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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?

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