Guest Blog – Savannah, GA

Thank you to my co-worker Roe for this insight on Savannah, Georgia.
The Mercer House

One of the most beautiful cities in America was found in 1733 by General James Oglethorpe with many squares that used to allow for military exercises.

Today there are 22 squares left and are park like with many weddings taking place daily.

In the Historic District you have amazing architecture, quaint restaurants and inns, beautiful Oak trees with Spanish Moss hanging from them.

Calhoun Square

Great place to walk around is to start at City Market and just walk thru the different blocks and alleys.  We happened to look for a place to have breakfast and came across Paula Deen’s Lady and Sons restaurant.  It was incredible to see people lined outside the restaurant about a block long waiting to make reservations for lunch and dinner there.  Attached to the restaurant is a 2 story store dedicated with all of Paula and sons gift shop, which was a cooks heaven.

Cathedral of St. John the Baptist

The Riverfront is absolutely charming in the evening with bars, stores and restaurants.  Georgia’s first city offers a remarkably beautiful destination.  Before traveling to Savannah a must see or read is Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, which gives you an idea of what this destination is about as well as fun when you walk past the house that it takes place in.

Hamilton Turner House

The history of no Catholics allowed on in this colony and how the Jews got in because the only doctor there died and the ship the carried the Jews had 2 doctors on it is simply irresistible.  The only neo-Gothic Synagogue (Congregation Mickve Israel) in America was founded over 275 years ago to accommodate them.

Overall Savannah is a great destination to explore the Historic, Victorian and modern combination of beauty and charm.

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