Savannah, GA – Planning a Trip to the Low Country

Hello!  I’ve been MIA for awhile…sorry about that!  Just spent a few days in the low country — Savannah, GA.  Really interesting place to visit.

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If you are planning a trip to the lowcountry — a few words of advice:

 1. Stay downtown in the Historic District.  (you can walk to anything and everything you need.)

We stayed at the Planters Inn.  Highly recommend if you are looking for the B&B feel without the B&B ‘charm’ (aka shared bathrooms and community breakfast).

Planters Inn


Planters Inn Christmas

A few others: Hilton Garden Inn, Double Tree, Ballastone Inn, & Bohemian Hotel.

2.  Visit the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist.  (gorgeous Catholic cathedral that offers free visitations during the day except during Mass)

Cathedral of St. John the Baptist


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3. To see the town, A) take a jogging tour — get in your exercise and cover more territory, B) rent bicycles, C) take a horse and carriage ride, or D) ride around on the trolley.

Running in Savannah

Running in Savannah

4. Eat at The Olde Pink House for dinner — exceptional service and food.  I mean exceptional!

Jennifer & Raymond in Savannah

5.  Visit several historic homes throughout the district ($10/adult)

Savannah GA

 6.  Eat at The Lady & Sons Restaurant (Paula Deen’s restaurant) — they offer the typical southern fried food options.  I was hoping to run into Paula herself!

Jennifer at Lady & Sons Restaurant

7.  Walk down to Forsyth Park (huge park that is stunning, full of oaks and moss)

8.  Take a walk along the river.  The shops, bars, and restaurants have a very different feel about them.  I thought I was in a Pirates of the Caribbean movie.

9.  Watch the sunset at the rooftop bar of the Bohemian Hotel.  Beautiful view of the river, bridge, and sunset.  And they make a mean Bloody Mary!

Bohemian Restaurant Savannah

And last but certainly not least, have fun!  We sure did!  It’s hard to believe that Christmas is next week!  Watch for a few fun Christmas surprises for next week’s posts. 🙂

As Paula Deen says, “From my kitchen to yours…”  Enormous respect for a woman who built an empire on Southern cooking and charm! 🙂