Y’all know that a belle visited Savannah a couple of weeks back and had a ball! When touring Savannah, here are some places Tamika and I decided that you must visit. We promise they’ll be the highlight of your trip and make for some fond memories. Because they all are awesome, we’ve ranked these places in no particular order.
2. Forsyth Park
Forsyth Park was the first park built in Savannah. It is widely known for its fountain that is one of only 3 similar fountains in the world. It’s wonderful that we have one in the South! Check out the photos from our early morning walk there–simply beautiful!
Ever heard of a honey tasting? Well, we didn’t either before our feet walked the streets of Savannah. Once you walk into the Savannah Bee Company (we visited the location on River Street), you will be surrounded by honey products that have graced the pages of Rachael Ray and O magazine.
The sis and I tasted about 8 different types of honey, each bearing a unique flavor. We ended up buying the orange blossom honey, although I was quite fond of the tupelo honey. This honey will make you shimmy and shake and makes for great gifts. They package your goodies up so cute too and that’s always a plus!
This home (now a museum) was one of the first places to have running water in the country. It was built in the early 1800’s and designed by an English architect. It touts itself as having running water before the White House did!
The sis and I were awed as we stood in the basement where slaves lived and looked at the blue haint paint above our head; it was painted by the Gullah-Geechee people. We were told that blue haint paint was meant to drive evil spirits away. We noted the balance the owners wanted in the home with false doors and windows. One of the rooms was an illusion room that looked oval, but was actually a square room. Neat, huh?
If you have a sweet tooth like me, you’ll go crazy in this place. Wooden bins of candy welcome you and the smell of fresh pralines being made linger in the air. The store opened over 30 years ago on River Street, and has been enticing candy lovers ever since.
I picked up all of my souvenirs here and bought a pound of milk chocolate gopher turtles among other goodies. Talk about some good eating! I’ve been dreaming of those turtles ever since. Stop by the counter where hot pralines are made and get a sample.
Next week we’ll tell you our top 5 places to eat in this historic city! When you visit Savannah, be sure you take in all her glory and visit all of these sites. You can thank us later with gopher turtles and tupelo honey. 🙂 If you’ve been to Savannah, are there any places you’d recommend to visit?
Disclosure: We visited Savannah as part of a press trip. Our opinions are a belle’s own.