There is no doubt about it — Savannah, Georgia, is a charming city during all seasons. However, each season brings something unique and different to the table, which makes certain times to visit Savannah, GA, more desirable for certain travelers.
If you're planning to visit Savannah sometime in the next year and are wondering the best time to visit Savannah — we've got you covered. Read through this post to discover the best seasons to visit Savannah and the highlights of visiting during each season to choose the perfect time to plan your trip.
Spring is arguably the most popular time to visit Savannah — and it's easy to understand why spring is the high tourist season. Spring brings warmer temperatures, and starting in mid-March through April, the azaleas and other gorgeous flowers bloom throughout the city. Many locals (and visitors!) love to enjoy the good weather and beautiful blooms by strolling around Forsyth Park or grabbing a bite to eat at outdoor dining venues in the Historic District.
Spring is also a great time to enjoy the warm weather at Tybee Island and other beaches in the area before the summer heat and humidity set in. Just keep in mind — spring is the high season, so expect the beaches to be packed with locals and tourists alike enjoying the warm temperatures and outdoor activities at the beach, like surfing, sunbathing, and kayaking.
The average temperatures in Savannah during the spring are mild and comfortable, with warm days and cool evenings. You'll only need a light jacket for the spring evenings in Savannah.
Starting in early summer, the average high temperature in Savannah spikes to 90°F, and with more rain in the forecast, it gets extremely hot and muggy. Though summer is not a popular time to visit Savannah, it is the best time to secure lower prices on rentals, flights, and activities in Savannah.
If you plan to visit Savannah in the summer months, stay in the air conditioning as much as possible in the afternoon, and try to do any outdoor exploring in the early morning before the hot weather sets in. You'll also want to carry a water bottle to stay hydrated and consider stopping for ice cream, an alcoholic slushie, or an iced coffee in the afternoon to beat the heat in Savannah.
Summer brings the hottest month (July) and rainiest month (August) to Savannah. Savannah is a coastal city, and while its location is unlikely to suffer damage from a hurricane, the hurricane season does bring considerable rainfall (and humidity) to Savannah — so be sure to bring a rain jacket.
After a long, hot summer, the fall weather that begins to grace Savannah in late September is a welcome respite from the oppressive heat and humidity. Fall is one of the best times to plan a trip to Savannah for a combination of great weather and lower airfare and rental prices — and if you visit in mid-November, you'll also be able to enjoy a dazzling display of fall foliage throughout the city.
Additionally, during fall in Savannah, the spooky season is in full swing — after all, Savannah is a haunted city, so one of the best ways to celebrate the holiday is going on a ghost tour throughout the city that will stop at popular spooky sites, like Bonaventure Cemetery and the Mercer-Williams House.
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Starting in mid-October, the chances of rainfall in Savannah reduce significantly, and the cooler temperatures settle in by early November. The average lows drop considerably over the autumn months, from 70°F in September to 49°F in November, so you'll want to pack a light sweater if you're traveling to Savannah in the late fall.
The "cold" winter months don't last long in Savannah, but they stick around just long enough for a festive holiday season that brings some of the biggest events of the year to Savannah. Plus, there is no snow in Savannah, so this southern city is a great spot to visit if you'd like to escape the frigid temperatures up north for a sunny and relatively warm vacation without breaking the bank. And, of course, Azalea season is also a winter favorite at the tail end of March.
January is the coldest month of the year in Savannah, but the temperatures rarely drop below 40°F. Savannah has a moderate climate and, therefore, a short winter. You can expect temperatures to warm up by the end of February, followed by blooming tulip trees and gorgeous azaleas.
Regardless of which season you choose to visit Savannah, Georgia — the popular spring, off-peak summer, spooky fall, or festive winter season — we would love to host you in one of our charming vacation rentals in Savannah's Historic District. Browse our rentals, and if you have any questions, please contact us!
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