Savannah is a city built for romance. Its antebellum architecture, Southern hospitality, cobblestone streets and towering oaks draped in Spanish moss take you back to a bygone era, but without the stuffiness. Instead, it’s a laid-back city overflowing with character that makes it easy for you to relax and fall in love for the first time or all over again. Take your sweetheart by the hand and whisk them away for a memorable getaway to a place we guarantee will seduce you with its charm.
Stay at a Historic B&B
Situated in the heart of Savannah’s Historic District are two award-winning B&Bs worth your attention. Both are conveniently located by many of the city’s top attractions, and both make it difficult for you to ever want to leave the room. Built in the 19th century, each of Hamilton-Turner Inn’s 17 rooms are unique in character and design. Complimentary amenities include coffee and a newspaper, breakfast, evening wine and hors d’oeuvres, late night port and turn-down service. The Gastonian is located two blocks from Forsyth Park and consists of two adjoining 19th century, Italian-style mansions. Every room features luxury baths with fluffy robes, wood-burning fireplaces, complimentary breakfast delivered to your room by silver tray, hors d’oeuvres and wine in the afternoon, as well as desserts and cordials in the evening. If the thought of losing modern conveniences scare either you or your partner, don’t worry – both include Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs. hamilton-turnerinn.com / gastonian.com
Picnic in Forsyth Park
Grab a bottle of wine, some fabulous food, a blanket and head out to Forsyth Park for a picnic under a shady oak dripping with Spanish moss. The 30-acre wonderland is the largest park in Savannah that features walking paths, recreation sports, a café and a farmer’s market on Saturdays. Before you leave, make your way to the park’s north end for a photo in front of its famous fountain.
Cap the Night on River Street
Take a romantic stroll along River Street’s 200-year-old cobblestone path that offers spectacular views of passing ships on the Savannah River. Many of the century-old cotton warehouses have been converted into antique shops, galleries and nightspots. Be sure to make your way to The Olde Pink House, famous for its inventive Southern cuisine. But instead of heading inside, venture below to Planters Tavern located in the restaurant’s cellar. Planters Tavern is one of the city’s most romantic spots with its exposed brick walls and fireplaces. You can sit at the bar for wine and cocktails, order from the upstairs menu and sing along with piano man for as long as your heart desires. plantersinnsavannah.com/olde-pink-house-restaurant
“If you go to Atlanta, the first question people ask you is, “What’s your business?” In Macon they ask, “Where do you go to church?” In Augusta they ask your grandmother’s maiden name. But in Savannah the first question people ask you is “What would you like to drink?”
― John Berendt, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
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