Jan. 03, 2017 | By Larissa Allen
6 Romantic Savannah Date Ideas
With beautiful scenery, extensive history and great food, Savannah is the perfect place for romance to bloom. There’s nothing more romantic than taking a vacation with your significant other and packing it full of lovey-dovey activities. Here’s a list of creative, yet classic, Savannah date ideas to show your partner how much you care.
If you’re looking for a creative way to woo a lover, you can’t go wrong with a classic picnic in the park. Bring a comfortable blanket and a basket filled with delectable treats – like fresh fruits and cheeses – and enjoy the shady trees and green grass. After your picnic, walk through the center of the park and you’ll find the historic Fragrant Garden – an aromatic garden filled with fresh flowers and blossoming shrubs. The relaxing fragrances and floral scenery will make your romantic picnic unforgettable.
With patches of bright azaleas and fragrant roses, you and your partner can spend the afternoon enjoying nature together. Often used as a wedding venue, the Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens is full of natural romance vibes. Stroll through one of the nature trails and reminisce on your love story. With scenic ponds, endless flowers and quaint gazebos – the photo ops are endless at the Botanical Gardens.
True romantics know that fine dining is a must. Complete with candles, dim lighting and mahogany furniture – the interior of Local 11Ten Food & Wine was surely designed with lovebirds in mind. Sharing a decadent meal from a menu that includes local seafood, fresh cheeses and a full six course chef’s option is the proper way to show that special someone that you care. Wine and dine your significant other with an emphasis on wine – Local 11Ten has literally hundreds of wines to choose from!
This old-fashioned date idea will make time move slowly, allowing you to make the most of your romantic evening. Now that it’s cooler outside, you can bring a blanket and snuggle close while riding through the Historic District. Enjoy a tour of Savannah’s charming homes, streets, squares and nature while cuddling on a carriage. This idea is great for lovers who want to take trip back in time.
There is nothing more romantic than watching a sunrise at the beach – so it’s no surprise that Tybee Island is a top option for a date night. For optimum sunrise viewing, watch the action from the Tybee Pier and Pavilion. Walk along the beach, write in the sand and hold hands as you watch the sun come up for a delightfully cheesy romantic date.
Visit the top of the Bohemian Hotel and you’ll find Rocks on the Roof – an indoor/outdoor rooftop bar overlooking the Savannah River. Go when it’s dark outside to see the lights, moon and stars reflect on the water. Enjoy classic cocktails while listening to soft music. As if the view of the city wasn’t enough, Rocks on the Roof often has live music – so you and your lover can dance the night away under the stars.
Larissa Allen is Visit Savannah’s digital content coordinator. Larissa is addicted to watermelon juice from the Forsyth Farmers’ Market. Her favorite Savannah spots are mostly in the Starland District.