When to Visit Savannah

by SmarterTravel Staff

Savannah is a preferred vacation destination almost anytime of the year. The most popular time to visit is March through May, when temperatures are mild, flowers are in bloom, and events are happening everywhere.

Visitors will find fewer crowds and lower prices during the summer and winter months, but temperatures aren't as ideal. Early fall can be a favorable time to go, with a good balance of pleasant weather and fewer visitors.

  • high season: March to May, late September to early November
  • low season: December to January, July to August
  • shoulder season: February, June, early September to mid-September, mid-November to late November

Weather Information

Savannah has a semi-tropical climate and experiences warm weather throughout most of the year. Summer highs range between the upper 80s and 90s with high humidity. Winter temperatures can be considerably cooler with highs in the low 60s and lows in the high 30s and 40s. The weather is pleasant and mild in the spring and fall, when highs range from the low 70s to mid-80s.

Crowd Information

March is a particularly busy time for Savannah when the population of the city doubles for the St. Patrick's Day festivities. The Savannah Tour of Homes and Gardens and the Savannah Music Festival are also quite popular during this time. In October and November, the Savannah Film Festival is a fun event and attracts many cinephiles.

Closure Information

Hotels, shops, and attractions remain open throughout the year.

When to Save

The city is fairly affordable anytime of year, but prices rise during the high seasons and St. Patrick's Day events. Summer and winter are the least expensive times to visit.

Information provided by the Savannah Area Convention & Visitors Bureau.

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