An Afternoon in Savannah, Georgia

On a family vacation this summer to Hilton Head, South Carolina, I flew into Savannah, Georgia and decided to take a trip back one afternoon. I've always wanted to go to Savannah, with its arts culture, rich history and beyond beautiful live oak trees with hanging moss. Really, I could've spent more than just an afternoon in Savannah, but I was definitely glad we at least took a day trip, and maybe I'll be back for more than a day next time!

Our first stop after the morning drive was lunch at The Public Kitchen & Bar. They source their ingredients from their own farm - Durrence Farm in Glennville, Georgia. So it's no wonder that our meals were so delicious! We would highly recommend the chicken salad sandwich on sourdough, the grass-fed ground beef burger on a potato roll and the fresh Greek salad.

But it wasn't just the food that was spot-on. The decor had equally cool vibes. The fun faux grass-covered walls, exposed and white brick, Edison-style hanging light bulbs, clipboard menus, and sprig of rosemary on each table combined the best of the current trends in modern industrial style.

The next leg of our tour of Savannah led us to the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, the Cathedral for more than 90 counties in Georgia. As the historical marker explains outside, the Cathedral was originally completed at this spot in 1876. After a destructive fire in 1898, the Cathedral was reconstructed and reopened in 1900, with restoration in 2000. It's an absolutely gorgeous church.

Right across the street from the Cathedral is one of the many beautiful, historical squares of Savannah - Lafayette Square. Many have fountains or monuments dedicated to Revolutionary War figures or other historical figures in state or national history.

After taking in Lafayette Square, we walked from square to square, down pretty residential streets of brick facades and iron balconies and neat rows of shops and restaurants.

Our final stop were the stores between Ellis Square and Franklin Square, where we happened upon Savannah's Candy Kitchen and got some delicious fudge for the road!

If I had had more than just an afternoon in Savannah, the Pins below are a few of the sights, shops and restaurants I would've loved to visit!