Hello my wonderful readers!! My boyfriend and I recently made a year. To celebrate we went on a mini-vacation. In this article I am going to break down our weekend. Maybe it’ll influence some of you to do a trip like this of your own :).
Day One: Saturday
We arrived in Savannah, Georgia around 3:30 PM and checked into the Spring Hill Suites. It was about an 8-10 minute drive to River Street, which wasn’t bad. We drove to River Street around 5 PM and parked in an underground garage. It was only $10 for the day. Dustin and I hit up City Market first. If you have a sweet tooth and want a little snack head to Byrd Cookie Company. They’ll let you try different flavors of their cookies. My personal favorite is the Key Lime Cooler Cookie and Dustin really likes the Georgia Peach Cookie. If you end up really liking one, they sell different sizes of cookie bags.
After walking around City Market, we headed towards River Street. It was pretty packed. We walked around and went into River Street Sweets for some samples of praline. If you haven’t had pecan praline Savannah is definitely the place to try it. When it was time for dinner we walked over to Huey’s. Huey’s is a New Orleans themed restaurant right there on River Street. Dustin and I each got a shrimp poboy ($12.50), but different sides. I got the cheese grits ($2.95) and he got the french fries ($2.95). The shrimp poppy was delicious! I highly recommend it if you like shrimp. The cheese grits were okay, not bad. For dessert we shared three beignets ($3.95). We were so tempted to just buy a dozen after eating those three. That is how good they were! Even if you eat somewhere else you HAVE to go to Huey’s for the beignets.
Even though we just had dinner, we still had room for some ice cream. We, of course, headed to Leopold’s Ice Cream. The line was around the block and we waited about 15 minutes, but it was so worth it. I had the chocolate raspberry swirl. It was very yummy. I only had the child’s scoop ($2.95) since I was stuffed from dinner. Leopold’s is world famous and is a must try when you take a trip to Savannah.
Day 2: Sunday
For day two of our anniversary trip we headed to Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. We had an early breakfast at the hotel around 9:00 AM and left to SC at 11:00 AM. The drive to Hilton Head was about an hour from Savannah. By the time we had gotten there we were already hungry and went to eat at A Lowcountry Backyard Restaurant. I had the Crab Cake Eggs Benedict with momma’s macaroni salad. Dustin had the Bischick and creamy grits. The creamy grits were definitely the best grits I have ever had. The food was outstanding and the atmosphere at the restaurant was great.
After the amazing lunch we headed to the Harbour Town Lighthouse. Unfortunately it was raining so we couldn’t enjoy the beach, but we decided to climb the up the lighthouse. Tickets to climb were $4.25 per person. The lighthouse also served as a museum which was interesting. There are a lot of shops by the lighthouse that you can go into and walk around.
Since the weather wasn’t the best that day we headed to the Tanger Outlet Mall after the lighthouse. They have a lot of big named stores there and it was nice to walk around. After spending about two hours there, we decided to head home.
Overall the trip was great. We ate a lot of good food and visited some nice places. 🙂
Photos By: Bismarie Plasencia