City Market (Trolley Stop #2)
I’m originally from Florida, so we have traveled to Florida on Vacation a million times! Therefore, needless to say my Daughter is burned out on Disney and Universal Studios! So last year, for my Daughter’s Senior Year in High School she asked to go somewhere different, other than the usual Spring Break Spot of Panama City Beach (PCB).
So in true Go 2 Rose fashion, I began to look for somewhere different to Vacation. I came across the Mississippi Gulf Coast and New Orleans, which turned out to be an awesome experience!! This year is my daughter’s first year in College (Spelman) and for her Winter Break we traveled down to Miami, FL. For Spring Break we wanted to do something different, so we headed down to Savannah GA for a truly different and unique experience!
March is a great time to visit Savannah because Savannah holds one of the largest St.Patrick’s Day Celebrations in the Country and they start celebrating about 2 weeks in advance! They even turn all of there fountains in the city green!! How cool is that?
💚💚The fountains were turned Green to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day💚💚
So the first stop on our Trolley Route that we decided to get off on was City Market. This is a very diverse and unique little area of Savannah that is home to a mixture of historical monuments, family owned restaurants, shopping boutiques, and modern and hip bars.
My daughter and I spent a lot of time in City Market. We stopped for some sweet treats and ice cream at the Savannah Candy Kitchen; where they make The Best Ever!!! Pralines and Taffy and hand out FREE samples! This little Candy Shop also has a quaint little ice cream parlor where we enjoyed classic flavors of ice cream (Savannah Food Review Coming Soon)
We walked through the City Market square taking in the historical monument sites such as the Haitian Monument for Haitian Slaves who fought in the American Revolution. We made our way across the street to the First African Baptist Church. (as seen on RHOA) Where we paid a small Tour Fee of $7.00 for adults ($6.00 for Students) The Tour Guides walk you through the church while giving you the historical facts of how this church was the very first African American Church in the United States. How this church was built by slaves, was apart of the underground railroad system to help assist slaves to there freedom, and how the church later became an important meeting place for Civil Rights activist.(African American Guide to Savannah Coming Soon). We made our way around several little shops and stopped by Byrd’s Famous Cookies (Where they also give away FREE samples) on our way back to our Trolley Stop.
Now we did take another trip back to City Market the night before we left to go back to Atlanta. The night time is just as eclectic as the day time with everyone from Families with Kids, SCAD Students, 30’s and 40’s crowds, as well as plenty of Senior Citizens. However the night Crowd was much larger and the streets were much busier!! For example the Pizza Shop had a very small steady flow of Customers during the mid-day. However, the line and wait for tables were very long on Saturday night. We had to wait a good 45 min to get our take out slices of Pizza! (Savannah Food Review Coming Soon) The streets lit up with Bars on wheels, green neon glow in the dark necklaces, and were lined with Green TuTu wearing young women and men everywhere! Very fun atmosphere I must say!!🎆🎆🎆
Fun Activities to enjoy in Savannah!
First African American Church Established in North America
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