Around this time last week, I realized I had the upcoming Friday off of work. When I called Nathan to tell him, he suggested exactly what I was thinking… a trip back to Savannah, Georgia for a long weekend. We recently visited Savannah last September for the first time together and had such a wonderful trip. I was enthralled with the natural beauty of the city’s historic homes, many parks, and spanish-moss covered trees that line every street. We were eager to go back and explore more of what Savannah has to offer.
We left for Savannah on Friday morning after a stop by Starbucks, of course. No road trip is complete without a coffee stop, in my opinion. We love traveling to Savannah not only for the city itself but we love to visit our family there. Once again, we stayed with our cousins Alex & Will, who live a few minutes from Downtown in the cutest house. Nathan’s Aunt & Uncle were in town from Baltimore and our other cousin, Alex’s brother, Elliot, also lives in Savannah.
We arrived at lunchtime, so we met up with everyone for lunch and spent the rest of the afternoon catching up and getting settled. Nathan & I then headed out for a date night at A.Lure, a quaint and fun new restaurant located in the heart of the Historic District of Savannah. I ordered the Seafood Pasta (which was heavenly…) and Nathan ordered their Wagyu Burger, which was also delicious. Before we even finished our meal, we easily decided A.Lure was our new favorite dinner spot in Savannah. I highly recommend checking it out! After dinner we walked around City Market, exploring art galleries listening to live music & snacking on some Pralines.
Saturday we spent the day exploring Savannah & a little bit of Tybee. Just after breakfast time we headed out to Tybee, a short 25 minute drive, to visit the lighthouse on the island. It’s a beautiful landmark from 1876 with so much history. We toured around a bit before heading back to Savannah to pickup lunch from Joe’s Homemade & relax with family before dinner.
(It was a very sunny day so pardon all the squinting!)
Later that evening we all decided to head back to one of Nathan and I’s favorite spots from our last trip, the Collins Quarter. However, this time for dinner. While the menu was completely different from our brunch experience in September, it was equally impressive. We all took turns sampling each other’s plates and everything was simply delicious. I just love the atmosphere of The Collins Quarter, combined with wonderful service, mouth watering meals and even better company, we had a lovely evening.
Sunday morning, our Aunt & Uncle came over to cook brunch for us while Nathan & I got ready to head back home. It was such a wonderful way to wake up. Dancing in the kitchen to classic 60’s songs, beautiful weather with a perfect breeze, and spending time with family. They spoiled us with an incredible menu… Lemon, Blueberry & Ricotta Pancakes, Double Chocolate Pancakes, and 3 types of sausages. Everything was absolutely delicious, and we enjoyed each others company while dining just off the porch in the backyard.
On our way out of town we wandered around Forsyth Park for a bit and then stopped in the Paris Market & picked up some Iced Lavender Lattes & Chocolate Hazelnut Macaroons for the road. Our long weekend in Savannah was well spent: relaxing, exploring the city and spending time with loved ones. Although we were sad to leave, we couldn’t wait to get back home to George & start the week fully refreshed.