Savannah: The city that most people outside the South know as “that place where ‘Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil’ was set”. I love Savannah. Actually I love LOVE Savannah. I can’t even really describe why. I just do. I’d be totally happy living there. (Except around St Patrick’s Day. Then I’d go hide somewhere else.)
I’ve made it a tradition to go to Lulu’s Chocolate Bar after a girlfriend and I spent many hours there late one evening because the computer system was down in our hotel due to monsoon rain, etc so we couldn’t check in. It’s basically desserts and cocktails.
Other places to eat:
The Tea Room (yea, it’s kitsch, but so what.)
The Olde Pink House
Elizabeth on 37th
Firefly Cafe (for breakfast)
Vinnie Van Go-Go’s
Leopold’s Ice Cream
Mrs. Wilkes’ Dining Room (for fried chicken)
There are three museums that most people who visit Savannah go to: The Jepson Center, The Mercer Williams House Museum and the Telfair Museum.
You may have noticed that Paula Deen’s restaurant is not on my list. That’s because I’ve never been there. Now I have cooked and enjoyed some Paula Deen recipes. She’s a lady who loves butter. I am a lady who loves butter. But would I wait outside for HOURS in scorching heat for it? Absolutely not. People have famously had heart attacks waiting to get in.
(Right. This is the line outside Paula Deen’s restuarant. At 8 am. It didn’t even open till 11!)
There are loads of outdoor activities. A nice wander through Forsyth Park. A stroll through Bonaveture Cemetary. (No the bird girl statue is no longer there. They had to relocate her to Telfair because of theft and vandalism.) A day at Tybee Island beach. A ghost tour. (It’s shameful how much I like having a drink from Wet Willies in my hand while on a Savannah ghost tour.)
You can also go to Fort Pulaski. I think I enjoy Ft. Pulaski a little bit too much.