Writing this post has been harder than the others because Savannah holds such a big place in my heart and narrowing my love for it down to a few words and places is nearly impossible. The first time I stepped into this eccentric city I knew I wanted to be apart of it, some way, some how. From the Spanish Moss to the Pecan Pie to the buzzing art scene what is not to love? And as the fashion industry reverts back to its southern roots if you are at all into fashion this is the place to be. Savannah is a special place, it will make you feel at home in a heartbeat - even if you are an outsider with no real art experience like me. Moving to Savannah was the greatest decision I have ever made, if you are ever in need of finding yourself I highly suggest pretending to be an art student for a couple of weeks and moving down there.
Like Charleston, I lived in Savannah, but I would highly recommend the Savannah Hilton Desoto. This is where I stayed when I visited and is beautiful, relatively budget friendly, and has a great room service menu. It is right in the heart of the historic district of Savannah and a short walk from the SCAD Admissions building. Like I also said with Charleston, there are many beautiful boutique hotels, but they are more pricy (but also more beautiful!!) and I have never stayed there.
Tour the art galleries. Even if you aren't into the art scene, do it. The SCAD Galleries are great - especially the renewed SCAD Museum of Art, but my all time favorite is the Telfair Jepson Museum. There are many hip galleries that host different events too, so ask your hotel concierge or even just check local Savannah Facebook events!
Cathedral of St. John the Baptist - beautiful!!!
Telfair Jepson Center for the Arts
Bonaventur Cemetery - Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
Skidway Island State Park- little bit of a drive, but worth it
Wormsloe Historic Plantation
Soho South Cafe - so good, so cool
Foxy Loxy - See the art kids in their natural habitat
Leopold's Ice Cream - coconut ice cream
Paris Market - best iced coffee in Sav
Collins Quarter - best brunch + street side coffee bar
Parker's Market- Gas Station? Go. Best fried chicken and treats.
Back in the Day Bakery - "I need a good insta + breakfast..."