Apr. 19, 2011 | By Amy Brock
Where do the Locals Hang Out?
As the primary administrator for Visit Savannah’s Facebook and Twitter presence, I encounter questions like this all the time: “Can you suggest something to do that is non-touristy?” Or “Where do locals eat?”
People have been seeking authentic experiences for years, but now savvy travelers are able to use websites such as Yelp, TripAdvisor and UrbanSpoon to read user-generated reviews, ask questions and interact with locals before even setting foot into our city! Blogs have become an excellent way to learn first-hand from experienced travelers of what not to miss (what to avoid!) One of my favorite Savannah travel blogs is by For 91 Days.
This past Winter, Savannah played host to Juergen Horn and Michael Powell (For 91 Days), a pair of travel bloggers who move from destination to destination every 91 days. The idea is to immerse themselves in their adopted city and live as locals soaking up as much as possible in their three short months. Of course Juergen and Mike experienced popular tours and eateries during their stay, but the majority of their blog posts are about unexpected stops such as Drayton Glass Works, First African Baptist Church and Screamin’ MiMi’s Pizza. Paired with their unique photography, I found myself learning more about Savannah through their exploration.
Take a look at their blog index for a comprehensive look inside of some true “Savannah Secrets” including each of Savannah’s Squares.