Lincoln’s Birthday in Savannah

Savannah was by far one of my favourite places that we have visited in the states. I had just become better after three days of being unwell, it was Lincoln’s birthday and we had a day of awesome activities planned.

We started our checking into our Airbnb which I will write about soon. We then walked to Sentient Bean which is an organic, vegetarian cafe run by super friendly people. The menu is very extensive with lots of healthy and delicious options. I had a sun dried tomato bagel with egg and cheese and Lincoln had a breakfast burrito.

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Across the road in Forsyth Park they had a farmers market on which we checked out and also had a look at some of the monuments they had in the garden.

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We then wandered around town for a while, before discussing the possibility of going on a Segway tour – something which neither of us had ever done before. I was a little nervous at first, but 10 minutes in and I was having the best time ever! We went through a company called Adventure Tours In Motion which I would highly recommend – they also do bike rentals and tours.  Our tour was based on films that were set and filmed around Savannah, which was really interesting. It was a 1 hour tour and before heading out we could practice indoors with the owners and guide – we were even given the option of fun helmets, which we couldn’t say no to! We were given personal walkie talkies so we could hear the guide on our segways and when we returned we had (free) hot chocolates and hung out with the owners who gave us heaps of recommendations for what to do around the area. It’s a fairly flat town (although cobblestone-y) which meant that navigating the segway was fairly easy and even though it was raining a little bit, it wasn’t slippery at all!

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After our tour, we walked around town, checked out some old bookstores and grabbed lunch at B&D Burgers where Lincoln tried bison! After lunch, we went back to our Airbnb and rested up before we went out on a ghost tour! We toured Hearse Ghost Tours, and yes, the tour is in an actual hearse with a canopy top. It was okay, but it wasn’t too spooky! Savannah has a really interesting history when it comes to ghosts and things – as the whole city is built on top of a graveyard.

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After the tour we went to World of Beer where we had a drink – the staff here were very helpful when it came to choosing a drink from the very extensive menu. We also checked out Mata Hari’s which is a bar/speakeasy hidden away behind a door where you need a password to enter. It seems like anyone you ask knows the password, our Airbnb host knew what it was for the night we wanted to go. It was a really chill place and had a girl there singing easy listening songs and interesting drinks available at the bar.

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If you want to check out our footage from the day, here is the video!

Thanks for reading,

Sara.

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