In a place where huge live oak trees adorned in Spanish moss surround historic homes and create canopies that sunlight seeps through and glistens on those traversing the streets, romance lingers in air.
In Savannah picnics in the park are magical and date nights out downtown are dreamlike, but those are just a few of the many ways to create memories that you and your loved one will never forget. Here are some other great ways to get out and enjoy your time in Georgia’s First City:
Cozy Coffee Dates
Mornings are made so much better when a cup of coffee or hot chocolate is shared with warm croissants next to someone special, and there are more than a few places in Savannah to warm up and snuggle with your sweetie. If you’re on River Street, the new French Café M next to River Street Inn can’t be missed. It boasts mini pies and an assortment of hot and cold coffees and teas that are nothing less than delightful. A couple blocks south, Goose Feathers Café sits right off Ellis Square. This bakery and café is so picturesque, it’s hard not to love it, especially when you try the homemade croissants they’re famous for. And we can’t forget the two amazing neighborhood cafes that are nestled amid neighborhoods – Foxy Loxy and the Mate Factor – which are both beloved by many locals.
There are many ways to see the city but none have the romance like a carriage ride. Led by beautiful horses and insightful tour guides, carriage rides have been known to be a catalyst to many proposals in scenic squares around the city. White buggies with red cushions make for nothing less than a scene from a movie. See beautiful horses with braided manes with ribbons. Their carriage drivers, dressed in genteel southern attire, transport you to another time. Plus, with so many carriage companies, including Historic Savannah Carriage Tours, Plantation Carriage Tours and Carriage Tours of Savannah, it won’t be hard to book your tour.
Dining Out Downtown
Looking to impress at a fine dining establishment or hang out with your honey at a lively restaurant + bar? There are several wonderful places to eat out in Savannah. Wine and dine in style at the Olde Pink House. Or visit 17Hundred90, which oozes with romance some of the most loved southern fair.
For the adventurous eater who prefers a little more laid back experience, head on over to Treylor Park, where you’ll find an outdoor beer garden, along with an array of innovative and reimagined Southern food, including PB&J Chicken Wings, Grilled Apple Pie and Chicken & Pancake Tacos.
If you’re looking for somewhere the locals love, then Crystal Beer Parlor is the place to go. This cozy bistro and bar on Jones Street offers wonderful cocktails and over 80 beers. Their juicy burgers, delicious sandwiches and fresh seafood will make you want to come back again and again.
Maybe your idea of romance is more than dinner out, like dancing, entertainment and beautiful scenery. The Savannah Riverboat Cruises has it all to sweep your sweetheart off his or her feet. Couples wishing for something more exploratory can head out on the riverboats during the day. The Harbor Sightseeing Cruise offers a unique overview of Georgia’s First City. And those looking for a night of romance can opt for the two-hour Dinner Entertainment Cruises. Enjoy a southern buffet, dancing and stunning sunsets against a backdrop of the Talmadge Memorial Bridge.