Last spring, I met my mom in Savannah, Georgia for a long weekend. It was a first visit for both of us; and we absolutely loved the city. The historic district is organized around a series of 22 beautiful park-like squares filled with majestic live oak trees, charming statues and park benches that invite you to laze away a spring afternoon and watch the world go by.
The architecture took my breath away. From the Victorian homes to the Cathedrals that have been around since the 1700s, the city is a feast for the eyes. And the food, oh the food. Just thinking about it makes me want to hop on a plane right now.
The most memorable meal was at The Olde Pink House. Housed in the lovely former home of General James Habersham, it’s the first place the Declaration of Independence was read aloud in Savannah. However, the only declarations we heard that night were the oh-la-la’s we made over the fried green tomatoes and cornbread fried oysters.
And of course, we couldn’t go to Savannah without visiting Paula Deen’s legendary The Lady and Sons restaurant. Admittedly, I wasn’t expecting too much and really thought it would turn out to be overhyped. However, one taste of the fried chicken and mac n’ cheese made me a believer.
The only thing I would change about the weekend was our hotel. We stayed at the Avia downtown. The location was fantastic, but the service at the hotel was lacking in so many ways. We had to call multiple times to remind them to clean our room and the ventilation was quite poor. And to top it off, we got lazy and had dinner in the hotel restaurant our last night. While the burgers were tasty, we both ended up with food poisoning on the plane ride home. Sorry, Avia, but we won’t be coming back.
Next time, I’d love to stay at one of the many beautiful bed and breakfasts around town. The Kehoe House, known for it’s charm and attention to guests, is located on a quiet historic square and the rocking chairs on the veranda are calling my name as I write this post. The Gastonian looks pretty fabulous too. Any place that offers high tea on a daily basis can’t be bad. Until next time, Savannah…
(p.s. Now that I’m working again, it’s becoming quite a challenge to post every day. So, I’m going to move to 3 times a week. Quality over quantity is always a good idea, right?! Hope everyone has a fantastic week!)