Savannah: The Sweet Spot in the South

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After my big writing convention in Atlanta, Georgia, Hubby and I wanted to take off somewhere to unwind.  We wanted to go somewhere we’d never visited before, and Savannah quickly came to mind.  We weren’t there but a few hours when I decided that Savannah was truly the sweet spot in the south.  The charm of this town is abundant.  Small shopping venues, friendly people, history galore, fabulous food, and did I say charm?  Visually, Savannah is also a feast.  Walking around with my camera, I had a blast capturing some of the quaintness and beauty of this great town.

savannah4We stayed at the Double Tree in the Historic District.  Really nice room, comfortable bed, and it was right in the hub of things.  We walked to dinner at Belford’s Savannah, 315 W. Julian Street.  The steak and wine were perfect, as was the location. Belford’s is right in the mix of the City Market, where I ended up buying eight different beautiful prints for my new home.  If you like to amble through galleries, and just do some casual shopping, the City Market is the place you need to be.  Here’s the link if you want to check it out:  http://www.savannahcitymarket.com/

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The next evening we ate at The Shrimp Factory.  They served up some great wine and shrimp and grits that was to die for.  The service was excellent as well.  Overlooking the Savannah River, the restaurant is in a great location that invites you to stroll around the streets and shop while watching the boats go by.  http://www.theshrimpfactory.com/home. 

Per a recommendation, we also visited LuLu’s Chocolate Bar.  All I’m going to say is yum. http://luluschocolatebar.net/  Our first morning in Savannah, we got in our car and took a ride to Tybee Island for some early morning ocean views.  The stroll around this island was so nice that we worked up an appetite.  Sunrise Restaurant spoiled us with a breakfast so affordable and delicious that we went back the next day.   http://sunrisesavannah.com/sunrise-menu/   And, before leaving we even snuck in a quick tour of The Tybee Lighthouse.

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Overall, Savannah was a wonderful place to visit and I know it will be just as delightful when we return.

savannah3 savannah2So now that I’ve told you all about my great getaway, I’d love to hear about your favorite vacation destinations.  What makes them so special you just have to go back?

11 thoughts on “Savannah: The Sweet Spot in the South

  1. I too have visited Savannah, but only for one night.. It was nice, but the next day we moved on to Charleston, SC and I was in love. I think this town is so full of history, fascinating places to visit, to eat and I felt like it was a place I could visit over and over again and still find something new to see and do. I have think if I ever got the chance to winter home in the southern US, this would be the place I could call home.

  2. I love going to Gatlingurg, TN. I was married in front of a waterfall there and when we have the money for a vaca, that’s where we go. I would love to go to Atlanta, GA and visit the aquarium 🙂

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