What better way to celebrate your 25th birthday than with a girls trip?! Savannah, Georgia looked super cute on Pinterest and the flights were really affordable… so off we went on another adventure! Below is a little guide on everything we did:
We flew in late Friday night after work and the fun began on Saturday morning! We started with breakfast at Goose Feathers Café which is known for the delicious croissant breakfast sandwiches. Let me tell you, they did not disappoint!
We didn’t realize that many places didn’t open until 10am on the weekends, so we decided to explore the town in the meantime. We walked along River Street where there are tons of shops and restaurants. After we took a stroll down Rainbow Row in Savannah’s Historic District, which is a row of Victorian houses decorated in various colors. It’s basically a smaller version of Charleston’s Rainbow Row!
Next stop on our photoshoot tour was The Olde Pink House, one of Savannah’s most popular (and haunted) restaurants. Some people claim they’d been locked in the ladies’ room in the basement! It was closed during the time we went, but we’d definitely like to go back and see what it’s all about! Also, the food is apparently to die for 🙂
We were getting a little hungry, so we stopped at Byrd Cookie Company in City Market for some free samples! The Georgia Peach Cookie is a must! We walked around the shops to check out all the cute clothes and little trinkets. The shopping continued as we head over to The Paris Market. We could have stayed there all day! It was a Parisian dream. They had everything from jewelry, candles, books, and perfume - and their whole downstairs area was home decor! They also have a cute café where we had to indulge in the birthday cake macaron (to die for!!).
Because we didn’t have enough snacks… we headed to Soho South Café for lunch where we could sit outside and enjoy some fresh raspberry mojitos and Georgia Peach salad! Super cute place with an eclectic décor inside.
We then enjoyed the gorgeous views of The Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist before stopping back at our hotel, the Hilton Savannah Desoto. We changed into our nighttime outfits and were ready to get back into town! The next stop was Jen’s and Friends Bar which has hundreds of martini flavors ranging from birthday cake to Fruity Pebbles cereal to chocolate covered strawberries. The interior wasn’t really much to look at, but the drinks were definitely an experience. To fit with the theme, I had a birthday cake martini which came with a little cake and candle on top! The martinis were had were all very sweet, but it is a cool experience to include on your checklist!
Any Forrest Gump fans out there? We stopped in the Chippewa Square where they filmed the Forrest Gump bench scene! Savannah has so many cute little squares all over the city, which was great for when we needed a little break in the shade.
Everyone who has been to Savannah raved about getting dinner at Treylor Park, so obviously we had to go! They were NOT wrong – so good!! Definitely order the nachos (waffle fries with pickles, chicken, cheese, etc.). We also ordered the fish tacos and a bottle of rose!
To continue on with our peach-filled day, we stopped for the Georgia Peach sangria at Café in City Market. It was delicious! And the best part was that you could take it to go and listen to the bands playing in the square.
Brunch is always a good idea, especially on Sunday mornings! We headed to Huey’s on the River which obviously had a nice waterfront view. We indulged in some delicious beignets and "Pain Perdue" aka French toast.
After carb-loading, we took a 20-minute Uber to the beautiful Wormsloe Historic Site where we had tons of photos taken. This is basically a really long oak tree lined road that leads to a little museum. We didn’t go in the museum, but apparently it's $10 to check it out. Highly suggest you go just for the pictures at the entrance, but not sure if the museum is necessary.
We then drove to Forsyth Park which is the largest park in the historic district of Savannah. Definitely plan to check this park out if you’re looking to chill. There are people playing music, walking dogs, sunbathing, reading and just relaxing.
All this sunshine called for a refreshing drink, so we stopped for a Blends’ Watermelon Chiller drink. Very yummy drink and cute little coffee shop. Since we were all hydrated, it was time to get our bike on!
Earlier in the morning, we had booked a reservation for the Savannah Slow Ride which is a 100% pedal powered way to see Savannah – not to mention it’s your own personal bar crawl! 😉 The two-hour long tour stopped at tons of different bars along the way and you could even take the drinks with you! Each bar had different specials and discounts for having the Slow Ride bracelet. We were grouped with a bunch of fun ladies from Long Island and they made the ride even more fun! As we were biking along, we saw video tapes and food trucks and were like OMG they have to be taping for The Food Network. Turns out they were! The Great Food Truck Race was taping and they needed to sell a certain number of tacos, so obviously we joined in! Pretty cool because we had to sign waivers and we’re now going to be on the season finale! This is our episode! Stay tuned to watch us on Sunday, September 24th at 9pm ET.
We obviously didn’t have enough to drink (LOL), so after the Slow Ride, our next stop was Moon River Brewing Company where we sat on the outside patio hour and enjoyed nachos and beer.
You can’t go to Savannah without stopping at Leopold’s Ice Cream for some delicious homemade ice cream. The line is always long, but it moves quickly and is definitely worth the wait! *The Blueberry Cheesecake & Cookie Dough flavors were so good*
We ended the night admiring the sunset at Rocks on the Roof, a rooftop bar overlooking the river. It was the ultimate way to end a girls’ weekend – rosé and a relaxing atmosphere!
We fit a ton into our weekend getaway (two days was perfect), but if we were to go back we’d definitely like to check out the beach at Tybee Island. Charleston is only two hours away, so a dual trip is also a potential vacay idea! (If you’re interested in Charleston, check out our blog post about it.)