Savannah is a sweet southern jewel located in southern Georgia near the coast. The city was established in 1733 by James Oglethorpe who laid the city out in numerous squares that serve us today as mini parks filled with lush green trees, stone water fountains, refined brick pathways, and benches. Savannah has a rich southern history that has made the city we know today charming, alluring, and at times mysterious.
If you’re interested in finding the heart of Savannah, Georgia head to River Street. Its cobble stone roads, antique buildings, romantic river front views, and plethora of shops, restaurants, and bars make River Street the place for tourist and locals alike. Once you arrive at River Street you have to options for parking: Park along the street away from where all the action is, lace up your walking shoes, and get ready to walk a good distance to where all the real action is, or you could brave the cobble stones slowly and park in one of the many parking lots down by the river. Music flows from the lively bars on to the street and gives Savannah a surreal feeling; you’ll find multiple shops where you can buy everything from post cards to plastic Savannah license plates with your name engraved. There is even an artist market where artists come to sale their works of art; you may find fancy wind chimes, decorated jewellery, and even possibly a beer sculpture in the quirky air market located right beside the river. Depending on what you prefer I would suggest two restaurants to try while in Savannah. River Street has many restaurants but Spanky’s and The Shrimp Factory are definitely two of the best. As soon as you walk into Spanky’s your nose is instantly greeted with a mixture of wonderful aromas and your smiling, casually dressed waiter/ waitress will seat you almost instantly anywhere you prefer to be seated. Spanky’s offers classics such as pizza, nachos, and burgers at portions so large you’ll have to ask for a doggy bag, and with Spanky’s friendly service, large portions, and river front location you might think it would cost a fortune to eat here, but the prices are extremely affordable. The Shrimp Factory on the other hand is somewhat expensive but well worth the money! You walk into the candle lit restaurant and your formally dressed waiter/waitress will seat you at their best table. At The Shrimp Factory you receive a 3 course meal consisting of a salad for started, an appetizer of your choice (definitely go with the calamari! It’s extremely fresh and served with tasty sauce!), and finally your main course. The courses are served in a way that allows you time to enjoy conversation, company, and the food. The Shrimp Factory offers the total dining package with its beautiful relaxed setting, service and food.
Savannah offers a wonderful relaxing atmosphere that will satisfy every member of your family; from the young to the old, relaxing loungers to adventurous thrill seekers all in a way that lets you enjoy Savannahs past and present.
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