Everything You Should Know About Fall in Savannah
Savannah becomes an even more popular destination when the temperatures drop, and the weather calls for more outdoor adventure. There is a cornucopia of ways to take advantage of the great weather during the fall in Savannah.
Picnic in the Park
Milder days make it a great time to enjoy Savannah’s parks and squares. Take a morning stroll through the Historic District. Stop off at a sidewalk cafe for a hot brew. Pick up fruit, cheese, bread, and other goodies at a local deli for a picnic at Forsyth Park, Lafayette Square or one of the other beloved Savannah green spaces. We have several luxury vacation rentals that put you in walking distance to all the beautiful parks in Savannah.
Fall Festivals in Savannah
Visitors choose a myriad of ways to celebrate the harvest, so autumn means an abundance of festivals with plenty of good food, music and family fun. Check out some of the upcoming events:
Stroll River Street
With more than 75 boutiques, art galleries and studios and outstanding restaurants, River Street makes an awesome destination. Spend a day browsing the shops, check out historic monuments and historic buildings and pick up souvenirs. A perfect stop is the old-fashioned, open-air River Street Market Landing, with its fresh air and river breeze. Grab a bite or a drink at one of the rooftop bars or tasty eateries.
Tour a Historic Fort
With Veterans Day on Nov. 11, why not learn more about Savannah’s military role in our nation’s history. Old Fort Jackson is a National Historic Landmark with interactive programs for all ages. As one of the oldest brick fortifications on the East Coast, Fort Jackson was constructed in 1808 under President Thomas Jefferson and used by soldiers to guard Savannah during the War of 1812. Twenty minutes from Savannah is the Fort Pulaski National Monument, which played a role in the Civil War.
Perfection on the Half Shell
Fall is traditionally oyster season, given that its months all have an “R” in them (i.e. September, October, November). We can now enjoy oysters all year ‘round, and Savannah has delicious dishes made with these delicacies. Some of our favorite spots for downing a dozen include Sorry Charlie’s Oyster Bar, The Shell House Restaurant, Garibaldi Cafe and Bernie’s Oyster House River Street.
Take advantage of perfect sight-seeing weather to discover Savannah’s charm, history and culinary delights during fall in Savannah.