With streets lined with moss-covered oaks, old-world architecture and a quiet river winding through the heart of the city, it’s hard to find a setting that’s more romantic than Savannah. So, if you and your sweetheart are looking for special plans this Valentine’s Day, we’ve put together a list of some of the best spots around Savannah to show your love, and think outside the box of chocolates.
A romantic dinner is a must have for any Valentine’s Day to be complete. But in Savannah, your dining options extend beyond the award-winning restaurants on shore. Make this Valentine’s Day one to remember with your own romantic cruise along the Savannah River. Savannah River Boat Cruises offers a special Valentine’s Day dinner cruise complete with a four-course meal, live entertainment, your choice of a bottle of wine or champagne, a bouquet of roses and dancing. What more could you want for a memorable date night?
The best date nights are built around spontaneity. With pedicabs located throughout Savannah, you can keep your options for the evening open by exploring the city by bicycle rickshaw and jumping on or off when something catches your eye. Sit back and relax with a drink while you discover the many squares and deep history of Savannah. Take a ride down River Street, grab a cocktail at Huey’s Southern Cafe and enjoy the scenic river views. The drivers work for free, so this is a romantic and inexpensive way to get around the city, but don’t forget to tip for all that hard work!
Picnic in the Park
Valentine’s Day options aren’t limited to restaurants in Savannah. Because Savannah has a generally temperate climate year round, you don’t need to bundle up even in the middle of February, so you have more options to enjoy the Savannah outdoors with your loved one. Bring a blanket down to Forsyth Park and enjoy a romantic picnic beneath the oaks, or set up at Reynolds Square where you’re only a short walk to dessert at Leopold’s Ice Cream. If you’d like to make it an unforgettable occasion, try using The Savannah Picnic Company, Savannah’s only full-service luxury picnic experience.
So, we know that this isn’t your traditional dinner-and-dessert Valentine’s Day plan. But this is Savannah, and we always do things a little differently. And, is there any better way to get your heart pounding than holding your sweetheart close as you explore some of the spookiest sites in the city? Spend the evening together listening to spine-tingling tales of the “Bloody Valentines” in Savannah’s past, such as the story of Ann, the legendary second-story ghost at the 17Hundred90 Inn. Once you’ve heard the stories, calm the nerves with a night cap at one of the many bars along the way, like the 17Hundred90 Bar just outside the haunted home.
Cupid is Stupid
Going it alone this Valentine’s Day? Skip the bucket of ice cream and sad movie at home and join in solidarity with your compatriots to celebrate Singles Awareness Day at the Cupid is Stupid bar crawl. Whether you’re single and looking to socialize, or you and your significant other want to boycott the traditional Valentine’s Day expectations, this bar crawl is a favorite this time of year. Crawl along some of Savannah’s most popular gathering spots and enjoy drink specials at each stop, then enjoy the after party at Savannah Smiles. Who knows, you may even meet next year’s Valentine there.
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