Savannah is absolutely one of my favorite places to visit. And one of my favorite posts I’ve ever done was called A Reader’s Guide to Savannah, Georgia. It’s over on my old blog Reading in the Wildwood if you want to check it out. But a couple of weekends ago we visited Savannah again, so I have a bunch of new things to share. So, this is what happened when a reader returned to Savannah, Georgia.
E. Shaver, Bookseller
I mean obviously I had to go to E. Shaver, Bookseller. When we got into town on Friday that’s the first place we went. And let me say it was just as magical as it was before. They had actually expanded, so there was even more to choose from.
I was super impressed with their horror and fantasy/sci-fi selections. I wasn’t planning to pick up very much, but a well-stocked shelf always ruins my plans.
Plus, their shelves are gorgeous. They really just grab the eye. I ended up leaving with four books and some knick-knacks. And I regret nothing.
Check out my E. Shaver Haul here.
If you visit Savannah, you have to shop downtown. There are so many awesome stores. Plus, there is gorgeous scenery everywhere. There is no other place quite like Savannah. Oh, and be sure to check out River Street. I didn’t take any pictures of it, but some of my favorite stores are there. And it has great views of the river.
Savannah Bee Company
Savannah Bee Company is one of my favorite stores to visit in Savannah. I love honey and they have all you could ever ask for. I also love the work they do to protect the bees. They’re doing important work in a fun way. And be sure to check out their Whipped Lemon Honey. It’s heavenly.
The Tea Room
If I’m not mistaken The Tea Room used to be beside E.Shaver. And when we went, and it wasn’t there I panicked a little. But on our way back to the car we passed it. It has moved to Macon Street. And it’s bigger and better than ever. They have a lot of fun teas to choose from. My personal favorite is the Coconut Pouchong. It’s earthy and sweet. And the staff is super friendly and knowledgeable.
On Sunday we woke up early and headed to Bonaventure Cemetery. We like to visit early in the morning because it’s incredibly peaceful there. We haven’t ever taken any of the tours. I’m sure they’re great and I would like to do one someday. But I just don’t think it will beat visiting when everything is still and quiet.
Tybee Island Light Station and Museum
We actually made two trips out to Tybee Island. We went one night after dark because I wanted to see the lighthouse lit up. It was worth the drive because it was stunning. Then we went back the next day and visited the lighthouse and museum. The museum was really interesting. It told the history of the lighthouse and the families that looked after it. You could also go up in the lighthouse. I didn’t make it all the way to the top, but my husband said it was really pretty.
Paula Deen’s Creek House
Then on the way back from Tybee we stopped at Paula Deen’s Creek House. I’d heard really good reviews and we were craving seafood. They had a lot of delicious stuff on the menu. I got the Scallops Pomodori and Cj got the Shrimp and Grits. We also split a half dozen oysters and I wish I had ordered more. They were so good.
They also had a cute little gift shop in the restaurant. I bought and apron and several Mother’s Day gifts there.
Oatland Island Wildlife Center
When we were at the visitor’s center, we found a brochure for Oatland Island Wildlife Center. It was a spur of the moment addition to our trip, but it was totally worth the time. It offers a two-mile nature trail with exhibits along the way. The animals that are featured in the center are rescues that can’t return to the wild. They have several different native species located throughout the hike. It was really interesting. I would highly recommend visiting it.
Lastly, we went to the UGA Aquarium right before we headed home. It’s an extension of the University of Georgia’s Marine Biology department. The aquarium itself wasn’t real big, but it was packed full of information. It was really informative.
There was also a nature trail that told a little more about the history of Skidaway Island and the surrounding areas. The picture below is of a three-hundred-year-old live oak that’s on the nature trail. The family that owned the land before UGA inserted the metal rods to keep the tree from splitting apart.
So those are a few of the highlights from our trip to Savannah, Georgia. We’ve only been home a couple of weeks and I’m already ready to go back. It’s packed full of history and adventure. I just love it.