I had seen so many pictures of the broad, shadowy streets of Savannah with gorgeous old houses, and that was probably the one thing I was looking forward to the most about this city. It took me a little while to find the right place, but when I did it was all worth it. Jones street and Taylor street are just so gorgeous:
Here was the Savannah I had dreamed of!
This is Jones street! I spent a rather ecstatic couple of hours roaming this part of Savannah before moving on.
There were so many fantastic staircases – all styles and colours.
These squares will be every two blocks or so in the old part of town, each with its own specific character.
I just could not stop taking pictures of these two streets..!
Modern, old – still gorgeous.
After a couple of hours I could finally drag myself away from Jones and Taylor street(s) because I starting to get hungry. On the way back to the main street I came across the Book Lady’s Bookstore which I just loved:
There were so many cool titles, and very nice atmosphere! I had lunch at J. Christopher’s – crepes with strawberries which may not have been filling, but oh so good still. And it left room for an icecream at Leopold’s, so who am I to complain.!
Strawberry and mocha chocolate chip was worth ALL the waiting time in the queue! I walked down to the river front to enjoy it.
Of course Savannah is more than just Jones Street. The river front is an attraction in itself with lots of shops and restaurants. Close to the river front is Books on Bay, very cute little store:
There’s the city market, where I would recommend you visit Byrd’s Cookies – they have free samples and their Georgia Peach Cookies are awesome!
Oglethorpe Street, which is a nice precursor for the streets further south in the old Savannah. All that spanish moss..!
Savannah is famous for it’s fine seafood too! I’m not super huge on seafood, but I went for a fried shrimp po’boy with cajun fries at Savannah Seafood Shack which was very delicious (and cheap!):
Tybee Island is most definitely worth a visit when you’re in Savannah. The half hour drive to get there is gorgeous and the beach is very lovely too.
And then there’s of course the Wormsloe Historic Site, and old plantation with an Oak Alley a full mile long!
One whole mile of oaks! Very, very pretty.
I feel the main attraction is probably the Oak Alley, although the rest of the site is nice enough too to spend an hour or two.
And the view isn’t half bad.!
I only had a short amount of time in Savannah, but I still think I got the best out of it. There were a few museums that looked interesting that I didn’t get to visit, and obviously you could spend ages trying all the different seafood in the city.
I thought Jones Street was the most beautiful street I saw on that entire 5 week roadtrip through the south east United States – but I definitely haven’t been all over the country! I would love to hear your favourite street in the US in the comments below!