Great news! I have more photos for you of beautiful trees covered in Spanish moss adorning a (different) charming Southern town. We spent a quick 24 hours in Savannah at the end of our week on the beach in Charleston. I'd been to Savannah very briefly with my family years ago but Doug had never been so we were excited to explore, even briefly, what Savannah has to offer. We would have liked to spend a bit longer in town but we had New Year's Eve plans back in Charleston with friends.
We took Foster to Savannah and she was a huge hit with everyone in town, from iconic Forsyth Park (seen above and below) to the (somewhat rowdy) river walk. I'm sure it didn't hurt that many of the people fawning over her on the streets of downtown and along the river were taking advantage of Savannah's permissive liquor laws and enjoying cups of punch to go. Seriously though, we found Savannah to be very dog friendly.
There were so many beautiful homes surrounding the squares of Savannah, but I particularly love this house looking onto Forsyth Park.
We had a delightful breakfast and coffee at Fox & Fig Cafe before walking through Forsyth Park. To be completely honest, we were taken a bit by surprise that it's vegan (that one's on us for not realizing it in advance) but we were so charmed by the location on a sunny corner right next to Troup Square that I put aside my craving for a bacon, egg & cheese sandwich. The lattes and enormous cinnamon buns were delicious!
The many squares of Savannah are arguably its most distinctive feature, and we enjoyed strolling amongst them. Savannah is considerably smaller than Charleston and while I might've liked to spend one more night in Savannah, at the same time I felt like we got a very good flavor in just a day. For me, Savannah is a great place for a quick getaway or an addition to a larger trip in the region (it can make a great stepping stone to a lot of nearby beach destinations), but I wouldn't plan to spend more than a weekend there.