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6 Ways to Beat the Heat in Savannah

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Leopold's Ice Cream.

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Savannah is a popular destination because of its historic charm, beautiful weather and plenty of exciting things to do. While there are many activities you can do to enjoy Savannah’s pleasant warm weather, there are just as many that can cool you off from it, too. 

Service Brewing Co.


Sip the Day Away at a Brewery

Step out of the sun and into a brewery, where you can get the freshest, coldest beer imaginable. Savannah has grown into a great brew town, offering a variety of beers from breweries with their individual batches, flavors and personal touches. Coastal Empire Beer Co., Service Brewing Co., Moon River Brewing Co., and Southbound Brewing Co. each have different brews and their own special beer recipes. Learn more about Savannah's breweries here.

More of a spirits fan? Ghost Coast Distillery has some of the South’s finest craft spirits. Quench your thirst while learning all about Savannah’s spirited history.

Escape Savannah.


Test Your Wits

Escape the heat by stopping in Escape Savannah. Test your wits and skills against clues, riddles and puzzles in one of three themed interactive rooms. The rooms have cool air-conditioning, but you might break a sweat finding a way to escape haunted ghosts, pirate island or a zombie apocalypse. 


Tour the Telfair Museums

Not all of Savannah’s tours are outside! The Telfair Museums consists of three seperate museum experiences, each of which are an excellent way to indulge in history and art while staying cool. The Jepson Center is home to exceptional artwork and has a wonderful hands-on museum for kids. Stop inside the Owens-Thomas House and Slave Quarters to learn about its captivating history, or discover 19th and 20th century art at the Telfair Academy. 

Savannah Square Pops.


Have a Cold, Sweet One

We all scream for ice cream especially on sunshine-filled days. Grab a scoop of Mint Chocolate Chip from Leopold’s Ice Cream to cool down while also experiencing a true authentic ice cream parlor. For something a little more fruity and frozen, try Savannah Square Pops, a local shop with 22 flavors of handcrafted ice pops named after Savannah’s 22 squares. Try Watermelon-Kiwi or Blueberry Basil to stay icy cool.

Ellis Square


Make a Splash

Take your ice pop to the Ellis Square fountain, located by Savannah’s City Market. The fountain is a great place for kids to play, but there won't be any judgement  if you even decide to make a splash yourself!

Tybee Island, Savannah's beach.


Head to Savannah's Beach

Beat the heat by going to Savannah’s beach! Tybee Island is only 20 minutes from Savannah’s Historic District. Enjoy the wind in your hair by racing through the water on a jet ski from Tybee Jet Ski & Watersports, or grab a Rum Runner from North Beach Bar & Grill and take it right back to your beach chair. Whether you prefer cooling off in or out of the water, Tybee Island has plenty of options for beating the heat.

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