We spent Three Days in Savannah Georgia in April.
We had perfect weather, sunny blue skies and temperatures in the 80s during the days and cooler at night. We have been to Savannah before, but only as a day trip while staying in Charleston and Hilton Head. This was our first overnight stay in Savannah, and it won’t be our last.
We stayed at The 1895 Inn, which was the perfect location in the middle of the historic district. We were able to walk everywhere. We enjoyed strolling the streets of Savannah, under the grand oak trees, moss dangling from the limbs, as you pass the elegant homes.
Colonial Park was across the street from The 1895 Inn. The park was the burying ground for the city from 1750 until it was closed for burials in 1853. The cemetery became a city park in 1896.
One day we had lunch at Mrs. Wilkes House, which is the number 1 restaurant on trip advisor in Savannah.
We arrived around 10:40 and there was a line, but it was not to bad.
Within minutes of us getting in line, more people came and the line went to the end of the street and started to wrap down the next street.
I think I would have come back another day if the line was this long when I arrived. We waited about 40 minutes before we were shown inside.
Our wait was worth it, as the table was filled with all sorts of wonderful southern homemade foods.
After we sat down, they brought out the fried chicken. It was fresh and delicious. It was some of the best fried chicken I have ever eaten.
We started to pass the dishes around. There was so much food, we ran out of space on our plates.
Our servers did a great job keeping the plates filled.
Definitely come here hungry and enjoy some great southern cooking. When you are finished eating, the tradition is to carry your plate and glass back to the kitchen on the way out of the restaurant. It costs $20 per person (cash only) including drink and dessert.
We needed to walk all that food off, so we went to Forsyth Park. Across the street from the park is the Mansion on Forsyth Park and we went in to explore.
Inside we encountered this room. It looks so inviting.
We did a lot of walking in Savannah. We stopped at the numerous squares to sit and relax as we strolled around seeing the sites.
One afternoon we went to Tybee Island and had a late lunch at Sundae Café, which was located in a small shopping center. If you did not know it was there, you would pass by. It’s not a very large place but the food was good.
After lunch, we went to walk on the beach to try to burn off some of the calories we just ate. It was another gorgeous day.
After exploring Tybee Island, we returned to Savannah for our nightly wine hour at our B & B.
Later that evening we visited Leopold’s ice cream, which was founded in 1919 by three brothers from Greece. When we first arrived there was a line, so we decided to come back later. When we returned, there was no line and we had their signature ice cream, Tutti Frutti, which was delicious.
I loved walking around looking at the old buildings and the homes. This town is filled with history.
My birthday was the following week and J was going out of town, so we celebrated early at The Old Pink House. The food was delicious and the special dessert they gave me was a nice touch.
What started this trip, was finding a great deal on a one way car rental out of Florida with Hertz. We were able to fly to Jacksonville, Florida and pick up a car then drive to Savannah. We rented a full size car from Hertz for $9.95 a day. We were given a Chevy Impala with all the bells and whistles. It was a comfortable ride back to BWI Airport.
I hope you were able to take advantage of the drive out of Florida. If not, keep it in mind for next year, as they usually run the deal for a limited time in the spring to move their cars out of Florida.
Savannah was a wonderful place to relax for a few days, especially at The 1895 Inn. Have you been to Savannah Georgia?