Forsyth Park

Snapshots of Savannah

These are the last pictures I have to share from mine and my mom’s trip to Savannah. Hopefully they give you a feel for how beautiful and unique the city is!

Forsyth Park 1 River Street Trolley Tour Forsyth Park 2 Savannah Bench Savannah Mansion Leopolds Ice Cream Olympic Flame Spanish Moss Forsyth Park 3 Forsyth Park 4 WarehouseSavannah Flag

Three Days in Savannah

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.

The Savannah College of Art and Design

The Savannah College of Art and Design

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.

Oglethorpe Mall

We got cold at the mall so we bought matching hoodies, haha.

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.

Forsyth Park

Forsyth Park

View of the Talmadge Memorial Bridge from River Street.

View of the Talmadge Memorial Bridge from River Street.

City Market

City Market

Coffee ice cream from Leopold's.

Coffee ice cream from Leopold’s.

Hanging out in one of the squares. Yes, I am extremely pale.

Hanging out in one of the squares. Yes, I am extremely pale.

Sightseeing on the trolley tour.

Sightseeing on the trolley tour.

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!

Have you ever been to Savannah?

What is your favorite city to explore?