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.”
Today we are bringing you 3 great events that just might tip the scales in your favor for spending some of your Autumn in Savannah.
Beer geeks BEWARE, if you keep reading you will visit us. Savannah Craft Brew Fest kicks off Labor Day Weekend in Savannah, a testament to that truly beloved riverside beer-drinkin’ fun in our city! Saturday, August 30, 2014 you can walk downtown then take a free ferry over the Savannah River to the 7th annual Craft Brew Fest. Attendees number upwards of 5,000 – so you know they’ve got to be doing something right!
Autumn in Savannah featuring: THE SAVANNAH JAZZ FESTIVAL
MUSIC LOVERS, this event is for you. If you make plans to visit Savannah during the Savannah Jazz Festival in 2014 we are positive you won’t be disappointed.
From September 21 – 27 you get a whole week of FREE activities. The first Savannah Jazz Festival (in 1983) was organized by Savannah’s late jazz legend Ben Tucker. He shared his knowledge and talent generously with everyone who wanted to learn more about America’s original music.
Our B&B is just a short walk from the Jazz Festival’s main stage in Forsyth Park. By “short walk” we mean less than 5 minutes. Top that!
Autumn in Savannah featuring: SAVANNAH FILM FESTIVAL
For the movie-buffs among you, this is a PERFECT excuse to visit! You’ll want to check the schedule then visit Savannah anytime from October 25 – November 1, 2014. Aspiring filmmakers and accomplished movie-makers alike gather together for competition film screenings, special screenings, workshops, panels, and lectures. Over 40,000 people attend the Savannah Film Festival presented by The Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD). I hope you are one of them.
Experience Autumn in Savannah!
You won’t even miss those dog days of summer when you extend the season. How? Autumn in Savannah, when we attend amazing events, swim in our Inn’s backyard pool and still turn up the AC. Yes, our pool is incredible.
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.”
If you haven’t already planned your next vacation in Savannah, visit Savannah for the Savannah Jazz Festival this year! The 2013 Jazz Festival lasts from Sunday, September 22 to Sunday, September 28. That’s a whole WEEK of activities centered around JAZZ, America’s original music.
While we are not going to go into a history lesson about the musical genre, we WILL keep repeating that when you visit Savannah for the Savannah Jazz Festival at the end of September, you will sure be happy with your life choices.
Here’s the highlights of the Jazz festival from where we’re sitting, which is just a short walk from the Jazz Festival’s main stage. By “short walk” we mean less than 5 minutes. Top that!
- THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2013: Blues Night from 6:30PM to 10:30PM
- FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2013: Live Music at the Forsyth Park Bandshell from 7:00PM to 10:30PM
- SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2013: Live Music at the Forsyth Park Bandshell from 4PM to 10:30PM
- SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2013: Children’s Festival from 4PM to 7PM
Forsyth Park’s Bandshell venue is your setting for a jazz-filled picnic extravaganza for 4 nights out of this year’s week-long jazz festival in Savannah. Look how beautiful it is!
HEY, listen. We have been living here in Savannah GA for a long time and we enjoy sharing the best of what our city has to offer with our guests. Let me tell YOU, this Jazz Festival is surely one of the best things Savannah has to offer. By way of live music, it is arguably the best, especially because OUR B&B is just minutes away from the main music stage in Forsyth Park.
A little bit of Savannah Jazz Festival history…
The Savannah Jazz Festival is made possible through the efforts of the Coastal Jazz Association – a nationally recognized non-profit organization dedicated to preserving America’s original music: Jazz. We find ourselves taking for granted that musical genre that explores the span of human emotion, expressing our own thoughts succinctly, wonderfully and instrumentally – if only we take time to listen.
The first Savannah Jazz Festival was held at Grayson Stadium on October 1, 1983. The events started as a way for the late Ben Tucker to lend his knowledge and talents to a group of folks interested in learning more about jazz. This year will be especially poignant, as we are sure a lot of the festivities will be celebrated in memory of Ben’s great life, for the legendary bassist from Savannah passed away tragically this year on June 4, 2013.
Walk to the Savannah Jazz Festival from your incredible bed and breakfast room at Azalea Inn & Gardens in Savannah this September for one of the best FREE musical festivals in Savannah this year.
Azalea Inn and Gardens, a Savannah GA bed and breakfast inn, invites you to reserve your room today and begin enjoying the best experiences in our city, which Travel + Leisure Magazine acclaimed as a “World’s Best City.”
We are often asked, “What’s there to do in Savannah?” and with a quiet smile we share, and share and share. The quality and quantity of everyday adventures in Savannah is legend. Our history and architecture alone justifies a 3-day submersion into culture and food and art. If this is not enough, or you have been Savannah-friendly for a while now, we will help you find more to love about our city by honing in on some of your other interests and building an itinerary fit for you.
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