Georgia

Savannah, GA Travel Guide

Savannah, GA is historic, charming and offers a lot of southern flare. Our visit to Savannah was nothing short of an amazing time. Venturing through the city, learning about the history, and taking in the beautiful architecture and landscaping was just what we did during our trip.

I took a trip to Savannah, GA with a group of our girlfriends, for a fun weekend getaway to celebrate our friend and bride to be! While walking through the streets, we stumbled across other groups having fun with the same celebration! It’s a great city to feel safe, have fun, shop, eat and enjoy beautiful, historical landmarks! Today I’m sharing my travel guide to the lovely city:

What we did during our visit 

Ghost Tour with Savannah Walks: Highly recommend doing a ghost tour. We found this one on Groupon and it was totally worth it! It was historic, funny, and only a little scary. This is a walking tour, so be prepared to walk about a mile or so.

Shopping on Broughton Street: A fun area of town to do some shopping and eating. Highly recommend stopping into Nourish to grab some shower steamers, bath fizzies, and other pampering items! I picked up some shower steamers for our trip, and some to take home.

Shopping on River Street: Between the candy shoppes, souvenir stops, and the beautiful river front, River Street is a great area to visit while you are in Savannah, GA. I highly recommend the walk or Uber due to limited parking in that particular area.

Historic Trolley Tour with Old Savannah Tours: Our group really enjoyed learning about the history behind Savannah, GA. Old Savannah Tours had a great rate and they even had actors of historic figures pop on the trolley to tell us about their history in Savannah! I would highly recommend the “off and on” option so you can get off at any of the historic sites and visit!

A walk through Forsyth Park: This park is so beautiful. We strolled through, but we saw many families playing their favorite sports, hammocks in the trees, and pups playing catch!

McDonoughs Karaoke Lounge: Our favorite stop of the trip was to McDonoughs for some karaoke! We all got up on stage and sang Cardi B, and had the whole place singing and dancing! Pick your favorite song and request it for you to sing solo, or with a group!

Places we ate during our visit:

Huey’s On The River: New Orleans styled food and flavors.

Little Duck Diner: Southern classic including delicious grilled cheese, salads, mac and cheese, milkshakes, soups and more!

Goose Feathers Cafe: A sweet little spot to stop for sandwiches, coffee, or a sweet treat!

Garibaldi: Offered a nice variety of flavors-from seafood, Italian and cajun.

Mrs. Wilkes’ Dinning Room: This is a MUST. Get there early, like an hour early. You’re going to have to stand in line, but the food is so worth it! Get your southern comfort at this historical restaurant!

Where we stayed: 

The Jones Carriage House: This is a sweet little airbnb with the cutest interior!

 

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Quick Read: Amicalola Falls

During our trip to Georgia we took the day to hike up to the Amicalola Falls. Two things: be prepared to hike straight up the mountain and take plenty of water. Also, there is picnic stop just before going up the trail that you can eat at prior to hiking or after! We packed our lunch drove to the park, ate at e picnic and park area then started out journey up the to the falls-we were there most of the day. Here are some pics from our hike!

Cabin Style + Itinerary

Over my Christmas break my family and I went up to the Georgia where we stayed in a cabin in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Our time there mainly consisted of sightseeing, minor shopping in Blue Ridge and Ellijay, hiking, and getting some rest.

My family goes up to Georgia once or twice a year and I was beyond excited that my scheduled allowed me to go up for the week. The temperatures were steadily dropping while we were there so cozy clothes and keeping warm by the fire were always much needed. I wanted to give you a very small itinerary (because there is so much to do in Georgia) just in case you ever want to visit.

Where we stayed: Coosawattee River Resort

Where we hiked: Amicalola Falls + Toccoa River Swinging Bridge  (see my post here)

Where we shopped: Downtown Blue Ridge, Downtown Ellijay and various antique shops around the area.

Places to eat: We mainly cooked our meals at the cabin, or packed sandwiches for the hikes. We did enjoy Blue Jeans Pizza + Pasta in Downtown Blue Ridge.

One of my favorite things about this trip was just relaxing around the cabin. I needed to let go of the 2016 fears, worries, and stress. In addition to our adventures outside of the cabin I wanted to share some of my looks from hanging out at the cabin! I would refer to my looks as “cozy”.

Things I packed: Hunter boots, Free People socks (similar), Merrell hiking boots (exact ones here), Maralyn & Me puffer jacket, Old Navy Puffer vest (on sale), this BP. sweater (on sale) , this BP. sweater (on sale) and multiple beanies. The blue bag you see me where in the post is Coach (c/o)

 

 

 

Crossing The Toccoa River Swinging Bridge | Video

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In my first post about our Georgia trip I wanted to share our adventure crossing the Toccoa River Swinging Bridge.

The temperatures were freezing, but we knew that the adventure of crossing over the Toccoa River on a swinging bridge would not disappoint, and it didn’t! The swinging bridge does actually move so my video is a bit shaky. This adventure was a little bit rough on the camera, and I decided last minute to film some clips. I hope to bring you more videos this year!

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