When the temperature rises in Savannah, it’s important to find ways to stay cool, hydrated, and recharged so you can make the most of your visit! We’ve put together a list of coolest spots in the city, where you can relax in the shade and chill out with refreshing treats.
Start your morning with an icy cold caffeine kick at the award-winning craft coffee shop The Coffee Fox, located in downtown Savannah, where you’ll find cold brew made with local PERC coffee. Or try their sister location, Foxy Loxy Café, where they also offer organic black iced tea, Arnold Palmers, and Horchata – sweetened milk with vanilla and cinnamon served over ice – in addition to Tex-Mex snacks and freshly baked desserts.
- Make a splash at Ellis Square Fountain
Take the whole family to splash in the fountain at Ellis Square, just outside of City Market, where jets of water are propelled upward at random intervals. Kids (and adults!) will love running through the square and dodging the blasts of water, especially on a hot day. Don’t forget to bring your towel!
- Stop by Savannah Square Pops
If frozen treats are your weakness, be sure to head to Savannah Square Pops, where they offer handcrafted popsicles in 22 flavors, like Chippewa Square (Blueberry Basil), Wright Square (Watermelon-Kiwi), and Pulaski Square (Chocolate and Pretzel Covered Salted Caramel).
- Sip a Champagne Pop cocktail at The Grove
If you prefer your pops with a little more kick, climb the stairs to the rooftop at The Grove, overlooking City Market, and enjoy an icy buzz with a Champagne Pop cocktail – a glass of champagne topped with an upended popsicle from King of Pops!
- Relax poolside at the Hilton Garden Inn Savannah Historic District
For guests of the Hilton Garden Inn Savannah Historic District, there’s no better place to relax than the shaded poolside lounge chairs at the private, 2nd floor outdoor pool. Cool off with a quick dip before heading back to your room for a catnap.
- Jump in the waves at Tybee Island
If you’re looking to spend more time outdoors, take a 20 minute drive out to beautiful Tybee Island where you can dive into the ocean, or take a leisurely stroll along miles of sandy beach. Feeling adventurous? Try kayaking, jet skiing, or stand up paddleboarding while you’re on the island!
- Sample a new flavor with a mead tasting at Savannah Bee Company
Stop by Savannah Bee’s Broughton St. location to sample a selection of meads. Mead is the oldest alcoholic beverage, with a flavor that’s a cross between a beer and a champagne. The knowledgeable, friendly staff members will answer all your mead-related questions while you quench your thirst and cool down!
- Lounge on the rooftop at the Homewood Suites Savannah Historic District/Riverfront
If you’re staying at the Homewood Suites Savannah Historic District/Riverfront, end your evening at the rooftop pool and bar, rtb! The rooftop, exclusively available to guests, offers shaded cabanas with ceiling fans and flat-screen TVs, a full-service bar, and live music in the evenings! Perch on the edge of the pool with a cocktail, and enjoy the beautiful riverfront views. It’s the perfect place to cap off your stay in Savannah!