Over Thanksgiving weekend, my boyfriend and I took a road trip up to North Carolina to visit my family. On the way back home to Florida, we made a quick detour in Savannah, Georgia (for about 17 hours). Our trip included a stay at the city’s oldest hotel, a bike ride through the historic neighborhoods and lunch at Paula Deen’s restaurant.
We stayed at The Marshall House which first opened in the 1850’s. The building, reminiscent of one of my favorite movies Gone With the Wind, still has many of the hotel’s original features. It has been through many different owners and even served as a hospital for soldiers toward the end of the Civil War, and during two yellow fever epidemics. It is said to be haunted, although to my dismay, I didn’t notice anything out of the norm while we were there.
The following morning, it seemed as though we woke up before the rest of the town because there were very few people on the streets. We took a walk on River Street, near the old cotton factories. I could almost imagine what this place would have looked like 150 years ago. Much of the old buildings have been restored, but still have their original architecture.
Since we were only in Savannah for a short time, we rented some bicycles (for $5!) and rode around the historic Savannah neighborhoods… this was probably my favorite part of the day!
Savannah was beautiful and we will most definitely be back!
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