Romantic things to do in Savannah
As the oldest city in Georgia, Savannah is the picture of Southern hospitality and charm. From strolls along tree-lined streets to sipping on mint juleps, there are plenty of romantic things to do. So whether you plan to wear a searsucker suit as you picnic in the park or wear a swimsuit as you splash through the waves at Tybee Island, start packing for a stay at a Savannah bed and breakfast, and what's sure to be one of the most romantic trips of your life.
Take a Carriage Ride
Take a private carriage ride through the streets at dusk and you'll feel like you and your sweetheart are living in a movie. Have the Madison Tour Company pick you up from a romantic dinner and drive along cobblestone streets to see some of the city's most historic mansions.
Have a Drink at the Olde Pink House
One of the most historic restaurants in the city, The Olde Pink House has an intimate bar in the basement that is perfect for a romantic drink. Cozy up on a couch to listen to some live piano playing. Try sampling an appetizer of fried green tomatoes and sipping on one of the restaurant's custom cocktails.
Picnic in Forsyth Park
This 30-acre park is one of the most famous spots in the city - the 19th century cast-iron fountain was designed to resemble the grand fountain in Paris and is nothing short of breathtaking. Local couples love to pack picnics and spend lazy afternoons lounging on blankets beneath shady trees. On Saturdays, there's also a lovely farmer's market.
Learn to Cook
Looking to learn some good old-fashioned Southern cooking? Kitchens on the Square offers classes on Fridays and Saturdays. Students get the opportunity to observe some of the best chefs in the city and sample true Southern delicacies like shrimp and grits and the restaurant's famous banana bread twinkie. Don't forget to make a reservation!
Go on a Haunted Tour
While it may not seem particularly romantic at the time, haunted tours provide the perfect opportunity to squeeze each other tight. Unofficially crowned "America's Most Haunted City," the city’s long and storied past means there are plenty of spooky sights to see after dark.
Spring Time in Savannah
For a serious dose of southern hospitality, make your way to Savannah, Georgia. It's all about the city's seasonal fests this month, from the Savannah Boat show (March 20-22) to the Spring Celebration and Sheep Shearing (March 9) to the Savannah Music Festival (beginning March 26). Added bonus: the city's avenues are full of blooming azaleas.