The Ultimate Weekend Travel Guide to Savannah, Georgia

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The Ultimate Weekend Travel Guide to Savannah Georgia – Simply Taralynn
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It’s currently 8 am, pouring down rain, I had a chocolate chip cookie for breakfast, and I’m on my second cup of coffee. To top off this perfect morning, I get to spend the next few hours writing all about our third trip to Savannah, Georgia. As I was putting the photos together for this blog, I dreamed of diving into the screen to live it all over again. And don’t worry, I made this travel guide more of a recap style as most of you requested! 😊
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One of the reasons we visit Savannah every year is because it holds a special place in our hearts. It was the first place we ever visited together, and every time we leave, we’re eager to get back. We love staying in new bed & breakfasts, trying new restaurants (& returning to our favorites), and no matter how many walks we do around the city, it never gets tainted with time. Instead, it somehow gets more beautiful. The people of Savannah are another reason we continue to come back. If you’re looking to experience real Southern hospitality and charm, you’ll find that here in Savannah.

As you all know, taking photos is one of my favorite things to do while traveling. I hope you have poured yourself a cup of coffee because this travel blog is a bit lengthy. I couldn’t help but capture all of the beautiful moments so I could bring them back to you! After reading this, I hope you feel like you were there with me, or at least feel inspired to make a trip for yourself.

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Savannah is about a three and half hour drive away from Charlotte. After dropping the dogs off with my parents, we headed on our way. We hoped to get there in the afternoon so we could pick up our bike rentals and grab lunch at Fox & Fig Cafe. We made it to our Bed and Breakfast, The Eliza Thompson House around noon.


The Eliza Thompson House Bed & Breakfast was built in 1847. We chose this inn because it was a walkable distance to just about everything. The city of Savannah is rather small, so you can get to where you need to be within a 2-3 mile radius. The Eliza Thompson House was one of the first homes to ever be constructed on Jones Street, one of the most famous and beautiful streets in Savannah. It still has it’s original brick road, gorgeous oak trees that line the street, and the homes remain historic. The inn has rooms in the main house, and 13 guest bedrooms in the carriage house. We stayed in the Garden Queen, which overlooked the courtyard. When you walked out our door, we were greeted with the sounds of the fountain, views of the main house, and one of my favorite parts was watching the sunset as it beamed through the Spanish moss making it glow like a lamp. I have included more photos from our stay at the Eliza Thompson House further in the blog.


One of our goals is to stay at all the bed and breakfasts in Savannah. So far, we’ve stayed in the following:

⭐️ Eliza Thompson House
⭐️ Hamilton-Turner Inn
⭐️Riverstreet Inn
⭐️Presidential Quarters Inn
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Our room wasn’t ready yet, so we walked to the bike shop to grab our rentals. I highly recommend renting a bike if you’re visiting Savannah. There are so many places to lock it up, and it’s the best way to tour the city, in my opinion. There is a bike shop right next to Leopold’s ice cream called Sekka Bikes, and a bike shop called Savannah on Wheels. It’s best to reserve your bikes before your trip! We stored our bikes at our bed and breakfast during the nights.


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It was time for something cold and sweet in the Savannah heat!


After a very long bike ride around Savannah, we were craving a cold treat. I had so many readers tell me that I needed to go to Leopold’s Ice Cream! I never got around to it before because I didn’t want to wait in the line that wrapped around the building, and I also figured I wouldn’t be able to eat any of it because I can’t have dairy. When I saw that they did vegan flavors of the month along with their vegan vanilla, I couldn’t wait! We decided to ride our bikes over to Leopold’s for an afternoon treat. The line was long, but not as long as it is in the evenings.

We stood out in the 100 + degree heat for about 45-minutes before getting into the door. The workers came outside every ten minutes with ice water for the waiting customers, which was so kind of them! When a line is that long in the middle of the day, you know you’re in forreal treateat! Leopold’s ice cream has been around since 1919! Three brothers from Greece opened it, and their same secret formula for ice cream hasn’t changed since. There is a wall of fame inside with all of the celebrities who have enjoyed ice cream there. If you want to try Leopold’s Ice Cream, but know you won’t be in Savannah anytime soon, you can order their ice cream pints online and have it shipped to your house. How awesome is that?

The vegan flavor of the month was strawberry. I’ve never been a big strawberry ice cream person, but it sounded refreshing. I ordered a single scoop of strawberry along with a single scoop of their vanilla. Of course, no ice cream is complete without sprinkles! Kyle ordered a rootbeer float with their vegan vanilla for his treat.


The verdict? YUM! It was unlike any vegan ice cream I have ever had before. I almost wanted to go up and ask them if they made a mistake and gave me dairy ice cream instead. It was creamy, fluffy, and the flavors were mouthwatering. I immediately converted into a strawberry ice cream lover after the first bite. If the lines weren’t so long, I would have gone back for more!

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I will be sending one lucky reader a pint of vegan ice cream from Leopold’s! – entry details at the bottom of this post! 

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Fox & Fig Cafe is 100% plant-based but will please any type of eater. They have a creative breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert menu along with a full espresso bar. I can confirm that their coffee is incredible, and their desserts are unreal. We went a little overboard on our last trip there, but it was worth it. Not only is the food delicious, but the restaurant is adorable. I love the atmosphere, and when it’s not extremely hot outside, you can enjoy the outdoor seating. It’s on a cozy street with beautiful views of historic Savannah. The next time I visit, I’ll be trying out their breakfast menu. savannah Georgia travel, eat, plant food vegan dairy free gluten free fox and fig cafe coffee shop where to eat savannah Georgia lifestyle blog travel blog your guide to savannah
It’s hard to decide what to get, so I ended up ordering two options in hopes that Kyle would help me eat my leftovers!


I first ordered “The Salad.” It came with top shelf salad mix, avocado green goddess dressing, golden beets, roasted pistachios, pan-fried shallots, toasted hemp seeds, and a cashew-cheese crumble. It turns out; I didn’t need Kyle to help me eat any of it! That salad didn’t stand a chance after the first bite. Every bite was a flavorful masterpiece.

Next, I ordered the Tostadas Verde. It had gluten-free toasted topped with key lime avocado mash, foxy salsa, pickled red onion, chia seeds hemp seeds, and pumpkin seeds. The original order comes with ciabatta bread from Auspicious Baking Co.

Kyle ordered the Fox Burger. We had this last time and already knew it was a winner. It comes with a beyond burger patty, caramelized onions, arugula, agave-dijon sauce, and a pretzel bun. Kyle also had gluten-free bread as a replacement. No matter what you order, YOU HAVE TO GET the Voodoo Chips. They are unreal.
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I was so full but had to try a small dessert before leaving. I ordered a little hazelnut chocolate truffled coated in toasted coconut. It was the most heavenly fudgy tasting dessert ever! It tasted like a rich Nutella ganache. It was the perfect treat to top off dinner. savannah Georgia mojito black berry riverstreet tandem coffee and bar travel
After having a meal at Fox & Fig Cafe, we rode our bikes down to Riverstreet.


We headed into Tandem Coffee and Spirits for coffee, but when I saw the person next to me order a blackberry mojito, I knew I wanted one too! It looked super refreshing, and it wouldn’t keep me up all night the way coffee does. The blackberry mojito comes with Don Q Rum, soda, water, sugar, mint leaves, and blackberriesTandem Coffee & Spirits is a trendy bar attached to the East Bay Inn. I loved how bright and airy the decor was. I’m not sure if you already knew this, but there is no open container law in Savannah, and I think that’s why a lot of people choose this city for their bachelor/bachelorette parties. You can hop into a bar and have them make you a fun cocktail that you can take with you for a walk around the city. I think that’s pretty cool, but since it was so hot, we enjoyed the drink inside!
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Eliza Thompson bed and breakfast savannah Georgia travel guideWe rode our bikes back to our Bed and Breakfast to take a quick shower, 30-minute nap, and get ready for the cocktail hour in the parlor. Most bed and breakfast offer appetizers and wine around 5 pm, and dessert hour later in the evening. It’s fun to chat with other visitors from around the world. If you plan on visiting Savannah, definitely skip the hotels, and go straight for a B&B. Eliza Thompson bed and breakfast savannah Georgia travel guideEliza Thompson bed and breakfast savannah Georgia travel guide
We enjoyed a glass of wine outside as we watched the people walk down Jones Street. Thank goodness the temperatures start to drop during the evenings, but it’s still incredibly humid. My hair didn’t stand a chance, so I towel dried it and added my Aveda Smooth Infusion and Kristin Ess Weightless Shine Gloss to control the frizz. Those are my magic weapons when it comes to hair defense!
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We decided to walk down to Riverstreet to catch the sunset and shop a few of the local stores. Riverstreet has a lot of Restaurants that overlook the water during sunset, and they even have dinner cruises you can go on. Along the river, musicians are playing, markets filled with crafts, and all kinds of spots to grab an ice cream cone and coffee.


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On the way back to the Bed and Breakfast, we stopped at the City Market to listen to more live music. We stopped into a shop to grab pralines to bring back to my parent’s.


Pralines are made with butter, heavy cream, sugar, sea salt, and pecans!
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I had a couple of sips of decaf coffee when we got back to the bed, and breakfast while Kyle had some dessert. After a long day of traveling and exploring Savannah, I was ready to shower off and fall asleep. I planned on getting up bright and early to get ready for a morning without the heat! Eliza Thompson bed and breakfast savannah Georgia travel guideEliza Thompson bed and breakfast savannah Georgia travel guide
After getting ready for the day, Kyle and I headed down to the courtyard for breakfast.

Enjoying a coffee while listening to the fountains and the morning birds were one of the most relaxing parts of the trip. The breakfast bar had eggs, fresh fruit, pancakes, granola, yogurt, toast, grits, and pretty much everything you could ever want! I had a bowl of fruit with granola and a side of potatoes and a sausage link. Savannah Georgia travel guide wormhole historic site visit savannahSavannah Georgia travel guide wormhole historic site visit savannah Savannah Georgia travel guide wormhole historic site visit savannah
After breakfast, we hopped in the car and took a short drive to the Wormloe Historic Site. Wormsloe is a must-stop if you’re taking a trip to Tybee Island to see the lighthouse.


The drive will take your breath away. It costs $10 to get in, but I promise you it’s worth it. Have you ever seen the movie The Last Song by Nicholas Sparks? You may recognize this spot because it’s the road where they filmed the scene with Miley Cyrus heading to Liam’s “house!”
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We spent some time walking through the Oak trees filled with Spanish moss, and then made our way to the little museum to read about the historic site. It’s best to go as early as you can because it’ll be less hot and less crowded!
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We hopped into The Grove for brunch! We got in perfect timing because we got seated right away, but a few minutes later, the brunch crowd came rushing in. The Grove has a rooftop bar that looks pretty awesome! After eating here on a whim, I was really impressed. If I were you, I’d add this to your brunch spots on your next trip to Savannah, and do not forget to add in a mimosa while you wait on your food.

I ordered the veggie burger. It came with guacamole, arugula, tomatoes, and I had them do extra lettuce instead of the bun. Oh, and the french fries were perfectly cooked and extra crispy! Kyle ordered the grilled chicken salad. I tried their honey mustard dressing, and it was so good! – yes, the honey mustard was noteworthy!

After breakfast, we headed down to Broughton street to walk into the local shops. If you’re looking for a pleasant shopping day, this is where all the stores are! And don’t forget to walk down the side streets because they have some adorable boutiques on them.


We took the bikes down to road around Forsyth Park to ride around. Whenever I think of Savannah, I think of the gorgeous fountain on all of the brochures and postcards. Forsyth Park is where their picture-perfect fountain is located! On Saturday’s they have farmer’s markets, and we love playing tennis there!

I was SO ready for my afternoon pick-me-up.


We went to The Coffee Fox for an iced coffee and to split a gluten-free, vegan blueberry muffin. We stopped in here during our first visit to Savannah three years ago. I loved it then, and I love it even more now! I picked up their energy balls and extra blueberry muffins to have in the room before my Monday morning run. I was expecting them to be pretty good, but they were beyond that! It’s a good thing I don’t live in Savannah because I’d be eating those muffins every single day. The iced coffee was out of this world!

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I will send one lucky reader a Coffee Fox Mug + a bag of Perc Coffee beans! – entry details at the end of this blog! 
We spent the majority of the day biking around Savannah. I don’t know what it is about bikes, but they make you feel like a kid again. Plus, they are the best way to see the city!


⭐️ Tubby’s Seafood Restaurant
⭐️ Vic’s Coffee House
⭐️ B. Matthew’s Eatery
⭐️ Cafe M.
⭐️ Tybee Island Lighthouse
⭐️ 80 East Gastropub Tybee Island
⭐️ Garibaldi (YUM)
⭐️ Kayak Kafe
⭐️ Zunzi’s (a staple)
⭐️ Soho South

One of my favorite places to visit is the Paris Market. It’s one of the most luxurious places you’ll visit on Broughton Street! Three years ago, I took Kyle here to try his first macaroon!


The store is a Parisian-style market filled with whimsical and unique treasures. I’m so excited about the bejeweled headband, and I bought there over the weekend. The store has two levels. The first level has a cafe with pretty desserts and coffee, as well as unique products like jewelry, soaps, bags, books, and so much more! The lower level is filled with the most elegant and luxurious home decor. If you’re a food photographer, it’ll be your heaven!
Remember the dinner I raved about at Collin’s Quarter during our last trip? Well, we HAD to go back and experience it again.


Around 5 pm, we hopped into Collin’s Quarter and grabbed a seat at the bar. There was no way we’d get a reservation this late, but I think bar seating is better sometimes. Plus, we met the nicest ladies and chatted with them the whole time! 
I ordered the “Perfect Fit” because it was legit the perfect fit 😉 How refreshing after spending the entire day outside in the sun! This drink had St-Germain, Cocchi Rosa, Sparkling Rosé, Lemon. I want to recreate this drink at home because it was amazing! 
Kyle went with the hot honey chicken like the last time, and it was just as good as we remembered. The only difference was the sauce! They changed it up, and it was still good, but I prefer the other sauce better. I had their seared salmon with salad and green beans! So tasty! 😋 
After dinner, we headed to the bike shop to drop off our rentals. We figured we’d get it out of the way, so we didn’t have to worry about doing it in the morning. Plus, walking the streets as the sun went down was a sight to remember. 
The one thing about being in Savannah is that you’ll be showering like five times a day because of how much you sweat! Around 8:30 pm, we headed down to the parlor for desserts and to get ready for the Ghost Tour!


Taking a ghost tour is such a fun and relaxing way to end the night! If you’re looking for casual plans to add to your itinerary, a ghost tour is it! You’ll hop on a trolley and drive around the most haunted spots in Savannah. It’s a great way to learn more about Savannah’s history, and I’m obsessed with anything spooky! The guides were hilarious!

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I was up at 5 am on Monday.

I had my pre-workout, and headed out for a five-mile run around the city! Even though it was still humid, it was one of my favorite runs ever! Oh, goodness, I am so obsessed with Savannah.


After my run, I showered off AGAIN, got back into my pajamas, and then grabbed a cup of coffee and breakfast in the courtyard. Now, that is how I want to end every morning workout.

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Remember when I said that the muffins were to die for? Well, we stopped back into The Coffee Fox on our way home and bought all of the muffins they had left! This time, it was their cranberry orange muffins. Ohhhh and they were delicious. I need to come up with a recipe to hold me over until I can get back to have more. I also grabbed an extra coffee for the trip home ♥️

Thank you for stopping by to read my travel recap!

**how to enter the giveaway**

Answer one of the questions below & add a #1 or #2 for the giveaway prize you’re entering to win! 😊 

Questions for you!

  1. Have you ever been to Savannah?
  2. What is your favorite part about visiting a new city?
  3. What is one place you try to visit as often as you can?

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  • Marissa Dilisio

    I just moved to Savannah for a summer internship and am loving it!! I will have to check out Coffee Fox in the morning 🙂

    Giveaway #2!

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  • Claudja Joseph

    I’m heading to Savannah with my girls for my 40th birtdhay! First time, can’t wait! It will be hooooot and wonderful I’m sure 😉 What do you think of Tybee Island?

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  • Savannah chaviers

    I’ve been to Savannah twice. I went once as a kid and once as an adult and would love to go back. I love that everything has my name on it 🙂
    My favorite thing about visiting a new city is exploring new places and discovering new shopping and dining spots.
    I love Disney and cannot wait to go back next year !

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  • Whitney

    I went to Savannah many years ago, and one of my favorite parts was the trolley tour where they showed us the bench where Tom Hanks sat in the movie Forest Gump. I loved every part of it and want to go back someday very soon to do the ghost tour! #1

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  • Jami

    Yes I’ve been to tybee and savannah and it’s absolutely beautiful
    You are making me want to go back!!
    I want to visit so many places but we have little kids so once they are grown we can travel more! #1 or 2! Both amazing fun giveaways
    I love your blog!

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  • Jenna

    Yes! I went to savannah for the first time in 2016, I LOVED it. #2 for sure!

    When I go to a new city, I like all of it. There’s not really one particular thing I like best.

    I don’t have a place that I try to visit as often as I can. I would so much rather travel to new places!

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  • Liz

    I’ve never been to Savannah, but I’d love to go after seeing all your reviews!!

    Whenever I visit new places, I always seek out local coffee shops.

    #2 if the giveaways are still running 🙂

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  • Rachel

    Giveaway #2! I’ve never been to Savannah, but I’ve been dying to go! I will definitely use this post when I finally plan my trip. I would love to try the ghost tour!

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  • Nikki

    Giveaway 1… I love ice cream and am intrigued by vegan ice cream that tastes delicious

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  • Stephanie

    I’ve never been to Savannah, but your gorgeous photos put it on my list of places to visit. My favorite part of visiting a new city is finding fun new restaurants. San Diego the one place I get back to as much as possible. It’s my happy place! 🙂 #1

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  • Jessica

    #2- I stayed in Savannah on my drive back to FL from North Carolina. I wish I got to stay longer and really explore! This blog post gave me the itch to go back! I loved looking at the trees and beautiful old homes! My favorite place to visit is upstate NY! I went to school there and my family still lives there. Hammondsport NY is a cute little town on Keuka Lake where my sister lives! Lots of cute breweries and wineries!! I also love to boat on the lake with the fam!

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  • Deidra

    I haven’t gotten the chance to visit but would love to.


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  • EJ

    Giveaway #2 please 🙂

    3. My husband and I have been going to Palisade, CO every year for my birthday. It is probably my favorite town in Colorado. I love the laid back atmosphere and we really enjoy people watching while we’re out there 🙂 Palisade is pretty famous for its peaches and wine! The weather there in the summer is my absolute favorite; hot and dry! We always stay at the Wine Country Inn and that place is amazing. If you make another trip to CO, you should try to get to Palisade. The surrounding views are breathtaking. You won’t be disappointed!

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  • Erica

    Hi Taralynn. Savannah looks so beautiful. It looks like you guys had an amazing trip!

    1. I have never been to Savannah but it looks magical. It definitely looks like a city that I would like to visit in the future. There is something about the southern states that I am so drawn to.
    2. I love the restaurants and cafes. I am such a foodie and there is something so fun about trying out new restaurants & drinks. I also love meeting new people & learning more about the city from people who live there.
    3. I’m from Canada and on the eastern coast we have a small province called Prince Edward Island and in the summer it is the most beautiful place. They have red dirt/sand & so many beaches/campgrounds. It is such a cute place & I try to go every summer because it makes me so happy.

    Giveaway number 1 please because ice cream is the way to my heart!

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  • Lacey

    After years of wanting to there we finally got the chance to stop by for a few hours on our way to Florida. It was so charming I can’t wait to go back and spend more time. One place we try to visit every summer is Ithaca,NY. they have beautiful hiking trails, waterfalls and tons of wineries.

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  • Hannah R

    #1 – because my mama can’t have dairy, and she lives in the middle of nowhere where no vegan ice cream can be found! So that is something I would LOVE to share with her ♥

    I actually have a trip to Savannah planned in a little over a year and a half! HOPEFULLY we get drawn for purchase of a ticket to the Masters in Augusta, and that is going to be my anniversary present to my husband for our three year anniversary! It’s supposed to be a “leather” anniversary (because we want to get creative, we follow the traditional list!) So I am going to give him a new leather golf score card holder with his initials, and have the tickets in there! But if we are THAT close, we HAVE to visit Savannah, and especially Tybee Island (one of my bucketlist places!)

    This was such a GORGEOUS trip recap – I wanted to dive into the photos as well! What a dream!

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    • Taralynn McNitt

      Hi, Hannah!

      I’m excited for you to see my ice cream post. I think you’ll 1000000% love making your own dairy-free ice cream!!

      You’re going to have an amazing time!!!! You’ll have to let me know when you’re going and if I’m in the area, we can grab coffee!!

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  • Taryn

    #1 and Gatlinburg Tennessee! There’s the touristy side and the undiscovered part and I’m a huge fan of both! And the food, haha!

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  • Nikki

    Yes I have been to Savannah and Fox and Fig is my favorite place to stop. Love your photos. #1

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  • Heather k

    #2, love coffee!
    I’ve never been to Savannah, but now that we live in N.C., I think it needs to happen soon. It looks beautiful and I love historical locations that are pedestrian friendly.

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  • Kat

    I’ve never been to Savannah, but it’s on my list of places to visit! I LOVe Charleston and used many of your recommendations when I went to visit!! Oh, and #1 for the giveaway!

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  • Olivia E

    My hubby and I honeymooned in Savannah! We absolutely loved it. Collins Quarter is BOMB! Another favorite of our was The Olde Pink House – definitely check out their food! Giveaway #1 please!

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  • chloe kihn

    I am currently sitting at work which is in downtown Savannah and after reading about your trip, I can’t wait to try some of the places that you recommend that I’ve been wanting to visit! Fig & Fig has been on my list for months and I’ve heard nothing but amazing things about it. The Coffee Fox is a definite favorite of mine, but I’ve never had those delicious looking muffins so I will totally have to order one next time. Those photos you shared where the setting sun was peaking through the trees were absolutely amazing! Being in the city and seeing views like that seriously never gets old!

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    • Taralynn McNitt

      First off, I’m jealous you live there!

      You’re going to LOVE Fox & Fig!! & please try those muffins and let me know what you think!!

      I already miss running in the city and walking around! xo xo

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  • Cait Hoyler

    My husband and I just went there last week for the first time and LOVED it!
    I’d love to win #2!
    We went to a bunch of the places you had shown on your IG because this blog wasn’t out yet hahah
    We loved Collins Quarter for breakfast, it was the first place we went to and we split the avocado toast as a snack. It is such an adorable place.
    We stayed at the East Bay Inn and it was GORGEOUS. The rooms are so unique with high ceilings and you could walk everywhere. We did our own little “food tour” since we were only there for 24 hours and ended it the next morning with a walk in Forsyth Park.
    You aren’t kidding about the heat though-WHOAA!

    One thing I love about new cities is their coffee shops too! I love loev love waking up early before everyone else and exploring.

    One place we always try to go back to is New Orleans! We’ve been there about 8 times and find new things to love every time. Savannah definitely reminded me of New Orleans with its architecture and Parisian influence.

    Your posts are always great (OG follower here!) and your pictures are always fabulous.

    Cait Hoyler

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    • Taralynn McNitt

      Hi, Cait!

      I’m so happy you loved it 😊

      We almost stayed at East Bay Inn!! We did get to enjoy their coffee next door 😊

      I love that too!!!! coffee in the morning before anyone is up is the best!

      oh, and new Orleans is on my bucket list!!

      Thanks for taking the time to stop by and say hi!! xo

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  • Kelsey W.

    My favorite part of visiting a new city is to plan a few food spots to check out while I am there! I am a total foodie and I try to find a place that is known for the local cuisine. For example, when I went to Charleston for the first time, I went to Eli’s Table off of your recommendation and ordered the Shrimp & Grits–OMG! I had never had it before and it was more delicious that I imagined. I’d love to enter in giveaway #2 🙂 xo Kelsey

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  • Courtney

    #1 I went to Savannah at the end of September last year, and didn’t like it that much! I felt terrible about it because I am probably the only one in the world that didn’t enjoy Savannah. It was just too hot, and kinda smelled. I did go to Charleston the week after and absolutely loved that city, though! I always try to find a local brewery to check out in a new city. Charlotte’s got a lot! ( haha) We used to visit Portland, ME whenever we had the chance for the past few years. We loved it so much we just moved here a month ago!

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  • Emily

    Your recap blog posts are so cheerful and uplifting! I’ve been following you since your undressedskeleton days and I keep coming back to read your posts because you have one of the best blogs I’ve ever found! I hope you keep writing forever! 😀

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  • Danielle

    #2 I have never been to Savannah, but it looks amazing and I’m definitely going to put it on my list of places I need to visit. I’m also a huge coffee fan, so I love finding cute new coffee shops when I visit a place for the first time. I try to visit the Lake of the Ozarks as often as I can, because it’s always so fun and I’ve been going there since I was a kid.

    As always, your blog posts are so great! Thanks for doing what you do! 🙂

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  • Deborah Miller

    I have been to Savannah and it is magical, I was with a close friend and we spent the best fourth of July ever, even got an autographed copy of Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. We enjoyed meeting the Lady Chablis and seeing where Jim Williams lived. The people of Savannah are among the friendliest I have ever met. I am looking forward to my next road trip to Savannah!

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  • Ashlee

    I’ve never been to Savannah, but it’s definitely on my list.
    We love to visit Panama City Beach. We’ve been several times over the last few years and I’m kinda ready for a new adventure!

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  • CAE

    What a great blog post! Looks like a wonderful trip!
    Haven’t been there. But would love to go one day.
    My favorite thing about new cities is the people. Just talking
    to the locals and getting a feel for life there. Each place can
    be so unique.
    Our go to place is probably Carmel, CA. We were there on
    our honeymoon. So returning has so many good memories!
    #2 would be so awesome to win!

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  • Cassie

    Girllll, so long story short. I am actually moving to Merritt Island Florida as I type this. I was talking to my fiancé the entire time I read this blog saying how much I want to visit Savannah! I love traveling and visiting new areas. It gives Me such an excitement that’s hard to explain. Like you never know what to expect but you know it’s going to be good. My fiancé and I are planning a move either in a few months (after Florida because we both hate it haha) to either NC or back to NY and plenty of trips in between while we think. I’m putting Savannah on the list of places to visit haha.🙌🏻

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  • Tarin

    I usually prefer to visit new places rather than return to places I’ve been before, but I love Savannah too & have been there 3 times. My husband & I are also going back to Hawaii for our one year anniversary in August. I love the history, beautiful scenery, & outdoor activities both Savannah & Hawaii provide.

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  • Sarah K

    I LOVE Savannah. I got engaged there so it will always be one of my favorite cities! It’s so beautiful and romantic. I would love to enter for giveaway #2

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  • Krissy

    I have never been to Savannah but after reading this post, it’s on my list! Your pictures are fantastic and exploring a city on bikes sounds awesome! I love going to Door County Wisconsin – so many different things to do and it’s a beautiful area as well!

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  • Emily

    My husband and I went to Savannah last year for our first wedding anniversary and had the best time! We try to go somewhere new every year; our goal is to make it to all 50 states. I think my favorite thing to do whenever I’m in a new town is to find a really cool but kind of divey bar to hang out in and get the real vibe of the city. For us in Savannah it was an awesome martini bar called Jen’s & Friends!

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  • Charity

    My favorite part of visiting some
    Where new is trying out new restaurants and walking around the town. Every town is so different and there’s always hidden gems!

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  • Laura

    #2 I’ve never been to Savannah but whenever I’m in a new city I need to try little cafes and cocktail lounges!

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  • Naomi

    I Love Love Love Savannah. I was there twice in 2017 and I have my plane tickets to go again in July. I can’t wait. Everything is so beautiful.

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  • Abby

    I’ve been to Savannah once, literally 2 years ago this week. It’s such an easy city to fall in love with and long for when you’re away from it. We were there 4 days and there is still so much we didn’t get to do so definitely need to go back soon! I aslo completely understand your muffin issue! There is a shrimp and corn chowder I had at a small restaurant on River Street that I crave at random times (also the Pralines because I have yet to find anything close to them here in KY)! I would love to win Giveaway #2 because I love grinding beans to use in my French press!

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  • Katie

    I have never been to Savannah, but I think my husband and I should plan a visit ASAP!


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  • Emily

    Giveaway #1, because who doesn’t love vegan ice cream?!

    I have never been to Savannah, but I used to go I Hilton Head every year. I always wanted to visit, we just never got down there! We don’t vacation there anymore, or haven’t recently, so I’ll have to plan a trip there! It looks beautiful, and I have always wanted to visit!

    You put together the best recap type posts, and I truly enjoy reading them!

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    • Taralynn McNitt


      Hilton Head is so close to Savannah! I keep telling my parents that they need to make the drive every time they go down to Hilton Head.

      xo & thank you for the kind words about my blog!

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  • Jayna

    Giveaway #2!

    Never been to Savannah but am dying to go!

    I love to travel and for me the best part about visiting a new place is just walking around and exploring. Oh and also trying the food 🙂

    Hands down Newport, Rhode Island is my favorite place to visit. Like you it was the first place my boyfriend and I traveled to together (about 4 years ago now) and we still go back every chance we get. It is the cutest little town that just keeps getting better every time we go. I highly recommend it!

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  • Amanda

    Have you ever been to Savannah?
    No but it’s on the list to travel to some day! I always hear how great Savannah is. Plus I watch Southern Charm Savannah so that makes me want to even more.

    What is your favorite part about visiting a new city?
    Exploring of course and the food! My husband and I want to visit every state together. We recently bought a map that you can hang in a frame and once you visit a state you scratch it off with a coin and it reveals a fun color.

    What is one place you try to visit as often as you can?
    I would say Austin. There is always something so new and fun whenever we go. Plus its just a fun place in general

    #1 because ice cream!! Yum!

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    • Taralynn McNitt

      What a cool purchase!

      okkkk Austin! I have to go soon!! You’ll have to share some of your favorite spots there!

      I have to watch the Southern Charm Savannah! Do you watch the Charleston one? That’s my jam lol

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  • Laura


    We went for my best friend’s 30th birthday in February! I love Savannah! Highly highly recommend dessert cocktails at Jen’s & Friends 🙂

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  • Alex

    My favorite part about visiting a new city is focusing on visiting the places the locals hang out and less the touristy places. I get a better feeling for a city by seeing restaurants, beach, etc. the locals love. I also love staying at B&Bs. It is so much more relaxing than hotels.
    Giveaway #1 (it sounds so delicious!)

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  • Brooklyn Murtaugh

    Everything looks so incredible, the views, the food, the B&B. Love it all.
    I cannot wait to visit Savannah one day. The South is the part of the country I want to visit the most!
    MY favorite thing to do in a new city is walk around, get lost, and discover all the new places.

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  • Amanda

    #2 By far the best thing about traveling to new places is the people you get to meet! I spent a few months backpacking through Europe and stayed at hostels, and we always met the most incredible people. Meeting people and finding out where they are from, the reasons they decided to open the business or store you’re visiting, or their favourite places in the city you’re touring — it’s the ultimate way to get the most out of the experience. Recommendations from locals is how I’ve found the most amazing restaurants on my travels!

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  • Beth Winters

    I live in Savannah, so not entering to win, but next time you MUST add LuLu’s chocolate bar to your dining itinerary for dessert! And do some shopping at Red Clover, I think you’d love it based on your style! Also try the lavender iced tea at Paris Market!

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  • Stephanie

    I have been to Savannah once, but definitely want to go again. Just being able to be in a town where you can walk around all day is great. I am a coffee addict so #2! Thanks!

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  • Stephanie M

    Giveaway #1

    I spent about 5 hours in Savannah while heading from Tybee Island to the airport back in 2009. I remember it being really beautiful. BUT! I’ve been anxiously awaiting this recap all week because I’m hopping a plane to Savannah for my first solo trip a week from tomorrow!! I’ve got some really cool things planned and am so excited to discover the city at my own pace. Thanks for a great recap post!

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  • Anna

    I’ve never been to Savannah, but after seeing your pictures and reading about it in your blog posts, I’ve bumped it up to the top of the list! I’m planning a trip there in October ☺️ I immediately look for a great local coffee shop anytime I’m someplace new! I love the familiarity of visiting a great place in the morning before you start your day. I live in Oregon so I try and go out to the coast as often as I can! Especially in the winter and late spring/early summer when it’s still a sleepy little town and there aren’t too many visitors!

    Obviously coffee is important to me, I’d love to win #1! 💕

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    • Taralynn McNitt

      So happy you’ve bumped it up! October is going to be a PERFECT time!! You’ll be able to get all the seasonal drinks while walking around looking at all the fall decor! I hear Oregon is gorgeous!

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  • Andrea

    I’ve never been to Savannah but it seems like the perfect weekend getaway. 🙂

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  • Tori

    I love Savannah! We have very similar tastes in activities and dining! Next time you are in Savannah, stop by J. Christopher’s for breakfast, and go on the “Savannah for Morons” tour! You will laugh non-stop! I love the Coffee Fox, so I hope to win #2!

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  • Sam Bennett

    What is your favorite part about visiting a new city?

    My favorite part is getting to experience a completely new culture and visiting local establishments and supporting local business! I try not to use Yelp or Google recommendations for places, because they’re often overrated, so I will always ask friendly locals where to go for dinner, or what the best coffee/hang out spot is so I can get a feel for what it’s like to live there.

    I also love exploring the nature in each city I visit, especially in the Pacific Northwest. There is so much amazing hiking and trails just outside of Seattle that no one ever thinks to visit, and it was my favorite part of visiting there!

    Sitting on my couch with a good book and some steaming hot coffee is one of my favorite things to do, so #2 for me! 🙂

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    • Taralynn McNitt

      Hi, Sam! ❤️

      I love that as well. I try not to use Yelp and go with my reader’s recommendations! Those are always the best!

      I need to visit Seattle soon!

      Love that!!

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  • Leslie Rhodes

    I have never been to Savannah, but it is definitely on my bucket list!
    #2 🙂

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  • Ashley

    This travel guide is amazing! I always want to visit Savannah after reading your posts about it. <3

    #2 Giveaway, please. 🙂

    1. Not yet, but I can't wait to go sometime!

    2. My favorite part is exploring new restaurants, finding coffee shops, and just soaking in the beauty of a new area.

    3. I love visiting Sacramento!

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  • Corinne Iris Flax

    I’ve been to Savannah, I love people watching and I keep on going to Paris.

    #2 please!

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  • Tori

    I love visiting Savannah! We have very similar tastes in Savannah dining and activities! Next time you go, get breakfast at J. Christopher’s, and then do the “Savannah for Morons” tour! You will laugh non-stop! I LOVE the Coffee Fox, so I would like to win #2!

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  • Madison Minadeo

    Giveaway #1!!!

    I messaged you this already, but I went to Savannah last May and stayed in the Eliza Thompson house too because my aunt works there! I am dying to go back!!

    My favorite part about visiting a new city is walking around and going in all the shops! I also love to have a glass of wine while looking at a beautiful view!

    One place that I visit the most is Scottsdale, Arizona. I absolutely love it there!

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  • maria dominguez

    #2! The ice cream does look good though 🙂 but you always make coffee look so appealing haha
    Do you not eat dairy for health reasons?
    Have you ever been to Savannah? No but The Last Song is such a good movie that I always wanted to go and see the beach and now that I know I can visit “Liam’s house” I need to go

    What is one place you try to visit as often as you can? Las Vegas haha jk I live here and the strip is not appealing to me but it is nice to know you live in a city sought out by people all over the world

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    • Taralynn McNitt

      I actually love Vegas haha The food is the best!!

      Dairy makes me sick to my stomach / causes breakouts / increases my pain from endometriosis so I have avoided it for the past two years and feel so much better.

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  • Ainsley

    Giveaway #2
    I’ve never been to Savannah abut after reading your post I really want to visit. I really enjoy just walking and seeing the place I’m visiting and finding great coffee shops is always fun too. I have family from Vermont so that’s a place I always enjoy going back to and it’s gorgeous. If you want to see a picturesque fall, Vermont is the place to go.

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  • Chassidy

    1. No but I would love too and it’s in my future plans !
    2. Finding new places to eat !
    3. Disney World !

    Entering for number 2 giveaway , love ice cream!!

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  • Hayley

    Hi! I’ve been to Savannah twice before and am obsessed with it!!! My family vacations in Hilton Head and it’s only about an hour away so our new thing is visiting Savannah when we go. It is SO beautiful and there’s so much to look at! Could have walked around Wormsloe forever.

    Gotta do giveaway #1 because I can never pass up some ice cream!

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  • Natalie C.

    #2!!! (I’m going to try and get to Leopold’s!)

    I’m going to Savannah (living in Charleston) this weekend for our first wedding anniversary! First timer and this post was perfect! Definitely can’t wait to visit some of your spots! We are going to Garibaldi’s for dinner and definitely will look into a ghost tour. Thanks! Love your posts and recipes!

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  • Jessica Slocum

    Giveaway #1 (YUM)

    1) I have never been to Savannah but it’s definitely on our travel list!
    2) I love walking around and taking pictures and trying out the food and drinks in the city!
    3) I live in Milwaukee so we try to escape to the northwoods as often as we can – peace and quiet in the woods!

    Wonderful photos, looks like you had an amazing time. 🙂

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  • Erin

    1. No but I drove through it to get to Tybee Island for a wedding. Wish I would have had more time to explore Savannah while I was there, looks beautiful!
    2. My favorite part is exploring new coffee shops and of course food 👍🏻
    3. I love going to Destin, FL — can’t beat the crystal blue water and white sand beaches

    Enter me for #1

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  • Jessica

    I’ve never been to Savannah but dang, I’d love to go now. The east coast is high on my bucket list. And this guide did not help that at all 😉 Also, I try to visit the beach as often as I can. I haven’t been in a few years but I’d love to take my son. And my goal in life is to live on the beach! And #2 please 😊

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  • Kelsie

    My favorite thing about visiting a new city is being mindful and noting how differently people interact and essentially ‘live’ in the area. It amazes me how often I forget when I’m at home getting ready for bed or doing anything mundane that somewhere in the world people are doing just about everything at any given time. For instance, I’m sitting here typing this at the same time someone somewhere is trying to change a tire, or falling in love, or trying to ride a bike while on the phone and carrying a box of pizza. Haha sounds crazy but I like the feeling of being “new” surrounded by people going through their everyday routines. Being mindful of this makes me sometimes wonder, “What’s going on right now in Ocean Isle Beach? Or NYC. Or Southport?”

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  • Christina Nicholls

    I love Savannah! I just moved to Jacksonville and I love that it’s only 2 hours away! I’ve never been to Fox & fig. It’s been on my list but never really prioritized it….but it just became a MUST IMMEDIATELY GO. Just started following you on Instagram in the last month or so and I’m excited to keep following

    I want to enter giveaway #2!

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  • Alaina

    My now husband and I visited Savannah back in college. It was a special trip at the start of our relationship and holds a special place in our hearts, also!

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  • Kay

    Have you ever been to Savannah?
    -No but it’s on the list, our last big trip was through the Rockies!

    What is your favorite part about visiting a new city?
    -The people, the food, the COFFEE

    What is one place you try to visit as often as you can?
    -New Orleans! One of the most beautiful places ever.

    Giveaway #2

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  • Kayla

    We love Panama City beach during off season. For giveaway 1

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  • Christianne

    I have never been to Savannah, but after reading your guide it is now on my list! One of my favorite thing to do in a new city is to try out the local places whether it be food, coffee etc. That is one thing I love reading about on your blog! #1

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  • Courtney

    What is one place you try to visit as often as you can?

    Nashville! I’m really not a big city type of person, but Nashville is so different. I love the atmosphere, the music, and the surrounding districts of the city. I’ve been every year for the last 4 years and I plan on keeping this a tradition.

    I love coffee, but you have me convinced that Leopold’s ice cream is the best. #1 for me, please!

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  • Justina

    I love reading all about your travels and recommendations. I haven’t been to Savannah but after reading your post, I’d love to go! My wife and I are celebrating our 3 year anniversary & this just topped the list for our next adventure! It’s an added bonus with all the coffee shops – one of our favorite things to do! #1 for me 😆🤞🏻

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  • Cayse Wilson

    I love Savannah. We have taken my doodle there for Wagoween ( think Halloween for dogs, instead of candy they have dog treats) #1

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  • Laila

    I’ve never been to Savannah, but I’m going in October – when it’s hopefully a bit cooler, haha! Loved reading this recap to get some ideas! I would looooove to win #1 — ice cream fanatic over here!

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    hi hi!!!

    It looks like you had a great time!! I have never been to Savannah but it is definitely on my bucket list! I love walking around and exploring a new city and just stumbling upon things. You find the best stores, coffee shops, restaurants, etc. when you are not intentionally looking for them. In the last few years I have fallen in love with 2 different cities! I couple years ago I went to Portland, Maine to visit a friend and I loved every second of it! That friend has since moved to Wilmington, NC. I try to get there as often as I can. I love the people and the city! They have the cutest shops and amazing food! I cannot wait until I get to head back down there in August!

    #1 or #2!! both sound amazing!

    Love your blog!! Thank you so much for sharing your life with us!

    • Taralynn McNitt

      Hi, Brianna!

      I would love to visit Portland ♥️

      Whenever you’re in Wilmington, you should check out the Brunswick Islands area with your friend! 😃

      Thanks for stopping by to read! xo xo xo

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  • Ashley

    I’ve never been to savannah but it looks beautiful! I love to try out different craft breweries and also see different things like lighthouses and pretty nature sights in new areas. I’d love to win giveaway #2.

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  • Jorden

    I’ve never been to Savannah, but, your posts are definitely inspiring me! It looks gorgeous and I’ve never visited the south. I’m already looking into planning a trip! Can’t wait!

    And Giveaway #2 sounds lovely! 🙂

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  • Katie

    One place I try to visit as often as I can is California. Anywhere in California, I’m not picky! Such a unique, beautiful place with so many different landscapes. Also lots of yummy health foods that are not always easy to find in other places! Can’t wait to read all about your roadtrip this summer!!
    Giveaway #1!

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  • Madeline

    1.Have you ever been to Savannah? No! But I’d love to. Especially now that I’ve read your travel guide!
    2.What is your favorite part about visiting a new city? The food!
    3.What is one place you try to visit as often as you can? Chicago! Similar reason – first place we traveled together and where we got engaged.

    Hard to choose but I guess I’ll say #2

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  • Amanda

    Giveaway #2

    Savannah holds such a special place in our hearts! We honeymooned there which was our first visit. We have timed road trips to have brunch at Collins Quarter and I ran a half marathon on Skidaway Island.

    When we visit a new place, we love asking the locals for their favorite spots. It’s so fun to get their perspective about their city!

    We try to visit Savannah and Siesta Key in Florida as much as possible.

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  • Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

    Love the way you edit your photos, Taralynn! You make me want to visit Savannah so much! ❤️✨

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

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  • erin

    I’ve never been to Savannah, but your post definitely makes me want to now!
    My favorite thing about visiting a new city if finding all the unique coffee shops that the locals rave about.
    I would never ever pass up an opportunity to visit D.C.! Living in the midwest, it doesn’t happen very often, but it is still my most favorite city ever.
    Love coffee, but your picture of the ice cream made my mouth water- so #1 for me 🙂

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  • Amy

    I love your travel blogs!

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  • Madison

    Such a great recap. Please sell your presets! As beautiful as Savannah is, your editing makes it look even more beautiful!

    I go to Savannah a good bit. I live in Atlanta, so it’s about 3 and 1/2 hours from me as well. Every couple of months, we will get up super early and drive down just for the day. It’s surprisingly very doable. Going for the weekend is much more relaxing though. I’ve never tried a b&b, but now you’ve got me itching to check one out! (#1)

    My favorite part about visiting a new city is the food! For sure! I plan out all my meals as best I can and am looking forward to them all day.

    Thanks for sharing your fun weekend!

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  • Erica

    Giveaway #1!

    1. Yes!
    2. The restaurants!
    3. Santa Rosa Beach, FL

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  • Amanda | The Kitcheneer

    Hi Taralynn!
    I want to visit Savannah now after reading this post! In fact I just texted my hubby that we’re going for our anniversary next year 😂

    And #2 cause coffee is life blood

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    • Taralynn McNitt

      YOU GO GIRL! I know you’ll LOVE it!!

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      • Megan Blythe

        Give away #2!
        1. Yes! I love visiting Savannah and this travel recap gave me some new places to try out! Especially a bed and breakfast!
        2. The restaurants
        3. St. Augustine ❤️ My hubby and I are also trying to make a California trip once a year now!

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  • Stacy Ward

    I’ve been to Savannah 6 or 7 times. I’ve done the Rock N Roll half marathon three times there because I love the city so much! Coffee Fox is one of my favorite spots for the vegan treats and iced coffee as well! Looking forward to trying Leopold’s now that I know they have vegan ice cream. We usually go to Ben and Jerry’s for theirs.

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  • Christine

    I’ve never been to savannah but it looks gorgeous! #2

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  • Cait

    I’ve only been to Savannah once before but LOVED it! By far the best part is being able to walk or bike everywhere and see such beautiful history. I always love trying local gems whenever traveling and Savannah does not let down. My favorite place to always revisit is Ludington, MI! The hiking and local coffee are unreal! Please enter me for Giveaway #2!

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  • Lindsey

    I went to Savannah as a kid, but your blogs keep me dying to go as an adult! I adore vintage things and historic places – you capture that vibe perfectly! 💛 #2

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  • Kalie


    I have been following your blog since 2013 and look forward to all of your travel posts! Last year, I planned a trip to Charlotte, Charleston, and Savannah for my mom and I after reading all your blogs. it was the most amazing trip ever and we still talk about how much fun we had every time we see each other 🙂 I basically used your blogs to put together our itinerary. So thank you!

    So to answer your question, yes I have been to Savannah and it is the most magical place I’ve been.

    I am currently in San Diego and am so looking forward to your California road trip. My boyfriend is getting stationed in Hawaii and we are moving there in December and as scary as it sounds to leave my hometown of San Diego, reading your Hawaii blogs have gotten me so excited.

    Enough rambling for me! #2 🙂

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    • Taralynn McNitt

      Hi, Kalie!

      Thank you so much 😃 I’m so so so happy that my blog helped you on your trips. You hit all the fun spots!

      Glad you agree!!

      I’m leaving in less than two weeks and I’m so so so excited to put that guide together!!

      OMG! HOW FUN!! I’ll also be going back to Hawaii in NOV! You’re going to love it there! Which island? We were stationed in Oahu when we were kids. 😊

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      • Kalie

        You are going to love the drive down the coast! We have been having the weirdest weather lately with rain (even though we need it), but hopefully it is a nice when you are here!

        We will be in Oahu as well! I’ve only been to Maui and Kauai on family trips as a kid and I loved both of those islands, but I’m sure Oahu will be just as great!

        That is awesome that you are going again in November though! I’ll be patiently waiting for that recap 🙂 We may have to island hop once we get there and explore the other islands as well after seeing your pictures!

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  • Caitlin McCaghy

    I have never been to Savannah but after reading all of your posts and hearing some of my friends talk about trips they have taken there it is definitely at the top of my list for future vacations.

    My favorite part about visiting a new city is definitely exploring. I love finding hidden gems in places I have not been to before and walking around and seeing all that the new city has to offer.

    One place that I try to visit as much as I can is definitely Europe. Although I have only been two times I think that any country there is beautiful. Everyone is always so friendly and I love experiences all of the different cultures and meeting different people.


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  • Laura P

    1. Haven’t been to Savannah, looks like a blast!

    2. I like to explore a new city and not make too many definite plans. Just let the day decide where you’re going to eat or what excursions you’re going to do. It’s more fun that way. 😊

    3. Boring answer but my parents house on the lake. Very relaxing!

    Entering giveaway #1!

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  • Brittany

    I love hopping over to NYC, it’s hard to beat for food, entertainment and people watching! #1

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  • Cydney

    Hard decision but I currently have enough coffee for a while. So it’ll have to be #1. Savannah is one of my favorite places to go and there are a few places in this post that I have yet to visit. Another good reason for going back! My favorite thing about Savannah is the Spanish moss. I visit Savannah and Gatlinburg both a good bit more than any other destination mainly because they are close.

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    • Taralynn McNitt

      I hope you add some of those places when you come back!! I love the Spanish moss as well 😊 I told Kyle that in our next house, I’m throwing Spanish moss in the trees 😆

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  • Nicolette

    Giveaway #1

    1. I’ve never been to Savanah, but after reading your travel guides on it I want to go so badly! I am hoping to visit for my 5th wedding anniversary.
    2. My favorite part of visiting a new city is going on a guided tour. I like to take a tour the first or second day we are in a new city because the tour guides share so many hidden gems that are easy to add to your itinerary.
    3. Ourary, Colorado! This was the first place my husband and I went camping and it was magical. It is the cutest town that is snuggled into the mountains and has the best hot springs. We try to go at least once a year even if its only for a quick day trip.

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  • Catherine

    #1 and I was JUST there this past weekend for a bachelorette trip! I always wake up early, so I walked around Forsyth Park (4.5 mi the first day, 2.5 the second) and fell in love with the city! I tried sentient bean for their coffee and brunch the second day. I want to back and get that ice cream!!

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    • Taralynn McNitt

      How fun! The best place for a bachelorette! 😊

      Our waiter at Fox & Fig was telling me that Sentient bean coffee was so good! I’m adding it to my list for next time!!

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  • Katie

    Ohhh I LOVEEEE this!!! I am dying to go to Savannah!!!! It looks so so beautiful! Thanks for sharing all these tips and fun things to do, that Perfect Fit drink sounds so delicious! 😉 & all the food looks amazing!! I love doing exactly what you guys did exploring the city, walking/biking, checking out local cafes and coffee shops! 🙂 Glad you guys enjoyed yourselves!!! <3

    XO, Katie |

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  • Jessica

    I have not been able to stay in Savannah yet but it has been a dream destination for me forever! I love getting to see a bit of the city through your pics and blogging!

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  • Liv

    Have you ever been to Savannah?
    I went to Savannah when I was little, but this inspired me to book a surprise trip for my sister’s birthday next month!
    What is your favorite part about visiting a new city?
    I am all about living the best life you can, and immersing yourself in the local culture. I love food, and I love learning everything I possibly can about the local history.
    What is one place you try to visit as often as you can?
    I try to visit Richmond, VA as often as I can. It’s about an hour drive from my hometown and has so much local art, a beautiful nature reserve in the heart of the city, and plenty of amazing (plant-based) options!

    Entering to win #2 (:

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    • Taralynn McNitt

      Ahhh yes!!! You’re going to have so much fun. Since it’s going to be hot, make sure to plan a day at the beach!!

      I need to get back to Richmond soon! You’ll have to let me know where to go!!

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  • Katie

    We live about 2.5hrs from NYC and love to make weekend trips there to try new restaurants and explore, the city is endless and there are always new places popping up to try and see!!! I’d love to try the coffee and am a huge mug fanatic so #2 please 🙂

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    • Taralynn McNitt

      So fun! What’re your favorite places in NYC!?

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      • Katie

        Very Fresh Noodles in Chelsea Market and a pizza place near Bryant Park that serves calamari pizza that i cant for the life of me remember the name of but could close my eyes and walk there!

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      • Katie

        Very Fresh Noodles in Chelsea Market is a must! There’s a pizza place we wandered into near Bryant Park that I cant seem to recall the name of but it had calamari pizza that I dream about!

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        • Taralynn McNitt

          Thank you!!

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          • Veronica Vaughn

            What’s one place your try to visit as often as possible? Charlotte, NC! Which is how I found your IG account and began reading your blogs. I also live in Savannah (for the past three years) and there’s still so much that amazes me and makes me love this city more and more. This blog in particular, I loved seeing the places you visited and the places you stayed. I told my boyfriend this year I want to do a “stay-cation” in Savannah, so we can explore the city more!
            Give away #2 would be awesome, love Perc coffee 🙂

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            • Taralynn McNitt

              Omg that is awesome! Love hearing how people have found me!

              Savannah is the PERFECT place for a staycation! Are there any spots I have missed that I must visit?

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  • Kaylin

    I meant to put a #1 with my entry. 🙂

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  • Kaylin

    I have never visited Savannah but have always wanted to. It looks so charming! One of my favorite ways to explore any city and really get to know it is either by foot or by taking public transportation. If you don’t have to rent a car or drive at all while you’re in the new city I swear you’ll learn and see so much more.

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  • Heather

    Yes I’ve been to Savannah and love it. This makes me want to go back!!


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  • Kari

    Yes, I’ve been to Savannah! I love all the little shops along the waterfront & the park with the fountain! (#2)

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  • Leah Pickett

    We love Savannah! Try Artillery next time y’all go, the cocktails are amazing! My favorite thing about going to a new city is trying new restaurants! We also love exploring museums and anything historical. I try to go to Nashville as often as I can…we love The Frist Museum, Merridee’s Bread Basket in Franklin, and Loveless Cafe. Please enter me for giveaway #1!

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  • Liz Sturgill

    Hey! So funny thing is I’ve never been to Savannah (or what I can remember) but I am actually heading there TOMORROW and this read caught my attention quickly! I am so excited to add some of these stops to the trip! My favorite thing about a new city is just making new memories, exploring and making new traditions. MY go to for vacation is Ft Myers Florida (just north of key west) and my family and I have created memories and traditions to fill a whole book, yet a whole library! Been going since my mom was pregnant with me and stay at my grandparents beach house. My goal this summer was “adventure” and see what the world’s beauty is all about, aside from my hometown, Knoxville!

    Any prize just wanted to share a little bit!

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  • Beverly


    When I was growing up, my dad was stationed in Beaufort, SC, so we’d go to Savannah a lot but I just went back for the first time since probably the 90’s last week and it was so amazing. It was only for a day and a half but we got to see so much stuff! I even went to the Collins Quarter for breakfast and OMG yum!
    Whenever I visit a new place I always try to find somewhere all the locals go or a hole in the wall place. Makes me feel like I live there!
    I think Washington D.C. is one of those places I can go to again and again. There’s so much to do and I never feel like I can get it all done in one trip.
    #1 🍦 I saw Leopold’s while I was there but it was so hot I didn’t want to stand in the sun waiting 😆

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    • Taralynn McNitt

      Ahh how cool! Beaufort is gorgeous! OK I’ll have to go to CQ for breakfast next time!!


      HAHA it’s worth the wait, but totally understandable!

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  • Mindy Mercurio

    I love savannah so much! It’s one of my favs. My favorite part of going to a new city is exploring it like a local. Walking around and seeing all there is to see.
    My place k try to go as often as I can is NYC. It’s so beautiful and eclectic!


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  • Amanda

    I just went to Savannah before you did! It was my first time going there and you’re 100% right about the heat/sweat lol. But still a gorgeous town! We stayed on Tybee Island and visited Savannah a couple times. I’d love to go back. Please enter me for #1!

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  • Stacie

    1. No, but you have made me want to go!
    2. I love going on runs through cities because it’s the best way to discover hidden treasures.
    3. I really love Ocean City, MD!

    Entering for #1. I LOVEEEE ice cream!

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  • Cheryl

    I’ve been to Savannah and it’s so beautiful there! I love visiting new cities to try new foods! We like to try to visit Disney World as much as we can! Disney the first try my husband and I took together and it’s where I got engaged! Love reading your blogs and I wanna go back to Savannah soon! #2

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    • Taralynn McNitt

      Hi, Cheryl!

      I’m so happy you’ve visited Savannah! ♥️ I totally feel ya on Disney! It’s so fun!!

      Thanks so much for stopping by!

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  • Danette

    I’ve never been to Savannah, looks beautiful. Please enter me for #2 giveaway! Looks fun!

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  • Emily

    I’ve never been to Savannah! We like to go to South Haven MI as much as we can! #2 ☕️

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    • Taralynn McNitt

      Hi, Emily!

      Oh, definitely make a trip there one day! I think you’d love it. South Haven looks beautiful & sort of reminds me Maine! I can see why you travel there so often.

      xo xo xo thanks for stopping by!

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      • Ally

        My favorite part about visiting a new city is trying all the delicious food you can’t get anywhere else! One of my faves is Nashville hot chicken. Please enter me for #2! Side note, my sister and I started your couch to 5k this week and we are loving it.

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        • Taralynn McNitt

          Awww! Nashville is on our plans!

          I keep hearing about the hot chicken!!

          I love hearing that you’re doing the 5k to the couch! That is amazing! Keep it up 😊

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          • Kayla

            I haven’t been to savannah. And #2 for the giveaway

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          • Caitlin

            I’ve never been to Savannah but it’s on my list! I live in the Northeast and for some reason unless we go out of country most of our trips are more north instead of south!

            Coffee is my love language so I love trying coffee shops and cafes in any new city. So #2 for me!!! 🙂

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            • Taralynn McNitt

              Well the north is equally beautiful 😊

              We most definitely have that same love language 😆

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              • Jennifer N

                My husband and I are going to Savannah next week with another couple! So excited! We look forward to checking out some of the places you recommended and finding our own favorite spots!

                I like to have a plan when visiting a new place but I also like to see where the adventure leads us. I love sightseeing, learning about the history of the city, being in nature, and drinking good ice coffee.

                My husband and I visit Colorado most often because we recently got married in Colorado so it’s a special place in our journey. 💕

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                • Taralynn McNitt

                  Love how my readers love their coffee as much as I do!

                  I cannot wait to hear about your trip to Savannah!

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                  • Krystal Martin

                    Never have been to Savannah, but it’s definitely on my list to travel to! I loved reading about your visit, it makes me want to go there even more. My favorite part of traveling is the food. The pralines when I last visited New Orleans was amazing and a favorite treat of mine. There’s so many places my husband and I want to visit, but right now we’re trying to get our youngest kiddo potty trained so we can make our first big family trip to Disneyland. We hope that becomes somewhat of a regular for our family. We love Disney! #1

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                  • Jen

                    Question Number 1: I have never been to Savannah, GA. Your photos are absolutely gorgeous and a trip to this beautiful city is definitely in the cards in my near future. Thanks so much for sharing your visit and amazing photos.

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