5 Reasons to Visit Savannah in the Spring

Spring is on its way here in Savannah and we could not be happier! Spring in Savannah is almost magical – warm weather, flowers starting to bloom all over town, and birds singing in the trees. 

At South Key Management, we love the spring season and all the fun activities you can do. 

Here are five reasons to visit Savannah this spring:

1 - Music Festivals

There are two popular music festivals that come to Savannah every March. 

The Savannah Stopover Music Festival takes place from March 11-12th at the Georgia State Railroad Museum. It allows acts on their way to the SXSW Music Conference in Austin, to do a performance before they get there. This year’s lineup has 48 artists including Boulevards, Tall Tall Trees, Soccer Mommy, of Montreal, and many more. 

The Savannah Music Festival will take place from March 24th to April 9th. According to their website, the festival celebrates “musical arts by creating timeless and adventurous productions that stimulate arts education, foster economic growth and unite artists and audiences in Savannah.” With a wide range of acts and performances, there is something for everyone. 

2 - Tour of Gardens

Undoubtedly one of the best features of Spring in Savannah is the flowers and gardens. 

The 46th Annual NOGS Tour of Hidden Gardens is from April 22-23rd. This year’s theme is ‘Sharing the Art of Southern Hospitality.’ You can see several private and historic gardens within the Landmark Historic District, specifically North of Gaston Street (NOGS). Included in the tour, is a Southern Tea at the Green-Meldrim House. 

While the event has sold out, there will be some walking-only tour tickets available for purchase on April 22nd and 23rd between 12-1pm allowing you to tour the gardens between 1-4pm that same day. You can also connect with the event’s Facebook page to see if anyone has to cancel and is selling their tickets!

3 - Day trip to the beach

One of the easiest day trips out of Savannah is a trip to Tybee Island. Tybee Island is the closest beach to Savannah, where you can do all the typical beach activities and enjoy a variety of restaurants with great food and better views. 

It may not be warm enough to swim but you can enjoy time on the sand, rent a kayak, and grab lunch at a local restaurant. 

4 - Riverboat cruises

One of the more unique ways to see Savannah is through a Riverboat Cruise. You get to spend time on the Savannah River and see the sites without spending all your time walking. There are sightseeing cruises, brunch cruises, lunch cruises, and even dinner cruises so you can enjoy beverages and food while you cruise. 

This is a great option for those who don’t necessarily want to walk all over town. Check out all the different options Savannah Riverboat Cruises offer. 

5 - Downtown exploring

There is plenty to see around Savannah, within the 22 downtown squares. You can walk along the waterfront or go through Forsyth Park. There are lots of walking tours to choose from (including ghost tours!). Stop by a restaurant to eat outside or by a local shop to get some souvenirs. 

Spring is one of the best times to visit Savannah. To directly book accommodations check out South Key Management for our spring availability. Remember that South Key Management is the key to your Southern comfort!