Reasons to Visit Savannah in the Spring
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They say that April showers bring May flowers, but Savannah can proudly boast great weather almost all spring long. With that being said, there are tons of activities, festivals and great ways to spend your days whenever you visit this season!
Savannah St. Patrick’s Day Parade
The annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade is one of Savannah’s most popular events of the year. In fact, it’s the third largest parade in the world! People from far and wide gather in our city to celebrate this fun holiday. Each year the crowds grow larger and the performances more specular. The atmosphere is something uniquely Savannah and something you don’t want to miss!
Instead of strolling along River Street, although that’s a fun activity to do when the weather’s nice, try riding a river boat cruise. The Savannah Riverboat Cruises are the towering yet beautiful red and white ships that dock on River Street. This particular cruise takes you up and down the Savannah River with the option of being a passenger for dinner, lunch/brunch or sunset. Enjoy a delicious meal, entertainment and a beautiful view of Savannah’s historic waterfront!
Prime Time for Music Festivals
Savannah hosts a variety of festivals throughout the year, and the spring is no exception, especially for music lovers. There’s the Savannah Stopover Music Festival, where hundreds of bands pass through and play on their way to Austin, Texas. Another music festival is the 17-day Savannah Music Festival that celebrates music of all sounds and genres.
Take a Peek Inside Stunning Homes
If you’re interested in the numerous historical homes (with beautiful décor to match) that dot Savannah and Tybee, purchase a ticket to attend The Annual Savannah Tour of Homes & Gardens or the Tybee Island Tour of Homes.
Start of Beach Weather
As the rain begins to clear and the temperature starts to rise, the beach becomes a very popular place during the springtime in Savannah. With access to numerous river ways as well as Tybee Island, it’s quite easy to find a spot in the sun. Tybee has many options for the more adventurous water-goers who might be interested in kayaking or jet skiing. Of course, planting a chair in the sand always acceptable!
Explore Historical Sites
Although Savannah is most known for its Historic Downtown and other vibrant districts, our city also a few other hidden treasures that make for a wonderful, family-friendly day trip. For hikers and outdoorsy folks, try Wormsloe State Historic Site or the Oatland Island Wildlife Center (which is home to a collection of native animals!). Savannah’s Moon River District is also a great place to visit as it’s home to a variety of state parks as well as the University of Georgia’s Aquarium.
Lounge in the Shade at Forsyth Park
Savannahians are grateful for the Spanish moss that drapes over all the live oak trees in our city, and tourists come to appreciate their shade as well. Head over to Forsyth Park for a lazy afternoon spent in the cool shade.
View the City from the Air
If you’d rather see the city from the air, try a helicopter tour! Old City Helicopters takes visitors on a bird’s eye view of the city and surrounding areas. They offer a variety of packages, so you’ll be able to see Savannah without breaking a sweat!