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Spending a Day in Savannah, Georgia

From hearing about Savannah and seeing all the great pictures, visiting this charming Southern city was very high on my list. I really wanted to go and only had a day to see and do as much as possible. With my mom and friend joining me we set out to explore Savannah.

A Day in Savannah, Georgia www.hollydayz.com ©2016 HollyDayz

Arriving in Savannah the first thing I noticed was how cute the airport was. I then went and found the counter for the shuttle van that takes you into the historic district. After I inquired with the information desk and the shuttle I found out that the price would be $30 in a taxi or $30 in the shuttle, one way. Instead I checked the fare estimation and opted to use Uber, which ended up costing less so we opted to use Uber instead.

Savannah Airport ©2016 HollyDayz
Savannah Airport ©2016 HollyDayz
Leopard Print Uber ©2016 HollyDayz
Leopard Print Uber ©2016 HollyDayz

I have to say the day started off in serious style. We were picked up right away by a gentleman who had a van that was decked out. There was carpet, pillows, and plants. We sat on leopard print covered seats. The driver also had a ton of tablets, one which allowed us to watch movies, but all we wanted to do was look out the window! With the airport tax charged it only cost $18 to get to our beautiful hotel, The Brice.

The Brice-A Kimpton Hotel in Savannah, Georgia www.hollydayz.com ©2016 HollyDayz

Courtyard by night ©2016 HollyDayz
Courtyard by night ©2016 HollyDayz

The Brice was a gorgeous hotel. I loved it and wish I could have stayed there longer. It was such a surprise when we opened the door to a suite. Everything about that hotel was amazing. We were hungry though so once we explored it a bit we headed to get some yummy food at B. Matthews Eatery which was a couple of blocks away. The weather was gorgeous so walking around was felt great!

Shrimp & Grits ©2016 HollyDayz
Shrimp & Grits ©2016 HollyDayz

After indulging on some delicious shrimp and grits and sweet tea a mini bus picked us up from the hotel to take us to a trolley tour. The trolley tour was cool although the seats were a bit uncomfortable. They showed us the many highlights of the beautiful historic district. We wanted to take an underground railroad tour afterwards, but we were given the wrong time and missed it. So hopefully next time I will get to experience it. I was a bit disappointed.

Forest Gump on the trolley tour ©2016 HollyDayz
Forest Gump on the trolley tour ©2016 HollyDayz
Beautiful Savannah arcitecture ©2016 HollyDayz
Beautiful Savannah arcitecture ©2016 HollyDayz

When the trolley tour was over we walked over to the City Market. My friend and I grabbed some Pina Colada’s from Wet Willies. They were certainly more alcohol and less Pina haha. There was so really cute stores in the city market. We walked around getting samples of taffy and pralines and looking at all types of goodies. The pralines were a bit expensive, but I wish I had bought more because they were really good.

Pralines and Taffy ©2016 HollyDayz
Pralines and Taffy ©2016 HollyDayz
Hanging out in City Market ©2016 HollyDayz
Hanging out in City Market ©2016 HollyDayz

After walking around we were pretty tired so we headed back to the hotel and relaxed a bit. The Brice was having wine hour our in the courtyard. We decided to partake and enjoy before heading out for some dinner. We walked to The Pirate’s House which was around the corner and across the street. The food was so delicious and the service was great. We all ordered the award-winning 50-year-old recipe pecan fried chicken. I would love to go back to get some more. It was too good!

Wine Hour ©2016 HollyDayz
Wine Hour ©2016 HollyDayz
Award Winning Pecan Fried Chicken and Cracken ©2016 HollyDayz
Award Winning Pecan Fried Chicken and Cracken ©2016 HollyDayz

Leftovers were taken back to the hotel and put in the mini fridge since no one finished and we were saving some room. I wanted to get over to Leopold’s Ice Cream before they closed. It was something I really wanted to try to didn’t want to miss out. Luckily we made it on time and no long lines. I couldn’t even finish my mint chocolate chip sundae, but I did enjoy it. I also enjoyed walking around looking at all of the movie memorabilia.

Mint Chocolate Chip Sundae ©2016 HollyDayz
Mint Chocolate Chip Sundae ©2016 HollyDayz

Leopold’s closed and we went back to the hotel before setting back out to River St. Everyone had told us all the bars and music where there. We took a walk and it was pretty quite and dead. We continued to walk across the cobblestone streets wondering if this was a good idea. There was hardly no one around as we continued to walk.

The river was extremely close to the street. The first thing that came to mind was, this area would be so easy to have someone sleep with the fish. The bridge across the water that was very beautiful. As we continued on down River Street we saw more and more people. Some drunk, others talking to themselves, or making crude jokes as we passed by. Apparently this was nothing compared to how it is on St. Patrick’s Day which is HUGE in Savannah.

Walking along River St. ©2016 HollyDayz
Walking along River St. ©2016 HollyDayz

We began to hear some live music coming from bars and then stopped to watch people dancing inside a little bar/club looking place. We went inside to get a closer look after being entertained with others. Fatigue was seriously setting in so we began to take a walk back to the hotel passing by the same interesting people and stopping to take pictures here and there before crashing in bed.

Savannah was such a beautiful city and I have to go back to see and experience more! I also need some more of the great food I had. I hope to go back soon! If you haven’t been then I suggest you go and if you have, then go back soon. There is much to learn, see, and do! I loved spending a day in Savannah, Georgia.

Have you ever been to Savanna, Georgia? What did you do while there?

45 Comments

  • kemkem

    I have wanted to visit Savanna ever since l watched the movie “good night in the garden of good and evil”. It just looked so cool, and you have confirmed it with these pictures. I really hope to get to visit it at some point. Good food and history?…Oh yeah! 🙂

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    • Holly Dayz

      I saw some of the places they filmed that movie at on the tour. I love food and history too!

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  • Nikka Shae

    I love visiting this city! My family and I went back in 2011 and we had a blast!! I wish we did a ghost tour.

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    • Holly Dayz

      I wanted to do the ghost tour, but I got voted out on that lol.

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  • Mimi Green

    OMG this looks like such a great time. Savannah is on my list of places to visit. I keep hearing nothing but great things about it. Most of all I want to eat my way around. I watched the ladies on RHOA take the Underground railroad tour. Forest Gump on the trolley sounds hilarious.

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    • Holly Dayz

      It was so much fun. I loved Savannah. I wanted to take that tour, but the lady gave us the wrong time and when we got there it was closed. Sadness! On the other hand more reasons to go back.

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  • Tia

    Savannah is a nice quaint city which I love to visit. Shrimp and grits is one of my favorite dishes and I am always looking for good places to have order this dish. You are making me want to plan another trip to Savannah soon.

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    • Holly Dayz

      I love to visit it as well and now I need to go back. The shrimp and grits were so delicious. Plan one!

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  • livelifewellblog5

    My hubby and I love road tripping to Savannah. It’s such a nice, quaint little city. It looks like you ladies had an awesome time.

    LiveLifeWell,
    Allison

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    • Holly Dayz

      It really is. We had a great time.

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  • Jonna Scott-Blakes

    I’ve never been to Savannah, but my parents have been a couple of times and they love it.

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    • Holly Dayz

      Oh I hope you go visit soon. I want to go back.

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  • NaysVoice

    hmph who would have though Uber would be cheaper than the cab. The meal look so southern and tasty, I think you two had a wise idea for saving the food #enjoyitTwice. That history tour look like fun. Thank you for sharing.

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    • Holly Dayz

      Uber was. It was a great thing. The food was so good I can’t wait to go back! I ended up bringing it back home and enjoying it.

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  • thesophislife

    You did a lot in one day! I love Savannah! I have been a few times and look forward to going back. It’s so quaint! Funny about seeing Forrest Gump on the trolley lol. I have never been there when the Riverfront is so quiet! Next time check out the Mansion on Forsyth Park and the Bohemian Hotel on the Riverfront. My favorites!

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    • Holly Dayz

      I did lol. I had a great time and want to go back. It was super quiet. Yes I saw all of that on my trolley tour!

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  • Jo

    Ohhh this looks so pretty. You’re making me want to visit Savannah ASAP. Love the architecture.

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    • Holly Dayz

      It is very pretty. I loved it

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  • Amber Dorsey

    Oh I haven’t been to Savannah in 14 years and it’s still just as beautiful! The Brice looks amazing and I’m DYING over the Uber driver and his decked out ride! How fun!

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    • Holly Dayz

      It was such a beautiful hotel. Yes the Uber driver pimped his ride. We were having a good ole time.

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  • heyitskaysways

    It looks so warm and inviting, very classic. Looks like great times!

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    • Holly Dayz

      It was really nice.

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  • Indya

    I LOVE the hotel! It reminds me of a hotel I went to when I went to London! Beautiful!

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    • Holly Dayz

      The hotel was amazing. I loved it.

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  • Ramona

    I’ve never been to Savannah, but I want to go in the future. I’ve heard great things. From your post, I’m sure it’s a lovely place. Thanks for sharing your experience and awesome images.

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    • Holly Dayz

      Savannah is so beautiful. I really need to go back.

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  • Laura @ Grassroots Nomad

    Stunning!! I travelled around the south a few years ago on the Greyhound and I was trying to get to Savannah but there weren’t any buses, or even tours from Charleston. I was so disappointed but hopefully I will visit again and this time I might have to hire a car!

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    • Holly Dayz

      I would have been disappointed about that too. I hope you get the chance to go because it really is a gorgeous place filled with so much to do, see, and eat.

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  • Julie

    I LOVE shrimp and grits and had my best version ever somewhere outside of Savannah (I have no clue where). I was like, where has this dish been my whole life?!?! I’ve never tried Leopold’s but that sundae looks amazing and I will definitely try it next time!

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    • Holly Dayz

      It was very good. I know people make it in different ways. The sundae is really good.

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  • Arnie

    We just returned from 4 days in Charleston and 3 days in Savannah. I have to agree that Savannah is an unforgettable experience.

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    • Holly Dayz

      I have Charleston on my list. I bet you had a great time.

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  • Howard Blount

    Savannah is one of my favorite historical Southern cities. Like you, we only had about 24 hours to see the sights when we drove through on a road trip a few years ago. I love Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, and we saw some locations from the book and movie. My favorite parts were the city squares, fountains, and visiting Fort Pulaski.

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    • Holly Dayz

      I loved it and I really hope to get back soon. I saw some locations as well.

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  • wanderingwagarschristina

    The Savannah airport does look really cute! You were able to do a lot things in one day. When I visit, I will definitely have to stop by the Pirate House to try the award winning pecan fried chicken.

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    • Holly Dayz

      It is so quaint and cute. I tried. I wanted to do more. That fried chicken was so good.

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  • Rosemary

    What a fun experience and trip to Savannah. Never been and would love to visit soon. Heard amazing things about the architecture and your pictures show that as well. It’s been on my list for a while and it now just needs to happen!

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    • Holly Dayz

      It was great. I truly enjoyed it. I hope you make it happen soon.

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  • Mags

    I love Savannah, especially the shrimp and grits. I’ll be there in 2 weeks and can’t wait!

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    • Holly Dayz

      Me too.Enjoy, you will love it.

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  • Karlaroundtheworld | Karla

    I have never been to Savannah but their airport flooring looks absolutely stunning. I enjoyed the various sights you described and posted especially “Mr. Gump” and The Brice hotel. The Pirate’s House looks like it’s hoarding a lot of delicious good and needless to say, I wasn’t disappointed to see them up there.

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    • Holly Dayz

      The airport was small and cute. Savannah is a good time with good food.

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  • Fiona Maclean

    I’ve never been to Savannah, but I’ve developed something of a taste for Shrimp and Grits (and all Southern Food) after visiting Charleston last year. I was also stunned by the architecture there – and Savannah looks every bit as amazing. So, I guess a return visit to the States is on the cards.

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    • Holly Dayz

      You would love Savannah. Shrimp and Grits plus so much more!

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  • Trisha Velarmino

    I’m supposed to be here by the end of Aug but then I got rejected a US visa. What a beautiful place! One day, I am going to make it here!

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