Summertime in Savannah is nothing but bright, beautiful sunshine-filled days, so it’s no wonder why the city is such a popular destination for a summer getaway! And if you're looking for fun ways to enjoy the glorious weather, here are 10 Ways to Enjoy Summer in Savannah.
1. Explore Savannah's Historic District
Learn more about Savannah's history and culture by visiting the many museums and historic houses along Savannah's Historic District. If you love architectural details, explore the Harper Fowlkes House or the Davenport House Museum. The Jepson Center is known for its contemporary art exhibits from around the globe, and the SCAD Museum of Art has the latest works of students in Savannah!
2. Take a walk in the Park
There's nothing better than a morning or afternoon walk in the park. The glorious sunny weather, the gentle breeze, the beautiful flowers will definitely brighten up any Summer day. Enjoy a relaxing day at any of the parks in Savannah, visit Forsyth Park, Savannah's largest and most popular park. Or if you prefer walking by the river, Morrell Park is the only Savannah park that's right on the river.
3. Stroll along River Street
Take a lovely stroll along Savannah Waterfront and bask in the beautiful sights by the river as well as the aromatic scents of good food and cuisine from many restaurants and coffee shops along the Waterfront. Since its refurbishment, River Street has become a busy and popular tourist attraction.
4. Sample Savannah's Breweries
After all the walking and of course with the warm weather, this is a great excuse to treat yourself to an ice cold beverage! Head to one of Savannah’s beer breweries to tour the facilities, sample cold brews, and learn about craft beer. Relax under an umbrella at one of the city’s many breezy rooftop bars while sipping frozen daiquiris. If you like beer, World of Beer is without a doubt the place for you. This chain has succeeded in making a name for itself in charming Savannah by offering 50 craft beers on tap and more than 500 in the cooler.
5. Shopping at City Market
Summer means good food, exquisite cuisine and shopping! For over 300 years, City Market has served as Savannah’s center of commerce where farmers bring their produce and products to sell to the people of the city. The restoration of the area began in 1985, and today the restored warehouses are home to several galleries, restaurants, and shops. Walk along City Market and indulge yourself in the many shops and sights along the way.
6. Fun at the Ellis Square Fountain
After a day at City Market, walk over to Ellis Square Fountain and it's the perfect place to cool off and beat the summer heat. You’ll feel like a kid again splashing in this interactive fountain. At night, colorful lights turn the fountain rainbow bright. Get your waterproof camera ready for moments you don’t want to forget!
7. Take a Trolley Tour
Walking is always a good exercise but if you're looking for a different means of transportation as you enjoy a day out in the sun, taking a trolley tour is always a great choice. The tour will allow you to go over many tourist destinations in Savannah without the inconvenience of getting in and out of your car and looking for parking spots. The Old Town Trolley has been entertaining visitors to Savannah for over 30 years, and while you’re aboard their open-air trolley, the breezes keep you cool.
8. Treat yourself to Ice Cream!
Undoubtedly and still the best way to cool down on a hot Summer day is treating yourself to Ice Cream! The cold and sweet treat is definitely America's comfort food and if you're looking for the best ice cream place with the best flavors, grab a scoop of Tutti Frutti from Leopold’s Ice Cream, an ice cold popsicle at Savannah Square Pops or a pint of Chunky Monkey at Ben & Jerry's on Broughton Street.
9. Visit Tybee Island
Summer's always best enjoyed by the beach and if you're looking to get a dose of Vitamin Sea, head on east to Tybee Island, home to 5 miles of clean beachfront with an astounding view of the Tybee Island Light Station. If you're looking for an easy day trip from Savannah this Summer, the island should be at the top of your list, Plus, thanks to its proximity to the shore, Tybee Island is chock full of casual seafood eateries.
10. Experience Savannah Nightlife
And when the sun goes down, it's time to unwind and enjoy the beautiful Summer night. Exploring Savannah’s nightlife is a great way to enjoy the city and see it in a different light. Whether you're out with friends for a fun night out in the city for cocktails and drinks at Savannah's famous pubs or if you're looking to dance the night away, this is a great way to enjoy and cool down after a long day at work.
Whether you choose to take a trolley tour, hit the museums or visit some of the historic houses in the city, there is something for everyone in Savannah. Even when it’s hot outside, Savannah is still one of the coolest places to visit.