9 Reasons to Visit Savannah in 2019

Savannah at sunset.

Categories: Things to Do

This year, resolve to visit Savannah! Kickstart your Savannah getaway by learning about the exciting happenings coming in 2019.

The Trade Room inside The Alida Hotel.


New Things to Do

Savannah has recently welcomed many new businesses that are worthy of your visit. Take for instance the Perry Lane Hotel, a four-star luxury hotel in Savannah’s Historic District that features a rooftop bar and pool, a lively restaurant and chic rooms. Head further downtown to the brand new The Alida Hotel, a laidback yet sophisticated property overlooking the gorgeous Savannah River. Interested in new cuisine? Try out one of Savannah’s new restaurants, Husk Savannah, The Grey Market, or Emporium Kitchen and Wine Market


Gorgeous Azaleas

In the springtime, Savannah is bright with gorgeous azaleas! Stroll through the Historic District and admire the vibrant blossoms, which typically bloom in late February and early March. Azaleas make the perfect backdrop for photographs, so don’t forget to bring your camera. 


The Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade

Dress from head to toe in emerald green and head to Savannah’s biggest event of the year – the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade. See school marching bands, dancers and floats parade throughout Savannah’s Historic District. This year’s event lands on a Saturday, so the whole family can join in on the fun!

Publix Savannah Women's Half Marathon & 5K


Reasons to Run

If running a race is on your 2019 bucket list, Savannah is where you need to be. Start off the year by conquering the Critz Tybee Run at Tybee Island, Savannah’s beach. In the spring, race along azalea-filled streets at the Publix Savannah Women’s Half & 5K. Blaze across Savannah’s Talmadge Bridge at the annual Enmarket Savannah Bridge Run. And don’t forget about the Savannah Rock n’ Roll Marathon and Half Marathon, where musicians jam out on stages throughout the race. 

Savannah Music Festival


Music Festivals Galore

Get your dancing shoes ready! Find your new favorite artist at the Savannah Stopover Music Festival, a three-day festival that brings hundreds of up-and-coming musicians to Savannah. Be amazed by world-class musicians from around the globe at the Savannah Music Festival. In the fall, well-known jazz artists, local legends and rising high school stars converge in Savannah for the annual Jazz Festival. This year in Savannah, you’re sure to find a festival that will move your musical soul.


Mild Temperatures

Savannah’s year-round mild temperatures make for the perfect climate to explore the outdoors. Stroll through Savannah’s walkable Historic District and admire the city’s architecture, nature and scenes. Head to Forsyth Park for a quaint afternoon picnic beneath Spanish moss-draped live oaks, or dine al fresco at one of Savannah’s lively restaurants. This year, be sure to take a breath of fresh air in Savannah!

The famous Trustees Theater on Broughton Street is a Savannah Film Fesival film venue.

Exciting Events

There’s no shortage of fun things to do in Savannah! Celebrate African American art, culture and music at the annual Savannah Black Heritage Festival, or tour Savannah’s gorgeous private homes at the Tour of Homes and Gardens. See films of all genres before they hit theaters at the SCAD Savannah Film Festival, and get a taste of the LowCountry at the annual Savannah Food & Wine Festival. Savannah plays host to hundreds of events during 2019. Check out our event calendar to learn more.

Ghost Tour


Ghostly Sights

You don’t need to wait until Halloween to catch sight of Savannah’s spirits – the city is haunted all year round! With the help of Savannah’s ghost tour companies, like the Grave Encounters Trolley Tour, Blue Orb and Anderson in Savannah, you’ll surely learn something new about Savannah’s haunted past and present.

Tybee Island Pier is a great spot to catch the last sun rays of the day


Tybee Island

Did we mention that Savannah has a beach? Tybee Island is located only 20 minutes away from Savannah’s Historic District. Splash in the waves, dig your toes in the warm sand and munch on coastal cuisine this year on Tybee Island.

These reasons are just the beginning! Be sure to explore our website for other exciting things to do and must-do activities for first-time visitors.

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