Last week, we were lucky enough to be able to go somewhere for Sheffield’s spring break. We didn’t hit the crowded beaches, but we did get to head over to Savannah. It was pretty tame people-wise, and had a ton of things for a family to do.
We left out Saturday morning – it took us about 6 hours to get there from Birmingham. We checked into our hotel, and freshened up. The hotel was walkable to the main street by the river, so we bundled up and started walking. We went down, and checked out all the sights to see – Savannah is so beautiful! Of course, I made Sheff pose with everything. Savannah is a big St. Patty’s Day celebration city, so there were still a few revelers, and decorations everywhere.
After walking along the river, we headed over to City Market. Basically it’s a four block open-air market with shops, bars, restaurants and art. They are an entertainment district, so we got our wine slushies (they were so good!), and walked around a bit more.
We didn’t really eat a huge lunch, so we decided on an early dinner at Crystal Beer Parlor – supposedly the oldest restaurant in Savannah. They had a little bit of a wait, but we got there just in time, since the rain started shortly after we got there. B went into the bar to get us some drinks while we waited, and Sheff and I played the selfie game. It was such a cool spot once we got in. B and I shared the warm crab dip (so good!), and B and Sheff shared the grasshopper pie for dessert. We were all pretty tired from our travels, so we turned in pretty early.
Sunday, we knew it was going to be a rainy, gross day. We started out the day at The Sentient Bean – where Sheff had the most delicious cinnamon roll, and B and I got our coffee fix. B wanted to get a new coat, since he had forgotten to bring his, and it was a bit chilly. We decided to head over to Hilton Head Island, since it was only about an hour away, and their outlets opened earlier than the ones in Savannah. After shopping around, we decided to just hang out there. It was still cold and overcast, but it wasn’t raining. We hit up Fish Camp for lunch, and it was perfect. The view was amazing, and the drinks were amazing. The oysters below are their low-country oysters – B loved them, and I loved my shrimp burger that I got. No pics, because I was hungry.
We promised Sheff a walk on the beach if he was good, and he was, so we took a quick and chilly walk on the beach. They had a super fun bench swing, so we hung out in that for a bit, as well. And did some souvenir shopping, too! Sheff loved looking at all the shells on the beach.
After our Hilton Head adventure, we went to check into our new hotel – this time it was across the river at a Westin Resort. This hotel is pretty much the only thing on that side of the river – it had a heated pool, golf course and spa. And the view of the city from across the river was beautiful. After we got settled into the room, we took the free ferry over to the main side of Savannah. Sheff got some cotton candy ice cram from the candy store, and we did some more walking. It was such a walkable city, and we really loved that. We got a light dinner at Moon River Brewing, took the ferry back, put Sheff to bed and B and I had a nightcap on the patio overlooking the river.
I decided to break this up into two posts, lest this one get way too long. It was a great first two days of Spring Break, and the next two were just as good!