My Bachelorette Party in Savannah, Georgia

My Bachelorette Party in Savannah, Georgia

My Bachelorette Party in Savannah, Georgia

My Bachelorette Party in Savannah, Georgia

My Bachelorette Party in Savannah, Georgia

Yep, that’s a penis straw. Me and my sister/ MOH in Savannah, GA!

Words will never describe the time I had last weekend on my bachelorette party in Savannah, Georgia. A group of everyone I love and a whole itinerary of things I want to do? The recipe for a perfect weekend, one that I’ll never forget! I went with Savannah because it was one of the first places Taylor, (my fiancé) took me when we first started dating. Also, since I’m a transplant to the south and none of my friends live around here, none of the girls had been here!

Savannah, GA turned out to be the best location for a bachelorette party, because:

  • Extremely walkable- you’re always less than a mile away from anything in the downtown historic district
  • No open container laws
  • Very affordable, (a Grey Goose and soda was $4- WHAT?!)
  • Amazing food
  • Bars open until 3am
  • History galore! Ghost tours, anyone?
  • An easy, small, accessible airport
  • No need to rent a car!

Plus, we stayed in a rental by Southern Belle Vacation Rentals and it was perfection. The most gorgeous house on a beautiful street, (next to the grocery store and liquor store!). A stone’s throw away from Forsyth Park, and walkable to everything in the historic district. It was so great to have all the girls in a big house together rather then always trying to coordinate meeting up in hotel rooms. The house also gave us the freedom to make breakfasts, appetizers, and cocktails at home to save some money and time!My Bachelorette Party in Savannah, Georgia

photo courtesy of Southern Belle Vacation Rentals
My Bachelorette Party in Savannah, Georgia
photo courtesy of Southern Belle Vacation Rentals
My Bachelorette Party in Savannah, Georgia
photo courtesy of Southern Belle Vacation Rentals

All that being said, we were set up for total success for my bachelorette bash. It was a weekend none of us will ever forget, (or recover from).  Keep in mind we went from May 3rd- May 6th. The weather was PERFECT. But Savannah can get extremely hot and humid in the summer- choose your weekend wisely 😉

Here’s everything we did!

Thursday

My sister and I arrived first, around 3pm, at the Savannah/ Hilton Head International Airport. The airport was small and easy to navigate. Our baggage came super fast, and it was so easy to find the Uber pick up stand! It was about a $20, 20-minute Uber ride to downtown Savannah- can’t beat that!

We checked into our Airbnb, decorated (!!!!) and then went in search of food.  When Taylor and I went, we had the most amazing dinner one night at 700 Drayton at the Mansion on Forsyth Park. Being only a block away from Forsyth Park this time, we walked over for an early dinner/late lunch/ snack. The food and drinks were amazing, and then we got a to-go cup and did some grocery shopping for everyone.

My friend Eve arrived around 7pm, and we immediately left for our first activity- the Savannah Slow Ride!

photo courtesy of www.Savannah.com

Yep, you know what I’m talking about. Those annoying bar crawl bikes with screaming girls. Ours was a “Boo’s Cruise”- a 2-hour historical ghost tour accompanied by many stops at bars.  This was incredibly fun to do for $30/person, although my butt hurt for days afterward. You’ve been warned.

We drank too many shots, got drunk pizza, and went to bed sometime around 1am. A great first day.

Friday

My Bachelorette Party in Savannah, Georgia

My Bachelorette Party in Savannah, Georgia

My Bachelorette Party in Savannah, Georgia

All the girls started trickling in on Friday, but the girls that were there in the morning walked the ~20 scenic minutes to our first bucket list activity: Mrs. Wilkes Dining Room. We’d heard it was a must-do, and it absolutely was. Let me back up, though. We got there around 10:30am, (we knew we’d have wait a little) but ended up getting in at 1:30. Yes, the wait was crazy. Yes, it was worth it. We stood outside in the blazing sun for 3 hours, but luckily there was a bar across the street and no open container laws, so we could take turns grabbing drinks for everyone and using the bathroom without losing our spot in line. The line itself ended up being a blast.

My Bachelorette Party in Savannah, Georgia

My Bachelorette Party in Savannah, Georgia

This Thanksgiving-style feast was only $23/person, all-you-can-eat, and arguably the best 15 minutes of my whole life.

We walked it off on the way home, relaxed as all the other girls got in, and hung out at the AirBnb until it was time to leave for dinner.  All the travel guides told us to go to Jazz’d Tapas Bar, and we did, but I’m not sure it was all it was cut out to be. Dinner and drinks were good, but nothing to report on.

Our big activity for the night was the Sorrel Weed House, a haunted mansion tour that started at 9:30pm. We were a little early after walking there, so ended up ducking into a bar across the street, Artillery. WOW! I can’t recommend this place enough. It was small and chic, like an underground tunnel, with fantastic craft cocktails.

The Sorrel Weed House tour itself was excellent, and absolutely terrifying. A few of us had paranormal experiences while in there, and it really shook us, but we all felt it was worth it.My Bachelorette Party in Savannah, Georgia

We were a little shaken and didn’t want to go home, so we walked all the way to the river to Rocks on the Roof, a rooftop bar with an incredible view in the Autograph Marriott hotel that Taylor and I stayed at during our first visit. After that, we went next door to Savannah Smiles Dueling Piano Bar until it closed around 3am. We sang, we danced, we got kicked off stage. A great time was had by all.

Saturday

My Bachelorette Party in Savannah, Georgia

Oh, Saturday. We were all struggling, but knew we needed to push through. We made it to brunch at The Collin’s Quarter  finally around 1pm. The restaurant was bright, beautiful, airy, and the food was delicious. No complaints here, (except for a pounding headache). Every single one of us got the cheeseburger. It was a necessary evil.

My Bachelorette Party in Savannah, Georgia

My Bachelorette Party in Savannah, Georgia

We decided to press on, walking back towards to river and stopping at Moon River Brewing. We sat in the blazing sun, had a cold beer, and played “What the Meme”, (if you love Cards Against Humanity, you’ll love this game!).  After that, we walked down to the river front, got some ice cream, and enjoyed the afternoon.

It actually happened to be Cinco de Mayo, so dinner plans were at Tequila’s Town, a small Mexican restaurant downtown with strong margaritas and delicious queso dip. I mean, what else does a group of girls need? They were serving free tequila shots and passing out tee shirts. It was fun, but after a few late nights I was tapped out by 10pm. A bachelorette party success, I’d say. Some of the girls that wanted to stay out got a pitcher of margaritas to go, (bless this town!).

My Bachelorette Party in Savannah, Georgia

My Bachelorette Party in Savannah, Georgia

Overall, I can’t recommend Savannah, Georgia enough for a bachelorette party, girl’s weekend, or getaway in general! The history is fascinating and sad, the city is gorgeous, and there is so much to do. I am a very lucky girl to have the best friends, cousins, and sister in the whole wide world because they threw me the best party of my life. Next stop- get married!!

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