When balmy summer days roll into crisp, cool nights, you know it’s almost time for fall in Savannah, GA. This historic city is breathtaking during any time of the year but is especially beautiful during the colorful autumn months. The weather is mild, the crowds are light, and there are plenty of activities and events happening around town. If you’re in need of a getaway, book your stay at the Presidents’ Quarters Inn and plan a trip to Savannah this fall.

How to Enjoy Fall in Savannah, GA

September

September marks the beginning of fall in Savannah, GA. Start your season off the right way with a trip to Savannah’s Annual Bacon Fest (yes, we said bacon) and indulge in crispy, delicious bacon creations from a variety of local restaurants. Or head to the week-long Savannah Jazz Festival where you’ll enjoy a variety of live jazz performances from traditional swing and funky blues bands. 

If you want to get out and enjoy the fresh air, September is a wonderful time of year to stroll through the historic district. You can even take a horse-drawn carriage ride and admire the city’s picturesque homes, cobblestone streets, and red brick buildings draped in Spanish moss. Don’t forget your camera!

October

For those 21 and up, Oktoberfest is a can’t-miss fall event in Savannah, Georgia. This festival is held on each year on River Street and features a beer garden, concession stands, and an exciting Wiener Dog Race. Other attractions like live entertainment and arts & crafts exhibitors bring the historic streets to life.

Looking for a peaceful retreat from all the action? Visit Tybee Island, just a short 30-minute drive from downtown Savannah. This quiet stretch of sand offers spectacular sunsets and gentle ocean waves. It’s a great place to relax after a fun-filled day in the city. All you’ll need to bring is a sweater or light jacket!

November

As the temperature continues to cool off through November, there are plenty of fun things to do indoors in Savannah. Learn more about the city’s unique architecture at the Owens-Thomas House, or catch a play at the Historic Savannah Theater. Be sure to check out one of the area’s many museums like the Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum, the SCAD Museum of Art, and the Savannah History Museum. No matter what you’re interested in, Savannah offers countless attractions for all who visit.