As I promised on Monday, I’m bringing you highlights of some of my favorite spots the South has to offer. Just two hours from Charleston is the historic and quintessential charmer, Savannah. The road trip alone is worth it. Pick up 17 South (and stay off of Interstate 95!) for a peaceful trek across windy rivers, through lush wetlands, and under the shade of massive oak trees. Ultimately, you will land in food and history heaven!
Aside from serving as the backdrop to famed Tom Hanks film, Forrest Gump, Savannah boasts stunning parks, endless streets of antique stores, and some of the finest southern cuisine in a 200 mile radius. On the restaurant tour, find majestic ambience and bold colors at 700 Drayton, part of the Mansion on Forsyth. For “the best food you’ll ever eat,” (a literal quote from a local), stop at Mrs. Wilkes. And finally, to capture that sunset view, walk down to the River and take an elevator to the top of Rocks.
For antiques, the latest trends, and that precious corner coffee shop, find your way to Broughton Street. After a stroll down the road, pop in and out of the many squares of Savannah finding remnants of history surrounded by seemingly infinite branches of green.
Round out your time in Savannah with a Riverboat cruise to get a full view of the city and more in depth review of its history. (And, if you’re so brave – even a nighttime ghost tour!)
Wherever your feet may take you in Savannah, you’re sure to find southern charm, authentic cuisine, and a maybe even Paula Deen (her restaurant, Lady & Sons, is in the middle of town!). Share some of your favorite southern destinations in the comment section below.
Happy trails, my friend!
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