As soon as Christian and I decided on Sea Island for NYE, I knew I wanted to extend our trip by a little bit and head to Savannah. We drove up on New Years Day, and really only had 36 hrs before we had to drive back to Jacksonville to catch our flight back to Miami. Although our stay was brief, I completely fell in love with this city and cannot wait to come back for a longer trip. We came in with a plan, our main goal was to eat good food and learn about the cities history. Knowing what kinds of things we wanted to do really helped us maximize our time and enjoy our trip. So without further ado, here is my guide to 36 hours in Savannah:
Where to Stay
Christian took the lead on the hotel arrangements for this trip and he told me he found a cute little bed and breakfast for us to stay at. I was thrilled! The Kehoe House was great – amazing staff, good food, beautiful historic rooms…but something felt off. I couldn’t quite put my finger on it but I felt a weird vibe. I even woke up in the middle of the night a few times with the feeling that someone was watching me. Cut to our tour the next day, when our guide informed me that the adorable little B & B we stayed in the night before used to be a funeral home. The gorgeous brunch spread was served in the old viewing room. Christian could not stop laughing! I couldn’t believe he didn’t tell me, but I’m glad I was in the dark otherwise I would have really freaked out. So if you fancy yourself a ghost hunter and like lemon ricotta pancakes, the Kehoe House is the perfect place for you.
Where to Eat
I had found Treylor Park on Yelp prior to our trip and knew it was the first place I wanted to go as soon as we hit town. There was a bit of a wait but we just wandered around a bit, so it wasn’t too terrible. I would recommend the the waffle fry nachos for sure. I still think about them all the time and want to try and find a duplicate recipe. I also loved chicken pancake tacos, they’re a great option if you love sweet and savory.
The Olde Pink House was a recommendation we got from an Instagram Follower, and it did not disappoint. Reservations are hard to come by last minute so we decided to try our luck downstairs which is first come first serve. I actually liked the atmosphere better down there, as it was more relaxed and they had a live piano player. Do yourself a favor and order the fried lobster with mashed potatoes. I’m not even a huge seafood person, and this was life changing. I’m basically planning another trip back just so I can have this meal again.
I fancy myself a bit of a sandwich connoisseur and this place blew my mind. We went with the Conquistador and asked for extra shit ya sauce. IT WAS SO GOOD. We ran over as soon as our tour was over at about 11 am so there wasn’t quite a line yet. But by the time we finished there was one up the block, so come earlyish and you should be good.
What to Do
If you are only in Savannah for a short time like we were, I highly recommend taking a tour of the downtown area. Its a great way to get a lay of the land and learn all about the towns spooky history. It was just Christian and I on our tour which was great because our guide T.C. catered to what we were most interested in like the history and architecture of the city. We also heard plenty of good ghost stories, even though they totally freaked me out hah.