Savannah My Home Away From Home

Whew, I still can’t believe it’s July already.  Today, I’m sharing one of my favorite places in the whole wide world! In fact, next to my hometown, I think it is my favorite.  As you know, I was on vacation the second part of June and one little stop I made was in my old stomping ground, Savannah, GA!

Savannah My Home Away From Home

One thing you will find all over Savannah, wether it’s on River Street or in the squares are candy stores.  Savannah is known for Pralines and Salt water taffy!

Savannah Pralines

In the candy store, you can take any one of these buckets…

Savannah Candy Store

and fill the bucket with as much candy from these barrels and stands all over the store for a small fee!

Savannah Candy

One of my favorite places to dine for late night eats while I was in pharmacy school was a Pizza Spot called Vinnie Van Gogo’s in the City Market!
Vinnie Van GoGo's Pizza


As you can see,  Savannah is not just seafood!  All though the seafood is exceptional and that stamp of approval is pretty much for any seafood place you step foot in on River street and around town.

Another very popular restaurant you may have heard of is Mrs. Wilkes!

The Wilkes House

You see that line! That is how it always is and how it usually is at the other VERY popular restaurant owned by the very famous but not so loved elderly lady that I won’t mention here.   Anyway, this one is  a boarding house and the wait is always like an hour and a half.

Yes there is more to do in Savannah than just eat.  If you recall my Girls Weekend post, you know that Tybee Island is there and it’s plenty to do there with the beach (besides set it on fire like I almost did, lol).  Going to Tybee was my favorite thing to do as a child.


We went to Savannah almost every summer because my father’s work conference would be there.  My mother would pack the car up with coolers and snacks because back then 2 and a half hours was like riding to another country.

Now a days, the girls hop in the car, breeze through town, enjoy the city and keep it moving!

City Market Savannah

Don’t let the young one fool you! She had some massive wedges on! She is a little short stuff 🙂 !

I was recently so excited to see an episode of Royal Pains where Divia and Jeremiah traveled to Savannah!  It was so authentic!!! Did you see them traveling through the squares on these?

Savannah Tours

Trolleys are very popular in Savannah and they take you all over the beautiful downtown area.  You can also ride in a hurst if you so choose.  I in particular am only planning on riding in one hurst!

Another popular mode of transport other than cars and scooters are…

Savannah My Home Away From Home

In the squares you will find historical marks like the First African Baptist Church that still has service on Sunday!

First African Baptist Church

There are also plenty of great historical monuments and landmarks like this one dedicated to Haitian soldiers that helped fight in the American Revolution.

Haiti Soldiers Momument

Of course I can’t leave without mentioning the infamous River Street!

River Street Savannah GA

River street contains; souvenir shopping opportunities, cruises, eateries, hotels, bars, talents (artist, dancers, singers), and more!  It is a beautiful scenery during the day and for night life.

I love Savannah, I was only there for a night on my getaway, but that’s just enough for me. I travel there usually at least twice a year and spent about 3 years there in pharmacy school.  It is truly my home away from home!



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Rx Fitness Lady wants to know…

  • Have you ever been to Savannah? If so, what’s your favorite thing about the city?
  • Are you watching Tyler Perry’s The Haves and Have Nots that is based out of Savannah, GA?
  • Do you have a favorite getaway that is close by your hometown? If so, where and what makes it special?

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75 thoughts on “Savannah My Home Away From Home

    • I love love love it too Diane! The food is so ridiculous, definitely have to exercise while staying there 🙂

    • Thanks Honeybee, I kinda thought the picture was a good fitness promo 🙂 I appreciate you noticing!

  1. I have never been to Savannah, GA but looking at these pictures, I so want to go now! It looks like a really fun place to be. Also, I keep hearing about salt water taffy, but I have never had any–I know I’m missing out!
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    • I don’t eat the salt water taffy like that, but I had to fill that bucket up with it for my Father 🙂

    • St Patty’s day is so off the chain girl! You and your girls would love it. I would suggest maybe another time though if you don’t want the hustle and bustle. There are soooo many people there during that Holiday!

  2. I’ve only been to Savannah once and it was amazing. I was driving with an old boyfriend from Jersey to Key the middle of January! It was sometime before dawn and we were feeling itch to leave our car so we got off the highway and there was Savannah! As the sun came up, a giant boat passed us on the river. We were sitting on the riverside having peanut butter M&Ms. Then we walked through the streets. I wish we could have stayed longer. I do plan to go back.
    There aren’t really any special places to visit by my hometown. It’s not my favorite place. My parents moved about a half hour away from my hometown and it is a nice getaway! Very country and they have horses and dogs and seven acres to roam around in.
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  3. Yay Carli!! And thanks for pinning my post ;).
    I’ve only driven through Savannah, never actually stopped though. It’s one of the places I’d like to visit…especially that candy store. I LOL’d at you calling out baby sis. I’m the tall one in my family and my older (shorter) sis makes it a point to call out that I’m younger that
    I watched The Haves and Have nots for the first time last night after seeing Kimbery’s post. I think I have to catch up on all the episodes I missed. I’m not sure how I feel about it yet.

    I don’t have any local favorite getaway. We’ve headed a few times to St. Pete beach. I like any ocean front resort, which there are a lot of in FL.
    I really enjoyed this post. Wish the pics were little bigger or that I can click on to enlarge (think my eyes are getting bad 😉 )
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    • I will speak to my guy about these pictures, thanks for the feedback Hope. Catch up on the Have Nots and let me know what you think. I just watched last night’s episode and it was subpar but the series is pretty good.

  4. I think it’s so sweet how you do all kinds of outings with your mother and sister. I did not get to see all those wonderful things the weekend I spent in Savannah many years ago. Great pictures. I love how you made that veiled reference to the now infamous chef.

    New Orleans is my hangout because it’s in my backyard. There’s no place like it in the world. And you already know how much I love The Haves and the Have Nots. Another great episode aired last night.
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    • I have been to New Orleans a number of times Kimberly! Next time we have to meet up. I need to get back to Essence. The Oysters in the hotel restaurant connected to the conference center and mall are soooo darn good! I can’t think of the name of the hotel right now, but they are like the best oysters EVER!

      • The oyster place you are talking about sounds like Drago’s at the Hilton. My husband thinks they are the best in New Orleans. I like them but prefer Acme’s Oyster House which is actually a franchise. We have done Essence Fest the last 3 years but are skipping it this year. But we’ll be back at it again next year. Would love to meet up with you if you are in the area, my friend.
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        • YESSS, that’s it! Seriously, girl I’ve NEVER had any that good before! I almost want to make a trip just to get em!

    • Hey Wanda! Nice to hear from you! I hope you get to Savannah one day! I have no doubt you’d love it.

  5. I love Savannah too and that Taffy place was really good. I haven’t been there in about a year but hopefully I will be getting back down this year sometime. Aside from Blue Ridge,ga it is my favorite place to go because there is a lot to do.

    • Blue ridge has been on my list for eons! I must add that to my travel list! Thanks for sharing Derrick!

  6. I visited Savannah and I loved it! My college roommate was living there for a while. It had such an old-world charm and simplicity. This makes me want to go back and visit!
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    • I don’t think I’ve ever heard of a disappointed tourist to Savannah. I highly recommend it as well!

  7. Congrats to Carli on her win!!!!

    Loved reading your review of Savannah! That has been on my list of places to visit for years and I still haven’t been – now I’m even more determined to go – I think it would be ideal for a girl’s trip!!!
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    • Oh yes, did you read my girls weekend post? I’m not sure of we’d connected then, but anywho…the beach house we rented on Tybee right outside Savannah was perfect!

  8. Love Savannah! My husband proposed there 2 years ago in Madison Square. It is such a beautiful place, love the moss covered trees. I’ve never heard of Mrs. Wilkes restaurant. We’re planning an upcoming trip back so we’ll have to stop by there.
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  9. Heck yeah I’ve been to savannah! I’ve lived there. So that’s my favorite getaway close to home. I love the have and have nots… They are all so believable. Tyler Perry did his thing with that one. I’m tall… So stop hatin’

    • Lol, Cracker barrel is one of my favorites…you’re right about the feel of the store and the resemblance.

  10. I’ve never been to Savannah but it sounds wonderful. So much history! I’m really a homebody so hanging out in STL is fine with me. 🙂

    I sent you an email from work and copied my other email so you can reply to either. So happy I won. Awesome news!
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    • STL has so much to do, I don’t think I’d get tired of being there.

      I’m pretty sure I already emailed you back.

  11. I should be smacked! I’m right here in Georgia and have never been. My daughter went for a field trip and I drove through on the way to St. Simmons. I really need to plan a weekend trip there. Thanks for sharing your pictures. You all looks so nice. Glad you had a wonderful time.
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    • I absolutely think it’s worth adding. Enjoy your visit here. 2014 will be here before you know it.

  12. I love Savannah also. I love the seafood and the delicious candy. I also love it because both of my daughters furthered their education there and made me so proud. I have so many pleasant memories of Savannah. Las Vegas is my home away from home. I absolutely love that place!!!

    • I see you’re up late with me tonight. Hope you had a good holiday. We have to plan to hang out for blogalicious. I keep forgetting you’re here.

  13. Oh how I loved reading all of the fine pointers of Savannah. You should be a tour guide in your spare time! I am from Savannah and came back after college. It is a beautiful city and there is a lot of history here. But…it is much better to visit than to live (just my opinion)! But, clearly I love quaint, southern, historic cities, because my favorite getaway city is Charleston, SC. It reminds me a lot of Savannah but it has the different feel that reminds me that I’m not at home. Great post, Joi!!

    • I LOVE Charleston as well. I have been trying to plan a quickie weekender there. I always enjoy and it is much like Savannah. I will keep that tour guide idea as a plan…hum like K, lol!

      • Oh…and First African Baptist is my home church and where I got married. Beautiful place and lots of history there. Any travelers should do a tour of the church!

  14. My husband and I love Savannah. We always stay at the Azalea Inn B&B they owners, Theresa and Jake, are great. I love that city is so walkable. I stop at that candy store and stock up on the big chewy banana Now and Laters. They are hard to find. I like the city as a couple’s getaway.

  15. I have never been to Savannah. However, we’ve been planning to go there for a while now. Paula Deen’s WAS at the top of our “places to go” when we get there. I did say WAS. But, thanks to you, I will definitely have to check out that candy store!

  16. I was in Savannah about four years ago. It was cool and I want to go back. I loved all the things on River Street, I thought that Savannah was a pretty campus and I loved Grayson Stadium-Home of the Sandgnats.

    Saw this blog in a bloghop. Have a great day.


    • Thanks for stopping by Patrick. River street is so beautiful and full of entertainment. I hope you’ll come again.


  17. Oh what fun…looks like you ladies had a ball! Savannah is such a beautiful city! Very historical…I love historical cities. My favorite quick getaway would have to be Myrtle Beach…why, there’s nothing more beautiful than water(lots of beautiful blue water)! 😀
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