A Savannah honeymoon combines Southern charm effortlessly with the latest trends in design, food, and the arts. The oldest city in Georgia offers a mix of culture, history, nightlife, and waterfront and beach life to fill your honeymoon days with romance and excitement. Famed for its cobblestone streets, historic buildings, and graceful fountains and gardens. Savannah is also rated as one of the world’s friendliest cities, making it one of the most appealing destinations for a romantic getaway.

The city has a variety of cultural and outdoor activities to satisfy all tastes. Discover the historic downtown and the famous squares, fountains, and gardens on foot or by bike. Hundreds of moss-covered oak trees add a romantic and gothic backdrop to your explorations. Walk along picturesque River Street, where the cobblestones come from around the world. They were carried to Savannah as ballast on the ships that anchored here in the age of sail.

Walking, hiking, and biking in the parks are favorite outdoor activities. Paddleboarding and kayaking in the three rivers or the backwaters are excellent ways to get close to nature. Sailing, boat trips, and championship golf courses will add fresh air and beautiful scenery to the city experience.

As well as its historic architecture, the city is home to a well-regarded philharmonic orchestra and ballet theatre. You’ll also find jazz, alt-rock, and pretty much everything in between at different music venues across town. Savannah also has the reputation of being the spookiest city in the south, and you can do a ghost tour or even stay in a haunted inn.

In food as in everything else, Savannah combines tradition and trending in its unique style. Sample some of the finest southern comfort foods, taste shrimp and grits as they should be, and dine at Michelin-starred restaurants, at meals accompanied by local beers and spirits from craft breweries and distilleries.

Choosing your accommodations will be part of the fun of planning your Savannah honeymoon, since there are so many options, each more intriguing than the last. Hotels and motels to suit all budgets and tastes, historic inns, B and B’s, RV and camping sites, and even haunted hotels – whichever you choose, you’ll leave with unforgettable memories of Southern hospitality.

LGBTQIA+ Inclusivity
Savannah has made significant strides in recent years to be LGBTQIA+ inclusive, and the 2020 nondiscrimination ordinance, which extended equality to public spaces, officially put it into writing. The city welcomes all couples with open arms, whether it’s through a kind greeting, the colorful murals throughout the Starland District, or the fantastic cabaret at Club One.

If you’re planning an autumn honeymoon, be sure to take advantage of Savannah Pride Week, which culminates with the Savannah Pride Festival. This October event features a parade, carnival games, costume contests, and “after-dark” entertainment you won’t want to miss.

The 3 Best Honeymoon Resorts in Savannah

The Kehoe House

4-star hotel
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At the center of Savannah’s rich history and exquisite architecture is The Kehoe House, which regularly ranks at the top of the best honeymoon destinations in the city. Built by William Kehoe in 1892, the property has enjoyed a storied history, having once been owned by football legend Joe Namath…

Azalea Inn and Villas

4-star hotel
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As you and your sweetheart stretch out on the Azalea Inn & Villa’s front garden veranda amid the natural beauty of 19th-century indigenous plants, your dream of a perfect honeymoon might very well seem complete. It’s not until you step inside the elegant inn, however, that you will fully experience…

17Hundred90 Inn

4-star hotel
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In a city that is steeped with history and bursting with culture, 17Hundred90 Inn stands out as one of the most historic honeymoon destinations of them all. Both the inn and guest house date back to the 19th century, with the structures originally serving as private residences before they were…

About Savannah

Most Romantic Spot in Savannah

With its spectacular views populated by historic buildings and natural beauty, the Savannah River is an absolute must for honeymooners. The best way to experience this wonder is not on foot, however, but on a riverboat dinner cruise. Once you and your partner step aboard the Georgia Queen, you’ll be treated to an unforgettable evening complete with a Southern-style meal, local entertainment, and truly stunning sunset views of the Savannah skyline.

Once the warm southern breeze flows through your hair and you see all that Savannah has to offer, you’re undoubtedly going to want to extend your honeymoon!

Romantic Things to Do in Savannah

  • Take a relaxing walk along the Savannah Waterfront in the downtown area to admire the historic buildings. Browse the many shops, take in the sights, stop for a meal at an elegant restaurant, or even take a private horse-drawn carriage ride.
  • Tybee Beach is just a short hop from downtown. Head out as locals do for miles of sandy beaches, historic sites, and seafood restaurants.
  • To get your fill of historic architecture, visit the 18th-century Cathedral of St John the Baptist and the eerie Bonaventure Cemetery with its Victorian statues and lush gardens.
  • Visit the Telfair Museums and check out the mysterious statue of The Bird Girl. The statue was previously located in the Bonaventure cemetery where it became famous as the cover for the novel Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, set in Savannah.
  • The Savannah College of Art and Design Museum showcases art and fashion created by students and faculty. Artwork and textiles are available for sale at the museum shop and at galleries around the Historic District.
  • A bike tour, on your own or with a guide, is a good way to discover the city and its gardens and trees. Forsyth Park is a favorite destination for romantic picnics and is the site of music festivals in the summer. The iconic great fountain is a good place for selfies, too.
  • Savannah is famous for its shopping, with everything from trendy boutiques to farmers markets. Take a stroll through City Market to check out the art galleries brimming with eye-catching local art and stop for a meal at any of the area’s quirky spots.

Savannah Restaurants & Local Cuisine

Well-regarded as one of the South’s best destinations for food lovers, Savannah is far, far more than just Southern comfort food. Rich seafood dishes, romantic fine dining, and succulent barbecue where the meat just falls off the bone are just a sampling of what’s on offer.

Don’t miss these romantic and casual favorites:

  • Alligator Soul more than lives up to its promise of food with soul. The menu includes everything from fresh fish served by the restaurant’s hardworking fishmonger, bacon-wrapped beef fillets, and exotic specialties that vary by the day. Couples can spend all evening simply browsing the extensive wine list, but be sure to let your eyes roam to fully take in the inviting rustic décor.
  • Set within an 18th-century mansion, the Olde Pink House is truly a dining experience. Tables are spread throughout the mansion, offering both a unique and intimate atmosphere for savoring Southern comfort food and locally-caught seafood.
  • Noble Fare‘s luxury dining room is the ideal setting for rich dishes like coffee-rubbed pork tenderloin and ahi tuna tartar. The French American restaurant is nestled on the corner of Jefferson and Harris, and this historic setting is mirrored in a culinary experience that hearkens back to a bygone era.
  • Your honeymoon is the time for elegance, and Elizabeth on 37th has it in spades. The Victorian mansion has a distinctive Savannah vibe and once you sit down, dishes like the herb-glazed filet of local flounder and roasted North Carolina oysters on the half shell with caper-herb butter will knock your socks off.
  • Georgia might be known for its BBQ, but vegan spots abound in Savannah, and The Haunt is among the best. Plant-based and mushroom-focused, this one-of-a-kind eatery is an essential stop for nature lovers and Lowcountry fans.
  • You haven’t truly visited Savannah until you’ve toured the city’s numerous rooftop bars and restaurants, all of which offer sweeping views that are truly mesmerizing at sunset. Grab a drink and relax on an outdoor couch at Top Deck, sip a craft cocktail by moonlight at Perch, sample mouthwatering tapas at Rocks on the Roof, or simply hang out at the historic Churchill’s Pub.

Things to Know About Savannah

Traveling to Savannah
Savannah Airport (SAV) is connected to over thirty destinations in the US and Canada. If you’re driving, I-95 or I-16 will bring you here. Amtrak and Greyhound also make stops in the city.

Getting Around
You can get around the downtown area on foot or bicycles, or travel in style in a carriage. There is also a free downtown trolley shuttle service. To visit other areas further out, you will need a car.

Weather in Savannah
The climate is classified as humid subtropical with long, hot, and humid summers and short and mild winters. Spring and fall weather is pleasant and comfortable to be outdoors.

What makes Savannah special?
Savannah was founded in 1733 where the Savannah River meets the Atlantic. It’s the oldest city in Georgia and has preserved its historic buildings, homes, gardens, cemeteries, and places of worship.

What is the best month to travel to Savannah?
The best time to visit is in the early spring, from March to June when the magnolia and honeysuckle are in full bloom and the wonderful fragrance permeates the city. July and August represent the peak season, and it does get crowded. The weather is pleasant from September to November and the crowds are gone.

How many days do you need in Savannah?
We would recommend at least 3 days in the city to get the most out of its culture, exquisite dining, and myriad attractions. The longer the better, of course, but a few days in Savannah and a few in Charleston, South Carolina, is an excellent honeymoon itinerary.