I always wanted to visit Savannah because I heard of the southern charm and beautiful old city. Everything I heard and what I saw, was beyond what I can imagine. The weather was cooling off as I arrived and that night, I went into town to visit Savannah School of Arts, countless of parks (favorite: Forsyth Park). The next morning, I went for stroll at Forsyth Park. Hands down, one of the most charming and beautiful parks I've been to. The oaks covered with spanish moss were glorious! If you're lucky, you can stumble upon a secret garden or gardens down Jones St.
I had some amazing food in Savannah, for Shrimp and Grits go to the Public Kitchen and Bar. If you want to eat somewhere that will be memorable, I definitely recommend eating at Mrs.Wilkes Dining Room. It's only opened from 11am - 2pm. This family owned southern diner serves their food family style, meaning you're seated amongst ten people at your table and you share the food. Everything was excellent. From their biscuits, to lemon cucumber, mash potatoes, baked okra, and the best fried chicken I've ever had in my life. You will always remember this meal. Thanksgiving dinner comes early when you're eating at Mrs. Wilkes Dining Room. Furthermore, I had amazing peking duck noodle soup at the Flying Monk Noodle Bar and if you're not in the mood for soup you can't go wrong with their delicious bbq crispy pork and ginger rice. I love my tea and coffee. I came across Maté Factor Cafe. They use organic maté leaves which are grown in Southern America in their drinks and it brings out the most delicious flavors in their tea or coffee. I would recommend anything that they serve, but my favorites are the Maya Mocha and their Fresh Green Yerba Tea.
If you have time and want to see some nearby points of interest I highly recommend stopping by the Wormsloe Historic Site and Fort Pulaski National Monument. Both are about 30 minutes from downtown Savannah. The main attraction at the Wormsloe Historic SIte is the 1.5 mile oak lined road that you can drive or walk down to get to the plantation (bottom photo above). It feels like you're in a scene from "The Notebook" movie. Fort Pulaski National Monument is a masonry fortification that was built on an island at the mouth of the Savannah river in 1847. This is where the Union Army successfully tested rifled canons against the enemy during the American Civil War. If you walk around the outside of it you can see a large amount of canon ball holes that riddled the fort's walls.
Ending this post with a quote from Forrest Gump since part of it was filmed here. "Life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get."