29 Mar 2021
Taking a vacation at Easter makes sense for so many reasons. It’s the first major holiday of the year. Because it takes place in spring, the weather is usually delightful, and days are longer. With an array of colorful traditions and customs that take place on Easter, it’s a wonderfully family-friendly season as well. This year Easter falls on April 4, so book your Savannah Easter Vacation now to get in on a basket-full of activities.
Take an Early Bird’s Walking Tour set each Saturday in April, including the day before Easter. The 2.7-mile walk takes participants back in time to 1820s Savannah to view examples of the city’s fascinating architecture and historic preservation efforts. The Tour starts at 8 a.m. at the Davenport House Museum. The cost is $21 plus tax. Reserve a spot, but walk-ins are welcome.
Pack an Easter basket with unique goodies and gifts. We recommend artisan chocolate from Chocolat by Adam Turoni, Southern pralines from Savannah’s Candy Kitchen, and chocolate bear claws from River Street Sweets. For specialty toys, head to Rhen’s Nest in City Market and Planet Fun on East Broughton Street.
Easter Egg Hut
Create your own Easter egg hunt. While some events may have canceled due to the pandemic, you don’t have to miss out on this holiday tradition. A stay in the Historic District puts you in proximity to beautiful green spaces that offer ample spots for egg-cellent hiding. Our two-bedroom Parlor on Park property provides a yard and is a quick walk from Forsyth Park.
Liberty Estate offers a main house and carriage house right in the middle of the Historic District. The three-bedroom Liberty unit sits on an oak-lined street steps from Madison and Troup squares.
Attend an Easter service. You’ll find charming churches of all denominations within Savannah’s Historic District. The Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, Independent Presbyterian Church, the First African Baptist Church, Lutheran Church of the Ascension, Saint John’s Episcopal Church, and Christ Church are just a few.
Enjoy a traditional Easter brunch. Savannah Riverboat offers Easter Brunch and Dinner cruise. Brunch includes a visit with the Easter Bunny, along with a special Easter Egg surprise for children. The two-hour dinner cruise lays out a delicious buffet and entertainment.
Landside brunch offerings include The Grove, a contemporary restaurant and rooftop bar that sit above City Market and Rocks on the River, which serves modern Southern fare made with seafood from Georgia’s waters and fresh seasonal ingredients. Or head to Huey’s on the River, which brings authentic New Orleans cuisine to Savannah’s riverfront.
Visit the beach. Watch the sun break over the Atlantic Ocean on Easter morning or take in the ocean breeze while walking the sand. It’s just 20 miles from Savannah’s Historic District to Tybee Island, and it’s a beautiful drive along Islands Parkway and Route 80.
Hop on over to Georgia’s first city for an Easter celebration.