Honeymoon Mondays: Savannah, GA

We’re going to slow down the pace with this week’s wedding blog honeymoon destination, taking you to a place where a whole lot of history and a hint of mystery perpetually hang in the air– Savannah, GA. Brimming with southern charm and old-fashioned hospitality, you will see why Savannah is one of the most popular romantic destinations in the world for wedding planning and honeymoons.

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For those of you who will get enough of a heart-pounding, adrenaline rush just walking down the aisle, Savannah is the perfect place to relax and unwind on your honeymoon. You will find no white water rapids to conquer; only sunset strolls through the tree-lined city squares. No rock walls or mountain trails here; the only thing there is to climb is the stairs to the wrap-around porch of a Victorian mansion.

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Savannah’s newest ultra-luxurious hotel, The Bohemian Hotel Savannah Riverfront, is centrally located downtown on historic River Street. You’ll have easy access to the heart of Savannah: boutiques, art galleries, museums and some of the finest restaurants in the world, serving the best of southern cuisine (a favorite of ours here at the wedding blog!). If you don’t want to wait in line for a table at Paula Deen’s The Lady and Sons, try the champagne brunch at Belford’s.

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It won’t take long to notice that amazing architecture abounds in Savannah including historic homes, cathedrals, and cemeteries. I recommend a guided tour of the city by day, and a spooky graveyard tour by night. There’s no better way to get a taste of the architectural eye candy Savannah’s streets have to offer!

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If you can just taste the sweet tea and cornbread now, please visit the Savannah Area Convention and Visitors Bureau’s website for more information on Savannah, GA.

Do you have other ideas of things to do in Savannah that I didn’t include in this wedding blog? What about another honeymoon destination that you would recommend sharing? I would love to hear from you with input on your preferred destination, and photos are definitely encouraged!

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Your partner in perfect planning,
Susan

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  • Sophie Lee

    Very serene and eloquent spots. One look at each scene conjures that romantic allure. Just like Cebu City in the Philippines, which has won the best honeymoon destination award in the recent World Trade Fair 2010.

  • A great write up about a great city! Savannah really is a perfect honeymoon destination, especially for those looking for something with charm that can be had for relatively little $.

    That being said, the Bohemian Hotel is great, but the River Street area of Savannah is becoming more and more touristy everyday. I’d hardly consider the River Street area to be “centrally located” – it’s the northern end of the city/historic district. To be centrally located would require staying near Forsyth Park.

    For couples looking to honeymoon here, I’d suggest staying in a truly historic property (Savannah has over 44 true bed and breakfasts/inns within the 1.5 sq mile historic downtown).

    • Susan Southerland

      Yes, Savannah has some amazing bed and breakfasts as well as historic inns and contemporary hotels with modern amenities like spas. Travelers will find something for every taste in Savannah for sure.

  • I’ve been to Savannah before. Just briefly to visit some family. I knew there was a lot of historic sites but The Bohemian Hotel Savannah Riverfront looks so beautiful! I can’t believe I didn’t make time to see it

  • Thanks for writing a fantastic article about such a beautiful city! Savannah is often called “The Jewel of the South, ” and any couple planning a destination wedding or honeymoon will have unlimited choices of romantic venues. Some of my favorite locations include: Tybee Island, Vic’s on The River and the Gastonian Inn, located near Forsyth Park.