Last weekend, my sister and I traveled down to Savannah, Georgia for a quick sister’s weekend. My mom and her four sisters have had their own sister’s weekend at the beach for the past ten years or so and so my sister and I finally decided to have our own. (Not that we don’t have our own sister weekend every time I visit her in Raleigh). It was a tough decision between Savannah or Charleston but we both had been to Charleston and neither of us had been to Savannah. We drove down on Saturday morning and returned Sunday afternoon and here’s a little taste of what we did!
Lunch at The Wyld
On our drive down, just before entering the Savannah area, we began think about where we might want to go for lunch. A blogger that my sister follows was going to be in town as well and she had some people offering suggestions on her Instagram. One girl commented that The Wyld was a great spot that was tucked away and frequented by locals so we chose to head there first. The Wyld is situated right on the marsh and has all-outdoor seating (we were hesitant at first…it was HOT…but the canopy did wonders). Many of the customers came up to the restaurant on kayak and boats! I ordered a caesar salad with a side of roasted potatoes and green beans and let me tell you, I’m still raving about those potatoes. So, so good with huge chunks of bacon mixed in.
Avenue of the Oaks
Pictures seriously don’t do these oaks any justice! The mile and a half long stretch of road at the Wormsloe Historic Site is a popular stop in Savannah and was even used in the filming of The Last Song.
My Name is Forrest, Forrest Gump
Savannah is home to many of the filming locations for the 1994 film, Forrest Gump, which happens to be my absolute favorite movie. I just had to stop in Chippewa Square for a photo, even though the iconic bench isn’t there anymore. Then, while walking around on Sunday, we stumbled on the restaurant where Jenny worked while Forrest was doing his cross-country run. So fun!
I love checking out local coffee shops when I travel and since it’s impossible to drink a cup of coffee without photographing, I just had to share The Coffee Fox! We actually stopped in twice in the same day because their Horchata Latte is just that good. I ordered mine iced both times and loved every sip! If I lived in Savannah, I totally would be a frequent customer at this place, the decor and the atmosphere is just so cool and inviting.
A Southern Send-off
As a obsessive Food Network viewer, I couldn’t NOT have a meal at The Lady & Sons! This restaurant, owned by Paula Deen, serves up Southern food buffet-style all day on Sundays and it was absolutely delicious. My favorite main dish was the BBQ pork but the fried chicken was awesome too. I also went back for a second helping of the lima beans. Almost as good as my grandma/mom’s Butter Beans (as we call them), but not quite.