Savannah is coastal without being “beachy”, charming without the phoniness and is downright gorgeous. There’s nothing I like more than a city covered in garden squares with ancient oak trees and Spanish moss lazily hanging down. The sister cities (Savannah and Charleston) hold a special place in my heart, along with what I consider their down the bayou cousin, New Orleans.
Despite the sweltering heat, Savannah is a super walkable city with an up and coming food scene. Oh, did I mention that they have lax open container laws (fun)! Here’s a photo recap of our trip, a couple tourist/shopping attractions and five recommendations to try out the local cuisine.
It’s 4 hours from Atlanta, but definitely worth the pilgrimage.