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 are quite as romantic as the carriage rides. 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. But it’s not just the surroundings and the seat that will amaze you; just seeing the beautiful horses whose braided manes have red and white ribbons and their carriage driver dressed as a genteel southern planter will 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
Whether you’re 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. The Olde Pink House is well known for wining and dining, but an alternative with delicious food is 17Hundred90, which boasts some of the most loved southern fair, like fried green tomatoes, and many other amazing dishes, including their Cranberry Stuffed Pork Tenderloin.
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. In addition to wonderful cocktails and over 80 beers, this cozy bistro and bar on the beautiful Jones Street has juicy burgers, delicious sandwiches and fresh seafood that’ll make you want to come back again and again.
But maybe you want 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 with the Harbor Sightseeing Cruise and learn about Georgia’s First City while getting a completely new view of it. And those looking to set the mood for a great night can go out on the two-hour Dinner Entertainment Cruises to see stunning sunset against a backdrop of the Talmadge Memorial Bridge while eating a tasty southern buffet before getting out on the dance floor.