Anyways, I am going to break my trip up into two posts because it's just too much to cover in one. So here goes!
I drove into Savannah on Friday afternoon. It was an easy 3.5-4 hour drive from Charlotte (but full disclosure, the drive back took over 5 hours so traffic can really make or break the drive). Savannah was built on a river and shipping is its #1 source of revenue with tourism being #2.
Savannah's river front was not as picturesque as Charleston but it was still pretty, and I loved the bridge in the background of the photo below, which is actually the bridge that I drove into Savannah on.
Hands down, my favorite parts about Savannah were the beautiful trees and all of the little squares scattered throughout the city. It was so pretty to walk around. I took SO many photos of the trees, which of course don't do the city justice.
Many of the trees are covered in Spanish Moss which is actually neither Spanish, nor a moss...
Besides having so many beautiful trees, the city also has about 16 different squares scattered throughout the city. Some have statues honoring people of Savannah or Georgia's past, some have fountains. All of them have numerous park benches. I feel like Savannah must have the most park benches per capita.
I sat in one of the park benches and took a little reading break. It was relaxing.And what a beautiful view!
The park has wide sidewalks and on Saturday there was a small farmers market which featured local farmers. It's definitely a beautiful place to take a stroll.
I was supposed to take a bike tour on Friday afternoon, but it got cancelled as it was maybe going to rain. It's too bad they cancelled as it did not end up raining, but I was able to easily find something else to do. I was visiting Savannah during their annual music festival so after walking around some more, I went to a square where they were having a free concert. It was so relaxing to sit on a park bench, read, and listen to this jazz ensemble.
After all of that walking around, I had worked up an appetite. I decided to have a casual dinner at a place called Kayak Kafe. I had done my research and they were known for being GF friendly. I had some shrimp tacos which were delicious.
After dinner, I wasn't quite ready to go back to the house where I was staying, so I treated myself to a decaf mexican mocha at a coffee shop.
|It was my first Mexican Mocha and it did not disappoint. And I loved the pretty foam art!|
Have you ever used airbnb? I wasn't sure what to expect but I would definitely use the service again. It's a great way to save some money, especially if you know you are barely going to be in the room, which was the case for this visit.