30 Mar 2022
Don’t wait until the last minute to plan a spectacular way to celebrate the No. 1 woman in your life, Mom. Don’t even think about buying her a kitchen appliance this year. Make it memorable with a Mother’s Day vacation in Savannah. What makes the city a special treat?
Savannah’s World-Class Restaurants
Reserve a table at one of our inspired restaurants that offer everything from Southern comfort food to international dishes to coastal cuisine. Some of the favorites include Rhett, Collins Quarter, and The Olde Pink House. Or skip the reservation and join the line at Mrs. Wilkes Dining Room for a family-style, Southern-style meal. This is a win-win because by treating mom, you also get to enjoy a delicious meal in a wonderful atmosphere.
Treat mom to a spa day for a relaxing and refreshing experience. Book a treatment like a massage, facial, or a mani/pedi at Spa Bleu, Sweet Water Spa, or Savannah Day Spa. Or book a package that includes several services.
A Historic Walk
An Early Bird Preservation Walking Tour of the Historic District’s East Side takes place on Saturday, May 7. The 2.3-mile walk starts at 8 a.m. and takes participants through one of the oldest and most varied neighborhoods in the city. Learn how historic preservation has revitalized downtown Savannah. Wear comfortable shoes for the tour, which lasts about an hour and a half, is led by the Davenport House director. Enjoy coffee and treats in the Davenport House Garden after the tour. The cost is $21 plus tax.
Watch the excitement of the Savannah Scottish Games on Saturday, May 7 at Bethesda Academy. In its 44th year, the Games are a grand celebration of Scottish heritage complete with music, dancing, athletic games, children’s activities, food, and fun. With more than 3,000 people participating in this special event each year, Savannah’s Scottish Games is one of the largest and oldest Games in the Southeast. Admission is $15 for adults; $5 for ages 11-17.
Get tickets for the Savannah Philharmonic’s “Tales of the Arabian Nights,” set at 7:30 p.m. May 7 at the Lucas Theatre for the Performing Arts. The concert opens with a performance of Carl Maria von Weber’s dazzling Clarinet Concerto No. 1 and ends with Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade, a vivid work inspired by the fanciful tales of “Arabian Nights.”
Book a Mother’s Day brunch or dinner on May 8 with Savannah Riverboat Cruises. No need to worry about cooking or cleaning. Let mom relax on the hour-and-a half-tour of the Savannah River, enjoying a buffet and entertainment.
Stay in wonderful, well-appointed accommodations smack dab in the middle of the Historic District. Broughton Street Lofts like the two-bedroom/two-bath Heart of Savannah offers modern amenities in a building that offers great views of the neighborhood. Or a Garden-Level property like Liberty Street Retreat gives guests comfortable accommodations close to some of the area’s landmarks.
Of course, these are just a few ways to celebrate in Savannah. After all, doesn’t mom deserve the best?