On the second day of in Savannah, we decided to check off two key highlights of Savannah — the cemetery and iconic Jones Street. Funnily enough, all of Savannah is built on top of an old cemetery, which explains why the city is supposed to be the most haunted place in the US. I hoped to find a ghost, but alas, I was out of luck and didn’t encounter any specters. That didn’t stop us from goofing around in the cemetery, having seen it last night during our ghost tour of the city (I know, I can’t help being cheesy like that).
Jones Street is the most gorgeous street you will ever see. The tree-lined street, covered in Spanish moss, is elegant and perfectly spooky. We browsed through different cute antique and specialty home furnishing shops and were enchanted by the Southern Gothic ambiance that this beautiful city radiated.
We stopped for lunch in the Starland District, a retro-modern hipster area with cute restaurants & cafés. We went to the Starland Café and I had one of the most incredible Southwest chicken taco salads ever. This place was the perfect lunch spot and I had a hard time choosing among the different sandwich and salad options. Afterwards, I had to stop by the Back in the Day Bakery… I actually didn’t know that this place was so famous—the adorable vintage-inspired decor was enough to win me over. I couldn’t resist having a lavender cookie (perfectly crisp and not too sweet) with an iced black tea (not sweet tea—don’t even get me started on how sweet that can be) flavored with lavender honey syrup. I was in heaven. The boy had to take a business call and he knew all too well that this place would keep me sufficiently happy for those 30 minutes.