Savannah is known for their Historic District. After all, that’s where all the cute cafes and horse drawn carriages are. What’s not to love… besides the smell of horse on ever other street corner? Random smells asides, the Historic District is the place to visit while in Savannah. We originally toured around the Historic District with Savannah Bike Tours on the first morning and then spent the rest of the weekend wandering around and enjoying all the Squares and River Street.
While biking, we rode down the gorgeous Jones Street and that was enough for me want to return for photo ops later. This place has architecture that makes you want to be crazy rich and move to Savannah to own a ivy covered gated house. Another area that makes you want to win the lottery is next to Forsyth Park and the house from Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. I haven’t read this book nor seen the movie, so I really don’t know why the place is famous other than some rich man living there did something bad (murder?) which caused the Southerners to gossip like crazy. Ever since, Savannah has become a hopping tourist destination! I also learned that the opening scenes of Forest Gump were filmed in Savannah. We saw the church that the feather dances around and the place where the infamous Box of Chocolates bench used to be situated. Apparently it was a movie prop that is in one of Savannah’s museums instead of being available for us to take photo ops by a bronze Forest statue. Who do I need to talk to in Savannah to make this happen? I feel like this bench would be a hopping tourist site for all to enjoy. A chocolate shop could even open up near by to sell Life’s Box of Chocolates. Maybe this is my way to make millions and be able to afford one of the fancy Savannah mansions! Forget about teaching, I need to try to replicate this bench.