Spanish Moss, Good Food, and Southern Charm: 24 Hours in Savannah

Hello beautiful friends!! Happy Easter!

Today I’m coming to you with a post of all things Savannah. My lovely sister-in-law is kick starting a travel blog in which you can explore from a local’s point-of-view how to spend your time in certain cities (keeping you away from over-crowded tourist spots). She kindly asked me to write a post for Savannah, so here it is!

Morning

Good morning, southern belle! Start your Savannah visit out right by heading to the farmer’s market in Forsyth Park. Explore the beautiful park filled with local venders every Saturday from 9-1 selling fresh produce, baked goods, and flowers. I personally love shopping the farmers market for the wildflower bouquets. (Pro-tip: Visit the conversion stand on the south side of the park before making your way through the market. There you can buy farmers coins with credit or debit cards and won’t need to worry about getting cash!)

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Walking back to my house after visiting the farmer’s market and buying a bouquet!

Brunch it up at a Savannah favorite, Collin’s Quarter. Soaked in chic decor and southern sunshine, Collin’s is a signature Savannah brunch spot, guaranteed to up your insta game. You also can’t go wrong with anything on the menu. Be sure to call ahead if you want a table during prime brunch hours during the weekend.

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Afternoon

After you are fat and happy from Collin’s, head to Broughton Street for some afternoon shopping. Enjoy the historic architecture and a mixture of local and chain boutiques. Some of my favorite to stop into are Harper Boutique (which is right off of Broughton across from CVS), Savannah Bee Co., and Nourish (and of course Anthropologie, but you can discover that for yourself.)

Take a shopping break at the District Cafe, right across from the SCAD library, for yummy sandwiches and coffee.

Now that you’re all shopped out, you have a couple options for how to spend your late afternoon before dinner, both options require a car. Option 1 is going to Tybee Island, our local beach, about 25 minutes away from downtown. It’s a beautiful drive out, and if you love the beach, this is your ticket. Grab a drink from one of the local bars and sit by the waves.

If sand and waves aren’t your jam, head to Wormsloe Plantation, about the same distance away, 25 minutes, from downtown. Wormsloe is a historic plantation with a gorgeous driveway surrounded by huge Live Oak trees dripped in Spanish moss. It’s a classic southern plantation, and calls for some adorable photo moments.

Fun fact: Both locations were used in The Last Song with Liam Hemsworth and Miley Cyrus, aka where they first met. If that’s not magical, I don’t know what is.

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Evening

Once you head back into town, you absolutely must stop at Zunzi’s for dinner. Zunzi’s is a local Savannah hole-in-the-wall eatery, specializing in South African cuisine. Now, let’s be honest, I don’t know anything about South Africa, let alone their food; all I know is that Zunzi’s is by far one of the best places I’ve eaten at in Savannah. The bread. The chicken. The sauces. The flavors. Wow, I’m getting hungry just thinking about it. If you’re thinking, “hmm, I don’t know if I would like South African food”, well you’re wrong and once you taste the food, you’ll know why.

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Now that you’ve eaten a DELISH dinner, it’s time to head to Foxy Loxy Coffee Shop for Saturday night Fire and Wine, a signature Sav event. Grab your half-priced bottles of wine, s’more kits, and snag a seat in the courtyard. Enjoy complimentary marshmallows, fire pits, music, string lights, and a lifetime of memories.

Keep the vibes going after Fire and Wine by heading to my all-time favorite bar, Artillery. Housed on the corner of Bull and Liberty Street, this late 19th century eclecticism and romanticism inspired bar serves up the best service and cocktails in town. Enjoy the ambiance, sip a cocktail, and ask for table snacks (you’ll thank me later).

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Well there you have it, the ideal Savannah day. Having lived here for 4 years, I’ve grown accustomed to my Savannah favorites, and sure will miss every one of them when I move away in a couple months! I highly recommend trying at least some of these suggestions if you ever find yourself in town.

P.S. Check out my sis-in-law’s newly found travel blog, One Day City, for some more upcoming travel posts!

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