Named one of the most romantic U.S. cities, Savannah, Georgia, has plenty to keep you and your sweetie in a romantic mood. Lovebirds by the thousands have enjoyed the sultry beauty of Savannah’s Old South charms, whether by strolling through the many squares and parks, enjoying a romantic meal or touring the historic district by carriage. Take advantage of Savannah’s storied past by partaking of a unique romantic activity during your next visit with your special someone.
Inns and Hotels
Set the romantic mood from the beginning by choosing the right accommodations. Savannah is seemingly overflowing with romantic hotels, inns and bed and breakfast establishments. Choose a room at the Olde Harbour Inn that has a balcony overlooking the riverfront. The bed and breakfast is in the ideal location along the Savannah River close to many city attractions you’ll want to explore and is supposedly haunted as well; maybe you can catch a glimpse of “Hank” in the halls. The Foley House Inn is actually two grand mansions on Chippewa Square with private carriage house rooms in addition to rooms overlooking romantic gardens. Enjoy evening wine and hors d’oeuvres in the secluded courtyard before heading out to explore the city’s Historic District right outside the inn’s doors.
One of the best ways to explore Savannah, especially if your time is limited, is with a guided tour. Trolley tours allow you to jump on and off at different stops, but sharing a trolley with dozens of other people isn’t conducive to romance. A walking tour can give you a peek into Savannah’s historic homes or allow you to get to know the city’s many ghostly inhabitants. Couples can enjoy the city’s fascinating and romantic history on a private, evening horse-drawn carriage tour. Don’t be afraid to ask your guide to customize the tour for you. You can arrange for the carriage to pick you up at a romantic restaurant and deliver you to your inn at the end of the night.
Squares and Parks
Majestic oak trees, fountains and monuments fill the green spaces of the 22 city squares. Stroll through and appreciate the fountains in Orleans and Columbus squares, or enjoy a quiet moment in the gazebo in Whitfield Square. Several monuments, fountains and secluded benches make the 30-acre Forsyth Park on Bull Street an ideal way to cap a romantic evening or to enjoy a private picnic lunch. Enjoy river breezes while strolling through Morrell Park on the riverfront. The city is also home to many pocket or vest parks tucked into side streets and just off cobblestone streets. Discover them while strolling through the city.
Savannah is home to many romantic restaurants, including the Olde Pink House in Planters Inn on Reynolds Square. Head down to the tavern bar in the basement and relax on the couch with a drink from the bar while you listen to the pianist. For an especially romantic touch, have one of the singers serenade you both at your table. Piano players and ghostly visits are common at the quiet and romantic 17Hundred90 Inn restaurant. Fireplaces and brick floors help create a cozy atmosphere for intimate meals. Dinner at the Sapphire Grill means a secluded, candlelit table where the servers are knowledgeable and quick to suggest the perfect wine pairing. A converted building on Congress Street, the Sapphire Grill is within the Historic District and within an easy after-dinner stroll of the riverfront.