The Big Trip: Savannah

Much like Charleston, Savannah is a city steeped in history, it is in fact the oldest city in the state of Georgia. Savannah’s historic district and parklike squares with trees covered in spanish moss is one of the largest National Historic Districts in the United States.

We spent most of our time walking around the city enjoying seeing the historic buildings and taking in the atmosphere in each of the different squares. We even witnessed a Veterans Day memorial service in Forsyth Park.

We stopped for breakfast in the Sentient Bean which offered a great number of vegetarian and vegan options. We also popped into Clary’s Cafe for their delicious French Toast. The cafe was made famous by the book Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil and the film of the same name. To round off our little tasting tour we popped to Leopold’s Ice Cream parlour for sample their famous treats. Safe to say, it was delicious!

We also visited the Cathedral of St John the Baptist, one of very few Catholic churches in the South. The interior has been painstakingly rebuilt following a devastating fire in 1898.

Our final stop was to Bonaventure Cemetery, the actual garden of good and evil, and the Wormsloe Plantation. Some of the headstones in the cemetery are really ornate sculptures and made the visit worthwhile, despite not being able to see the so-called Bird Girl headstone. Wormsloe Historic Site is a great place to visit to get an insight into early plantation life. They both make for great places to have a nice peaceful walk.

Here are a few of our favourite photos from our visit as well as the link to our video if you’ve not yet had chance to watch it.

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