In spring, when warmer weather greets the blooming azaleas and camellias, Savannah comes to life. Visitors are returning to the beaches, artists are in the streets and everyone is looking forward to the countless activities and seasonal events that make Savannah the perfect getaway for your spring break. Here are just some of the many reasons to enjoy Savannah this spring.
Savannah Stopover Music Festival March 7-9
Austin’s South by Southwest (SXSW) Music Festival is a hugely popular music festival that brings hundreds of musical performers every single year for one of the nation’s largest and most anticipated events. With a very high demand for more shows, dozens of bands have opted to play more venues in other cities before SXSW even begins. In Savannah, you can preview dozens of talented artists from around the country and the world. Now in its ninth year, the Savannah Stopover Music Festival features artists like Deerhunter, Susto, The Joy Formidable and many others.
St. Patrick’s Day March 17
The only thing greener than spring in Savannah is the St. Patrick’s Day celebrations. Over 300,000 people visit Savannah for one of the nation’s largest St. Patrick’s Day parades. Make your plans to see the Greening of the Fountain at Forsyth Park or stop by one of the many performances during the St. Patrick’s Day Festival. There’s no better place to go green than Savannah.
Savannah Music Festival March 28 – April 1
It’s hard to overstate the musical talent that Savannah attracts. The Savannah Music Festival brings world-class musical artists for over two full weeks of incredible acts and performances. Back for its 30th year, the festival is set to feature one of its largest and most talented lineups ever. Come and enjoy shows from the likes of The Earls of Leicester, Ricky Skaggs, Punch Brothers and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra.
Visit Tybee Island
Spring is the perfect time to venture out to Tybee Island. A short drive from downtown Savannah, Tybee has plenty to pique your interest. From beautiful beaches to relax on to delightful dining at the “world famous” Breakfast Club, you’ll find plenty of ways to spend your time on the island. And if you want to do a little more exploring, check out one of Tybee’s famous dolphin tours.
Enjoy a tour with Old Savannah Tours
Experience the most entertaining tour of Savannah when you step on one of these classic trolleys. Try one of the popular “On/Off tours” with fun, local guides, offering helpful tips on sights along the route. Old Savannah Tours also offers themed tours like the Historic Overview Tour, where you’ll see interesting characters like pirates or even Forrest Gump. If you’re eager to ride a classic riverboat, there is a Land and Sea Tour. Old Savannah Tours also connects you to many of the city’s most celebrated landmarks with their History and Architecture Package, which includes admission to the Owens-Thomas House as well as free admission to the Telfair Academy and the Jepson Center for the Arts. With pickup in front of the DoubleTree Savannah Historic District, this is one of the easiest tours to access.
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