Travel Tuesday: Savannah, Georgia | Seersucker Sass

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Travel Tuesday: Savannah, Georgia

When my great grand little, Emily, was planning our trip to Savannah, she pulled a lot of information from blogs.  It's amazing how we've gone from getting information at Visitor's Centers and local Chambers of Commerce to getting travel information from blogs!  Travel blogging isn't my niche, but I'm excited to share with y'all what Emily, Nikki, Calleigh, and I loved on our trip to Savannah in case you're planning a visit of your own!  (PS - You should.  It's amazing!)



- FOOD - 

Like most Southern cities, the food in Savannah was amazing!  We never had a bad or disappointing meal.  With that being said, there was one restaurant that we hands down agreed was the best -  Tequila's Town.


The food was cheap, the drinks were strong, and the waitstaff was friendly.  The highlight?  Tableside guacamole.  I think we're all still having dreams about that stuff.  I love guacamole, and I eat it every chance I get.  I've had guacamole in Mexico!  But this is the best guac I've ever had, and I would seriously come back to Savannah just for it.



Other restaurants that we enjoyed were The Shrimp Factory and Rocks on the River.  The Shrimp Factory was the most affordable seafood that we encountered, and their $6 Ceasar salad could have probably filled up my Longchamp bag.  The portions were so big that I could have definitely shared, and our waiter was so funny and friendly.  (Thanks Michelle for the recommendation!)  

We went to Rocks on the River the first night.  We were a little late for our reservation, and they were still so nice and accommodating.  It was a really nice dinner, and a great way to kick off our trip.  (PS - The pear martini has elderflower liquor in it, and tastes just like a flower.  Nikki said the Georgia Peach was amazing.)


- BARS - 


The nature of our trip was a bachelorette party, so we visited quite a few bars.  My favorites were Top Deck Bar and Savannah Smiles Dueling Pianos!  If I lived in Savannah, I would frequent Top Deck Bar.  It's classy and nautical, and it had the best Moscow Mule I've ever tasted.

Savannah Smiles is an all around good time!  I really enjoy the atmosphere of piano bars because they're relaxed, and everyone seems to be having a good time!  Be prepared to stand for a bit until tables or chairs become available.  The drinks here were super cheap, and that made me so happy that I bought a round of shots for my friends!


- SHOPPING - 


There are lots of cute little shops sprinkled throughout Savannah, but I found the best shopping to be in the area surrounding Broughton Street!  There's a Lilly Pulitzer Palm Avenue Shop, Kate Spade, Lululemon, and Anthropologie with lots of small businesses sprinkled in between.  In my mind, it's the best of both worlds.  (PS - The ladies working at Kate Spade were so sweet, and I received some of the best customer service of my life in the Anthropologie there.)  


- BEACH - 


We went to Tybee Beach, and it was completely worth the drive in my opinion.  We got there early, and it was so relaxing.  We left around one because it was starting to get crowded, and we were starting to get hungry.  Chair rentals were only $5 a piece, which was amazing to me!  (My family used to go to Myrtle Beach when I was growing up, and everything was so commercial and overpriced.)



- ACCOMMODATIONS - 


Now that sites like vrbo and airbnb exist, there's always that debate between staying in a hotel or renting out a home.  I think it all depends on what you're looking for.  There were four of us, and it was cheaper to rent a two bedroom home than to stay at the Holiday Inn, so that's what we did!  We stayed in a cute home by Crawford Square, and we were able to walk and explore during the day and early evening. At night, we were a cheap cab fare away from anywhere we wanted to go.


- TAXI - 

We had the best taxi driver in the world.  If you're ever in Savannah and need a taxi, call Savannah Taxi and ask for John.  He came to pick us up the first night and took care of us for the rest of the weekend.  I was nervous, because a group of four girls staying in an area that's not very well lit could be an easy target, but he was never creepy, and always showed up just in time.  It's smart to call 30 minutes to an hour ahead of time to schedule your pickup.  


- HELPFUL HINTS - 

You know how you visit a city, and there are things you wish you would have known?  Here are a few for Savannah!


• There are lots of historic steps by the river.  We all laughed at the signs, but after using them, we were pretty thankful for the warning!

• Wear shoes that are appropriate for cobblestones.  I needed to grab a gift at one of the shops on River Street after visiting the beach, and I was in jelly Jack Rogers sandals. They were not a match for the cobblestones!

• Bring an umbrella!  Probably common sense, but I didn't.  It rained two of the three nights we were there.

• Reservations are helpful.  And hang on to the email confirmations you receive about your reservation.  The Shrimp Factory didn't have our reservation, and there was a long line.  But because we had the email proving we had a reservation, we were seated immediately.


• Bring dollar bills if you go to a drag show at Club One!  If you like a performer's moves, you can tip her!

• Bring cash for covers.  Most of the bars where I live don't charge covers, so I wasn't prepared for this!

• Bars where the locals go are friendlier to bachelorette parties than the tourist bars by the river.  A few of them didn't charge us a cover!

• There were a couple of guys walking around wearing snakes around their necks.  We were all a little tipsy and a lot terrified, but they never bothered us.

• The nightclub next to Savannah Smiles is a lot like something you would see on Jersey Shore.  We went because a waiter told us it had just been featured in a movie, but it really wasn't our cup of tea. 


Have you ever been to Savannah, Georgia?  What's on the top of your "Wanderlust List"?

Happy Tuesday, y'all!

XX,

SS

27 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing all of this! I have an ever-growing list of places to visit (hopefully to all be seen on my dream North-American long-term roadtrip!) and Savannah, GA was definitely already on it, but now I've got more specifics! :)

    Sarah
    Sweet Spontaneity

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  2. NEED to go back soon! I loved it when I was 11, and will probably love it even more now! Seems like so much fun, you did a great job detailing everything!
    xoxo

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  3. I definitely need to save this post. Our family went to Charleston this past spring and I'm already hoping next spring we can make a visit to Savannah. Love hearing people's recommendations for new cities!

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  4. Savannah is definitely on my list of places to. Love all of your recommendations, and your swimsuit is super cute!

    Lynn-Holly | The Fisher Files

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  5. I love Savannah! Reading your recap makes me want to head down there again soon. I definitely took it for granted all of the times that I've gone with locals who were familiar with the scene- I haven't been to many of the places you've listed.

    Can't wait to check it out again soon!
    xo.

    http://apeachysonder.blogspot.com

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  6. I've never been to Savannah (and probably won't any time too soon just because I'm all the way in Seattle) but this travel guide is great! Your trip looked like it was such a blast!!!

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  7. I've never been but I'd definitely love to go especially after reading your travel guide!
    It looks like y'all had such an amazing time.

    xoxo, Jenny || Breakfast at Lillys

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  8. Thanks for the guide, girl! I'm hoping to go to Savannah someday so I'm definitely bookmarking this!

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  9. Awe this made me want to go to the south so bad!! That guacamole looked so delicious :) Savannah is definitely on my USA travel list.

    Annie // Annie N Belle

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  10. I've only ever driven through Savannah once when I was younger, but it looks like fun town to visit. Also that guacamole looks delicious!!

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  11. I'm so glad that you had a good time! I've been to Savannah a couple times and I love it. I can't wait to go back! I was just at Tybee not too long ago.

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  12. I always look forward to your posts, and you never disappoint! Thanks for sharing!

    xoxo Lex // LexMeetsWorld

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  13. Sucha fun post! Looks like you had a blast!
    www.kayleighskloset.com

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  14. I'm obsessed with Savannah Georgia! I actually haven't been in years, but this inspired me to add it to the 2016 travel list! Love!

    x Sarah
    http://www.bohochiccafe.com

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  15. I have not been to Georgia, although it is on my list...the guacamole looks good, I am about to go to sleep and I may dream about it too lol

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  16. Love your travel guide and traveling to Savannah is also in my wishlist!!

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  17. I've never been to Savannah but now I want to after seeing your photos. It looks like a fun town with great places to eat and things to do!
    -Alex
    www.monstermisa.blogspot.com

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  18. Never been to Savannah but now You've pretty much planned a trip for me so I think I should go! Haha

    -Morgan
    How 2 Wear It [] http://how2wearit.com

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  19. I love Savannah so much and miss it! I went when it was WAY too hot though!

    Lauren
    The Fashionista's Diary

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  20. I loved reading this post and it has given me wanderlust! The US is on top of my list of travels and I would love to visit it one day, as it is such a beautiful place!! Sounds like you had a great adventure (those guys with snakes on their backs would creep me out!)

    Pop over to my blog!

    Sarah
    https://everydayconcepts.wordpress.com

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  21. Everyone I talked with that has visited Savannah, always had a great time there. Savannah is a travel to destination for me! Thanks for sharing.

    xoxo Dani
    www.glamrme.com

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  22. I really want to go to Savannah and will keep these places in mind. It looks like you had such a fun trip!

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  23. I loved Savannah, such a cute city!

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  24. favorited! This list is much needed, we are wanting to hit up savannah

    Nicole // Chronicling Home

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  25. Savannah looks so cute!! I want to road trip to Georgia this winter break!

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  26. Such a cute place! It is definitely on my list and I love your monogrammed bikini top!

    xx Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

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