I was surprised to find out Savannah was such a charming city. I was stunned as soon as we arrived. It could be because we stayed at the Olde Harbor Inn, a riverfront hotel built in 1892 with unique vintage architectural details. Top that with cobblestone streets and canopies of moss-covered oak trees, I was mainly speechless as I tried to take it all in.
The hotel was lovely, the room was spacious, the location was perfect, and the staff was accommodating. When the bell boy said there was ice cream in the freezer for us, it gave me serious warm fuzzies.
When I visit somewhere new, I love walking around to get a good feel of the place. Ask my friend Jamie. I once made her walk through all of Manhattan. But that's another story.
We wandered amongst the Spanish moss-covered live oak trees, admired the architecture, peeked into art galleries, and took hundreds of photos. We stopped at the historic squares, sat on a bench, admired the abundant gardens, and tried to take it all in.
I was genuinely amazed by the whole vibe of Savannah.
We had lunch at Starland cafe at 11 E 41 ST. We tried the Starzanella salad ( similar to Panzanella) and shared the Goat Bomb, a Thai tomato soup with goat cheese; it made a delicious dip with some toasted panini. I must also mention the perfect cappuccino and melt-in-your-mouth croissant we had for breakfast at Cafe M 128 E Bay St.
Savannah should have been on the top of my bucket list. - Why did I wait so long to visit? I am already planning to go back!