One hundred and eighty degrees and 8 hours away from Miami sits the quaint town of Savannah, Georgia. Home to Savannah College of Art and Design, this city is not only rich in American history, but design history as well. The college has helped restore the city, occupying a number of historic buildings sprinkled throughout the town. Consequently, what you find is a bustling historic district—a quirky, charming and exciting place to get away for a few days.
Within minutes of arriving, while we waited to get checked into our rental, a crop-top hearse sporting a group of tourists on a ghost tour stopped in front of our building. Just as Katie turned to me and whispered, “I hope they’re not talking about our place!”, everyone turned and took our photo…weird as hell. We still don’t know what that was all about. Turns out we had no paranormal experiences, despite our best efforts.
On our last day in Savannah, we strolled the grounds of the Colonial Park Cemetery. There was this great old brick wall in the back corner, lined with vintage tombstones—equally eerie and inspiring. We came across a small crew of guys visiting from San Francisco, who were spending their afternoon doing some pretty great headstone rubbings.
If you find yourself down South, check out Savannah. Stroll around the town, hit up a couple of its remaining 22 original town squares, then head down to the river and enjoy a carry-out adult beverage.