Our Savannah Babymoon

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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.


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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  • 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!



  • 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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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!


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.


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!


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!



  1. Ah! I had totally forgotten we ate a b. Matthew’s and Goose Feathers while we were there. I would have definitely recommended both, so I’m glad you stumbled up them 🙂

  2. You look so cute in that blue top! I can really see the preggo belly. Love it. Where is that top from? I want one… although once you are 35 weeks pregnant nothing looks good (at least thats how I feel).
    Looks like you guys had a ton of fun.

  3. Sounds like you had a fun time!

    I have also unknowlingly stayed in a haunted B&B and I was not too happy when I found out. I don’t really believe in ghosts, but at the same time I don’t want to not believe in case they are real and happen to haunt me.

    Love Forsyth Park! And birthplace of the Girl Scouts!

    My friends and I came home with a bit of a southern drawl for a couple of days after we visited Savannah. Did the same thing happen to you?

  4. Sounds and looks like a beautiful place to visit! I really want to go…I love the south! I think I’ll stay in that hotel just because it’s haunted 🙂 I’m a big fan of anything that’s legit paranormal. I stayed in the Stanley Hotel (where Stephen King had the idea for The Shining) and it was awesome. And last summer I did some ghost hunting in Ireland, which was fun even though we didn’t find anything…but my sister and I did get laughed at by some guys delivering room service in the hotel we stayed in one night. Oh well 🙂

  5. I’m from NYC and my husband is from Boston and he says room (rum) funny too… i always make fun of him. I can’t bear to hear him say scallops. Also ‘pupcorn’ for popcorn. The first time I met my MIL i had to say what about 5x with her heavy Boston accent. I also had to ask someone what wicked meant…… NYC and Boston; so close in the north but so far away!!!!

  6. I loved the Girl Scout house! I was a Girl Scout growing up and it meant so much to me when we went! I am so glad you had an awesome trip! My husband and I have been talking about spring break vacations and we might just go to Savannah again after seeing your recap!

  7. Awww I’m glad you had such a great time, Savannah is a fun town to walk through. One of my best friends lived there and I loved coming down from Charleston. The food you had looks amazing! However I would NOT be up for a haunted hotel. I totally believe in ghosts and it would just scare me to death! No pun intended…

  8. Glad you and Mal had a great time! Thanks for the heads up about that hotel, I’m like you, do not like haunted places! My husband would love to stay there though, lol! Did you walk around at night? Felt safe while walking around? I’ve heard some crime is in some areas, people being robbed (mainly tourists). We plan to go in September and want to definitely stay in a safe area! Thanks for your review, you gave me some great ideas on where to go!

  9. I lived in the south for 10 years and never made the trek to Savannah! It looks amazing. And Mals pictures make me laugh. He must have a great sense of humor!

  10. So glad you guys had such a great time on your babymoon. Drooling over all the food photos especially the pizza you had.

    Can’t believe that place you stayed is haunted that would have freaked me out too for sure!

  11. Thanks for the recap! My fiance and I are thinking of going to Savannah for a couple nights after our wedding this summer (and saving for a “big” honeymoon ’til it’s miserably cold in the winter again). A lot of people have told us it’s charming, romantic & a great place to relax. I love reading about it, it makes me want to go more & more! Glad you had a great time before your little one arrives. 🙂

  12. Love Savannah! I’m glad you had a great time . . . .
    Fun to see your drop in at Crossfit Steadfast! I stopped there in December and thought it was one of the best boxes I’ve dropped in at.

  13. Omg! I live in Savannah so I was interested in reading your recap. Then I came upon the box you dropped into; I go there too!!! How was I not there that day? Major fail on my part 🙁 seems I me like you hit all the great places in Savannah.

  14. How big was that bed in the hotel? It looked like a twin in the picture! Did you guys sleep in side-by-side twin beds for your babymoon 😉 haha

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