The next stop in our roadtrip is Savannah. Here are the must-sees, must-eats, and tips to use while in the historic city.
Things to Do:
City Market in the Historic District
Tybee Island Light Station and Museum
Riverboat Cruise or Dolphin Magic Tour
Samantha Claar Gullah Living
Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace
Restaurants to Try:
Tubby’s Seafood River Street
Belford’s of Savannah
The Olde Pink House
Tips to Use:
Looking for a boat or ferry tour? Contact Savannah Belles Ferry for great deals and information. They’re contact information is on: http://www.catchacat.org.
Savannah’s peak seasons are spring and fall. Try going between November and the end of January during the low season.
Look into the different festivals throughout the year that might interest you. The city is known for it’s St. Patrick’s Day fun. There is also the Savannah Music Festival and the Sidewalk Arts Festival.
To save money on food, the Savannah Menu Card can be a huge help. These special deals range from free appetizer to discounts. For more information, visit: http://www.savannahmenu.com.
What better place to start our “A Southern State of Mind Roadtrip” than with Charleston, South Carolina? I gave you most of the inside scoop when the city was featured in a regular “A Southern State of Mind” post, back in June. (For a quick refresher, visit: http://bit.ly/1IYJbJD. Places to visit and restaurants are featured in the following posts.)
For today’s stop in the Holy City, here are five inside tips that are must-try:
Weekday rates for hotels are often cheaper than weekends. If your schedule allows, come to Charleston during the week. My past trip was a Tuesday-Thursday and I loved it! For all of the places I visited, there was little to no wait.
Look for special packages if you plan on doing a carriage ride, tours of plantations or museums, or the South Carolina Aquarium.
You don’t have to stay in the heart of the city. Check out a hotel on the outskirts or North Charleston. Lower hotel rates are always a favorite.
Walk the city! Save on gas and a get a little exercise. Trust me, you’ll see a TON more if you get out of the car.
Go to the Charleston City Market (The Old City Market) FIRST thing in the morning, right after it opens. You’ll get first pick over all the vendors. Plus, the crowd’s still small, so there’s more room to shop.
Before another summer wraps up, there is still time for one more roadtrip. What better destination than the South? I’ll introduce you to each spot and give you the insider tips in this special “A Southern State of Mind” series.
My perfect Southern summer roadtrip would include these 10 places:
S’mores Dip is a must try recipe, before the summer ends. Bring on the chocolate, marshmallow, and graham crackers!
1/2 tablespoon butter
1 1/2 cups chocolate chips
15 jumbo marshmallows, halved
Graham cracker squares
Adjust rack to center position of oven and place 8-inch cast iron skillet or regular frying pan on rack. Preheat oven to 450°F with skillet inside. Once preheated, use a pot holder to remove the hot skillet from the oven.
Place pat of butter in the skillet and coat the bottom and sides. Pour chocolate chips in an even layer into the bottom.
Arrange marshmallow halves over the chocolate chips, covering the chocolate completely.
Bake for 5 to 7 minutes or until marshmallows are toasted to your liking.
Remove from heat and rest for 5 minutes. Serve immediately with graham cracker squares.