Ever since Brady and I moved to Alabama back in 2012, I have been dying to go explore Savannah, Georgia. It has always seemed like such a charming and interesting city. I would tell Brady that I wanted to retire there even though I had never even been there. After 6 years of day dreaming about wandering the streets of Savannah, we finally got to go. Our friend Heather (she now lives in Texas) was going to be picking up a puppy so we decided to meet her there for the weekend.
Brady and I wandered the streets for a couple of hours prior to meeting Heather at the Pirate House for dinner. Fun fact, the Pirate House is the oldest standing building in the state of Georgia and also has yummy food. The next day we headed out to go check out Wormsloe Plantation strictly because Heather and I wanted to see the entrance that was lined with these beautiful oak trees. I thought that there was going to be a giant mansion on the property so I was a little disappointed to learn that there was not a mansion to tour and it was more of a little nature walk (I clearly didn’t do any research beforehand). Turns out that there is a mansion on the property but it is not public because the family still lives there.
After checking out Wormsloe, Heather had to go to the airport. It was so nice catching up with her and I am thankful for her friendship. Once we had said our “see ya laters”, Brady and I headed to go check out Bonaventure Cemetery. Bonaventure Cemetery was originally a oak tree plantation but is now truly a place where death and beauty meet. The cemetery was peaceful and somber at the same time. I was fascinated with the angel headstones because of how they were capable of making you feel protected and completely heartbroken at the same time. I found myself able to feel a little bit of the lost that their family must have felt at the time. One of my favorite parts of the cemetery was the American Legion section that was dedicated to all fallen veterans. The amount of small rocks and coins (Indicating visitors and respect) in this area was overwhelming to me and left me with tears in my eyes. If you are ever in Savannah, I strongly recommend checking out this cemetery.
Our trip to Savannah was such a short trip and I feel like we need to go back in order to see everything. I love cities that are full of tradition and history. I still think I could retire there 😉
Savannah looks beautiful. I hope to visit one day.
Where would you recommend staying in Savannah? Is it easy to walk around the town? That is the CUTEST puppy!
We stayed at Fairfield Inn and Suites by Marriott located on Martin Luther King jr blvd. The weekend we were there hotels were very expensive and there were not very good Airbnb options so we opted for something a little further away from the downtown hotels. Fairfield was really nice and just a short walk to the downtown area. We walked everywhere and really enjoyed it. I wouldn’t recommend driving around unless you took and uber because parking would be a nightmare. I’d say anything from E Oglethorpe and up to the river will get you into a decent spot. I just looked and Fairfield has room for only $88 right now.
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Awesome, thank you so much! That’s good to know it’s easy to walk to downtown from Fairfield and get a much better hotel deal. I looked at Airbnb and some bed and breakfasts, they were surprisingly pricey.