Monday, March 26, 2012

Weekend in Savannah

For Christmas last year, Smita and I bought our husbands a weekend in Savannah with golfing at the Westin Harbor Golf Resort & Spa. We both have Starwood points and knew this would be a great present for them (eh em...and us!)  Well the weekend finally arrived and it was perfect. 
Savannah is gorgeous!  A city made for strolling.  Everything was in bloom and I could not get enough of the HUGE oak trees draped in Spanish moss.
I felt like I wanted to live there.  The streets were so quaint with beautiful historic row houses and mansions.   Every few blocks there was a shady square with a monument.

We ended up staying at the Four Points Sheraton hotel [in the historic center] instead of the Westin [across the river].  The guys still enjoyed the awesome golf course of the Westin.  The Four Points was just more convenient for walking around the city.
The Sheraton had a cute rooftop pool and knowing how much Mateo loves bath time, we were excited to get him in the water.  Dressed in his new lobster swim suit, he was ready to dive in.
{this may be the cutest pic of Mateo yet!}
He splashed around like a pro.
We also wanted to spend some time at the beach.  Tybee Island is only 15 miles east of Savannah. New sand for me!!  It was overcast, but warm and breezy, great conditions for relaxing.
Our neighbors are from Savannah and recommended that we eat at the Crab Shack.  We love seafood so that was on our "must do" list.  The place had character...tons of outdoor seating, alligators at the entrance, cats roaming around and talking parrots! (my favorite) 
Most importantly, the food was delicious! Although Im sure this restaurant is a place where tourists flock, I think this is all you need know:
Can you say "low country boil?" BIG ASS crab legs, buttery raw oysters, shrimp & crawfish, Oh my!

This is definitely a repeater trip.  It was just 3.5 hours and little Mateo slept through both drives!
There is so much more to see and do here.  We concentrated on food (of course) and walking around.
 Here were our pics for eats in Savannah:
Paula Dean's restaurant The Lady and Sons.  It was 3 stories high and overcrowded with tourists. (I'm talking bus loads of people) It was in need of a serious renovation (in my opinion) but the southern classics were deeeeee-lish y'all!
Saigon on Broughton served up yummy Thai and Vietnamese food.  We loved it!
Two breakfast places were J. Christophers and Caraway Cafe. Great food with outdoor seating. I had to eat grits at both places! 

Check out more pictures from our trip here.

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