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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!

Photo by Casey Jones

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.

Sidewalk Arts 2

Photo courtesy of SCAD

2. SCAD Sidewalk Arts Festival 

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.


Photo by Casey Jones of Visit Savannah

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.

Cotton and Rye Patio

Photo courtesy of Cotton and Rye

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.

Photo by Casey Jones

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!



854a8291Larissa 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. 


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5 Responses to “5 Reasons Why There’s Nothing Like April in Savannah”

  1. Laura says:

    Savannah Tour of Homes & Gardens! So cool to get to go inside some of these fabulous old homes.

  2. Karen Doughtie says:

    I just love this beautiful city and all the areas surrounding Savsnnah great piece

  3. Cindy Fehd says:

    Savannah Music Festival!!!

  4. Sandy says:

    #6 should be #5

  5. Betsey Smith says:

    The Garden a Club of Savannah puts on its famous Tour of Hidden Gardens on April 21 and 22. Tour 7 private gardens in the Historic District as well as the boys and girls gardens at Massie Heritage Center,which are planted and maintained by the Garden Club of Savannah. Each afternoon enjoy a Southern Tea at the beautiful Historic Green Meldrim House.

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