Savannah is a charming city and if you make it there to visit, chances are you’ll want to return again and again. On your first visit, you’ll want to get familiar with it, so I’ve broken it down into two easy itineraries for you. Day One is over here and Day Two is below. Remember though that in Savannah, takes things at a stroll rather than a sprint.
Drive your car down to the Savannah Museum of History and park for the day. It’s free for the day when taking a trolley tour, plus you can sit back and relax and let someone else do the driving. If you’re staying in the Historic section of town, you can conveniently grab a trolley car at 15 stops.
Today is the day to hop off the trolley at your leisure and explore at the various stops. Linger in the squares, stroll the streets admiring the architecture and beauty of the structures or take a tour at the many historic sites.
Make a point of visiting the Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace. Restored and maintained by the Girl Scouts of America, the house is stunning. Every minute detail has been attended to, making it an extremely enjoyable tour. What makes this stop most fascinating though is the history of Juliette Gordon Low herself. An incredible artist (painter, sculptor, iron forger), world traveler, and early feminist, Low was and still remains a trail blazer. This year Girls Scouts of the U.S.A. celebrates 100 years. Talk about a legacy.
From Juliette Gordon Low’s place, walk over to Reynolds Square and enjoy lunch at The Olde Pink House. Also known as the Habersham house, and a destination for ghost hunters, the Olde Pink house is steeped in history. We were there only for the food though. It was absolutely delicious. But don’t take my word for it. Check out my 7 year old’s review.
If you can resist the dessert menu at The Olde Pink House, take a stroll through Reynolds Square up Abercorn Street to East Broughton. On East Broughton you will find Leopold’s Ice Cream. *cue the singing angels* This little gem is ice cream heaven. As you would expect in Savannah, Leopold’s is overflowing with history. Here’s the thing though, you don’t get a history as long as Leopold’s if you’re not serving a the best ice cream EVER! Every flavour is made on the premises, one batch at a time. Plan to linger here, you will have a tough time deciding on a flavour.
From here, you can shop on East Broughton, which has Historic Savannah’s best shopping or you continue on exploring streets and squares while enjoying your ice cream. We headed to the Davenport House a few short blocks from Leopold’s. Built in 1820, Davenport gives a glimpse of what it was like to live in Savannah in the 1800s. It was also the first “save” of the Historic Savannah Foundation. Check their website for all the historic sections in Savannah.
We ended our day here, with two very tired little girls, by hopping on the trolley back to our car. If you’re up for more, continue exploring this beautiful city. Just make sure you’re aware of your last trolley trip back to your car. Enjoy!