After spending the time we did in Charleston we were really struggling with being "unbiased" about our visit to Savannah - we'd basically already settled on Charleston without even getting down to our previous 1st choice....BUT....we tried. (Spoiler alert: we picked Charleston)
Our first night in Savannah we stayed at The Brice, a Kimpton Hotel. It was gorgeous.
If you can't tell, the place is seriously amazing! (And, like all Kimpton's, it's pet friendly!) When we arrived the lady who checked us in told us that apparently it was the Vice-President of the company's birthday, and he was touring this particular property.....so free drinks and music for everyone staying for a few hours! Score.
Can you spot the difference in our room??? :-)
After we got settled into our room (and played a bit of "hide-and-seek") we headed down to the hotel bar for our free drinks, then out to the gorgeous courtyard for music.
We really enjoyed listening to the City Hotel Band, a great little bluegrass group, in the courtyard, and hung out for quite some time before heading to explore Savannah.
The Brice (our hotel) is on the far end of Bay Street, and we were thinking we'd walk all the way up to Forsyth Park, so we had quite a hike ahead of us.
There were some very pretty streets in the historic district (honestly the only ones I photographed) but then about every other block there were areas that we weren't really comfortable walking through near dark....unlike in Charleston where we were quite comfortable the whole time. The historic district, however is amazing.
There is a park almost every other block through the historic district, it's amazing. They all have different plant life, and different memorials, etc. We strolled (as slowly as we could manage...which isn't very...) through them, and if we could move the parks to Charleston it would literally be the perfect city.
The sun was on it's way down, so we headed down towards the river (River St. actually) to see the sunset on the water.
The sunset on the river was actually really beautiful, and since we were just south of the container port and the bridge we got some awesome silhouette views of their structures.
We packed up all of our things (including the bottle of wine I bought at dinner....essential) and went to find a good place for brunch. There were a few places we found on Yelp that looked good, but when we walked by them there were already lines around the block...and we were hungry and impatient.
We crossed back down to River St. and actually found the best little brunch place in the Bohemian Hotel, called Rocks on the River.
Our food was delicious, Perfect. BUT - we forgot that laws in the south aren't quite the same as back home, and that perfect Bloody Mary or Mimosa we were looking forward to wasn't going to be an option until after 12....and we weren't quite that patient. So OJ it was.
We really did try to give Savannah a chance, but unfortunately Charleston was just too awesome. I already gave away our decision...but over brunch we settled on Charleston for sure.
Since we really didn't need to research areas to live we ended up driving over to a historic graveyard to see what was supposed to be cool Gothic style monuments, etc. It wasn't that exciting, but there were still some cool areas.
Our mini-moon was great, it was fun (as usual) to explore new cities, and we are SO excited for moving day to arrive!
Until our next adventure <3
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