Savannah Georgia, River Street and the perfect Honeymoon
The new husband and I recently got the pleasure of having our honeymoon in the most amazing, historic and culture filled town of Savannah, Georgia. It was definitely a memorable time. We spent 4 days and 3 nights at the Days Inn on Dean Forest Road just outside the city of Savannah. It was definitely the perfect choice for a hotel. It was cost effective and they made our stay there very comfortable. My mother in law booked us a few nights on TravelNow.com and we paid for an extra night.
Our first night in Savannah we were pretty tired. We arrived at the hotel around 6pm. It's a 6 hour drive from Ellijay Georgia, where we live, to Savannah Georgia. So needless to say we just wanted some food when we got there. So we went to Spanky's Restaurant on River Street in downtown Savannah Georgia. Before we even left for Savannah we had a multitude of people tell us that we needed to try the food there, so we did. And they were right! The food there is amazing and the price is very reasonable. I ended up getting the Pizza Burger and Spanky's spuds. Talk about some amazing food! If I remember correctly the husband had the Chicken Fingers and Spuds. He to says that the food was excellent! So if you are ever in Savannah, Georgia we recommend that you visit Spanky's on River Street for sure. The staff at Spanky's is also very welcoming and helpful. Our waiter, Tyler, noticed that we were looking at a map of the city that we picked up in our hotel upon check in, and brought us a more up to date map. He also spent some time talking with us about the different things around the city that there was to do! So helpful and so awesome! I couldn't have asked for more nicer people. So if you ever do get to Spanky's you should definitely ask for Tyler as your waiter!
The first night there we also did a bit of walking around River Street to see what it was all about. The river at night, on the boardwalk, is an amazing view! Thankfully I had the ability to remember my camera and we got tons of pictures of everything. We didn't spend much time in Savannah that first night. We were obviously tired. But we did get to take in some of River Street. We ended up walking more than anticipated that first night so we hopped on the River Street free trolley that goes up and down River Street until 9pm. And I kid you not it had disco music playing on it! It really made me wanna get up and dance!
Our second day in Savannah, Georgia started fairly early. We got up early and made it into Savannah around 8am. I think though that the town is open late and doesn't open that early! LOL Because we had a hard time doing anything until around 10am. We did some sightseeing on Bay Street and visited all the monuments along the street. We ended up taking a paid Trolly Tour with Old Savannah Tours for the day. You can buy tickets for the tours almost anywhere in town. We purchased ours on Bay Street at a place called C Savannah. It is a beautiful little shoppe that as antiques and other collectibles. It is a place that sells estate things. Of course everything there was out of our price range. But it was mostly about window shopping. But I'm digressing, the Old Savannah Tours take you all over Savannah and cover over 275 years of the history of Savannah in 90 minutes. It only cost $25 for an all day tour. And you can get on and off the trolley anytime and at any place you wish. All you do is wait for another trolley to come along and hop back on. It is a neat way to see the whole town and obtain a mindful of knowledge. We did the whole tour the first time around and ended up hopping off at a few places to take some pictures and wonder around. We even got to meet up with Forrest Gump at Chippewa Square. Of course that is where Forrest Gump was originally shot. It was a neat thing to experience. Of course you can visit the oldsavannahtours.com website to find out about all of the tours and packages they have to offer! And trust me there are tons!
We ended our second night in Savannah, Georgia walking around trying to find an affordable place to eat. Of course in Savannah, Georgia nothing is really cheap. So as we were wondering around we came across this place called the Dockside Seafood Restaurant & Steak House. As we were looking at the menu that they had placed outside of the restaurant we were approached by a waitress who started an enjoyable conversation with us and as it turns out she is the owners sister in law. She was very helpful and informative as we inevitably ended up eating there. We got the Seafood Feast. There was so much food that we ended up splitting the whole thing and it filled us up! The Seafood Feast included 3 huge pieces of Grouper fish, tons of Oysters, Shrimp, and Scallops, along with loaded mashed potatoes, hush puppies and coleslaw. Very filling indeed! And, just like at Spanky's, the staff was enjoyable and helpful with every question we had about the city.
Of course this hub is getting long and I'm hopefully not boring you to death with my overview of Savannah, Georgia but I want to end it with some other places that you should visit if you ever get the chance to visit Savannah, Georgia :
City Market on River Street : Shopping in a newsstand kind of environment with some great bratwurst and other food.
True Grits : We made a post card that was awesome! And they have neat little trinkets.
Both of the Candy Stores that are on River Street: They offer free samples all over the place and they have the best Cookies 'n Cream Gelato ever!
The Cathedral of St. John the Baptist : Very beautiful and the oldest Catholic church in Georgia
Colonial Park Cemetery : Can't really describe it...you just have to visit.
Of course I could go on and on with all the places we visited and all the things that we did. Savannah is definitely a place to visit and get lost in the history.
So to end this hub, our last night in Savannah wasn't as fun filled as it could have been. We went to Fort Pulaski and did some sightseeing out there. And ended the night with a dinner cruise on the river. It was pricey but worth it! Saturday night in Savannah is filled with excitement as well. We ended up staying out longer than anticipated but it was soooo worth it! We walked along River Street and got our caricatures drawn got some drinks at Wet Willies and watched some break dancers.
Our honeymoon was fun, eventful, exhausting, and historical! I can't wait to go back to Savannah, Georgia again!