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Girls Trip to Savannah

This past weekend I took a Girls Trip to Savannah, GA to celebrate a friends 24th birthday with 5 lovely ladies. I truly had so much fun exploring, celebrating, and enjoying the trip that I ended up not taking many pictures (SO unlike me).  I really wanted to be off my phone and present with the people I was with!  I still wanted to share what we did and give some recommendations!

Friday: Time to hit the road.

Friday morning rolled around and we all piled into an SUV and headed to Savannah from Jacksonville.  The trip there was not too bad, about 2.5 hours in the car with suitcases and all of our essentials. Our trip was only two days, but I am pretty sure we all brought enough outfits for an entire week!  Packing light is not our speciality. We hit the road at 10:30 am and arrived shortly after lunch time. We booked an Airbnb for the weekend, and the check in time was at 3 so we had time to kill and were all feeling HANGRY.  We had no itinerary other than having a good time, so we literally googled places to eat near us. The first one to come up was the Crystal Beer Parlor and it was two blocks from the parking garage, so we started walking there.  We passed a hotel, and there was a woman outside so we just asked her “Where is a great place to eat lunch at?” ironically she said “There is a place right around the corner called the Crystal Beer Parlor, the food is so good!”.  Between her praises and Google’s help, we knew our choice was a good one.  It was about 1:30 on Friday afternoon before we were seated and while we were waiting we took it upon ourselves to chat with some of the locals about the best places to go out.  Some of the suggestions that were shared were:

  • Wet Willies (for the slushies)
  • The Bar Bar
  • Saddlebags
  • Alley Cat Lounge
  • City Market
  • Tree House Bar

We sat down at our table and discussed what the evening plans would consist of and where we would go. Everyone at our table ordered something completely different off of the menu from Burgers, to Salad, to wraps and Root Beer Floats.  We enjoyed our food at the Crystal Beer Parlor and I would highly recommend it.  I am not a Beer Drinker, but here is a list of their Beers if you are interested!  The environment was family friendly, everyone was enjoying their time, and we had great service.

We had about 40 min until check in time, so we decided to go to the grocery store and get some California Pizza Kitchen Pizza, breakfast foods and waters.  It was so strange because in Jacksonville we all usually go to Publix (the bomb dot com) and we went to a Kroger.  I have personally never been to a Kroger, and the only negative thing I have to say was it seemed like everything was on sale, but in order to get that sale price, you had to have a Kroger card.  So Ciera (one of the gals) took one for the team and got a Kroger card, and then we literally used it on all of our transactions LOL.

It was finally time to check in to the Airbnb and we did not want to pay for the Meter Parking in front on the street, so we rotated girls to stay in the car while we lugged suitcases, food and air mattresses into the place.  It probably looked like we were moving into the home for weeks, when in realty we were there a total of two days! Two of us went to park the car 3 blocks away while the other four waited for them to get back.  We did not take too much time unpacking before we headed out to shop a little.

Right next to our Airbnb were multiple shops and one of them had Popsicles… that were $4! So, yes, we spent $4 on popsicles and then walked right out into heat that felt like 100 degrees and had to fight a battle between the sun and the popsicle.  They began melting faster than we could eat them.

We walked about .5 miles and then decided to head back and start making the Pizza’s and resting before a fun night out. We listened to music, did our hair/makeup, took pictures with the birthday girl (Peyton) and then took an Uber to Congress Street and decided to just see what looked like a fun place to go.  Our first stop was Tree House, which was a cool place to be and we really liked the music.  It was located upstairs and had an outside deck, as well as a DJ that played throwback tunes like NSYNC and Britney Spears. Overall a great place to go if you want to experience a dancing and fun environment.  From there, we went to the well known Wet Willies where they have alcoholic slushies and a non alcoholic version for kids!  We were told the strongest flavor they have there is called “Call a Cab”.  They have so many flavors on their site listed here (accurate colors of Slushies):

  • Attitude Improvement
  • CALL A CAB®
  • Strawberry
  • Piña Colada
  • Sex on the Beach
  • Monkey Shine
  • White Russian
  • Margarita
  • Shock Treatment®
  • Naked Willie®
  • Chocolate Thunder
  • Sour Apple
  • Monster Melon
  • Weak Willie®
  • Mango
  • Sugar-Free CALL A CAB®
  • Peach

You can also Mix any flavors you want!

From there, we headed back to the Airbnb to wrap up a great first night in Savannah!

Saturday: Fun, Fun and more FUN!

We woke up surprisingly early and decided to go for a morning walk.  We ended up walking about a mile to the cutest little breakfast spot called Goose Feathers Cafe and they honestly had the most delicious Menu options. I ordered the same thing as the birthday girl, a Bagel with Turkey Sausage and Egg (SO Good) with a small iced coffee.  After eating the most important meal of the day, we headed right around the corner to the shops.  There were the usual shops that we have here in Jacksonville like the Gap, Victoria Secret, Mac, Anthropology and so on.  We bought a few things and then headed back (Shopping bags in hand) to the Airbnb to get ready for the highlight of our day- The Savannah Slow Ride.

For the 21 and Fun Age Group:

The Savannah Slow Ride was something that we booked in advance to do from 1:45-2:45 and I would do it again in a heart beat. It is a 100% pedal powered ride, where you and fifteen other people are on a bike pedaling around town.  Basically, the faster you pedal, the more stops you get to make.  They bring you to bars and pubs all over the town and you can order drinks at whatever stops you would like.  Just for booking the Slow Ride, there is a special menu at each stop where you get selected drinks for a discount. We made a playlist for the ride, and plugged up the phone as soon as we sat down!  It was such a blast and the best part is, you do not only get those specials for the time that you are on the bike, you get them the entire weekend!

Obviously drinking in the middle of the day can take a lot out of you, so we stopped for Pizza at a cash only pizza spot called Vinnie Van Go Go’s which I had been to one other time with my mother and sister.  The pizza is so amazing and we ordered a large (12 slices) which was perfect for all 6 of us!

From there, we took naps and then repeated the same itinerary as the night before. We headed out to Congress Street and took on the town!  It was filled with cute outfits, laughter, the best memories. a special birthday, great girls and slightly embarrassing dancing.

Until Next Time Savannah!

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