Hilton Head – Savannah

We decided to take the boat that leaves from the Hilton Head pier to go to Savannah.  Last year, we drove over, but this year we thought we’d try going on the boat across.  It was a fun trip over.  We sat with another couple who had made this trip multiple times.  It was about an hour and a half ride, but it went pretty fast.

Savannah is such an interesting city to visit.  However, because we had traveled by boat, we only had a few hours so we didn’t have much of a chance to see the city.  We did explore more of it last year and it is a coastal Georgia city that is separated from South Carolina by the Savannah River. It’s known for manicured parks, horse-drawn carriages and interesting architecture. Its historic district is filled with cobble-stoned squares and parks that are shaded by oak trees covered with Spanish moss. At the center of this district is the landmark, Gothic-Revival Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist.  I don’t have a picture from this cathedral as we did not get to see it on this trip, but we did see it last year and it is so worth the time to visit it.  Below is a picture of the trees with all the Spanish moss hanging from it.

This was more of a shopping trip for us then sightseeing and there are two shops that we always visit.  One of them is Marché de Macarons as I love macarons and they are gluten free and very delicious.  Here is a colorful picture of their display case.

After stopping by at Marché de Macarons and sampling some of their macarons, it was on to our next favorite store and that is Kendra Scott.  The last time we were at the Savannah store, they  gave us all champagne, but sadly this time that was not the case.  However, we all left there with some of their jewelry.  Since we were running out of time, we decided to head to eat some lunch and then went back to the boat for our relaxing trip back to Hilton Head.  Next week we will visit Daufuskie Island.