Staycation in Savannah

For the past 40 years we have lived less than 30 minutes from Savannah’s beautiful historic district and until this week, we had never spent any time really touring the city. Last year our Christmas present to each other was tickets to see Willie Nelson in concert and a two night stay in a hotel where we could walk to the concert and be tourists for a couple of days.

The concert was the highlight of our getaway. Once Willie started playing his guitar you would have never known he is 86 years old. Opening the show with “Whiskey River” he played and sang for over an hour and a half. We loved every minute of it and so did everyone else in the audience.

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Willie Nelson in Savannah, Georgia

Savannah has been featured in many movies, books, and television shows and is frequently listed as one of the most popular cities to visit in the United States. A popular way to see the city and learn a little of its history is to take a Trolley Tour

The day after the concert was our day to be tourists and do some things we’ve never done before. We started by enjoying a fantastic southern lunch at Mrs. Wilkes Dining Room.  We were seated family style at a table for 8 and enjoyed talking to the other guests while we enjoyed the wonderful food.

Next up was a tour with Old Town Trolley, one of several tour companies in the city.  Our guide Lillie Belle was entertaining and we learned things about Savannah’s history we had never heard before. Here’s a little show with a few of the highlights from the tour.

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Having a little get away in the middle of the week was a fun way to start off Valentine’s week. Tonight we’ll celebrate at home with grilled steaks and all the trimmings.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

19 thoughts on “Staycation in Savannah

  1. Love Savannah. One of our favorite cities, so glad you had a good time staycationing. We were there a couple of years ago for a month and also enjoyed the trolly tour. Although while we were there it snowed (first time in 134 years) which made our visit even more memorable 🙂

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  2. We’ve always wanted to visit Savannah. I think it’s a place we’d really enjoy. Love Willie! Funny how most of us are great at exploring while traveling but pass on exploring our own backyards. We live in Co. Springs for a number of years and barely touched on all the tourist sights. Wish we had! Happy Valentine’s Day and enjoy those steaks ❤

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    1. Thank you Ingrid! It’s so true, we just don’t take advantage of all the things there are to do near home. There is still a lot more on my list of things to see in and around Savannah. Happy Valentine’s Day to you and Al!

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  3. We loved loved loved Savannah! And Willie too! How fun for you both to see the concert then be tourists! Looks like you had beautiful weather.

    It really is true… there is a lot to see in our own back yard!

    What time is dinner? We love Steak! 😀
    Happy Valentine’s Day to you! ❤️

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    1. Nancy, we couldn’t have had more beautiful weather. Sunny and in the 70’s the day we did the tour. Henry grilled the steak perfectly! Oh, and strawberry shortcake with fresh Florida strawberries for dessert 🍓 I hope your Valentine’s Day was special.

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  4. It’s been a while since we visited Savannah, but I can remember my first sighting of the moss hanging from the trees, and I couldn’t snap photos fast enough. I also couldn’t eat pralines fast enough. 🙂 Beautiful city, and a staycation can be a wonderful thing. 🙂

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  5. I’m dying to visit Georgia. I’ve seen so many interesting posts about this area, and here’s one more. You gotta love Willie Nelson, although I had no idea he was still touring. Good for him!

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