Savannah Bucket List

September 12, 2014
  • Eat at The Pirates' House, where actual pirates used to be served in the 1700's.  It's supposedly haunted by pirates who died there.
  • Take a kayak tour on Tybee Island.
  • Go downtown to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. Savannah has one of the biggest festivals in the whole U.S.
  • Visit Forsyth Park during all four seasons.  (So far, I've done winter and summer.)
  • Visit the Asendorf House aka "The Gingerbread House."  This house looks really cool and like it came straight out of fairy tale.
  • Take the hearse tour.  Basically, you sit in a hearse (yes, it used to be operational) and are driven all over Savannah to haunted spots.  You will hear some spooky stories for sure. Done. 
  • Watch a show at The Savannah Theatre, the oldest theatre in the United States that has operated continuously. 
  • Attend the Savannah Food and Wine Festival.
  • Stay overnight at a bed and breakfast downtown...Of course Everett wants to stay in a haunted one like the Kehoe B&B or The Foley House Inn.  
  • See fireworks on River Street.  Done.  I got to go with Rachael for the 4th of July this year!
  • Go to the annual Pride Festival. Apparently it is this weekend!!
  • Eat ice cream at Leopold's.  Done.  (But I wouldn't like this to be a one time thing!)  
  • Go for a ride in a horse-drawn carriage.  
  • Make new friends by attending a Meetup.com event.
  • Make Savannah Red Rice, one of Paula Deen's recipes.
  • Walk through Colonial Cemetery, which contains mass graves for those who died of yellow fever.  According to all the guides on ghost tours, this is a hot spot for paranormal activity. 
  • Attend the Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD)'s fashion show.
  • Tour the Sorrel-Weed house, which is a historic home.
  • Go on a Savannah River boat cruise.  They have a lot of different ones to choose from like a Murder Mystery one, a Gospel one, or one that includes brunch.
  • Read Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil and also watch the movie.  The story is set in Savannah and many locals say that the author "pegged" the feel of Savannah in his work.
  • Check out Bonaventure Cemetery.  Done.
  • Go on a shopping spree.  From the regional gifts on River Street to the locally owned boutiques, Savannah does have some great shopping spots.  Some stores I'm interested in purchasing from are Paris Market & Brocante, Savannah Bee Company, and Civvies to name a few.  Another place I'd like to shop in is the City Market area.
  • Attend a mass at St. John the Baptist.  It would be amazing to go on Christmas Eve, though I'm sure it would be packed.
  • Sample cookies at Byrd Cookie Company.  The shop has gourmet cookies in all sorts of flavors like: butter, key lime, chocolate macaron, and peach cooler.
  • Get my palm read.  (Just for fun!!)  There are a couple of places in Savannah that offer palm readings like Psychic Readings by Sylvia.
  • Have tea and snacks at the Gryphon Tea Room. Done.
  • Visit the Juliette Gordon Low house.  In case you didn't know (and I didn't before I moved here), Juliette Gordon Low is the one that founded the Girl Scouts.
  • Go to one of the squares and have a picnic.  
  • Listen to the Gregorian Chant at Christ Church.  I'm not very religious and I'm not even Protestant, but I've heard this is a beautiful performance.  It's done at night by candlelight.
  • Go for a Savannah Slow Ride.  It's basically a 15 seat bicycle!

What things would you like to do in Savannah?  Is there anything I didn't mention that you can recommend?  Please note, I think I'm going to make a  separate Savannah bucket list for restaurants because there are just too many that I want to try!
38 comments on "Savannah Bucket List"
  1. OHHH a kayak tour that sounds like so much fun

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  2. I wanted to do one in North Carolina years ago when I visited for my sister's wedding, but we ended up being way too busy. Now that I live by the water it is a possibility!

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  3. i would like to go to savannah - period!! actually, i might be heading down to GA in november :)

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  4. that ice cream though. yum! i would love to go to Savannah one day, I love that you have a bucket list of things to do :)

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  5. It looks like I should visit Savannah. Love this list.

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  6. I definitely want to eat at the pirate house! I love pirates. I used to play this game called Puzzle Pirates.

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  7. I've done the hearse tour, ice cream at Leopold's, river boat cruise, bonaventure cemetary, and Juliette Gordon Low house. One thing Tim and I did on our last visit was walk to every single square in one day. Our feet hurt so bad, but it was really nice!

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  8. Wow - I have so many things to do in Savannah! I'll be down there for the RnR Half Marathon in November, so I'll be sure to check into some of these things!

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  9. I want to come to Savannah now...I'm on my way!

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  10. Savannah is such a fantastic place- Mrs. Wilkes and the Pirate House are both so much fun and delicious! And the Juliette Gordon Low House is great too. so many things to do- I need to visit again!

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  11. This sounds like a place I need to visit!

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  12. I LOVE Savannah. I have lived 5-6 hours away for most of my life and it is one of my absolute favorite places to visit. And it never gets old :)

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  13. Oh man, the hearse tour sounds like fun. Did you ever do a post about that? I'd love to hear all about it, haha. :)

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  14. Oh wow, what a list! I feel like all of my friends are either currently living in or moving to Savannah. Crossing my fingers big time that we get to go there next too! I'll share this with my friends.

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  15. That's exciting!! Let me know if you do end up making it to Savannah--maybe we could meet up for a coffee or something.

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  16. Oh yeah, I'm a total list maker. I had to make this one separate from my actual Bucket List which has crazy things on it I might never actually be able to do...but there's always hope, right? :)

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  17. I think it has a lot to offer for not being a very big city!

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  18. I haven't been to every square yet! That would definitely be a cool thing to do!

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  19. This was actually one of the first stops on our Hearse Tour and I've wanted to go ever since!

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  20. Savannah is a wonderful city. My girls really enjoyed eating at the Pirates' House. I think now they might enjoy the hearse tour. Not sure I could handle that.

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  21. I agree! I'm so glad I moved down here and live so close. It really is a fun place to visit and special, too.

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  22. I went on it a few years ago and there is one story that still really scares me, honestly.

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  23. Aw, I hope you get to relocate if that's what you're wishing for.

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  24. I went on it before I started blogging, so there isn't a post on it. I'll write one on it if I ever take it again (probably if a friend comes and visits.)

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  25. I'll save you a spot at Lulu's so we can get a piece of cake! :)

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  26. I'm really dying to go to Mrs. Wilkes...The last time I checked they weren't open on Saturday/Sunday, unfortunately.

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  27. There really is a lot to do! I like it because there are so many restaurants and cafes and there's also Tybee Island and Hilton Head isn't too away, either.

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  28. Bah! This list looks so fun and exciting, I'm jealous! I would highly recommend adding the home and garden tour and breakfast at Clary's Cafe. I also noticed the Tybee Lighthouse is absent. And saltwater taffy on river street. And if you've just done a hearse tour, I think you should also do a walking ghost tour. Something about walkin around in the dark is extra scary although it does depend on your tour guide.

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  29. Lots of fun things on this list! Looking forward to seeing Savannah through your posts!

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  30. I actually did go up on the Tybee Island lighthouse...I guess I just forgot that one, but maybe I'll add it in. The ghost tour we were thinking of doing was the Sorrel Weed one because you get to see the inside of the house and then they walk around with you. Breakfast at Clary's Cafe and the home and garden tour sound delightful!! Thanks for your suggestions!

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  31. Now I just have to go out and do some of them! :)

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  32. The Pirate's House is so freaking good. The lunch buffet is fantastic. And next time you're at Leopold's, try the Thin Mint sundae. So tasty.

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  33. Savannah is an amazing city-- and the fourth of July was so much fun! Seriously that ice cream picture made my mouth DROOL. lol

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  34. Come back and visit me next summer and we can stop at Leopold's to get YOU some of that ice cream. :)

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  35. My friend is obsessed with all things mint. I'll tell him about it, and I think I'll try one, too!

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  36. SAvannah is on my bucket list too! I totally need to get here soon! Beautiful pics!

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  37. Such great pics!!!

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