(Closed) Savannah, Georgia Honeymoon

posted 3 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 2
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

We spent a weekend there! Love the Victorian/historic district. We did one of those trolley tour type things that you can hop on and off all day. So we ended up getting to hear and see a lot just from that tour as an overview and then chose stops to get out and go see things like the St John the Baptist cathedral and the Pirates House (not the best food in my opinion but fun for the history). We did a ghost tour and that was a blast.  

We love history, and the old cemeteries are beautiful and quite interesting.  

J Christopher’s had an amazing brunch! 

We didn’t go but I think within an hours drive is an island that has a sea turtle rescue or something like that  I can’t recall the name though but I think that would have been neat, too.

Those are the things that came to my mind off hand 🙂 we stayed in the 1790 Inn. That was very fun too…

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 1997

We are going in May for our 20th anniversary.  We’re planning to go to the Georgia Railroad museum,the Savannah History Museum, Old Fort Jackson, Fort Pulaski, wormsloe historic site, the telfair art museum, Owens-Thomas house, Fort McAllister, Bonaventure Cemetery and the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist.  Also planning to go to River Street, City Market and Factors Walk.  I think we’ll skip the ghost tour, the trolley and the riverboat.  We’ll be staying at the mansion on Forsyth Park. 

Post # 5
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2017

We loved dinner at the olde pink house and also did one of the trolley tours!  

Post # 6
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Busy bee

Sorry I’m late to the party but I had to share because we loooovvveee Savannah and I’m so excited for you! Actually, now you have me wanting to go there for our honeymoon.

I would say leave lots of time for just walking around and enjoying the parks and the scenery 🙂 Savannah is one of those old southern cities where time moves slowly. There’s no need to try to pre-plan and cram in lots of touristy activities- every restaurant is delicious and theres wonderful shops and beautiful old parks every half block, so you won’t get bored of just walking around. It’s a very walkable city and everything is close- I doubt you’ll even need an uber unless your feet get tired.

Forsyth Park is somewhere you could easily waste an afternoon with a book and a picnic blanket and perhaps some wine. We always stay at the hotel “Mansion on Forsyth Park”, and they have a nice piano bar if you were looking for an evening activity. Over that way is a little less touristy and has more old houses, so if you were going to just walk around and take in the scenery I would try meandering toward Forsyth Park as a final destination. 

There’s lots of great coffee shops and you could easily eat up a few hours a day visiting them all. The Foundery Coffee Pub is a little off the beaten path, but our favorite. They even have some board games available.

The Pink House is a must go for a super fancy and unforgettable candlelit dinner- stop by earlier in the day and make reservations for one of the top floors, where its very quiet and romantic.
The Pirate House is fun but I think more of the kind of place you want to go after you’ve had a few to enjoy a few more- fun but not really worth eating there. That’s where I had my first drink on my 21st birthday and the have fun pirate skull keepsake mugs.

“Marche de Macarons” has some super yummy macarons in all flavors if you wanted a yummy snack.

In case you’re not from the south and no one has warned you- the sun is much more intense down here. You can easily get a sunburn from being outside for an hour or two, so I’d put on sunscreen before going out in the morning.

 

The island someone else mentioned is Jekyll Island. It is our absolute favorite weekend getaway spot, and definitely worth renting a car and driving to for a day or even overnight. It’s got a much more “beachy” vibe than Savannah if you were in the mood for that. It’s also got miles of dedicated paved bike trail and bike rentals on the island for like $20/day.

They have a see turtle exhibit, as mentioned, which is fun.

There’s also Driftwood Beach. It’s pretty hard to find, but when you’re driving past the area you’ll see a little dirt parking area off the side of the road and some car’s so look out for that. It’s GORGEOUS- so many large trees washed up on the beach and a spectacular view, particularly at sunrise.

There’s also a great dolphin tour company and the dolphins come so close to the boat! They tell you lots about the history of the area and also about how it’s the shark breeding capital of the Atlantic 😐

The prettiest area at sunset is in the area around the seafood restaurant / bar Latitude 31. Theres a beautifully manicured lawns with benches overlooking the intercoastal, and the restaurant has live music on a dock that stretches out over the intercoastal.

Fair warning: the food options on the island are inexplicably bad unless you want a nicer dinner at the Jekyll Island club- which has lots of old buildings that are pretty to look at. Laitude 31 is supposedly good but I’m a vegetarian and there’s nothing for me to eat there, so we’ve only gone for drinks.

 

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