For Labor Day Weekend, we had the opportunity to visit one of Georgia’s little gems-Savannah! I’ve been wanting to go to Savannah for years and we finally decided it was time to make the drive for a long weekend getaway. Plus, we’re coming up on our 6 months of marriage anniversary, so we thought it would be a nice way to celebrate. Like babies, you count the first year or two of marriage in months haha. But, I suppose there’s nothing wrong with celebrating the little victories in life.
My first impression of Savannah was that it’s just the cutest, most quaint, hipster, artsy, trendy, historic town. I love the southern artsy flair you can feel in the streets and the accents of almost every waiter. I adore the immense amount of exposed brick, the cobbled streets and the architecture that boasts stories of a city that’s had many lives. Oh, and then there are all sorts of yummy restaurants and not enough hours in the day to try them all. Despite the rain, we had a really sweet time in this darling little city. Here are a few photos of what we did!
I don’t think I’ve ever met a hat I don’t like. ;)
We walked miles and miles, because we both felt like Savannah is a place where you can experience a lot just by walking its streets.
Unfortunately we never got to go to the Old Pink House, because it was booked through Tuesday. But, it’s on my list for next time!
I like all the little squares and oak trees they have every few blocks. And that guy right there isn’t so bad either. ;)
If you could just see all of my weird facial expressions that are caught on camera by my husband. He has a little too much fun with it…haha.
This was near where we stayed at the Hampton Inn Savannah-Historic District. Highly recommend it, because parking was a little cheaper than other hotels, great location and really cool lobby. Plus, they always had coffee and snacks available, and a yummy included breakfast.
I’m just such a sucker for all of this exposed brick!
Definitely spend some time by the river at night and during the day!
Down by the river with this guy. :)
On the first night, we went to the Bohemian Hotel for dinner at their restaurant called Rocks on the River. Great food and a fun atmosphere.
This picture is so special to me, because it’s of my oldest friend, Kaitie and myself. Kaitie, my sister and I all grew up two doors down from each other in Florida. She was one of my bridesmaids too. And she happened to be in Savannah this weekend too with a few girlfriends! How crazy is that!? Obviously, we had to have brunch together. We chose the Soho South Cafe, which may just be my new favorite brunch place. It’s an old warehouse type building with eclectic style, exposed brick, greenery, chandeliers, strings of lights and live piano music. Basically everything I could ever want in a restaurant. Here’s to sweet brunch dates in random cities with best friends!
My Anglophile heart was happy when I saw this. Makes me so beyond excited for a trip back to the UK!
I like how this city is just full of little artistic details like this one.
One of my very favorite stops in Savannah was during an afternoon when we went to the Paris Market and then grabbed coffee at the Coffee Fox. Basically, we decided that we would like to move into the building that houses the Paris Market. I love the way they have the whole place decorated, the antiques, industrial eclectic feel and all the pretty details.
For our last night’s dinner and our little month-iversary dinner, we went to Vic’s on the River. It was delicious and elegant, with live piano music, delicious wine and too many good options on the menu. Like every other place we went, the building in itself was reason enough to check this place out. Just a tip, we love using Open Table to make reservations on trips, especially if it’s a busy holiday weekend.
Before we left on Monday morning, we braved the rainy weather under an umbrella and explored a little more along the river. Ah these buildings are my favorite. I kept trying to figure out how we could make one our home haha.
The Cotton Exchange is a gorgeous building and its history is synonymous with Savannah’s success back in the booming cotton days. There’s a restaurant now by the same name, but it’s crazy to me to think about what this building saw back in its glory days. Like I said before, Savannah is a city that’s had many lives (and those are my favorite kind).
Yay for umbrellas, coffee and Warby Parker glasses! |Glasses: Warby Parker Ainsworth Frame|
It was a much needed weekend getaway with my best guy and a beautiful first introduction to a sweet southern town. Until next time, Savannah!