September and October in Savannah means blue skies, cool breezes, and temperatures in the mid to low seventies. Savannah in the Fall offers perfect weather for walking around the Hostess City. The days and nights are perfect for taking in the wonderful sights, breathtaking architecture and scenery.
Walk along River Street and enjoy the cool breezes that come off the water. Do some shopping on Broughton Street, and don’t forget to stop at Leopold’s for a scoop of delicious ice cream! Stroll around the shaded squares found all around the downtown area. Enjoy the historic monuments and locations all over this incredible walking city.
Savannah in the Fall might mean you are ready to strut and Lunch with Marilyn. You know who we mean, THE Marilyn. Okay, it’s a Savannah-based Marilyn Monroe statue in City Market, but still… You can catch lunch at Vinnie Van Go Go’s and enjoy a slice of pizza while you cozy up to Marilyn.
Maybe you want to grab one of the best sandwiches in America at Zunzi’s, located on York Street. Bid your time enjoying your lunch in their outdoor seating area. Insider tip: You are only a few steps from Oglethorpe Square. Why not stroll on over and relax on a bench in the shade?
Later, head over to Vic’s for drinks and dinner accompanied by a view of the river and impressive cargo ships.
Fall Events & Activities in Savannah
Savannah in the Fall offers wonderful events and activities providing ample opportunity to experience the gorgeous weather.
Enjoy the Annual Savannah Jazz Festival in Forsyth Park taking place September 21-27. Let us pack up a picnic to take to the park along with a bottle of your favorite beverage. Grab a blanket or some beach chairs and enjoy the local music!
Okay, so September holidays don’t include Valentine’s day but, why not indulge anyway? International Chocolate Day (13th) and National White Chocolate Day (22nd) are good enough reason for us! PS: Don’t forget to stop in at Chocolat by Adam Turoni for some of the best handmade chocolates in Savannah. You can find the store at 323 West Broughton Street.
One of our favorite October events is Picnic in the Park – an extravaganza of music and food and friendship. This favorite event takes place on October 5 in Forsyth Park. Picnic-goers with a creative flair and a competitive nature will vie for the best picnic spread that emulates this year’s theme “Fly Me to the Moon.” Contestants are encouraged to design their picnic spread inspired by elegance, luminescence, and romance. This is easily one of the most spectacular picnic events in Georgia, if not the entire East Coast! Reserve your room now because this is always a sell-out!
Oktober Fest and Hilton Head Island Concours d’Elegance & Motoring Festival are also in October, giving visitors the chance to sample some German cuisine and enjoy live entertainment on the waterfront. Later in October head across the River to Hutchison Island for the Concours d’Elegance Did you know Savannah was the Birthplace of Gran Prix racing? Enjoy a glimpse into the inner workings of racing with a visit of the Speed Classic.
Race cars not your thing? Maybe Tall Ships are! Tour the Tall Ship, El Galeon, a replica of the ship that Ponce de Leon sailed in 1513 to Florida. The ship will grace the Savannah Riverfront from October 24 through November 2. (The ship is also used in the filming of the television show, Crossbones.)
Don’t Miss Out on Savannah in the Fall
With such beautiful weather, the possibilities are endless! Let us know and we’ll make all the arrangements … and cue you into the fun of discovering some of Savannah‘s best kept secrets! Book your trip to the Azalea Inn and Villas to experience the beauty of Savannah in the Fall.
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.”
Savannah is the city where you can indulge your love of the ocean, even in October! We’ve been known to swim while others around the country are wearing their sweaters already. Besides putting the final touches on your summer tan, swimming and all the other fun stuff to do in Savannah, there are 2 amazing events in October you can’t miss.
When you visit Savannah in October you will experience the arrival of two replica tall ships from the shores of Spain AND attend a weekend festival dedicated exclusively to pirates.
Visit Savannah in October to See the Tall Ships
The tall ships are relics of the past named El Galeon and Nao Victoria. El Galeon is the replica of the ship that Ponce de Leon sailed way back in 1513 to the land we now know as Florida. Nao Victoria was the first ship to circumnavigate the world.
Rumor has it that at the end of October the ships will be docked on River Street. Daily tours will welcome you aboard as honored guests and teach you about the marvels and the mayhem of sailing in the 16th century.
Who doesn’t love a little fame? El Galeon is the ship used in the filming of the new television show Crossbones which features John Malkovich as the infamous pirate Blackbeard. Speaking of pirates…
Pirate Fest: A Must-See When You Visit Savannah in October
The Tybee Island Pirate Fest is taking place October 9-12, 2014. This 9th year of the beloved event is something you won’t want to miss. There’s a Thieve’s Market for those pirates among you searching for treasure. Most everyone is in costume on the island, which is only a 20 minute drive from Savannah’s historic district. Time to schedule that last hurrah, folks! Come to Savannah in October.
Azalea Inn and Gardens, 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.”