favorite stop. We ate in the basement tavern with tall candles, dim lamps and the lit fireplace providing the perfect ambiance. It was so romantic and dreamy. Plus the food was out of this world. But be warned, it’s another restaurant that you’ll want to make a reservation for.
Something that never ceased to impress me was the incredible service we got in Savannah. Everywhere we went our service was charming and attentive, but Garibaldi’s takes the cake. And their seafood menu is so good that I took way too long finally deciding on the jumbo scallops. Plus, the oysters were honestly the best I’ve ever had. Again, make sure to call ahead for a reservation.
Where to Drink
Artillery is one of the prettiest bars I’ve ever laid my eyes on and their cocktail menu is truly perfect. Every drink was so well balanced!
This is the basement level of Pink House and definitely one of the coolest bars I’ve had the pleasure of visiting. If you’re lucky, a lady in an epic Southern hat will charm you on the piano.
East End Provisions
I had the fanciest, sparkliest lavender cocktail and I don’t know if any drink will ever top it. Their white chocolate cocktail is also the only time I’ve ever enjoyed bourbon. Not just stomached it, but wanted to slurp it down with no class.
The Collins Quarter
I’m a gin girl through and through and their cocktail menu is chock full of amazing drinks right up my alley, plus some real gems for you gin-haters. Best part, you can order a great cup of coffee at the same time.
The Public Kitchen + Bar
Marble, brass, copper, reclaimed wood…this interior is all of my design dreams. And the cocktail menu is another one that I seriously wanted to try everything on the menu.
What to Do
Savannah is the U.S.’s 2nd most haunted city, so if you’re into paranormal shit then you’re in for a real treat. Plus, the tour guides are really cute.
A truly magical park and must-see stop as you walk through Savannah. Just beware of a certain Confederate statue.
Cobblestone streets and waterfront views. Don’t judge me but I may or may not have a shed a sappy tear when I first walked down it.
A little edgier with more of a party vibe but interspersed with countless town squares and charming little alleys.
I found more than one dream home and nerded out on all the history of this amazing place.
So much history here.