Many many years ago for a conference. It was gawd-awful hot, though...so we didn't get out much. I remember the food being incredible...but don't remember any of the names. That was when I cared more about going out partying than hitting fine dining and museums and tours.
They have nice people and nice parks
Yeah, that's on my list of possible dining spots. I think it might just be called The Olde Pink House. I hope to hit at least 1 pink spot while there!They have nice people and nice parks
The founder of the Girl Scouts was from there, or lived there, or died there
Had a pink house with a good restaurant
Played golf at The Club at Savannah
I swear i think I got heat stroke - which could explain a lot
Little CeasarsIs there a gatti’s pizza there?
SopeJr#2 just moved back to the ATL from Savannah last fall. We were down there twice in 2019, once for the birth of granddaughter #4, and once to see SopeJr#2 while his bride was in the ATL for a wedding.
Take note you other schmucks: this is some grade A dish right here! Thanks Sope... an AOTF slow clap to you!SopeJr#2 just moved back to the ATL from Savannah last fall. We were down there twice in 2019, once for the birth of granddaughter #4, and once to see SopeJr#2 while his bride was in the ATL for a wedding.
Savannah is beastly hot during the summer, which runs pretty much from May through October there. Right now - at 12:49 pm on Tuesday, July 21, 2020 - it's 91 degrees with a heat index of 104 and going up.
Savannah's best feature is its walkability, and the best places to walk are in its many city squares, the most notable of which is Forsyth Park. If you walk from the downtown commercial district to and around Forsyth Park, you'll see a good bit of very old Savannah, plus some green space. If you go there during the summer (see above), walk in the morning . . . .
Restaurants: Bella's for Italian food is spectacularly good. Cotton & Rye is a very good place to eat dinner, as is The Ordinary. Both have good bars too . . . although the best bar to go to, according to MrsSope (who is of Irish descent, after all) is The Alley Cat Lounge. For breakfast, B. Matthews is quite good, and The Collins Quarter has a great reputation (I've never eaten there because the lines were always too long to wait to get in). There are tons of good places to eat in Savannah . . . .
All that's for Savannah proper. There are lots of local areas to think about near Savannah. Tybee Island is one . . . almost all of the food on Tybee has a theme to it, and that is that its best feature is that it's located on Tybee. If I had to eat on Tybee I'd start with the Sundae Cafe.
If you're on Whitmarsh Island, try Papa's Bar-be-cue and Seafood or Wiley's Championship BBQ.
BTW, if you make it to Savannah and have an extra day, head up the coast into South Carolina for a day/half-day trip and take in Beaufort, SC. Pretty little town - Forrest Gump and The Big Chill were filmed in part there.
Stay at the Plantars Inn. Great old hotel and a great location. They will hook you up on a local historical walking tour. The concierge there was amazing and they had an afternoon happy hour in the lobby each day. The Little Pink House Restaurant is good and the old school bar in the basement is great. Lots of good pubs and you can get to go drinks at all bars.Perfect, just the kind of help I was looking for! Well, who's the schmuck? I did ask for help on the AOTF! Maybe I'll just go to Evansville instead!
Yep, already cancelled Savannah plans. You get torn between wanting to get out and do "normal" stuff and the reality of where things stand. I'm planning a trip to FL next month but rethinking getting on an airplane at the moment. It would be easy to isolate once there, but the airports and planes are another story. Sometimes I think, "take precautions but live your life" and others, it's "don't take unnecessary risks". Difficult to balance.Try the covid, I hear you can get it at any restaurant, bar or hotel.
I'm going to wait a couple of model years before I buy a Bronco. No way I'm first in line for the vaccine.And for those in the "vaccine is it" camp, are you really that eager to have something injected in your body that's been rushed through testing and trials like this?
Take note you other schmucks: this is some grade A dish right here! Thanks Sope... an AOTF slow clap to you!
PS. and I've been to Beaufort SC... agree great little coastal town. SC has a really nice campground near there... Hunting Island State Park I think? Pretty sweet... for about $30/night for a camping spot you can camp on the other side of the dune from the ocean. Probably a multi-million dollar tract of land the state has there that developers are salivating over. New Bern NC and Washington NC are nice towns that are similar to Beaufort. Edisto Island is a nice little slower beach town too... nice state park there also and a very bikeable town. Repeat vacationers like to call it Edislow.
Yeah, I've only been once and loved it, but I'm fine without bars. I rode a bike all over town and out to the state park, where they had a great paved path. It is very relaxed, which I like, but it would probably bore a lot of folks. Hence, the Edislow name, which fits.I spent a week in Edisto once. It was one of the most chill, relaxing vacations I've ever had. Highly recommended place if you aren't interested in any night life.