This past weekend, my partner Isabel and I went to Savannah. Both of us had previously been to Savannah but neither of us had an opportunity to explore the city. So visiting together was a fun way to see Savannah and enjoy a weekend away from Charleston.

We opted to stay at the Savannah Pensione, a hostel located near Forsyth park. The location was ideal and we both quickly learned that Savannah is a fairly easy city to navigate by foot.

The Savannah Pensione.

The Savannah Pensione.

We got in a little late Friday night so our first evening was spent checking in to the hostel and getting settled. After dropping our bags of in the room, we decided to walk to a place called Vinnie Van Go Go's for a pizza dinner. It was delicious and really hit the spot. Also, the slices of pizza were huge.

After dinner, we walked back to the hostel. Savannah felt familiar - probably because the appearance is similar to that of Charleston - moss covered trees, pastel colored homes. A southern city near the sea.

The next morning, we went to Sentient Bean for breakfast. In order to get there, we had to walk through Forsyth park and ended up discovering a small farmers market. Local goods such as produce, honey, artisan chocolates, and cold brew coffee were just a few items for sale.

After breakfast, we walked back through the park and stopped at the hostel for a short break. We decided to check out the SCAD Art Museum. On the way to the museum, we stopped in a really beautiful antique shop. They had so much furniture and the building itself was stunning in it's own way - even with paint chipping from the walls and holes in the ceiling.

Isabel outside of the antique shop.

Isabel outside of the antique shop.

After exploring the antique shop, we eventually made our way to the museum. It was nice seeing a little bit of art - especially the work of Jacob Lawrence.

After the museum, we grabbed an early dinner on Broughton Street and enjoyed ice cream from Leopold's for dessert. On the way back to the hostel, we stopped at a Byrd's cookie shop. After sampling what seemed like all of the cookies, I settled on purchasing some key lime coolers and classic chocolate chip cookies.

We ended up getting back to the hostel around 6:00 PM and both of us passed out. Thirteen hours of sleep later, we were ready to pack our things and check out. Our last morning in Savannah, we grabbed breakfast from a place called The Florence. They had delicious baked goods, including some amazing croissant options.


Overall, it was a lovely weekend with even lovelier company.