I just got back from an awesome week long girls trip with my bestie, Heather. We bounced around in NOLA, Savannah, and ended in Hilton Head, South Carolina. I’m going to have quick little travel guides for each, but since I wanted to get one posted today, I decided to start with Savannah!
We flew into Savannah from New Orleans, with a quick layover in Atlanta. On the way back I was able to get a direct flight from the SAV airport into DC, which was so quick and cheap. I highly suggest my DMV area readers to book a trip down to Savannah for a girls, or a solo, weekend!! If you have a bride to be in your tribe, Savannah is a great (& super popular) bachelorette weekend destination too.
Savannah is obviously filled with tons of history from both the Revolutionary and Civil Wars. Although we didn’t have time to do any of those tours (just another reason to return!), we did take some time out to do a ghost tour with Hearse Ghost Tours. Yes, you read that correctly, a hearse ghost tour. We were picked up from our hotel, the B Historic, in an old hearse. It. Was. Hilarious! The tour lasted a couple of hours, and while it wasn’t really scary it did have some creepy stories, and was a great way to see Savannah if you’re short on time.
The B Historic Hotel was so cute, I can’t believe I forgot to take a picture of our room, ugh. The room was a perfect size, very clean, with a great bathroom. The price was amazing, and the walk to the Riverfront was about 10 minutes, super easy. They had a very cute sitting area & bar, and before we hopped into our hearse, we, of course, enjoyed a cocktail.
As with any place on this planet, I’m all about the food and drink. Once we checked in to B Historic, Heather & I walked down to River Street to find some seafood. Our Uber driver gave us the recommendation of Barracuda Bob’s so we stopped in there to check it out. It was a super casual & relaxed atmosphere so we grabbed spots at the bar and enjoyed a great dinner while it stormed outside.
The drinks were great, this vodka cocktail was so refreshing after being in the gross humidity. & for my dinner, I had blackened red snapper with some jumbo shrimp…IT WAS SO DELISH!! The sauce was an Old Bay butter sauce, and it was incredibleeeeee! The price point for Barracuda Bob’s was awesome given the quality of food, if you’re looking for a casual dinner spot along the river, Barracuda Bob’s is a great choice!
After dinner & the hearse ghost tour, Heather & I decided to stop by speakeasy. The Alley Cat Lounge is an amazing bar that specializes in the cocktail experience. & experience it truly was. As a vodka girl I just kept asking the bartender to pick his favorite vodka concoctions. I totally over indulged, but I really don’t care, it was 100% worth it. The menus were so creative, a newspaper set up that featured all of their drinks by liquor.
The Alley Cat Lounge doesn’t serve food, except for popcorn that was, in my expert popcorn tasting opinion, impeccably seasoned. We just kept getting bowls, and bowls, and bowls, of it. The Alley Cat Lounge should be visited by everybody who visits Savannah, it’s a true speakeasy that’s not the easiest to find, but is the absolute easiest to have an amazing night visiting.
Tune in to next week’s Travel Tuesday for our morning after Alley Cat Lounge brunch, and afternoon experience exploring Savannah!
Have you been to Savannah before & have a favorite spot, or have any questions about what I’ve shared? Let me know in the comments below!