The weather is at its best in Savannah during the spring days. Not only does spring brings with it good weather but some even good events too. With all these events going on, it is hard to stay indoors. Whether you are visiting alone or with your friends and family, we have compiled a list of 10 things that you should experience as you come to the most popular city of Georgia.
1. Relax on a Riverboat Cruise
Cruise down the Savannah River and enjoy a relaxing day on Savannah’s riverboat cruises. Enjoy the views until it is time for a tasty dinner or a lavish brunch. Afterwards enjoy dancing to live music as the sun sets across the city skyline. Our captain and award-winning crew will provide you with an exceptional cruising experience.
2. Take in the Local Artisans
The Spanish moss and the cobblestone streets of Savannah have always attracted several artists and painters worldwide. If you are an art lover and want to stay outdoors for a while, do not forget to join the Savannah Saturday Art Walks for fresh cocktails and stunning gallery tours. We are sure that this walk would leave a positive impression on your mind.
3. Have Fun at Festivals
Savannah is well known for it’s abundance of festivals but none are as famous as it’s St. Patrick’s Day in Forsyth Park. Hosted by the Savannah College of Arts and Design, enjoy the amazing art display from talented university students. Spot colorful art pieces in a verity of mediums, such as chalk and paint, as you walk around the park. Don’t forget to enjoy the fresh local seafood at the food stalls and food trucks.
4. Stop & Smell the Roses
As the flower blooms just around St. Patrick’s Day, the city comes alive with the fragrance of sweet camellias and azaleas dancing around the streets. You can also visit the Savannah and Coastal Georgia Botanical Garden to witness some of the most colorful gardens. Or you can always plan a relaxing picnic lunch in Daffin Park and admire Mother Nature.
5. Search for the After Life
Savannah is regarded as one of the most haunted cities in America. With so many different tours to choose from it will be hard pressed to only pick one to go on. Local tour guides will take you through the streets of Savannah in search off ghouls and ghouls during the late hours of the evening. Some tours will explore the haunted city by trolley, food or even horse pulled carriages. No matter which tour you choose, you will surely be spooked.
6. Enjoy local product at the Farmers Market
Grocery stores can be too crowded, no? Avoid the hassle and visit the Forsyth Farmer Market for locally produced food. You can go over every Saturday from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm and make purchases to support the local farmers who work hard to yield fresh food in the area. Also, you can buy vegetables and fruits for a refreshing picnic or for preparing gourmet dinners.
7. Take a Trip to Tybee Island
Find subtropical forest, do some camping and explore pristine beaches on the uninhabited Tybee Island. Do not forget to rent a kayak for yourself, as the island is only accessible by boat. With kayak rentals and kayak tours, you will also be offered instructions, life vests and paddle seats by the Tybee Island Jet Ski & Watersports. You can also join Captain Derek for an awe-striking deep-sea fishing experience. The good news is that he provides fishing excursions several times a day, so you can easily choose the time more feasible for you.
8. Treasure Hunt for Antiques
Find pieces of our local history in any of the historic antique shops. Shops filled with ornate furniture and home decor pieces dating back from the 20th to 18th century. Explore Alex Raskin Antiques or Books on Bay for more accessories and reginal pieces. No matter what you are looking for; home décor, a souvenir or a backdrop, you will find everything antique that catches the attention.
9. Reconnect with Nature
Enjoy the first blooms of the year at Savannah Botanical Garden. Created by a group of volunteers in 1980, the garden landscaping includes both formal and inform gardens, a pond, and amphitheater. Filled with roses, azaleas, herbs and seasonal blooms, it is easy to get lost in the beauty of the garden.
Another wonderful way to enjoy Savannah’s natural beauty is to visit the Savannah National Wildlife Refuge. With almost 30,000 acres of forest, and freshwater marshes, this refuge is home to serval types of local wildlife. Spot alligators, bobcats, and many types of waterfowls at the refuge. You can also visit Wormsloe Plantation for exploring historical trails and ruins.
10. Make Time for Music
Who does not love music? At Savannah’s Music Festival, You will experience every type of music, from classic to jazz to heavy metal. We guarantee that Savannah will move your musical soul to the beat of its terrific music.