When you visualize a romantic place for you and your spouse to visit what does it look like? Do you see beautiful Spanish moss covered trees and cobblestone roads with beautiful fountains? How would you feel about weddings taking place everywhere you look? If this sounds like a place you would love to go; let me introduce you to Savannah, GA.
I had the pleasure of visiting this beautiful place two years ago and I have been in love with it ever since. Some of the great things about Savannah is there are over 22 squares throughout the city. I like to call them little parks. You can sit down and do some of the best people watching in those parks. My husband and I sat in one park and observed an actor playing “Forest Gump” come out in his cute outfit and suitcase to get on the trolley to entertain the passengers. That made our day.
The Savannah River is a great place to go and relax. During many of the weekends they have different events going on by the river to include lots of great parties and good people to enjoy it with. There are numerous candy stores, restaurants, and shopping all with that beautiful river background. You will also find it interesting to see the large ships pass right by the river walk and of course the amazing Tallmadge bridge can be observed as well.
You can go on numerous tours. There are horse and carriage rides, a bike pedaling trolley tour, ghost tours, river boat tours, and regular trolley cars. The trolleys allow you to get on and off at your leisure and experience all of the sites around town. If riding doesn’t move you, just start walking and you won’t miss out on anything. We spend hours just walking around and enjoying the scenery.
If you are looking for some great food, let me recommend “The Pink House.” They have the most amazing food and an old world ambience that you are sure to enjoy. Some of the favorites on the menu are fried pork chops with gravy, macaroni and cheese and collard greens. My favorite is the fried green tomato appetizer with a crab cake sandwiched in between. Some other great restaurants are “The Shrimp Factory” and “D Henry’s” for breakfast.
There are over 35 Bed and Breakfast’s in Savannah. The great part of that is that there is a place to fit everyone’s budget. My personal favorite is “The Gastonian" (www.gastonian.com). I’m not just saying that because I got married there. I’m recommending it because the service is great and the rooms are beautiful. They bring an amazing breakfast to your room every morning or you can eat in the cozy kitchen. They provide you with drinks, tea, water and an afternoon wine reception with hors d'oeuvres daily as well as nightly Desserts and cordials.
If you would like to stay in a hotel instead; there are over 155 hotels in Savannah. I recommend getting the full experience of Historic Savannah by booking a hotel in the Historic District. My favorites are “The Hyatt Regency” for a river experience and “The Desoto Hilton” for the best views in the city. No matter what you decide you will enjoy yourself.
If you find yourself longing for the beach instead, you are only 15 minutes away from Tybee Beach. What more could you ask for in a romantic vacation. By the way don’t forget your picnic basket. If you don’t have one you can go to “Thrive”(http://www.thriveacarryoutcafe.com/gift_ideas). This little café will fix you up with a beautiful basket, blanket and great food at a price that’s easy on your wallet.
There is so much more I could tell you, but then there would be nothing left for you to discover. So go ahead, pack your bags and head down to Savannah. You’ll be glad you came.