Savannah Anniversary Trip

///Savannah Anniversary Trip

Savannah Anniversary Trip

Good morning!

The Hubs and I spent the long weekend in Savannah for our 5th Anniversary and just got back last night.  We had a great time and I wanted to share with you guys some of the photos!

We left Asheville Saturday morning and arrived to a cloudy and cool Savannah by lunchtime.

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The Hubs and I really love getting seafood on the coast so first stop was Sorry Charlie Oyster House.  The roasted oysters and hush puppies were pretty tasty!

Sorry Charlie Oysters

We also shared a southern style eggs benedict with a fried green tomato, crab cake and biscuit instead of english muffin.  It was also so yummy.

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Next we settled in at our hotel, Andaz Savannah.  It was the perfect location on City Market and just one block up from River Street.  We walked everywhere all weekend, which was so refreshing.

Andaz Savannah

Their suites are perfect!

Andaz Savannah

My favorite part was the extra sitting area,

Andaz Savannah

bar area (the mini bar was stocked with snacks and non-alcoholic drinks for free!)

Andaz Savannah

and this tub!!

Sheer hotel bliss!  The extra space was great because the weather wasn’t that nice and it was lovely to be able to just relax in the room a little.

Andaz Savannah

After getting settled in, we walked to River Street.  One of the best stops was the Savannah Bee Company where we did a Mead tasting.  Mead is a little too sweet for my taste, but it was interesting to try.

Mead Tasting in Savannah GA

My favorite thing to taste was the honeycomb with white cheddar and apple.  We picked up some of this to take home.  You know me and my cheese. 🙂

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Next we found ourselves looking for a dive bar we ate at when we first started dating.  We poked our heads into several places before finding Bernies.  Both of our memories clicked and this was the place!

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The walk down memory lane was so much fun!

Dinner Saturday night was at The Grey.  It’s a new restaurant that had stellar reviews and was ranked by Food and Wine magazine as one of the best new restaurants in the country.

We obviously had high expectations!  Unfortunately we weren’t big fans.  I was really disappointed that there were no vegetarian options on the menu except for a few salad small plates.  The seafood options didn’t appeal to me either!  I forgot sometimes how spoiled I am in Asheville that everything is so vegetarian friendly.  I feel for you folks who have to deal with that menu disappointment often.

On the plus side the restored building was beautiful and the food highlight was the octopus dish we shared!

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Sunday we slept in, which was amazing!

For brunch we went to J. Christophers and shared a veggie omelet…

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… and the Banana Bread French Toast.  It was SOOOOO sweet and good.  Absolutely more of a dessert treat, but it was totally worth the splurge on the special occasion.

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After brunch we walked around town taking in some of the sights and shopping.

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Later in the afternoon as part of our anniversary the Hubs booked us a private carriage tour!  I have always wanted to do one and it could not have been more fun.

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I even made a new best friend. 🙂

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After the tour we walked around more and enjoyed the sights of Savannah. It’s such a charming place with squares and public parks everywhere.

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Our carriage driver told us about Leopold’s Ice Cream so we decided to get an afternoon snack.  We shared an ice cream sandwich and it was chocolate-y bliss.  We filled ours with chocolate raspberry ice cream.

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For dinner Sunday night we had reservations at The Olde Pink House, which is a charming historical house converted to a restaurant.  It’s one of our favorite places to eat in town.

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Dinner was impeccable!  We were sitting in a really dark candlelit room, so I didn’t even try to take photos, but everything tasted so delightful.  Such a better experience than the night before.  If you ever go to Savannah I highly recommend making reservations there before you go.

Monday started off with breakfast at Goose Feathers!  I had a bagel sandwich.  I added tomato and spinach due to the severe lack of veggies in my diet so far in the weekend! haha!

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We were planning on staying until Tuesday but at breakfast we were looking at the weather and determined we’d have a lot of trouble flying back Tuesday due to some severe storms.  We decided to change our plans and head back home early.  I was bummed, but it was for the best.

Before we left though we streamlined two other things I really wanted to do in town…

…tea at the Gryphon Room.  I ADORE high tea and this one did not disappoint.

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AND seafood along the river.  The hubs LOVES crawdads so we made that happen before packing up.

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We ended up making it back to Columbia to pick up Makena Rose from the Hubs sister, Megan who was watching her for the weekend.  She even sent us an anniversary message! ahhhh!

Megan was sooo nice to watch her for us because she’s still a little too young to leave at our normal dog day care.

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We spent the night in Columbia catching up with family and finally got home Tuesday.

Now back to real life.  I’ll happily be eating kale salads for the rest of the week after all of those indulgences :-).  So blessed to be sharing five years of marriage with my best friend!!

This post is not sponsored, but I did receive a room upgrade from the Andaz Savannah.  Be sure to look into staying with them the next time you are in Savannah.

Thanks for stopping by today! Tomorrow I’m sharing some reasons to rethink the spud and a healthy potato recipe.

I’m linking up to City Trippin and Thinking Out Loud Thursday.

Your turn!

Have you been to Savannah?

Where do you like to go for a weekend trip?

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By | 2017-08-15T14:03:53+00:00 December 7th, 2016|Southeast Travel, Travel|38 Comments

38 Comments

  1. Elizabeth (Wander Mum) December 12, 2016 at 6:51 am - Reply

    I’ve heard great things about Savannah so would love to go one day. Happy anniversary- what a wonderful place to spend it! So much delicious food too. Really like the look of the Octopus in particular #citytripping

  2. Alex December 9, 2016 at 5:05 pm - Reply

    Wow — you ate so well, how are you so slim!? And that bath looks pretty awesome! #citytripping
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  3. Cathy (MummyTravels) December 9, 2016 at 3:01 pm - Reply

    What a great anniversary and how lovely to relive some memories too – the food looks incredible, I would be all over that seafood. A friend of mine used to live in Savannah and she still raves about it: I can really see why. Thanks for linking up with #citytripping
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    • JulieWunder December 11, 2016 at 11:46 am - Reply

      It’s such a fun place! Thanks so much for hosting.

  4. beatravelling December 9, 2016 at 1:05 pm - Reply

    Savannah looks veeery nice!! #citytripping

  5. Farrah December 8, 2016 at 9:10 pm - Reply

    I’ve never been to Savannah but it looks like an awesome place to visit! I love eggs benedict! 😀 Glad you two had a lot of fun and yay for going down memory lane! :] I’m planning a trip to Davis with some of my childhood/college friends and super looking forward to it–lots of memories for sure! 😛

    That horse is adorable. <3 + that tree!!! So festive and beautiful!

  6. Kristy from Southern In Law December 8, 2016 at 8:47 pm - Reply

    It looks like you had such a wonderful trip!

    I’m now wondering why I’ve never thought to put honeycomb on a cheese board! What a different and delicious idea!
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  7. carmy December 8, 2016 at 2:55 pm - Reply

    What a fun weekend! Your picture on Facebook was so cute! Happy you had a wonderful anniversary weekend 🙂 #CityTripping
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  8. Emily December 8, 2016 at 11:54 am - Reply

    Wow I didn’t realize Savannah was such a beautiful cute city. You had a perfect location, and all the food and the company looks WONDERFUL! 🙂
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  9. Amanda @ Cupcake N Dreams December 8, 2016 at 8:38 am - Reply

    Your pictures are great! They make me want to book a trip to Savannah right now 🙂 #Citytripping

  10. Andrea on Vacation December 7, 2016 at 2:19 pm - Reply

    Olde Pink House’s BLT salad is my favorite! I love that place. That banana bread french toast looks to die for too. Jealous of your trip!
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  11. Patricia @Sweet and Strong December 7, 2016 at 11:18 am - Reply

    Happy Anniversary! I love little getaways, they’re just the right about of time. And I don’t even know where to start with the food, everything looks amazing! I do love some southern seafood though! Glad you had a nice trip!
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  12. Happy anniversary! I don’t know if I’ve ever been to Savannah but looks like such a quaint getaway. Love that bath tub
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  13. Emily Weir December 7, 2016 at 8:35 am - Reply

    I LOVE Savannah. My husband and I spent a few days there last summer, but it was miserably hot. I definitely want to take a trip back when the weather is nicer. For quick weekend trips in Florida, we like to escape down to Sanibel Island. My parents have a house there so it’s easy to pop down on a Friday after work and get home Sunday night; just enough time to relax!

    Happy anniversary! Glad you were able to get away for a couple of days together, even if the weather didn’t cooperate!

  14. Dan Steadman December 7, 2016 at 8:16 am - Reply

    all the years I lived in Georgia I never have been to Savannah, it’s definitely on the list. As far as a long weekend, if it is all 5 then Asheville is our spot….but if it is me and the wife, then Gatlinburg is our spot…we went there for our 15th in May….side bar…the fires there broke our hearts…we wanted to try the Alamo but ran out of time…the fire started just past the end of the trail we hiked

  15. Shelley Marcy December 7, 2016 at 7:47 am - Reply

    And in the end, bad food, good food, nice weather, funky weather, all that matters is the love you share with your husband. Everything else pales in comparison. Happy number 5.

  16. [email protected] December 7, 2016 at 7:21 am - Reply

    Sounds like a fun weekend. All your dishes look so tasty. I have only been to Savannah once but would like to visit back. That tub looks lovely. Hopefully you got to relax in it. That sign is so cute your friend made from your dog. That is something my sister would do. I’m sure she was happy to see you back home.
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  17. Susie @ SuzLyfe December 7, 2016 at 7:04 am - Reply

    Happy Anniversary! You now know that I ADORE Savannah. I can’t wait to go back, and I want to do all the things that you did! Next time, be sure to go to The Olde Pink House. And the Salt Table!
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    • JulieWunder December 11, 2016 at 11:17 am - Reply

      Such a great place! We did dinner there and def explored the Salt Table! It was close to the hotel.

  18. heather @Lunging Through Life December 7, 2016 at 6:50 am - Reply

    Happy Anniversary!! I wondered why you guys flew there but now I see. I am so glad you guys had a great time, minus the weather. What a bummer. All that seafood sounds amazing.
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  19. Blane Sherer December 7, 2016 at 6:45 am - Reply

    Glad you had such a great anniversary trip
    in Savannah. Thanks for sharing it with us.
    One of my daughters went to SCAD ( Savannah
    College of Art and Design ).
    Welcome Back ( smile )

  20. Carol December 7, 2016 at 6:13 am - Reply

    Love to read about your adventures. Sounds and looks like the food was delicious… so happy you had a wonderful anniversary week-end.

    • JulieWunder December 11, 2016 at 11:15 am - Reply

      It was great! Thanks so much Carol. I’m so glad you enjoy these posts.

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