28 Feb 2023
One of the top times for travel each year is Easter weekend, which signifies the first days of spring and brings thoughts of flowers, candy, pastel colors, and brunch get-togethers. This year, Easter falls on April 9. That gives you time to plan a quick getaway.
If you’re thinking of a change of scenery, Savannah makes an Egg-cellent destination (see what we did there?). The city’s Historic District practically dances in bright colors with its parks and flowers. The restaurants serve eggs-trodinary brunches and drinks. And the weather is perfect for egg hunts, Easter photo ops, and outside activity.
So, what are some activities to enjoy in Savannah for Easter? We’ll run them down for you.
First up are those fun egg hunts and Easter Bunny visits.
From 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on April 1, Keller’s Flea Market, 5901 Ogeechee Road, hosts its annual Eggstravaganza, an event featuring the Easter bunny, family fun, candy, and activities.
Fort McAllister State Park has its Easter Egg Hunt set April 8. Bring the kids and a basket for a fun egg hunt, along with a picnic lunch. Then spend the afternoon enjoying our beautiful riverside park, and participate in the second annual Easter Bonnet Parade.
The city’s Daffin Park also usually hosts an egg hunt on the Saturday before Easter, as do many local churches, such as First Presbyterian. Check the city calendar for updates.
Now let’s talk about Easter brunch.
You can’t beat The Olde Pink House anytime, but they really pull out all the stops on holidays. The Pirates’ House is another favorite for hearty, delicious meals in an entertaining environment. Rhett serves a flavorsome brunch with coastal favorites like shrimp and grits and plenty of Southern comfort food.
Or take your brunch on the water with Savannah Riverboat Cruises. This one-of-a-kind activity includes a visit with the Easter bunny, along with breakfast and lunch entrees you can enjoy while seeing the sights of Savannah from a different point of view.
Some of our favorite activities include strolling the city’s parks and squares. And if you want to attend an Easter church service, there are plenty of churches in the Historic District. Christ Church Savannah, an Episcopal congregation at 28 Bull St., is considered the Mother church of Georgia, founded in 1733. The First Presbyterian Church traditionally holds a sunrise service, and you may also find a sunrise service at the Riverfront or one of the squares.
Of course, relaxing with family is the main goal of your holiday getaway. Choose a comfortable, spacious rental in the Historic District for your stay. A private home puts you close to all the activity but gives you seclusion and the feel of an authentic Savannah experience.