Last week we spent five days on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina with some good friends. We had such an amazing time at the pool, soaking up the sun, hanging out on the beach, and eating some delicious seafood. My absolute favorite part of our trip, though, was our day in Savannah, Georgia. I had never been to Savannah prior to our trip so I was really excited, and in this case reality exceeded my expectations.
Savannah is about an hour drive from HHI so we headed out early Tuesday morning so that we had plenty of time at our destination. When we drove in I was instantly intrigued by the famous Talmadge Bridge over the Savannah River. Once across the bridge, we immediately found a place to park near River Street and began exploring. I had my camera out, snapping everything I saw (probably to the embarrassment of my friends!) - it was so gorgeous. From the live oaks covered in Spanish moss to the architecture, the history to the amazing food, I couldn't get enough of the city.
We wandered through some candy shops that smelled like heaven. Savannah is known for its candy, but prior to going I had no idea! I was entranced at the taffy-making and the aromas of chocolate. We popped in several other shops selling knick-knacks and of course I bought a Savannah-themed coffee mug. ;)
The squares were some of my favorite places in Savannah. The city has a series of 22 squares, each different in some way and dedicated to a historical event or person. If you've ever watched Forrest Gump (of course you have!), the location at which Forrest sits to tell his story throughout the movie is in Chippewa Square so we had to visit! Unfortunately the bench itself has been moved to a museum but it was still such a cool experience.
After wandering around the city a bit, we popped in to The Cotton Exchange Tavern on River Street for lunch. Michael had grouper and I got the crabcake sandwich which was super good. I love eating seafood so close to the water. After our late lunch we did a little shopping at some local boutiques (RMC Boutique was too cute!), stopped by The Waving Girl statue, and visited Savannah City Market. It quickly became one of my favorite cities and I can't wait to go back to explore the cemeteries, check out some antebellum houses, and take a boat tour & ghost tour!
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