(Closed) Planning our Mini Moon in Savannah, GA!

posted 7 years ago in Honeymoons
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

WOO!!! I <3 Savannah. That was our first romantic trip together.

We stayed at the Marshall House in Savannah. Apparently it’s haunted, but if you ASK for the haunted room, they’ll jack up the price. We did a Ghost tour which was AWESOME and didn’t know our hotel was on the tour or that it was even “haunted”, so that was kinda funny.

The Bar Bar is a neat little bar – our tourguide took us there after the tour. Lots of friendly locals.

We had dinner at the Pink House (maybe called the Old Pink house?). It’s historic and has lots of great, authentic cuisine. Def. need to make reservations.

The Owens-Thomas house is filled with all kinds of weird architectural oddities. Rumor has it the woman was “guided by spirits” to never stop building on it, so there’s stairs and doors and stuff that lead to nowhere.

I read Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil which takes place there, so we toured the Boneventure cemetery outside of town and the Mercer house where the murder took place. Forrest Gump was also filmed there, but I forget where the “famed bench” on which he sat is actually located. It’s in one of the 16 park squares they have (I don’t know if it’s really 16, but there’s a lot).

There are TONS of good art museums, and Savannah College of Art and Design yields lots of neat little shops and museums.

and there’s a REALLY good seafood restaurant (the captain’s somethingerother) along the waterfront down that giant hill. Bring comfy shoes – there’s cobblestones everywhere.

HAVE FUN! Savannah is quite possibly my favorite American city 🙂

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

You can go out to Tybee Island, which is only about 15 minutes away. There’s a pier, and a beach, obviously, and a lighthouse you can go to the top of. 

I would suggest going down to River Street and getting some pralines from Savannah’s Candy Kitchen, and eating chicken fingers and spuds at Spanky’s. (Best chicken fingers ever.) Savannah is great because there’s no open container laws, so you can grab a drink in a go cup and tote it all around downtown with you! Definitely do a haunted tour and go to Bonaventure since you’re going around Halloween. Savannah plays Halloween up since it’s “so haunted.” 

Post # 7
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

check out Savannah Smiles the dueling piano bar – right up the stairs from the river front.

tons of fun!  i looove savannah – not sure if you are set on a B&B but i saw on jetsetter they have rooms at the hyatt riverfront for 135/night i think. the hotel looks really nice with views of the river.

you will love it! savannah is so fun and really beautiful. i really love that you can bar hop and stroll down the river front with drinks in your hand – stop by wet willies and grap a call a cab yum!…i know its a chain but Savannah was the first place i encountered one.

ooo Lady and Sons! i’ve never been but i’ve been dying to go. i love paula deen

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

@totheislnds: 

That’s where our reception is being held. It is gooooood!

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Ohhh! Definitely check out Mrs. Wilkes boarding house for a lunch one day. It was one of the few remaining communal style eating spots, and the food is absolutely to die for and the experience one of a kind!

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@MrsKitchenQueen: I third the Mrs. Wilkes suggestion. Amazing food, and I think the time I was there was like 12 years ago. It’s memorable, okay?

I’ve been to Savannah several times, but mostly with family and then for spring break on the cheap, so I don’t have a lot of great mini moon type suggestions. But do leave yourself some “unscheduled” time to cruise around the city and check out the park squares and such– or do a tour, whichever. It’s such a gorgeous city. Tybee Island is fun too, but if you’re only there for a few days, don’t worry too much about it. I mean, it’s a nice beach, but it’s just a beach.

Post # 15
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@Ryansgirl:

My fiance and I are getting married in Savannah in early September.  I have never been there, but am super excited about going.  I will be sure to let you know if we come across any cool, must see thing that haven’t been mentioned by other posters!

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