Hey there! First off, I've been scouring the boards for a couple days now, and I want to thank you all for so much wonderful advice. I've already got quite a bit in mind, and am really looking forward to trying out some of the wonderful restaurant recommendations!
This will be my first visit to Savannah. My friend and I will be driving down from Kentucky at the end of May, arriving (hopefully in the early afternoon) on the 26 and leaving sometime on the 29. We've already booked a room at the 1895 Inn based on all its great recommendations, so I'm really looking forward to that! We're both 22, girls, love history, good food, and relaxing, but a little bit of excitement and adventure, too!
First, I'm gonna toss out a few of the ideas I have in mind, and see what y'all think -- if there's anything we should skip or add to the list.
For places to eat: Angel's BBQ, Olde Pink House, Mrs. Wilkes, Jazz'd, Geneva's, SoHo Cafe... I also love visiting tea rooms, so I was thinking about making a reservation at the Savannah Tea Room. We love good food, and are looking for a mix of nice places to eat out, good home-cooked Southern dining, and a few hole-in-the-wall type places with character.
As far as things to do, we're thinking about doing a trolley, walking, or carriage tour, a Haunted Pub Crawl, visiting Bonaventure Cemetary, and just lots of walking around and enjoying the history and scenery. We'd also like to take a half-day to a day to visit Tybee (we'll have a car), see the beach, visit the lighthouse, maybe go to Fort Pulaski and on one of the boat rides to see the dolphins (are there any of these boat rides you'd recommend over the others?).
Now a couple quick questions about other things we had in mind. Neither of us have ever been to a spa, and we thought it'd be a really nice treat to get a massage or manicure or something like that. Are there any good spas that you'd recommend? We don't need anything super fancy, just good service for the price.
Also, my friends loves cooking... I'd heard some good things about cooking classes in the area. Which ones would you recommend and do you think they're a good value for the money?
And last, I worked at a movie theatre for five years and looove the movie business. Now, I don't want to spend all my time in lovely Savannah sitting in a dark theatre, but I do make a point of visiting any old-fashioned or quaint independent theatres in the places I travel to. Are there any like that in Savannah? And along the same lines, we love live theatre, too, if there's anything like that you'd suggest.
Sorry for rambling on soooo much -- can you tell I'm excited?! I really appreciate any advice or input.