Forsyth Farmers Market: Every Saturday morning from 9am to 1pm, vendors set up shop at Forsyth Park. Coffee, prepared foods, produce, meats, cheeses, breads and more can be found at the farmer’s market. Our family likes to window shop through all our options and then pick up a little something. Sometimes a single ingredient will inspire our dinner for that night or other times we just pick up a pound of locally roasted coffee. Last week the weather was so nice we picked out a loaf of rustic French bread and some herbed goat cheese and had lunch in the park. That brings me to my second family favorite in Savannah.
Forsyth Park: Farmer’s Market or not, Forsyth Park is a great place to visit with the family. We usually pack food and a blanket and relax on the grass with our picnic lunch. Bring a ball, bring the dog, bring the kids and have some fun. There is plenty of grassy space for everyone, lots of walking paths, a park, and the historical Forsyth Fountain. It is such a beautiful place to enjoy and a hub of social interaction.
Leopold’s Ice Cream: A trip downtown is not complete without stopping into the famous Leopold’s. Don’t let the long line turn you away; it moves quickly and is worth the wait. My daughter isn’t old enough for ice cream yet, but I cannot wait until she can partake in their unique flavors that I can never seem to pass up. My favorite? Peanut Butter Chippy in a waffle cone.
Ellis Square: Take your ice cream cones down to Ellis Square. This is another regular stop on our weekend outings downtown; in fact we usually park in the Whitaker Street Parking Garage located below the square. There’s plenty of outdoor space to sit and enjoy the beautiful weather. Let the kids run around in the grass and stay awhile. In the summer time, the young ones can play in the interactive fountain to cool off from the southern heat. This is also a good stop for a bathroom break with easy access to a clean and well stocked public restroom. New to town? Stop in to the visitor’s center to see what else Savannah has to offer.
Telfair Museums: One Saturday a month from 1-4pm the museum holds a Free Family Day. Yes, free! You cannot pass this up. The whole family will love browsing the exhibits, listening to story time and taking part in some hands on activities. We went during the holidays and children could decorate a graham cracker square to help build a ginger bread house and make their own greeting cards. Even my 7 month old daughter enjoyed herself. She couldn’t partake in the activities but enjoyed looking at all the art.