• Our Savannah Babymoon

    February 21, 2014

    Our babymoon in Savannah was absolutely wonderful. Truthfully, it was probably one of the laziest and most laid-back vacations Mal and I have ever taken together, but it was exactly what we wanted.

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    Since I wasn’t in blogging/work mode, I didn’t document every little thing we did, but I still wanted to share my experience with you guys, so this post highlights some of my favorite experiences from our trip. I hope you enjoy reading about them!

    where to stay in Savannah

    Mal and I stayed at the The Marshall House, which was highly recommended by my friend Ashley, who grew up in Savannah and even had her wedding there. Overall, I really liked The Marshall House and would recommend it.

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    Pros:

    • Location: The Marshall House is located right in the heart of Savannah’s historic district, so it’s close to shops, restaurants, and sights. Mal and I walked everywhere; no need to rent a car.
    • Southern charm and hospitality: The hotel was gorgeous and the staff was super friendly.
    • Price: The Marshall House was really affordable and included a daily continental breakfast as well as a Happy Hour with wine and cheese.

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    Our room was adorable!

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    Cons:

    • Continental breakfast: Overall, it was a decent breakfast. There was a nice mix of healthy options (fresh fruit, oatmeal, cereal, yogurt, quiche), but they didn’t change from day-to-day, so by the third day, Mal and I were kind of sick of eating the same things—but, hey, it was free!
    • It’s haunted: I didn’t know this when I made our reservation, but The Marshall House is one of the most haunted places in the country! I’m afraid of ghosts, so I definitely felt a bit unsettled staying at this hotel. Nothing spooky or creepy happened to us (THANK GOD), but I was on edge as soon as it got dark.

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    where to eat in Savannah

    Here are my favorite eats from our trip…

    Pizza from Vinnie Van Go Go’s

    I loved everything about Vinnie Van Go Go’s, especially the atmosphere and, of course, the foodA couple of tips: Vinnie’s is cash only and the 14” medium pizza was more than enough for Mal and me.

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    Zunzi’s

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    Their sandwiches are massive! You could easily split one with a friend and still be satisfied. Mal and I ordered the Godfather to share, and it was incredible.

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    Goose Feathers Café

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    I only bought a Health Bar Cookie from here, but their food looked really good. The menu also included lots of delicious-sounding options (especially breakfast), including some fun flavored coffees, such as Red Velvet Cheesecake. Mmm!

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    Leopold’s Ice Cream

    This place is a must!!!! Holy yum!

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    The Coffee Fox

    Mal and I discovered The Coffee Fox on our first morning in Savannah and went there every day after. The coffee was excellent and the staff was really friendly. They loved how Mal said “room” in his northern accent. Haha! I guess it sounded more like “rum” than “room.”

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    B. Matthew’s Eatery

    Mal and I totally stumbled upon B. Matthew’s Eatery. The menu just sounded so delicious (it also had a lot of gluten-free options), so we had to see what it was all about. Rumor has it, they have a phenomenal brunch on the weekends, too!

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    There were like 4 or 5 different things that I wanted to order, but I eventually went with the Vegetable Lasagna and loved it.

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    Similarly, Mal was so impressed with his meal (coulotte steak), he even snapped a pic of it!

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    On the walk home after dinner…

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    River Street Sweets

    Of course, we had to see what the Savannah pralines were all about, so Mal and I stopped by River Street Sweets for one to share after dinner one night, and it was AMAZING! I wish we had purchased two—neither of us wanted to share after our first bites!

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    what to do in Savannah

    Mal and I walked all over Savannah one day—we’re talking more than 6 hours of exploring!

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    Some highlights:

    Birthplace of Girl Scout founder Juliette Gordon Low

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    Forsyth Park

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    The Cathedral of St. John the Baptist

    It’s also gorgeous inside—be sure to poke your head in!

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    Rocks on the Roof at the Bohemian Hotel

    Mal and I loved this place and actually went there two different times to enjoy the scenery and beautiful weather.

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    The bartenders also made me some delicious mocktails (virgin mojito and Moscow mule)!

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    City Market

    What a fun area to explore! We also stumbled upon some live music there one night after dinner.

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    CrossFit Steadfast

    Of course, Mal and I did a CrossFit drop-in at a local box while we were in Savannah. CrossFit Steadfast was only about a mile from our hotel, so we walked there one morning for a workout.

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    CrossFit Steadfast was a great box—nice space, good coaching, really nice people. Mal and I actually met one of the owners when we first arrived. His wife (co-owner) is actually 26 weeks pregnant (one week ahead of me), so we had lots to talk about!

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    For the CrossFit peeps, here’s the WOD we did:

    Front Squat

    1*8 @ 65%
    1*6 @ 70%
    1*4 @ 75%
    1*4 @ 80%
    1*4 @ 80%

    WOD: for time

    3 Rounds

    15 Hang Power Cleans (135#/95#)
    15 Burpees

    Cash Out:

    Snatch Balance 5*2

    I worked my way up to 100 pounds for the Front Squats. For the WOD, I used 75-pounds for the Hang Cleans, did Squat Thrusts for the Burpees, and finished in 5:39. It was a great workout!

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    And, on our last day in Savannah, Mal and I pretty much wore the exact same outfit. He (jokingly) refused to hold hands or take a photo with me, so I snapped this one just for fun. Look at his (fake) annoyed face. Haha!

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    All in all, we had a fabulous time in Savannah. It’s definitely a great place for a babymoon, especially if you want a low-key vacation with lots of good food!

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    Dani February 28, 2014 at 4:47 pm

    That trip looks great. I like the look of those mock-tails. Yum!

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