There are so many cool places I could write about that bring to mind special spooky events or feels, but the most recent and the most fun I’ve had is in Savannah, Ga.
My husband and I live just a few hours away from this incredible Georgia city. With a population of approximately 136,000 and an estimate of more than a hundred thousand visitors each month, I initially thought it would feel crowded. That is not the case. We have toured Savannah at various times of the year and revel in the homey atmosphere that makes you think you are touring a small southern town.
In honor of Halloween, I decided to highlight some of the fun things adults can do around Savannah that would help get you into the Halloween spirit. Because, you know, it’s not just the kids who should be able to enjoy the holiday(s). My first pick:
What a HOOT! If you’ve never attempted to ride a Segway, don’t fear. The owners of this fun company insist you watch a safety video first. Then you have to pass an individual rider test before they turn you loose for the tour. For beginners, they work with each person one-on-one until you have it figured out.
Once the owners and guides are comfortable with all the riders, we grab up these super cool helmets and are off.
This really is a fun way to roll around historic Savannah and take in spots made popular by some of our (my) favorite movies:
Midnight Through the Garden of Good and Evil
Something to Talk About
And so many more
This is truly an incredible way to enjoy Halloween and I highly recommend a segway tour through Savannah.
If you’re looking for a grown-up Halloween experience, definitely check out the Ghost Coast Distillery. Hubby and I discovered this place on our honeymoon trip to Savannah. We enjoyed the FREE forty-minute tour of their facility and I absolutely loved their immersion video. This was a great way to learn the history around some of the spirits they make.
You HAVE to try a few of the specialty drinks at the end of the tour. I put on my big-girl pants and sipped some different drinks I had not braved before. I was shocked to discover I liked the taste of their Bourbon(s) (something I had previously not enjoyed).
We came home with several bottles of Vodka and Bourbon to add to our personal bar, including a Ginger Bourbon that has turned out to be one of our favorites.
For a spooky time, you have to try one of the haunted night tours. But because this is a grown-up Halloween trip to Savannah, you have to do one of the haunted pub crawls.
The highlight of any Halloween for a kid is walking the neighborhood knocking on doors and being treated with candy. For a grown-up, the idea of a walking tour around Savannah at night while stopping at various old/haunted pubs is similar to this for the adults. The highlight is grabbing a drink to sip while listening to the guide explain the historic happenings at each location.
Our Haunted Pub Crawl ended with a visit to the Bonaventure Cemetery. Our guide explained some of the spooky phenomenons that happen there. He mentioned some of the stories of those buried in this area.
Because we were not on a cemetery night tour, we were not allowed inside the gates for our pub crawl. So we definitely headed back that way during the day time. Trust me when I say both experiences were well worth it.
The Bonaventure Cemetery is a must-see when you come to Savannah. We're planning to do one of the cemetery night tours for our next visit.
Plus, one of the books I have scheduled for 2021 has a scene that was inspired by this cemetery. As we walked around, looking at the markers, I realized there was a connection with one of the graves to another location just outside of Savannah.
Can anyone guess where this is?
Check back for another blog post when I feature this mystery location and explain how it is going to fit in my 2021 Quest series.
One more picture, just because it is perfectly fitting for my husband and me.
Have a SPOOKY GREAT DAY!