If you follow me on Instagram, you’ve already seen a few posts about my trip to Savannah, Georgia this week. Savannah is such a pretty city and I had a great time there with my family and grandparents. Today I’m sharing a recap of my trip! While I was there I did some shopping, ate amazing food, and saw a few landmarks as well. To view my past travels and keep track of my travels in the future be sure to check my travel hashtag #farawaywithfaith. I linked all of the restaurants/shops mentioned if they have a website, so you can virtually check them out for yourself! This is the first travel diary I have done since my Windy Gap trip back in 2015, so I’m super excited to finally be sharing another one. Enjoy!
We decided to fly to Savannah to avoid a long car trip so we could maximize our time. For the plane ride, I wore my super soft new Jadelynn Brooke sweatshirt and used my Jadelynn Brooke backpack as the perfect carry on (the backpack isn’t available online right now but if you’d like to purchase this sweatshirt or anything else from Jadelynn Brooke you can use my code FLSHS16 for 15% off!) The flight was only about half an hour long, and once we arrived we checked into our hotel before walking to Moon River Brewing Company Restaurant for lunch. There I had amazing sausage ravioli with a few shrimp on top! After lunch, my parents took my siblings and I on a walk down River Street because our hotel was located right in the middle so we had super easy access! River Street faces the river and is lined with tons of shops and restaurants. After a short walk we returned to the hotel to freshen up for dinner. We met a few of my grandparents’ friends at a restaurant called B. Matthew’s Eatery. The atmosphere of the restaurant was wonderful and there I had a delicious chicken sandwich and a snickerdoodle ice cream sandwich for dessert. After dinner we walked back to the hotel and went to bed to rest up for the next day.
Wednesday morning we walked to the Andaz Hotel to take advantage of their amazing brunch options, and boy was it a good brunch! I had waffles with a side of scrambled eggs and they were delicious! After brunch we walked to Broughton Street to do some shopping. While there I picked up a few things from GAP and Banana Republic. When we finished shopping we went into Savannah Seafood Shack to get some ice cream in the little section of the restaurant called Below Zero (read their article on the Foodie Feature here!) The ice cream there was rolled, yes, rolled, and it was soo good. I split the s’mores ice cream with my little brother and it was incredible, incomparable to any other ice cream I’ve ever had, really. After ice cream we walked to Chippewa Square, the park where the bench scenes of Forrest Gump were filmed! Sadly, the bench Tom Hanks actually sat on was just a prop and is now in a museum, but my sister and I got a picture where the bench was (I made a collage of one of the bench scenes in the movie and our picture below.) Once we got our picture and walked around Chippewa Square a bit we headed back to the hotel to rest a bit for dinner. My parents went out on a date so my grandparents took my siblings and I to dinner on River Street. On the way to dinner I convinced them to stop in front of the river with a perfect view of the bridge in the background for a few pictures (I even took some shots for an outfit post, be on the look out for it in the next couple weeks!) We ended up eating great pizza at a place called Spanky’s. On the walk back to the hotel we stopped in a t-shirt shop (because I always purchase a tee with the destination on it while traveling) and an ice cream shop for dessert. When we got back to the hotel we just showered and went to bed.
We began Thursday by walking to a breakfast diner called Goose Feathers Cafe, where we waited in line for about twenty minutes before ordering and finally sitting down at a table. There I had an apple filled croissant and it was delicious! When we left the cafe we walked back to the hotel to grab jackets and retrieve the car to drive to Forsyth Park. I have to say, Forsyth Park is absolutely gorgeous. There are a few wide open fields, a playground for children, a big statue (I didn’t actually read the plaque, oops, but I assume it was some kind of monument,) tons of gorgeous trees, and a pretty white fountain. After my little brother got his fair amount of play time, I got more than enough of pictures, and my grandparents read a couple chapters of their books on a park bench, we left for the Georgia State Railroad Museum that was joint with the Savannah Children’s Museum. My siblings and parents visited the children’s museum and my grandparents and I visited the railroad museum. After the museum we drove to Betty Bombers, a WWII inspired diner, for lunch. There I ate a cheeseburger, fries, and a chocolate shake (I know what you’re thinking by now… I eat a lot of sweets. Trust me, I know.) After lunch we drove back to the hotel and my stepmother took my sister and I on a walk to The Coffee Fox on Broughton Street to get some mochas and do a little more shopping. I then bought a couple sweaters at H&M and we looked in a few other stores. We walked back to the hotel around 5:00 to freshen up for my little brother’s birthday dinner at The Pirates’ House. The Pirates’ House had a ton of great seafood options and the house itself holds a ton of history regarding pirates. I got a shrimp pasta with a nice lemony sauce. My little brother loved it and the waiters brought him strawberry shortcake to help him celebrate his birthday! Once he finished his shortcake we walked back to the hotel to pack to leave Friday morning.
I took a picture of this sign outside of the dressing rooms at H&M, don’t you just love this phrase?
That’s it! If you’re interested in seeing more pictures I take while traveling (or just in general), I’d love it if you checked out my VSCO (linked here) where I post a ton of pictures of food, tourist attractions, and random pretty things. I hope you enjoyed this recap, thanks for reading!