Just this past week, I took a short girls’ trip down to Savannah, GA with my mom, aunt + of course Teagan. It was a quick stay, but we had the best time exploring what the city had to offer. We stayed at the Thomspon Savannah which is located alongside the Savannah River and is a modern hotel in the heart of this historic city. From the moment we walked into the hotel lobby, we felt like we were in a luxury urban oasis. Our suite was so chic with a large bathroom, sitting room, and a bedroom with a stunning view of the city.
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Inside the hotel, there are two restaurants, Fleeting and Bar Julian, which were just as amazing as the rest of the hotel. Fleeting is the Thompson Savannah’s signature restaurant and was so delicious! Inspired by the seasonal produce of the local farmer’s markets, the evolving menu pays tribute to the freshness of the Georgia coast and southern cuisine. Chef Rob Newton has combined the regional classics with an international influence which has produced a fantastic variety on the menu. Of course, the seasonal craft cocktails were as great and fresh as the food.
Bar Julian is their elevated bar up on the rooftop of the Thompson Savannah that serves up hand-crafted cocktails paired with Mediterannea-inspired small bites. We tried the Carolina Gold Rice Balls, the Gambas (shrimp), and the Compliments Only gin drink which were all so good! The view from the rooftop overlooks the beautiful Savannah River and it happens to be the tallest rooftop bar in Savannah to date.
Little Duck Diner was another restaurant we ate at that was reminiscent of a chic “vintage diner” and brings a contemporary twist to the diners of the late ’20s and ’30s. The name was inspired by the owner’s children, or “little ducklings”, and expresses the youthfulness within us all alone with a touch of refinement. The menu is full of child favorites with an international twist. The cocktails were all topped with little ducklings which was such a cute touch and the food was absolutely tasty!
Finally, Treylor Park was a fun casual spot serving up great food and live music. The menu has all of your favorite comfort foods such as a burger, nachos, and a quesadilla, all with a bit of a funky and international twist. The cocktails were just as fun with names like grapeful dead and illegally blonde. Come here if you are looking for a delicious yet laid-back meal!
The highlight of our trip was by far the Freedom Tour with Johnnie. It was my first time taking a Black history tour in Savannah, and I was surpised by how significant of a place it is for our community. While on the tour, we stopped at the Beach Institute which was one of the first schools to teach people of color. Today, it is a museum with a vast collection of Ulysses Davis and paintings inspired by confederate currency by John W. Jones. I highly recommend taking Johnnie’s Freedom Tour!
Check out the rest of the pictures from our trip!