Top 5 Things to Do in Savannah this Spring
Savannah's weather is best in the spring, and with great weather comes great events. Whether you are traveling with friends, family, or going solo, our list of the top 10 things to do this spring is sure to get you outdoors in Savannah's perfect spring weather.
1. Face your Fears on a Ghost Tour
Will you be the next guest to have an experience with one of Savannah's ghosts at the haunted locations on our ghost tours? There is only one way to find out, take one of many ghost tours in Savannah. Old Savannah Tours bringing the dead back to life. During the Graves Encounters Tour, guests will meet a couple different characters, which could include Anne Powell, Alice Riley, Matilda Sorrell, a yellow fever nurse, gravedigger or a southern bell named Susanna Beaumont. Reservations for both tours are strongly suggested. The Grave Encounters Tour begins nightly at 7:30 p.m. and is $22 for adults and $9 for children alone, $30 for adults and $18 for children with Sorrel Weed House or $48 for adults and $30 for children with dinner. The Express Tour is $20 for adults and $8 for children and has no stops, no characters and no discounts apply. The tour leaves daily every 45 minutes beginning at 9:30 a.m. until 3:15 p.m. For more information, go to oldsavannahtours.com or call Old Savannah Tours at (912) 234-8128.
2. Get Out and Run
There's no better place to run in the South than in Savannah. Its pristine weather, historical landmarks and beautifully lush scenery offer plenty of options that cater to the runner in you. From Susan B. Cohen's Race for the Cure to JCB's Mudfest, Savannah's run scene never lacks in the variety department. Taking place at the historic Grayson Stadium at Daffin Park, Nine Line hosts a 5k/10k run where the proceeds go towards benefiting veterans in need. The proceeds are to assist him in building his dream home, one that is 100% handicapped-accessible. Last year, the foundation raised over $65,000 for the construction to make SGT Eric Morante's dream a reality. The run was a wild success. It brought hope for Morante as well as proves that the south fully supports wounded veterans. Join this year to help another Vet who deserve's it like SGT Morante. For more information on the Nine Line Foundation, go to ninelinefoundation.org.
3. Relax on a Riverboat Cruise
If you’re looking for an exciting twist on a fine dining experience, step on board one of the Savannah riverboats. Located on Savannah’s historic River Street, the 600-passenger Savannah River Queen and 1,000-passenger Georgia Queen are serving up some of the city’s best food, best views, and unique cultural entertainment. The riverboat cruises allow you to delight in the refreshing river breezes while taking in breathtaking views of the Savannah River. Decorated in traditional riverboat red, white and blue, these floating palaces continue to transport visitors back to a time when elegance and relaxation were expected from river travel. There are a variety of cruises including the ever-popular sightseeing cruise, the dinner entertainment cruise, daily luncheon cruises, Sunday brunch, Monday night gospel entertainment cruise, the beautiful sunset cruise, and the moonlight cruise. To book your next cruise, go to savannahriverboat.com.
4. Join a Foodie Tour
Savannah is known for it's capacity to satisfy even the most avid of foodies. It's streets joyously present option after option for filling the belly. From seafood, to Italian, to Asian, to Southern, there is no shortage of restaurants to explore. Luckily for you, we know a few. Moon River Brewing Company has been a trailblazer from the very start. When they first opened in 1999, Georgia was one of the top three states for Anheuser-Busch drinkers. With so many locals stuck in their ways, serving craft brew to the public was no easy feat. Co-owner Gene Beeco said his best customers were tourists and those who moved to Savannah from somewhere else. Now, Moon River Brewing is leading the pack in a local industry that continues to see phenomenal growth. Craft beer lovers rejoice–this one is for you.
If you’re in the mood for sharing, you’ll want to wind your way down the stairs to the perfect spot, Jazz’d Tapas Bar. Nestled deep beneath the busy streets of the ordinary downtown nightlife waits a special scene complimented with live entertainment. Jazz’d Tapas Bar is the leader of Savannah’s underground scene, offering patrons plenty of delectable small plates and a round of creative cocktails.
With careful intentions to cook to perfection, Top Deck’s menu is loaded with Savannah classics. From smoked pork to hand rolled sushi, there’s something for everyone with no room for disappointment. Top Deck’s selection of signature cocktails are also a promised palate pleaser. Enjoy bartender their signature Top Deck Mojitos as you watch the sunset over the Savannah horizon.
Pay a visit to Morelia, Michoacán and you’ll find yourself immersed in regional culinary traditions that value delicious ingredients and time-honored techniques. Or, if you’re pressed for time and want that same experience closer to home, head to Tequila’s Town.
5. Join a the Festivities
As the Hostess City of the South, we like to celebrate our city through fun festivals for residents and visitors alike. At the end of April, the Savannah College of Art and Design’s Sidewalk Arts Festival takes to the scenic Forsyth Park to showcase the university’s talent with colorful chalk-art masterpieces. Or catch the artists at SCAD’s Sand Arts Festival in May. For the foodies of your group, the River Street Seafood Festival is a great opportunity to support local restaurants and put off your diet for a day to indulge in the freshest seafood in the area.