The Ultimate Romantic Getaway Guide to Savannah

Savannah tops the list of most romantic destination cities in the U.S. Here's the how-to guide to planning a lovely weekend getaway in the Hostess City.

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February is the month of love. Far enough removed from the holiday season and with time to go until spring break, the year’s most romantic month can be the perfect excuse to get away for a weekend. Travelers can avoid the busy seasons around the holidays and spring break and enjoy the quiet lull in between. 

South’s Ultimate Romantic Getaway Guide can be translated to any month, but we recommend February for the most romantic setting. At this time of year, Savannah is on the cusp of spring; temperatures are getting warmer and plants are just starting to bloom. Prices are better outside of the busy holiday season and before hectic spring break. Visitors might experience more rain than usual, but with plenty of options at our hotel of choice—Mansion on Forsyth Park—guests will never miss a beat. The amenities and accommodations the Mansion has to offer are simply unmatched in its category, making it the obvious and only choice for a romantic getaway. Continue reading for local suggestions, all in walking distance from the Mansion and are sure to infuse a weekend with charm and magic.

Where to Stay: Mansion on Forsyth Park

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Mansion on Forsyth Park is the quintessential choice for a romantic getaway in Savannah. To fully experience the charm the city has to offer, visitors (and residents alike) should compliment an outing in the Hostess City with the perfect hotel. Mansion on Forsyth Park sets the foundation for a lovely weekend with amorous accommodations (with plenty of special packages and promotions) and alluring amenities. The hotel’s prime location—overlooking Forsyth Park in the heart of the Historic District and Victorian District—simply cannot be beat.

Amenities

Date ideas at the Mansion:

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1. Cooking School

Hone your skills or take the opportunity to try something new with 700 Drayton’s Executive Chef Jason Winn. Guests can perfect knife skills, learn to grill, cook the perfect pasta, conquer seafood and plate beautiful desserts. Dinner and wine is included with the class, so guests can enjoy a more memorable experience than a typical dinner. Browse the classes offered, from Lowcountry staples, to classic Italian, to international street food and more here.

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2. Afternoon Tea

This is no ordinary tea; indulge in an affair fit for a royal, outfitted with the most elegant serveware, dinnerware and silverware. Enjoy a luxurious spread of light bites, from sandwiches to scones, and cakes to macaroons. Guests can dine indoors or al fresco and choose from over 12 teas. Learn more about tea services at kesslercollection.com/mansion.

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3. Poseidon Spa

The sublime, water-inspired treatments at the Poseidon Spa promote a lifestyle of tranquility and relaxation. Enjoy a range of custom massages, facials, detox treatments, nail services and waxing. Everyone needs a moment to practice self-care. View more spa details here.

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4. Dinner and Drinks

No evening is complete without an exceptional dining experience. Enjoy delightful libations (and oftentimes, live music) in the Bösendorfer Lounge, then make your way to 700 Drayton for dinner. The restaurant’s newly refreshed menu offers coastal Georgia favorites, with amazing local seafood options and other mouthwatering dishes.

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5. Art Gallery

Browse an exquisite collection of paintings, sculptures and jewelry curated from many local and up-and-coming artists. Each work or collection of works tells a story, transporting the onlooker to a world of imagination and visual escapism.

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6. Courtyard and Boutique Pool

Enjoy the pleasant weather in springtime in Savannah in the gorgeous outdoor marble courtyard. Guests can enjoy a heated outdoor pool on warmer, sunnier days. The boutique pool is a tranquil oasis in the middle of the Mansion, perfect for an afternoon escape.

Accommodations

Part of the reason that the Mansion is the most romantic choice is due to the stunning rooms, customizable enhancements and stay packages offered. There are no rooms more luxurious and dreamy to be found anywhere else in Savannah. Indulge in plush bedding and sophisticated styling, elegant furniture and claw foot tubs.

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Enhance any stay with a “bath butler”(champagne for two, bubble bath and bed turn-down service), champagne and strawberries, and/or flowers. These enhancements add a serious wow-factor to any romantic evening. In February, guests can take advantage these special packages:

Enchanted Evening“: Elevate your stay with cocktails for two in one of our lounges before enjoying a reimagined dining experience at 700 Drayton with breakfast and dinner for two during your stay.

Staycation“: Embrace the independent spirit with a Staycation at the Mansion on Forsyth Park. Enjoy overnight accommodations, a charcuterie plate and choice of champagne or wine upon check-in and breakfast for two.

GA Resident Rate“: Enjoy a special discounted rate as a Georgia resident. It pays to be a local!

Trolley Package“: Experience the magic of Savannah with an exclusive trolley tour, starting and ending at the Mansion on Forsyth Park. This package includes two tickets for Savannah Trolley Tour and two drinks at the bar. Come experience the Hostess City like a local.

What to do during your stay:

The hardest part of planning the perfect getaway is picking the right hotel; because in Savannah, the rest kind of just falls into place. Step out the front doors and meander over to Forsyth Park, where the options for activities are endless. Stop by Brighter Day for some picnic essentials (and maybe the wine shop next door, Le Chai) and share a leisurely lunch under the live oaks. The people watching does not disappoint. On any given day, park goers are playing pick-up sports, lounging in chairs, strolling through the gardens, admiring the fountain, soaking in some sunshine or enjoying live music from Collins Quarter.

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Stroll through the Victorian District and let the stunning architecture inspire the weekend. See fine examples of Victorian homes dating to the 1800s. Prominent features on the two-story frame homes include turrets, towers, bay windows, decorative trim and whimsical colors. The Victorian District also coincides with the Historic Landmark District. Continue to indulge in beautiful architecture, including 22 squares, museums, monuments, restored 18th-century homes, boutiques and more than 100 restaurants. The best part about Savannah—and a truly Southern characteristic—is that you don’t need a detailed itinerary to enjoy the city; just go with the flow and the Hostess City will not disappoint!

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To learn more about the Mansion on Forsyth’s amenities, special packages and more, visit kesslercollection.com/mansion or call 912.238.5158.