Savannah, Georgia has had a piece of my heart ever since I visited in 2011 to watch my cousin graduate from SCAD. It is unlike any city I’ve ever been to, and I can’t help but feel I am in a different world when I am there. There is something so hauntingly beautiful on just about every corner. Kyle and I spent the entire time exploring the streets adorned by beautiful, historic homes and old, moss-covered trees as well as the square parks that make up the city.
We of course walked up and down Jones Street, voted the most beautiful street in America and for good reason. I imagine everyone who lives on this street always has a pitcher of sweet tea on their counter and some delicious peach pie in their icebox. I can only assume Jones Street residents still call it an icebox as they are obviously too cool to call it a refrigerator.
While exploring, we stepped into the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist and were immediately in awe. It was stunning from the inside/out. Self-guided, walk-in tours are available, and while the cost is technically free, a donation of at least $2.00 per adult is appreciated.
With just 48 hours, we didn’t make any set plans for sight-seeing- simply walking the town, stopping into shops and restaurants, and taking a drink to go was an experience in itself. Savannah offers a ton of organized tours (two of which I took when I was there years earlier), but trotting along at our own pace worked for us.
I miss it already! Until next time…