Romantic Things To Do in Savannah, Georgia

Stop and say hello to one of the most beautiful cities in the South…. Whether you are planning a weekend getaway or want to spend a romantic week together, Savannah is the perfect place to explore. Get your romantic weekend started with these ideas and things to do in Savannah, Georgia.

As the oldest city in Georgia, Savannah’s rich history and enchanting beauty can be found around every corner. From the Spanish moss trickling from the oak trees to the cobblestone streets leading to historical landmarks, you and your beau won’t run short on outdoor activities and experiences in this charming southern city!

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Intrigued by what Savannah, GA, has to offer but love the outdoors and keeping things budget-friendly?

This guide is just for you! The beauty of taking in the sights of a place as special as Savannah is that everything is pretty walkable, and sightseeing is free! Sure, we threw in one city tour that costs money, but oooh boy, will it crank up the romance! Ready to enjoy the Georgia sun on your skin and marvel at the Spanish moss and breathtaking architecture? Oh, don’t forget to eat some fried chicken and grits! Your adventure awaits you…

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There really is something about the city of Savannah that will bring you and your partner closer and strengthen your relationship as you laugh, learn, and cherish some quality time together. 

Whether you two are looking for quiet and relaxing experiences or something a bit more adventurous and lively, this hand-picked selection of things to do in Savannah, Georgia, will be perfect for you to enjoy with your significant other.

Take a Romantic Stroll Down River Street

Savannah, Georgia, USA bars and restaurants on River Street.
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When it comes to romantic things to do in Savannah, Georgia, River Street is a must-see, offering a unique blend of old-world charm and modern flare. Along the Savannah River, this picturesque waterfront promenade is lined with old cotton warehouses that have been transformed into quaint shops, restaurants, and galleries. 

Along your romantic stroll, walk hand-in-hand, taking in scenic views of massive cargo ships on the water. As you walk further on these 200-year-old cobblestone streets, you’ll discover historical homes, monuments, and statues, giving you a glimpse into what once was.

What was once a port that brought goods to Savannah is now an attraction for all to see! After a day filled with exploring River Street, head to one of the many rooftop bars and restaurants for good eats and beautiful views of the sunset over the river.

Tip: Love beautiful streets like these? Then you’ve got to check out Jones Street. Known as one of the prettiest streets in Savannah (and arguably the United States), Jones Street is adorned with stunning homes, breathtaking architecture, and lush greenery. Take a stroll with your loved one and soak in the sights!

Enjoy a Cozy Picnic Together

Picnic basket with strawberries, grapes and buns on the green grass in the garden
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Grab a bite to eat or bring your lunch to one of the many parks in Savannah and enjoy a nice, quiet picnic together. The parks are all well-maintained and offer a gorgeous backdrop to your romantic outdoor lunch. 

You and your partner will be surrounded by beautiful blossoming flowers and nature while you unplug and reconnect. Our favorite parks in Savannah for a picnic include Forsyth Park, Whitfield Square, Chippewa Square, Whitemarsh Preserve, and Harris Neck. 

Savannah’s parks are quite unique. Many feature enchanting oak tree canopies, historical monuments and fountains, and even fairytale-like gardens. Pack a blanket, some snacks, and a bottle of wine, and spend a peaceful afternoon gazing into each other’s eyes.

Insider tip: Have an interest in all things spooky? Have your picnic in Laurel Grove Cemetary! This hidden gem is a beautiful and eerie historical cemetery, the perfect spot for a unique picnic experience.

Visit Forsyth Park

Savannah, Georgia, USA at Forsyth Park Fountain.
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One of the many popular outdoorsy things to do in Savannah, Georgia, is visiting Forsyth Park. Located in the historic district, this 30-acre park is filled with lush greenery, fragrant flowers, and an infectious atmosphere that will make you and your partner feel relaxed and in love. 

It’s full of everything you need to have an adventurous day out. You can take a lovely stroll through the park to see some of Savannah’s best. If you’d rather ride than walk, you can grab a couple of the bikes and tour the area.

While you’re visiting the park, make sure to take some time to appreciate the beautiful scenery, explore the local farmer’s market, and enjoy the live music and art performances by local artists. Also, don’t forget to admire the elegant historic buildings that have been restored in the area! There’s no better way to spend the day with your significant other than at Forsyth Park.

Insider tip: Looking for some added romance? Plan your visit to Forsyth Park during the spring season when the park is in full bloom with stunning azaleas and magnolias.

Want to go on a nature walk? Savanah may be pretty flat, but there are some beautiful Trails to explore. Hunting Island, Fort McCallister, Wormsloe, and Fort Pulaski National Monument all feature scenic trails perfect for a romantic nature walk with your partner. 

Take a Carriage Ride

Green and yellow carriage on a brick street with trees in Savannah Georgia.
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See the city in a whole new way as you cuddle up together in the back of a beautifully decorated carriage. Your carriage guide will take you around the charming city center to see some of the best sites in the area. 

From historical buildings and iconic squares to secret gardens and hidden alleyways, a carriage ride is one of the best ways to get a unique perspective on this historic city. As you take in the sights, your guide will share stories and fun facts about the city’s past, making this a romantic and educational experience all in one!

These tours last about an hour, giving you lots of quiet time together as you experience the beauty of Savannah. Cozy up under a blanket and let the clip-clops of the horse’s hooves take you to another time while you enjoy each other’s company.

Insider tip: Another great way to your the city is a hop-off trolley tour! Old Savannah Tours offers a unique tour experience where you can hop on and off the trolley at your leisure, perfect for exploring the city at your own pace.

Our Favorite Places to Eat in Savannah

  • Common Thread
  • Cotton and Rye
  • The Olde Pink House
  • Husk – our absolute favorite
  • Cuban Window Cafe
  • Kayak Kafé
Homemade Shrimp and Grits with Pork and Cheddar in Savannah Georgia
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Explore the Squares

Charming parklike square (one of twenty two such squares) in the historic district of Savannah, Georgia, USA
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Throughout Savannah, you will find over 20 outdoor squares that you can stroll through. Each one has its own style of charm and history to explore. Take a romantic walk through the park as you hold hands and see some of the beauty the city has to offer. 

Ellis Square is one of the more popular ones, known for its beautiful fountain and regular live music performances. For a more secluded experience, seek out one of the lesser-known squares like Columbia Square. This spot usually doesn’t have many people, and at night, you can hear frogs croaking, creating a serene and romantic setting. 

Savannah’s squares are also surrounded by some of the city’s most iconic architecture and monuments, making them ideal spots for couples who love to take pictures together. Don’t forget to snap some photos and capture those special moments!

Insider tip: For those history-buff couples, we highly recommend visiting the Owens-Thomas House and Slave Quarters at Lafayette Square. This unique tour offers a glimpse into the lives of both wealthy homeowners and enslaved individuals during Savannah’s early years. It’s a truly eye-opening and educational experience.

Experience Everything Tybee Island Has to Offer

Tybee Island is one of the must-see things to do in Savannah, Georgia. It’s a popular spot as there are so many things to do, experience, and see. Take a trip to the beach on Tybee Island and soak up some sun, view the amazing sunrises or sunsets, take a moonlight walk, or go for a swim or surf the waters. 

Tybee Island, Georgia, USA at the lighthouse at dusk.
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You can then enjoy some specialty beach drinks and fresh seafood dishes from one of the local restaurants. We loved eating at The Crab Shack when we were there. Its patio seating overlooking Chimney Creek was such a treat!

For those who love the water, Captain Derek’s Dolphin Adventures offers unforgettable dolphin cruise tours. Choose a daytime tour or a sunset tour to go a little more romantic. Your travel guides will provide you with lots of information about the island and fun facts to keep you both entertained. 

Insider tip: Want a romantic place to stay? Book a stay at the Tybee Island Lighthouse Inn Bed & Breakfast, where you can spend the night in a historic lighthouse keeper’s cottage. It’s the perfect romantic escape on this beautiful island! 

The Gastonian bedroom with claw-foot tub in Savannah Georgia.
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Hotel recommendation

The Gastonian

Where Southern hospitality meets luxury living, The Gastonian offers the best of both worlds. It’s located in the heart of Savannah, which makes it an ideal destination for travelers looking to experience the rich history and culture of the South.

With its close proximity to popular attractions such as Forsyth Park, River Street, and City Market, guests at The Gastonian can easily explore the city and all it has to offer.

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What is Savannah, Georgia, best known for?

Savannah is a long-standing city known throughout the country for its beautiful coastal landscapes, its well-preserved architecture, and its rich, vibrant history. And while some tenets of Savannah’s history are famous – like the life of Juliette Gordon Low and the famous Forrest Gump scene – others are lesser known.

Is Savannah a walking town?

Savannah is an extremely walkable city that is perfect for strolling, but sometimes, it’s nice to give your feet a rest and take a ride through the city. Adventurers – this one’s for you! Make the most of your vacation with these fabulous ways to get around Savannah.

What is the best month to visit Savannah?

The best time to visit Savannah is from March to July when the weather is warm and pleasant, and the flowers are in full bloom.

What should I wear in Savannah?

The weather in Savannah is moderate year-round, with an abundance of sunshine. For most of the year, short sleeves and light-layered clothing are all you need.

Savannah, Georgia, USA skyline on the Savannah River at dusk.
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Pack Your Suitcase…

There are so many romantic things to do in Savannah, Georgia, to enrich your senses and bring you closer as a couple. From carriage rides to beach walks, this charming city is guaranteed to hold a place in couples’ hearts long after they leave. 

As you plan your trip, make sure to pack essentials such as comfortable walking shoes, sunscreen, a camera, and a sense of adventure! 

We hope these things to do in Savannah, Georgia, will give you and your partner an unforgettable experience in this beautiful city. So get ready to fall in love all over again in one of the most charming cities in the South. 

Have you paid a visit to the wonderful Savannah? We’d love to hear your experience, especially if you brought a special someone 😉 For more ideas and inspo on how to spend your romantic getaway, subscribe to our newsletter!

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