Bored with the same old chocolates and roses? Why not spend this Valentine’s Day doing something different from your monotonous, un-romantic routine? After all, nothing says “I love you” like celebrating your relationship in a new and exciting way! Savannah has a wealth of options for spicing up your Valentine’s Day that are often overlooked by locals and tourists alike.
Here is Cupid’s list of 14 ideas for a fun and unique Valentine’s Day in Savannah:
Haunted Tours are always good for surreptitious hand-holding! Consider taking one of Savannah’s walking tours through the historic district and get ready for a thrill!
Enjoy a beautiful sunset at Tybee Island and share your Valentine’s Day with dolphins.
For more adventurous couples, consider renting kayaks for a day. There are dozens of places for kayaking in the area, from small lakes to the ocean.
Catch a concert or show at a local theater. With all of the theaters in Savannah, there are plenty of shows from which to choose. Take a look at the local paper for show times and locations.
Pamper each other with a day at a spa! Nothing creates romance like a mud bath! Share some tranquillity with each other and spoil yourselves.
Take a stroll through a nature reserve. Just don’t forget the bug spray! Several of the wildlife refuges in the area feature driving trails as well as walking trails. Try the Savannah National Wildlife Refuge for a glimpse at a variety of wild birds, including blue herons and egrets.
Enjoy a Progressive Dinner at various restaurants around town. Can’t make up your mind about where to go for dinner? Why make a decision? Start with drinks at a posh lounge, go for appetizers at a small bistro, and savor dinner at a dockside restaurant. Dessert options are up to you!
Have a local restaurant cater your dinner. Your date doesn’t need to know you didn’t cook it yourself! Let one of Savannah’s fantastic restaurants do the hard work for you. Pick up the food, light some candles, put on some nice music, and enjoy the rewards without the efforts!
Take a romantic horse-drawn carriage ride. It’s easy to overlook the stunning architecture standing proudly throughout the city when we pass by it every day. Take a carriage ride for a more leisurely pace and enjoy the spectacular buildings and graceful squares that make our city famous.
Spend a charming weekend in a Bed and Breakfast. Savannah is brimming with beautiful, intimate inns. Why not take a vacation away from home without having to leave Savannah? Instead of spending time on the road, go local!
Embrace your intellectual side. Visit an art gallery or take in a history lecture at one of Savannah’s multitude of museums.
Take a stroll through one of Savannah’s historical cemeteries and experience a look at people’s lives from the past. In Victorian times, cemeteries were considered recreational park areas. So if you feel like having a really unique (and spooky) Valentine’s Day, consider having a picnic in a cemetery like a true Victorian!
Enjoy a Riverboat cruise down the Savannah River. The riverfront looks spectacular lit up at night, and most cruises offer live entertainment, drinks, and food.
And what about those poor, neglected men? Valentine’s Day has become so focused on women that treating a man to an exciting Valentine’s Day is overlooked. Why not treat your special man to a Valentine’s Day gift that will make him appreciate you all the more?
Try a beer or whiskey tasting. Savannah has a brewery of its own as well as a variety of pubs and bars. Take him for a tasting of the local specialties. Or invite him to one of the fantastic Irish or English bars in town for a night of sipping an assortment of whiskies.
For this Valentine’s Day, why do the same boring routine? Romance thrives on variety, so change up your regular romantic intentions and do something completely new. You may just fall in love with Savannah all over again.
by Kelli Nottingham