Mar. 28, 2017 | By Larissa Allen
5 Reasons Why There’s Nothing Like April in Savannah
Wonderful weather and fun-filled events make April an exciting month to be in Savannah! Whether you want to hit up the beach, dine under the stars or simply stop and smell the roses, you’ll find plenty to do!
1. Flowers, blossoms and fragrances
The saying goes, “April showers bring May flowers,” but in Savannah, flowers come a little early! Flower varieties cover the city from head to toe, and light breezes travel the fragrances through the air. April is the perfect time to check out Forsyth’s Park Fragrant Garden, a delightful garden filled with blooms that will take your senses on an aromatic journey.
Every April, Forsyth Park transforms into a colorful walkway filled with art. SCAD students, alumni and Savannah high schoolers will spend the morning making extraordinary chalk art like you’ve never seen before. At the end of the day, winners are chosen by a panel of artistic judges. This family-friendly Saturday is filled with art, food, live music and breathtaking nature. Click here to learn more.
3. It’s the Beginning of Beach Season
April kicks off the perfect time of the year to get your base tan on Tybee Island, Savannah‘s beach. While the ocean still might not be warm enough to swim, the weather is ideal for beach volleyball, soccer, football and jogging. The combination of the warm sun and cool breeze is optimal for those who love to get active by the water. Tybee Island will keep you healthy, happy and sun-kissed.
4. The Perfect Time for Patio Dining
Whether you want to dine under the sun or the stars, April is the prime month for outdoor dining. Start your day with fresh air and a fresh meal at a great Savannah brunch spot like Collins Quarter, B. Matthews or Pacci. Have a breezy cocktail hour with appetizers at one of Savannah’s rooftop pubs and restaurants. Enjoy craft cocktails and a hearty meal at Cotton & Rye. Bonus: many of Savannah‘s restaurants undergo big menu updates around springtime due to seasonal fruits and vegetables, so there are plenty of chances to try something new.
5. Walkable Weather
Strap on your most comfortable pair of shoes and explore the city – April is the ideal month to get to know Savannah on foot. Visit all 22 squares, walk along the Savannah River or stroll through Forsyth Park. Many tour companies have walking tours, so you can enjoy the wonderful weather, get some exercise and see what Savannah has to offer.
What is your favorite thing about April in Savannah? Tell us in the comments section!
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.