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Hey, my sweet friends! As promised, I am sharing where we stayed, what we saw and ate while celebrating our anniversary in Savannah!
I have got to say that this was the best trip of my life! I had so so so much fun celebrating and exploring with Will. We loved the atmosphere in Savannah and our stay was nothing short of amazing!
Where we stayed:
We stayed at The Dresser Palmer House a cute bed and breakfast off of Gaston Street. The moment we walked in the door I was already in heaven! This was our first experience at a b&b and we loved every minute of it! From the hospitality and delicious breakfast to the beautiful room, we definitely found a gem! We stayed in the James Oglethorpe room – a 4 poster king size bed, fireplace, huge vaulted ceilings (which I love!!), and a beautiful bathroom with a walk-in shower. I highly recommend The Dresser Palmer House if you are looking for an authentic Savanah experience and wonderful stay.
We hit the road around 9 am to set out on our 6-hour drive. We had the best time on our drive up talking, listening to podcasts and music. We found one of our favorite fast food places, Bojangles, on our way out of Florida (there are none near us) and definitely enjoyed indulging!
We arrived in Savannah around 3:30 pm and checked into our bed and breakfast. I was in shock at how beautiful this historical home was and let me tell you that the photos online do not do it justice!! After settling into our room we freshened up and headed down to River Street.
We had dinner plans at Huey’s on River Street with a sweet couple that has been friends with Williams family for years. We got there early and grabbed our table. As William and I were sitting there looking at the menu a couple much older than us had just finished their meal and as they were walking out they came up to us and said “you two look like such a sweet couple” the gentleman proceeded to pat William on the back and say “keep it up”. It was the SWEETEST thing ever and we’re thinking it will give us good luck for 50 years 😉 haha Once our dinner dates arrived we had an absolute blast catching up, laughing and enjoying a delicious meal with them!
After dinner, we walked down River Street to Savannah’s Candy Kitchen. We picked up a praline and a s’more to enjoy back at our room. Call us crazy but we aren’t party animals and were back at our bed and breakfast around 9 pm! When we got back we got in comfy clothes, I showed William the slideshow I made him of our first year of marriage and we fell asleep watching The Office – my kinda night!
Sunday morning we woke up and had a delicious breakfast at our B&B. After breakfast, we brought my cup of coffee up on the front porch and chatted for a while in their rocking chairs.
We got ready and had our sights set on seeing as much of Savannah as we could! First stop – Forsyth Park. This was right down the street from our B&B so we walked over and took in the beauty of the park and water fountain.
Next, we walked down Abercorn through the squares of Savanah and grabbed a coffee from a local shop (I don’t remember the name of the shop but it was really good!). We sat in one of the squares to finish up our coffee and take in the wonderful historic district. The city is pretty small which made it really nice to figure out our way around town and easy to get to all of the sites on our list!
We continued our walk down Abercorn to River Street to see the river in daylight. It was fun just walking up and down the street a few times and seeing the ferry come and go. I really wanted to find an old cigar shop and let William pick out a few cigars so we did that as well!
Once we got hungry, we grabbed lunch at Cafe M on Bay Street. It hit the spot and kept us powered up for the rest of our activities!
After lunch, we headed up to Broughton Street. We went into a few shops and boutiques and decided we wanted a little ice cream treat. We really wanted to try the famous Leopold’s ice cream but the line was out the door and we didn’t want to waste time waiting so we settled on Ben & Jerrys!
We then headed back to the bed and breakfast and William took a power nap while I worked on my blog post for the next day.
Fun fact: one of my all time favorite movies is The Last Song by Nicholas Sparks! It also just so happened to be filmed in beautiful Savannah and Tybee Island. When I met Will (also the name of Miley Cyrus’ love interest in the movie) I thought our story semi-resembled the movie storyline. Which made me love it even more! The set of Will’s house in the movie was at Wormsloe Plantation and we were both dying to drive through there! Will and I both love the beautiful live oaks so we were both excited about this drive!
Our view of Wormsloe Plantation
Photo of the entrance of Will’s house from The Last Song
We got the are it was absolutely beautiful. But I was a little disappointed that the house wasn’t there, it was just the live oaks! William saw a private driveway that looked like the house from the movie and became determined to get me a glimpse of it. So he quickly drove up to it with just enough time for my little heart to pitter patter and snap a picture!
My sneaky picture!
Scene from the movie!! I was totally nerding out!!!
Self timed photos for the win haha
After our fun drive over at the plantation, we went back to The Dresser Palmer and got ready for dinner. Since we would be traveling home on our anniversary we deemed this as our anniversary dinner!
We had a very exciting mode of transportation home from dinner so we walked down Abercorn Street for about a mile (and yes, I was in heels!!) to The Olde Pink House (highly recommended from our cousin Onice!). We weren’t able to get a reservation in the dining room but our night was even more romantic than planned! They were able to seat us in the basement which is like an underground that is only lit by candles. Neither of us had eaten a dinner like that before which made it very special and memorable! We sat and talked for a few hours while enjoying our delicious dinners- it was a night I will never forget!
After dinner, I realized I had gotten huge blisters from walking a mile in heels but we still had time to kill until our ride home showed up. William offered to carry me to River Street to get some candy but I politely declined haha So he helped me get to a bench while he ran down and grabbed my favorite treats again at Savannah Candy Kitchen – he is the sweetest!!
After enjoying a few bites our HORSE AND CARRIAGE arrived!!! We had scheduled a horse and carriage to pick us up from our anniversary dinner and take us back to The Dresser Palmer, and OH MY was it a dream! I said it was making up for the ride we were supposed to take exiting our wedding (you can read that tragic story here). It was a beautiful hour lit by the street lights of historic Savannah and the click-clack of sweet Evie’s (the horse) hooves. Our guide gave us a great history lesson which we loved as well as some time to just enjoy each other’s company and take in the experience! Sadly, we didn’t get great pictures but I will leave these here anyway!
Once we got back to the hotel (again, around 9 haha!) We sat out on the front porch while William enjoyed his cigar. We called his brother Tyler and chatted with him for a bit.
We ended the night watching The Last Song!!! It was such a treat after visiting Wormsloe Plantation (and because William will rarely watch a chick flick haha).
Monday was the final day of our anniversary trip. We got up and had breakfast at our B&B again (soooo delicious!). We packed up our beautiful room, checked out and packed our bags into the car.
Williams #1 thing that he wanted to see was The Cathedral of St. John The Baptist! There was a mass in progress when we tried to go Sunday so we made sure to head there before we hit the road! It was absolutely beautiful. The architectural details were impeccable and we are both glad we made it a point to tour!
We walked through the squares a bit more and finally hit the road.
This weekend in Savannah is one I will never forget! We had the time of our lives and kept saying we felt like we were honeymooning again. I am so grateful William gifted me this trip and I already can’t wait to get back up to this beautiful city!
Although I am sad our trip is over, now I get to fully enjoy these beautiful anniversary flowers! Already counting down the days until next years anniversary <3
Have you been to Savannah? If so, leave me a comment of your favorite site or place to eat!!!
Thank you for spending a slice of your day with me!! Wishing you a wonderful week 🙂