Romantic Dates in Savannah

Posted on January 27, 2017 by

If you’re looking to fall in love and be wrapped in romance at every streetlight and stop sign, Savannah is the place for you. With an ample amount of date spots, lush greenery and rich history, there’s never a dull moment or a dull date. Enjoy the art scene, explore the edge of the islands, tour the town, dance and dine, get physical with cycling the scenic routes or strolling the cemeteries. In the heart of the South and Georgia’s First City, celebrate your first date ruminating in the romantic rendezvous Savannah has to offer.

Picnic in the Park

Picnic in the Park

Whether it’s Forsyth, Daffin or even the many squares Savannah has to offer, there’s nothing like kicking it old school with a blanket, packed lunch, and great company. With warm weather most of the year, Spanish Moss and massive oak trees, Savannah’s parks are perfect for laying around in with your significant other and enjoying a midday meal. And with the open container laws, you can enjoy a drink or two if you so choose to rendezvous within the Downtown Historic District.

Tour Temptations

Tour Temptations

Tempted to tour the town? Put on your walking shoes, flying gear, sunglasses or night goggles because there’s a tour for everyone. Get out on the water with the Savannah Riverboat Cruises, hop into a helicopter with Old City Helicopters and see Savannah from the sky or get down with the ghosts on one of Savannah’s many ghost tours. Not feeling the walk or flight? No problem, sit back and let a horse and carriage ride take you back to olden days while exploring the Historic District.

Photo courtesy of Historic Savannah Carriage Tours.

Downtown Divinity

Downtown Divinity

Head downtown with your significant other and explore Savannah’s budding nightlife. Start the night with a romantic dinner, move your way onto a divine dessert and end it by dancing off those delightful dishes. Savannah has multiple romantic wine-and-dine spots both traditional and modern, including the Chive Sea Bar Lounge, Olde Pink House, The Florence, Elizabeth on 37th, Vic's on the River, Garibaldi Café and 700 Drayton Restaurant.

Photo by Geoff Johnson, courtesy of City Market.

Midnight Moonlight Walk

Midnight Moonlight Walk

In between gazing into each other’s eyes, take a minute or two to gaze up at the moon and the stars, out on Tybee Island. Pick a clear-sky, full moon night to walk by the waters or on the pier and enjoy the sea and the sand. Don’t forget to pack a blanket so you and your date can lie back and cuddle as you compare constellations and bask in the moonlight.

Cemetery Stroll

Cemetery Stroll

If seeing dead people is your thing then the Bonaventure Cemetery is for you. Don’t forget to wear comfortable shoes before you go out explore the massive cemetery. Filled with Spanish Moss and a great source of soaking up Savannah’s history, your significant other and you, will not run out of things to see and explore. And if you enjoy competitions, challenge each other to find some of the most popular graves, from Johnny Mercer and Conrad Aiken to Little Gracie Watson and Corinne Lawton.

Photo by Andrea Six.

An Art Affair

An Art Affair

Fall in love with Savannah’s flourishing and diverse art scene. With so many museums and galleries to visit, you and your significant other will not run out of art to see. Take a trip to the SCAD Museum of Art and explore the new exhibitions it has to offer. Visit the Telfair Museum and stroll around in the Jepson Center of Arts and if date night happens to fall on the first Friday of the month, venture out to the Starland District for Art March and visit all participating art stores and galleries, such as Oglethorpe Gallery, Sulfur Studios, Shop the Fox and more.

Photo courtesy of SCAD Museum of Art.

Literature Lovers

Literature Lovers

All about finding the right book? With cozy bookstores and coffee shops at almost every corner, literature lovers are right at home in Savannah. Pop into E. Shaver bookstore with your sweetheart and you’ll be met with shelves of new and old literature, as well as two playful kittens. Still haven’t found the right one? Have no fear, The Book Lady on East Liberty Street might have just what you’re looking for. And once you’ve ravished the shelves for the must-read sip and savor your new books with your date at Gallery Espresso, a cozy coffee shop just around the corner of The Book Lady that serves coffee classics and an assortment of loose-leaf teas.

Photo by Andrea Six.

Riverside Rendezvous

Riverside Rendezvous

Run down to the river on the first Friday of the month and enjoy the monthly fireworks display down on River Street. Feeling hungry? Snack on sweets from treats hand-made and fresh from Savannah’s Candy Kitchen or cake each other’s faces with ice-cream from Olympia Café. Your significant other and you can walk down to the docks, delicious desserts in hand, discover the monuments and take a ride on the ferry and admire Savannah from a distance as the fireworks flame overhead.

Photo by Nicolette Kay.

Square Cycling

Square Cycling

Each square in the Historic District is different and to pedal your way around the downtown area you’re going to encounter most of them. Grab a helmet, rent a bike and cycle your way through the city with your date, dodging dogs, cars and kids along the way. Make it a point to cycle each of the squares seeing what every corner of downtown Savannah has to offer and learning a bit more about Savannah’s lingering history.

Photo by Andrea Six.

Cinematic Charm

Cinematic Charm

Browse the theaters and excited your inner thespian! Be it Trustees, Lucas or Savannah Theatre, hop downtown and see what shows they have to offer. Make sure to grab a snack at the confections stand—enough to share, don't forget to grab two straws—and cozy up with your significant other as the curtains pull away and the show begins. If you're looking for live theater performance and show tunes, Savannah Theatre is where it's at. Looking for a film? Try Trustees or Lucas for classic films, which are both within walking distance of Leopold's, a famed Savannah sweet spot.

Photo by Nicolette Kay.