Savannah, and Tybee Island Georgia, March 2014

We wanted to return to Daufuskie Island, S.C., located between Savannah and Hilton Head Island, so decided to drive down to Savannah to spend the night before catching the morning  ferry to Daufuskie. We arrived in Savannah in the late afternoon and checked into the East Bay Inn, which is located just across the street from the River Street shops. http://www.eastbayinn.com/

Savannah East Bay Inn sign

Savannah East Bay Inn building side entranceWe had reserved a petite queen suite and it was quite comfortable and a corner room overlooking the street. Supposedly guests have had ghost encounters in this room, but we enjoyed a peaceful encounter-free evening. The hotel is perfectly located to walk easily around the historic downtown area. East Bay Inn queen petite 1

East Bay Inn queen petite 2

East Bay Inn queen petite 3

East Bay Inn queen petite 4I would definitely go back again for the value, comfort and location. They offer a continental breakfast in the basement and the receptionist and staff were friendly and helpful. They have complimentary wine in the bar in the early evening, and of course we took advantage of that before walking over to the river for a stroll.

Savannah Wally on riverfront

Savannah Riverfront shops

It’s fun to watch the boats go by on the Savannah RiverSavannah green boat

This is a shipping port, and it’s amazing to see the cargo ships churning past. Savannah cargo ship

We were getting hungry by this time and we love oysters. After walking the length of the River Street tourist area, we decided on Bernies Oyster House for our oyster fix. http://berniesoysterhouse.com/Bernies entrance

Bernies chalkboard

Bernies bar shot view  Bernies menusThis is a no-frills old -fashioned bar and hit the spot. We had great service and the oysters were large and tasty.  Bernies oysters & beer

Bernies, Wally & bar scene

After our snack we wandered back to the East Bay Inn to freshen up for the evening. We wandered around the shopping and restaurant district for a while and I spotted a familiar sight – Leopold’s Ice Cream!

Savannah horse & carriage

Savannah death truckLocated at 212 E. Broughton Street, Leopold’s has been a Savannah landmark since 1919. http://www.leopoldsicecream.com/

Savannah Scad & LeopoldsThe evening we visited, people were lined up to the door waiting their turn to get their treats.

Leopold's crowd

Decisions, decisions… Leopold's menu bar back

Leopold's Wally deciding

Wally got the banana split and I couldn’t resist the hot fudge sundae. This was our dinner. Leopold's sundaes

Tired from the long drive and ready to dig into his split. Leopold's Wally & sundaes

We wandered around a bit more to walk off our indulgence then turned in for the night. The next morning we were up and out to explore towards Tybee Island. We were catching the mid-day Bloody Point Ferry to Daufuskie Island from the Savannah Bend Marina at Thunderbolt, located just outside of Savannah on the way to Tybee Island. We wanted to eat at the Crab Shack, however, they didn’t open in time for us to eat and catch the ferry. We did enjoy checking out their really cool decorating, gator pool and bird aviary. http://www.thecrabshack.com/Crab Shack sign entrance

Crab Shack big gator on bldg

Real little gators next to the pond

Crab Shack gator view

Crab Shack gators

Crab Shack lighthouse

Crab Shack hostess stand

  Their patio area is really cool – I love the old bushel baskets as outdoor lightsCrab Shack patio area

Crab Shack photo op, Wally

We drove over to the beach at Tybee Island and enjoyed a brisk walk down the beachTybee Island beach oats

Tybee Island, beach view

Tybee Island, Wally wavesThen it was time to catch our ferry to Daufuskie Island… Stay tuned for our week on Daufuskie…

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  1. We might have to check out Bernie’s when we visit. Thanks, my husband LOVES seafood!

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