Top 5 Places to Visit While in Savannah

This beautiful old house is our #4 spot to visit. Our guide, Jessica, was AWESOME!!!

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.

 Just a short 20 minute drive from Savannah, you will see miles of the pretty beach, old forts and a museum. The Tybee Island Lighthouse is a big attraction. It is over 270 years old and if you climb the 178 steps to the top you will get a gorgeous view! I was amazed that I got my workout on and climbed the steps. The view was amazing, y’all. Do not miss out on seeing this. It is a MUST. The last photo in this section is my view from the top of the lighthouse.  I was tired, but still able to take a pic for you sweet ArtBLT’ers.

Where else can you go fishing and hook a baby shark?! Only in sweet Savannah!!

 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!

3. Savannah Bee Company

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!

Getting my honey tasting on

4. Owens-Thomas House 

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?

 

In this photo you can see one of the false windows. There is an actual one to the left of the columns and a false one to the right. Balance was key in those days!

 

5. Savannah Candy Kitchen

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.

Shermika

Shermika is a writer constantly in search of her next freelance gig and an ending to her short stories. She loves to plan trips, eat tasty delicacies, and tip toe in heels. She enjoys unique jewelry, good music, reading, and chic dresses.

11 thoughts on “Top 5 Places to Visit While in Savannah

  1. These pictures are fabulous!!! I have wanted to visit Savannah since my grandparents sent me a postcard of a big old house on a magnolia lined street (in full bloom) as a little girl. Someday… I have not idea when someday will be, but I will get there yet! 🙂

  2. Great pictures. I am going to have to get down there very soon. When I do I will refer to your list of places I should visit. Though, I am totally sad for that baby shark. I may have to avoid that area.

    1. Y’all HAVE to go soon. Savannah is a place that I KNOW I will visit often because of the hospitality and Southern charm. There’s so much to see/do. We don’t have many cities here in the States that have history on every street. Thank God Savannah wasn’t burned down during those old war times!

  3. Oooooh, chocolate gopher turtles!! We had to go back and buy some dark chocolate and white chocolate ones before we left Savannah. That place was my downfall, but so good!

    1. It was good, Jan. They had everything, but you already know that! Don’t know if you saw, but I believe they had some sugar-free options that Tom could have tried. 🙂

  4. OMGee I’d have to get my taste on at the honey tasting spot…I have a sweet tooth and the dentist number on speed dial to prove it! The historic homes are always a great feast for the eyes, superstitious practices and folklore seem to go hand in hand…its interesting to see how far people really took things back in the day.

    True Queen

    1. Shan: Savannah was so fun! I think you’d love the honey…no I know it. The historic homes are def a treat. Keep checking back, we’ll have a lot of photos of homes soon. Yeah, they took things real far! Savannah is so rich in history.

  5. My husband and I have taken two trips to Savannah, Ga. and both times were wonderful! We had a fabulous time touring the old historic homes, the 5 different parks in the city and had a wonderful time walking along all the terrific shops and restaurants on River Street. If you ever get a chance to go there be sure to go to Lady & sons, Mrs. Wilkes Dining Room, Fuel Cantina and The Olde Pike House Restaurants. Also go to Tybee Island to the lighthouse there and walk up (what a wonderful view of the ocean). While you are in Tybee Island be sure to go to The Crab Shack for some wonderful food. Savannah is a great place to get away and revisit the south.

    1. Diane thanks for the recommendations! We’ve been to The Olde Pink House if that’s what you mean, as well as the lighthouse, as well as The Crab Shack. Check out some of our other posts on Savannah! Thanks for reading.

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