Savannah, Georgia, is one of the most romantic cities in the U.S. This famous Georgia city boasts charm in its landscaping, architecture, and much more. Visitors often come to our area to gaze in awe at our beautifully-manicured parks and Antebellum-style architecture while riding along cobblestone roads in a horse-drawn carriage. Step back into a more romantic, simpler time when you visit Savannah. But, is there a best time to travel to Savannah, GA? No matter what time of year you decide to visit, we make it easy to experience Savannah as a native does with our specially-curated Insider’s Guide. This complimentary guide is filled with local recommendations on how to make the most of your trip to Savannah! Request your copy below and start planning. Your Savannah getaway awaits.
Seasonal Guide to the Best Time to Travel to Savannah, GA
Given our area’s mild winters and year-round beauty, the term “best time to visit” is inherently subjective. Savannah is not exclusively a spring and summertime destination, although those are the most popular times to visit. We ideally want all of our guests to experience each season in Savannah. We love calling this enchanting place home and want you to consider it your second home. So, we’ve compiled some of the most information regarding vacation planning by season.
Savannah in the Winter
Visitors from up North will love Savannah, Georgia’s, winter weather. From December through February, highs range from the low to mid-60s and lows range from the low to mid-40s. On average, Savannah experiences about six days of rain per month during the winter. Be sure to pack a fleece jacket and a couple of cardigans, but you can leave the winter coat at home!
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In most areas, events and festivals are prevalent throughout the spring and summer when the weather is warmer. However, due to our temper-weather winter climate, Savannah boats fun events and festivals all year! Get outside during the Savannah Bike Ride and Walk. This event is a great way to enjoy the weather, get some exercise, and see our beautiful area. Or, indulge in Savannah’s dining scene during Savannah Winter Restaurant Week.
On those days when dips down into the low 40s, cozy up with a piping cup of coffee or hot chocolate from Mirabelle Cafe. This cafe serves authentic Belgian waffles as well as a variety of espresso and coffee beverages. Mirabelle’s is only a seven-minute walk from our inn, so you can easily get your caffeine fix any time of day!
Savannah in the Spring
March through May is a beautiful time to visit Savannah. While the high temperatures vary about 15 degrees, the weather still remains mild. Spring in Savannah boasts high temperatures from 70 to 84 degrees and lows range from 50 to 65 degrees. Be sure to check the weather closer to the date of your Savannah, Georgia, getaway so you can pack accordingly!
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Spring in Savannah calls for all types of celebrations! No matter what time you visit our area from March to May, you’ll always find something unique and fun to do. Visit in March to experience St. Patrick’s Day in Savannah. Our city is one of the top St. Patrick’s Day destinations in the country. Even Southern Living agrees! Be sure to reserve your room for this event far in advance as we fill up quickly. After all, we are in the beating heart of downtown Savannah.
If St. Patrick’s Day isn’t your thing, or you can’t make it then, consider visiting Savannah in April for the Savannah Music Festival. This festival has been running for 30 years and features several genres of music. Be a part of something bigger than just a musical performance when you attend this event. The SMF mission statement is as follows, “…dedicated to presenting world-class celebrations of the musical arts by creating timeless and adventurous productions that stimulate arts education, foster economic growth, and unite artists and audiences in Savannah.”
Even local museums partake in the spring festivities! The Davenport House Museum hosts Tea in the Garden every Thursday and Friday during the month of May. Our inn is also a great place to have high tea in Savannah! Or, book our tea package to host a tea party for you and up to six guests. Stay with us to experience authentic Southern tradition to the Ballastone Standard.
With mild temperatures and crowds, spring is the perfect time for a romantic getaway. Dine at one of the most romantic restaurants in Savannah. Our romance package even grants you a $100 gift certificate toward dinner for you and your special someone! Visiting in spring will ensure you experience beautiful weather, popular activities, and fine dining.
Savannah in the Summer
The sun comes out to play and temperatures rise into the 90s during the summer in Savannah. While it’s warm, it’s still comfortable with lows in the low to mid-70s. It also rains more in the summer than during any other time of year, which keeps our area cool. So, pack some cool clothes, sunscreen, and a rain jacket for your summertime getaway!
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One of the main draws to Savannah is its history. Our area is home to dozens of museums, galleries, and historic sites. At Ballastone Inn, we’re passionate about Savannah history. That’s why we offer special tours that are guided by only the best local experts. Browse all of our packages to discover the tour that best suits your interests.
Cool down during your summertime getaway with a sweet treat from Leopold’s Ice Cream. Leopold’s has a wide variety of flavors for every type of pallet and uses local ingredients where possible like Georgia pecans!
Savannah in the Fall
Fall is a beautiful time to visit Savannah, GA. The leaves begin to adorn their warmer hues and from September through November, temperatures drop from the mid-80s to low-70s with lows in the 50s and 60s. This is just cool enough for a light sweater!
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Immerse yourself in the arts from late October to early November when you attend the Savannah Film Festival. This festival has been operating for more than 20 years and is a popular event for locals and visitors alike.
The Savannah Food & Wine Festival is the best way to taste your way through Savannah. This festival takes place for one week each November and allows festival-goers to taste the finest food and drink that our area has to offer.
Ballastone Inn is Your Year-Round Retreat
At Ballastone Inn, we’re here for you no matter what you consider to be the best time to travel to Savannah, GA. Start each day of your Savannah getaway off right with elegant breakfast. Aside from our freshly-made sweet and savory dishes, indulge in table-for-two privacy. Then, go out and explore our area. For extra help planning and the best local insight, consult our inn’s experts and book one of our specially-curated packages. Our luxuriously appointed guest rooms are the perfect place to retreat after experiencing our unique, seasonal things to do.
Consider staying in our Hannah Room on your Savannah getaway. This room boasts a cozy bed topped with an elegant Italian matelasse as well as spectacular views of our garden. This and much more awaits you at our luxury Savannah inn. Reserve your room today.