My mom and I ended up road tripping from Pittsburgh to Charlotte to Savannah instead of flying from Pittsburgh to Savannah and I’m so glad we did. We had a great time driving and talking, and we both loved our brief stay in Charlotte.
We arrived in Charlotte on a Saturday afternoon and stayed at the Crowne Plaza. We worshipped at Charlotte Church of Christ on Sunday morning, and then drove to Savannah. We arrived in Savannah the day after the Savannah College of Art and Design held their graduation and the city was wild. There were so many intoxicated people. It was just crazy. Thankfully the city seemed to calm down as the week went on.
We stayed at the Hampton Inn Historic District and I hate to say it, but I wouldn’t recommend it. On our first night, my mom and I got stuck on the elevator with eight other people for 20 minutes. We all started running out of air and had to be rescued. It was by far one of the scariest experiences of my life. Needless to say, I will never ride in an elevator again. Ever.
On our first full day, it rained from 8:00 AM until the next morning due to Tropical Storm Colin. There was some minor flooding, but nothing compared to how bad Florida was hit. We decided to visit the Oglethorpe Mall to get out of the rain and had a blast. It was a very clean mall and we both enjoyed it.
By Tuesday morning, the rain had cleared up and we were so excited to get out and really explore Savannah. It was a hot day, in the high 80s, but we didn’t let that stop us. We went to Forsyth Park, The Sentient Bean coffee shop, City Market, River Street, and Leopold’s Ice Cream. We also visited almost every square and took a trolley tour of the city.
We spent the last day of our trip on Tybee Island, which I will blog about next. I’ll also be discussing the restaurants we went to, and sharing more pictures.
My mom said her favorite part of Savannah was taking the trolley tour and learning about the history behind everything. I would have agreed, but since I have hearing loss, I couldn’t understand the tour guide over the roar of the engine, haha.
My favorite part of Savannah was Forsyth Park. I absolutely loved how peaceful and beautiful it was! We both agreed that we enjoyed how walkable, clean, and dog-friendly Savannah is. I would go back in a heartbeat and I want to take Jimmy!