Travel Diary: Savannah, GA + VLOG
Jul 23, 2016
For the 4th of July, my family and I ventured off to Savannah, GA, one of my mom and I's dream cities. From what I had heard beforehand, it was the quintessential Southern city, and I was not disappointed. If anything, I fell more in love with it than I ever thought possible.
From the beautiful homes and scenery to the coastal food to the nearby beaches, Savannah was a dream, and I can't wait to go back! Also, there's a VLOG at the end of this post so be sure to check that out too!
Our first night there, we went to Fiddler's Crab House for dinner. Not only were we surprised to find boiled crawfish on the menu (!!!), but their fried crawfish tails were simply amazing as well as their shrimp po'boy. Fiddler's set the bar high, and was probably the best place we ate at the whole trip.
Late Monday morning (July 4th), we decided to drive 20 minutes out to Tybee Island to see the beach. When we first got into town, we stopped by Stingray's seafood restaurant for an early lunch. I got a shrimp po'boy, my safe option when dining at coastal restaurants, and it was pretty good! It was definitely your typical beachside restaurant.
After lunch we went and strolled along the beach which was much nicer than any of us expected. We were all itching to get in the water even though we didn't have our swimsuits and knew another day trip the following day was a must.
We then checked out the Tybee Island lighthouse, which I was so excited about! If you can make the long ascension to the top, you can see basically all of Tybee which was beautiful. There was also a restored home on the property which was fun to look at.
Before leaving, we took a little drive to see all the beautiful beachfront homes.
We stopped by the most picturesque cemetery on the way back to Savannah. Bonaventure cemetery looked like it was right out of a movie with its beautiful mausoleums and Spanish moss hanging from the trees.
After a little break once we got back to Savannah, we strolled through the beautiful streets and squares of the historic district.
We also stopped by the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist right before it closed. Thankfully we got in five minutes before closing because it was absolutely stunning inside.
We then made our way to Forsyth Park. It was more beautiful than I could have ever imagined and it was huge! It almost seemed never-ending! Also, the houses surrounding the park are literal #housegoals. I was seriously swooning.
We then wrapped up our day with ice cream and fireworks on the river front street.
We spent basically all of Tuesday at Tybee Beach (sorry I don't have any pictures but there's some footage in the vlog!). It was my first time seeing the Atlantic Ocean, and my brother actually overcame his fear of going into the ocean this day too! We had so much fun just splashing in the waves and finding sand dollars for hours.
On our way out Wednesday morning, we stopped by Wormsloe Plantation. While the plantation itself was nothing special, the oak avenue made it all worth it!
Now onto the vlog! I didn't talk much in this one (fail), but there's some more footage of the beauty and charm Savannah has to offer that I didn't catch in this blog post!