Being a Jersey girl, I’m used to the hustle and bustle of the Northeast. I grew up 20 minutes from the city of Brotherly Love and 45 minutes from the shore. We get all four seasons in Jersey, from those scorching hot July BBQ days to frigid 10 feet of snow-can’t-leave-your-house, I just want to cuddle my dog, days. So when my husband was offered a job in Savannah during the winter months, there were no ifs, ands, or buts, about it– we were going.
And I hate to be all cliche about it, but from the moment we arrived, we fell in love with the place. I mean- how could you not? Savannah Georgia is one of the most beautiful places in the south, and that’s not just my humble ole’ opinion. Savannah is on numerous lists like “the most beautiful places in the U.S.” and “best cities in America” and the like. Be sure to check out all the little squares throughout the city, each one is unique and idyllic in its own way. A personal favorite is Forsythe park and obviously, you have to go to Chippewa Square because it’s where Forest Gump sat on that famous bench. Ya never know what you’re gonna git.
In addition, not only is Savannah beautiful, but it’s kind of got it goin’ on. I mean it’s like the beautiful popular girl who’s also really smart and unfailingly kind. I know–unfair right?
There is an immense amount of history in Savannah, literally almost around every corner. From underground tunnels under the city that pirates would use to do their dirty work to the endless amount of ghost stories that’ll give your goosebumps goosebumps. (Savannah also made a list for the most haunted city in America. BOO!) With that being said, checking out the famous Bonaventure Cemetery and Colonial Park Cemetery are a must when here. They even have some walking tours at night if you’re brave enough!
And to top it off there are also over 700 restaurants in Savannah. Getting to live here for four months was a privilege and we are definitely keeping this on the list of places we may settle down when it’s time.
Anyway, with that being said, I decided to break up this post into three parts. This was just the gist of Savannah–just the bare bones, the tip of the iceberg, or whatever metaphor tickles your fancy.
Part 2 is going to focus solely on the food in Savannah because there are too many spectacular places to eat to not get its own post. And finally, Part 3 will be about all the fantastic places to quench your thirst, for all you drinkers out there. Stay tuned.