Weekend in Savannah

Savannah is a great destination to explore over a nice 3 day weekend getaway and is rich in history and can be easily travelled on foot. As you are walking from place to place take in the entertainment and great sightseeing through the downtown area.

Follow me through my adventures on a pleasant vacation to Savannah and nearby Tybee Island where I’ll provide you with some of my favorite experiences and photos from my trips there and will share some experiences at a few of these locations.

The most important part of visiting Savannah is the best attraction of all that won’t cost you a dime, exploring the many squares throughout the Historic downtown district and taking the history that surrounds them. Take your time through them to see what makes each square special! See if you can identify which one Forrest Gump sat down at!


Historic Downtown District

For this part of the adventure, lace up your walking shoes and take to the streets of the historic downtown district. Here you will see all of the squares throughout the district, many great eateries, and lot’s of entertainment. Below is a photographic journal of my downtown adventures.

A few places I would like to highlight from the gallery above are:

  • The Funky Brunch Cafe – I have been here twice and had great experiences both times. The food was delicious and you can sit at tables and cook your own pancakes if wanted as well.
  • The Cathedral of St. John the Baptist – Very ornate and traditional Catholic Cathedral that was built over 140 years. The interior and exterior are beautiful and worth a quick tour.
  • Fountain at Forsyth Park – This is a centerpiece of Forsyth Park, which is a 30+ acre park in downtown Savannah.
  • Leopold’s Ice Cream – As you walk up you will notice the inside is styled like an old fashioned Ice Cream parlor and that’s because Leopold’s is 100 years old. The ice cream here is delicious but be prepared for a line down the sidewalk during peak times. The line was pretty fast moving and well worth the wait.

Tybee Island

While in Tybee Island, I took in a landmark and spent a few hours along the beach. Tybee Island is only about a 30 minutes drive from downtown Savannah. The Tybee Island Lighthouse is a historic landmark in this area and worth a climb to the top to see the beautiful views of the coastline.

Tybee Island Lighthouse

Tybee Island Lighthouse
View from top of the Tybee Island Lighthouse
View from top of the Tybee Island Lighthouse

On my way back into Savannah, I made a stop at The Crab Shack for dinner. Great selection of local seafood in a casual scenic setting. I opted to eat outside on the patio to take in the beautiful views as the sun was setting.

The Crab Shack
The Crab Shack
Crab legs at The Crab Shack
Crab legs at The Crab Shack
sunset at The Crab Shack
Sunset at The Crab Shack

Wormsloe State Historic Site

Likely one of my favorite places to visit while in Savannah for the incredible photographic opportunities of the Live Oak Tree driveway and beautiful nature trails within.

Wormsloe State Historic Site
Wormsloe State Historic Site
Live Oak Tree at Wormsloe State Historic Site
Live Oak Tree at Wormsloe State Historic Site

Below you will see a delicious dining experience at Pearl’s Saltwater Grille and a couple photos from Bonaventure Cemetery. The Live Oak trees around the city are phenomenal.

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