There could never be a bad time to visit Savannah. Some say, however, that summer is the best time.
Summer may have started officially on June 21, but Fourth of July on the Waterfront is a great official kick off to the season in Savannah. That being said, the best time to visit Savannah is now!
A Day on the Beach
While St. Patrick’s day is quite the party in Georgia’s oldest town, summer is the perfect time for beaching it on Tybee Island.
Tybee Island, known as “Savannah’s Beach,” is thought to be Georgia’s version of Coney Island. The historic lighthouse at the north end of the island is a must-see on your trip. And if you’re driving and have several days to spend, Hilton Head Island, Little Tybee Island and Wassaw Island are also near Savannah and would be great to visit.
High temperatures range from the low 70s to the low 90s during summer in Savannah. While some people want to avoid the heat, it’s actually one of the best times to visit because of fewer crowds and better deals. It’s also the best time to get into the best restaurants in Savannah, like Belford’s at 315 West Julian Street. They’re located in the heart of the historic district in City Market, another stop to add to the list. You should also try A. Lure Restaurant, at 309 West Congress Street.
Another reason summer is the best time to visit Savannah is because it is one of the least expensive seasons. Because fewer people are flocking to the historic city during summer, you can usually cash in on spectacular deals.
From booking your stay at the Presidents’ Quarters Inn to securing your flight or finding things to do while you are here, you’re likely to find you’ll save a great amount of money by visiting this season.
In fact, if you book a room through the end of August, you’ll receive 20-percent off at the Presidents’ Quarters Inn. The discount will be reflected when you search available rooms.
The Time to Unwind
Just because there are fewer people in town, doesn’t mean there’s anything less to do. Summer is a time to let your hair down, relax and unwind. It’s a season of long, lazy days, but if sitting isn’t your thing, there are also plenty of other sites to set your eyes on during summer.
Meander through the historic district’s verdant squares, or take a Spanish moss-canopied stroll through Bonaventure Cemetery.
There’s also plenty to do for the sports fan. Go see the Savannah Sand Gnats, a New York Mets farm-system affiliate, or hit up a golf course, like the Wilmington Island Club.
If you enjoy music, The Savannah Theatre is offering a two-hour explosion of 60s, 70s and 80s tunes all summer long, or you can take part in First Friday and First Saturdays on the River for fireworks each month.
Now is the Time
Now that you’ve decided summer is the best time to visit Savannah, don’t forget to reserve your room at the best Bed and Breakfast in Savannah. Presidents’ Quarters Inn offers seasonal getaway packages and specials. Check out our specials and packages now that range in focus from Southern history to spa and festivals. Click here for availability! And for even more recommendations on things to do in Savannah, GA, download a free copy of our Savannah Vacation Guide.
Photo courtesy of: Rory Finneren