Spring is officially here and that means it’s time to start planning your trip to Savannah, GA! This is the most beautiful time of year in the The Peach State. The sun is shining, the azaleas are bursting with color, and there is no shortage of things to do. From farmer’s markets and festivals to yoga in Forsyth Park, everybody is out enjoying the sunshine. Why not join them? Here are three reasons you need to visit Savannah, GA, in spring.
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3 Reasons to Visit Savannah, GA, in Spring
1. Enjoy the Beautiful Weather
Many visitors wonder what the weather is like in Savannah, GA, in spring. The short answer is, it’s absolutely perfect! In March and April, the temperatures range from the mid 50’s to the high 70’s. In May, there are several 80 degree days as well. Everything is blooming during this time of year, creating a picturesque setting in nature. Explore any corner of this romantic city and you’ll see vibrant azaleas, camellias, dogwoods, and mossy live oak trees.
Are you wondering what to wear in Savannah, GA, in spring? We recommend packing t-shirts, light blouses, sundresses, shorts, and sneakers, sandals or wedges. Avoid bringing high heels because you’ll be walking along cobblestone streets. Make sure you also bring a light sweater and a pair of jeans, as the evenings can be quite cool.
2. Explore the Great Outdoors
From hiking and biking to golfing and sightseeing, there are endless things to do in Savannah, GA, in spring. Get outdoors and soak up the sunshine, enjoy shopping and dining on River Street, or visit a local farmer’s market. While you’re downtown, check out Savannah’s historic parks and squares. One of the most popular of these is Chippewa Square. Here, you’ll find the exact spot where the famous “bench scene” was filmed in Forrest Gump. The bench is no longer there, but you can still reflect on the moment when Tom Hanks taught the world that life is like a box of chocolates.
And of course, you’ll want to explore some of the city’s historic attractions while you’re in town. Make sure to check out Wormsloe Historic Sight, Forsyth Park, and Bonaventure Cemetery (Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, anyone?). If the weather is warm enough, head to Tybee Island for a beach day. Enjoy swimming, beach combing, sunbathing, fishing, jet skiing, and more. The possibilities are endless!
3. Experience Festival Season
Besides the great weather and beautiful scenery, spring is festival season! From music festivals and art walks to food and wine festivals, no place throws a party like Savannah, GA. If you’re visiting in March, don’t miss out on the St. Paddy’s day festivities. This city-wide celebration includes a parade, green fountains, live music, and plenty of shenanigans. Another one of our favorite events that we attended last year was the Savannah Jazz Festival (2019). Plan ahead if you’d like to attend this event in 2020, as tickets go quickly! And if you’re visiting Savannah in April, make sure to check out the SCAD Sidewalk Art Festival. See Savannah’s most famous park come alive with color, art, and creativity!
So, what are you waiting for? Mark your calendar now for these exciting spring events and come celebrate the season:
- Savannah St. Patrick’s Day Parade 2020: March 17
- Savannah Music Festival 2020: March 26 – April 11
- SCAD Sidewalk Art Festival 2020: April 25
- Tybee Island Wine Festival 2020: April 30 – May 2
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Are you ready for your next unforgettable getaway to Savannah, Georgia? Before you start packing your bags, make sure to check out these other unique Lowcountry day trips. From Charleston, SC, to Pawley’s Island and beyond, there are so many incredible destinations to explore near Savannah.
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