These ladies sure do look like they are enjoying lunch at one of the best picnic spots in Savannah – Forsyth Park! With such beautiful fall weather upon us, it is a crime if you don’t take advantage of the outdoor utopias found in the Savannah squares and parks. Sunny skies, and fall breezes offer a wonderful opportunity to explore Savannah the way it should be seen: by foot.
Take Advantage of Savannah’s Squares & Parks
Now, after all of that exploring, you can surely work up an appetite. But, that doesn’t mean you need to eat inside! We have a list of the best picnic spots in Savannah to keep you connected to the outdoors! Make the most of Savannah’s squares and parks by planning a lunch, Savannah style. With 22 squares to choose from, it’s hard to decide where you should picnic, but here are some of the best picnic spots in Savannah.
Located in the heart of Savannah’s historic downtown are, and just a block from our Inn, Forsyth Park is our equivalent to Central Park in New York. An expansive green space, Forsyth Park is the perfect place for a picnic and rates at as our #1 Best Picnic Spots in Savannah. Ask the Innkeeper to make you picnic lunch (complete with wine, of course) to go. Or grab some food from the Forsyth Café located right on the park. There is also the Sentient Bean found at the south end of the park on Park Avenue right next to Brighter Day. The hardest part of your picnic will be choosing in which part of this 30-acre green space is your perfect picnic spot. Relax, stretch out, enjoy the breeze filtering through the leaves of the towering oaks, take a nap, even! Why else do we love Forsyth Park? The grandest free events occur here! Make plans to attend the Jazz Festival, September 21-27, and Picnic in the Park, taking place October 5. Before you leave the park, make sure to get your “I’m a Tourist” photo-op in front of the world-famous Forsyth Fountain. It is a beautiful as the pictures you have seen.
Make your way toward Reynolds Square for a picnic on one of its benches or lounge in one of the green spaces shaded by beautiful Spanish Moss-covered Oaks. Where do you pick up a lunch on the go? We highly recommend Leopold’s Ice Cream located on Broughton Street just a block over from the square. Not only does Leopold’s have the best ice cream in town, but they also make great sandwiches and fabulous fountain drinks. When you finish lunch, be sure to double back for post-picnic ice cream! Take a hint for the Savannah Pajama Shop Hop ladies, it’s worth every bite!
If you’re a chocolate lover, this is the Savannah picnic spot for you! Located on Bull and President’s St., Wright Square offers shaded benches, and a great spot for people watching. Stop by the Wright Square Café, grab some of their delicious chocolates and coffee, and head over to the square to enjoy. Afterwards, check out Tomochichi’s Monument located in Wright Square. Tomochichi was Chief to the Yamacraw Creek Tribe and welcomed founder, James Oglethorpe to build the city of Savannah. Legend has it, if you walk around his Monument three times and say “Tomochichi,” the Chief might have something to say right back!
Have you seen Forrest Gump? Well, if you didn’t know, most of the film was shot right here in Savannah. The famous “box of chocolates” scene was filmed right here on Chippewa Square. While you won’t find the bench where Forest sat, you can enjoy a picnic on any of the benches located around the square. Before you get to the famous square, stop by the Soho Café located on Liberty Street, just a hop, skip and a jump from Chippewa Square. Grab one of their signature salads or sandwiches, all made with local ingredients and enjoy at one of the best picnic spots in Savannah.
Plan Your Picnic With Us!
What’s a picnic without some bubbly? Grab a bottle from the Azalea Inn and Villas before you head out to one of the best picnic spots in Savannah! Book your trip with Azalea Inn & Gardens and allow us to make reservations and suggestions for your special trip to the Hostess City. Make the most of Savannah’s squares and parks during your trip, as well as the wonderful local cuisine and scenery.
Azalea Inn and Villas, a Savannah GA bed and breakfast inn, invites you to reserve a room today to begin enjoying the best experiences in our city, which Travel + Leisure Magazine acclaimed as a “World’s Best City.”