Savannah Southern Charms
I was in Savannah last weekend for a meeting with my group of fellow travel professionals and friends that I meet with every 6 months to brainstorm our businesses. With all the traveling I have done, it is my first time in this charming and very popular city.
From the moment I stepped off the plane, I was immersed in southern charm. When was the last time you have been in an airport that has a glass atrium, park benches and a live piano player….
We stayed at the Olde Harbour Inn on the river.
It was a lovely inn with many special features including friendly staff, an expanded continental breakfast, a managers evening wine reception with canapés and the piece de resistance… Klondike ice cream bars in your fridge in the late afternoon.
Our schedule had us in meetings all day Saturday and Sunday with breaks for lunch and dinners at the best local restaurants like the very popular and historic, The Olde Pink House. Remember, I love to indulge when I travel especially after being on a diet for the last 2 months! What I forgot is that you should be prepared for the menus to feature southern comfort food as they should. Here is what I mean with the following examples: Geechie Boy Grits, Bacon Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes, Bourbon Molasses, Savannah Bee Honeycomb, Mac and Cheese Jalapeno Poppers, etc, etc, etc. My stomach was doing flip flops of joy after bland and boring food. It is back to reality.
We went to a Fish Camp restaurant on the river. Here are the before, during and after photos. The shrimp was caught that day and as you can see, well received by all of us.
I tasted four of the five musts: Shrimp, Pralines, Fried Green Tomatoes, Chatham Artillary Punch (It has lethal ingredients!). It was too early for the fifth one, peaches.
The city has 23 squares filled with stately and ancient oak trees dripping with moss; numerous historic homes that are open for visits and many modes of transportation.
If you have been to Savannah you know its many charms. I have given you only a brief review but I will say it is a city worth visiting, especially in March if you need a quick warmer weather get away.