We fell in love with this southern city the moment we drove down Jones St. (Also known as one of most beautiful streets in the US)
The old oaks dripping in Spanish moss lined the brick laid streets and exemplify the historic homes. This city is rich in history, so much history in fact that we felt compelled to learn all about it on a classic trolley tour.
I found a decently priced day-night trolley package online and decided to indulge a little. We began the Old Town Trolley Tour by hopping on at one of the 15 stops throughout the city. During the 90 minute tour we saw famous monuments, churches, homes, cemeteries, and heard the stories to go with each. The trolley tour allowed you to hop on and off at any stop throughout the day.
We hopped off at City Market for lunch then decided to walk the shady streets of Savannah on our own.
During our own exploration we visited Forsyth Park, the cemetery and the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, which was absolutely stunning.
Later that evening after a delicious Greek dinner on the river (Olympia Cafe) we hopped back on our night Ghost Tour. The ghost stories told by the conductor were the best part, and we were able to explore the haunted Andrew Lowe house (we didn’t see any ghost 😉).
On our final morning we headed to Tybee Island to see what all the hype was about. It’s a classic little beach town, full of charm, old hotels, family run businesses, and a pretty neat little pier.
Overall Savannah was amazing and we’d love to come back (hopefully when the weather is a little cooler).
Tips and Advice:
- Rent and AirB&B in the historic district
- Go on a trolley tour
- Wear good walking shoes
- Shop and dine on River St.
- Swing by Tybee Island