Savannah is packed with so many exciting things to do, why limit your adventure to just the weekends? From variety shows and ghost tours to river boat cruises and food tours, there’s plenty of family-friendly or adult-themed ways to keep Monday through Friday fun.
Sunset River Boat Cruises
Catch a refreshing evening breeze and a captivating sunset any day of the week on a Sunset River Boat Cruise. Decked out in traditional red, white and blue riverboat colors, these elegantly appointed boats cannot help but draw visitors back to a time. So, sit back, relax and take in the city’s antebellum charm and iconic views of the stoic live oaks covered in flowing Spanish moss, the welcoming shady squares and picturesque waterways. Or head below deck and dance to tunes from the 50s through today performed live by talented Riverboat Entertainers.
The riverboat tours leave the dock right next to the exact location where General Oglethorpe first landed on the riverfront and head upriver, into the Port of Savannah, and then turn around and head back under the Eugene Talmadge Memorial Bridge and past the historic riverfront. The tours continue downriver passing the world-famous Waving Girl, Florence Martus, through the shipyards, and just past the tip of Hutchinson Island and Old Fort Jackson. There, the boat circles back upriver to arrive gently back at the dock.
Set sail in Savannah
Ghost City Tours
Turn a normal weeknight into a paranormal adventure and be the next guest to have an experience with one of Savannah’s ghosts. Explore “America’s Most Haunted City” with Ghost City Tours and visit the most haunted locations in the Historic District. Packed with spirited fun, these talented Tour Guides take you on an exciting journey and bring spooky tales from Savannah’s tortured past back to life.
Tours are available daily and range from kid-friendly options, like The Grave Tales Ghost Tour, to adult-themed fun, like The Strangled Not Stirred Pub Crawl, The Beyond Good and Evil Tour and Ghost City Haunted Pub Crawl.
Have a weeknight haunt
Savannah Smiles Dueling Pianos
On Thursday and Friday nights, head over to a place guaranteed to strike a key, Savannah Smiles Dueling Pianos. This audience-driven, all-request show features four talented piano players and non-stop fun. “Dueling pianos” is a great form of entertainment where two grand pianos are each played by a professional player who sings and entertains; humor and audience participation are a must. We play songs for all walks of life, from classic rock and country to Top 40 hits and R&B. And we take requests. Great for large groups or just a night out on the town, stop in and strike a chord on the dancefloor.
Wrap up the week in smiles
Savannah Food Tours
Upgrade your weekly dinner plans to a delicious food tour around the city. Perfect for self-acclaimed foodies and anyone who appreciates a tasty meal, food tours are the perfect way to sample some of the city’s finest dining and regional cuisine, and a great way to get to know the city.
Kick off your afternoons at 11:15am with First Squares Food Tour, a guided walking tour of six eateries located in Savannah’s Historic Squares. The tour includes a lot of great info for history buffs as well as plenty of tasting opportunities. The food establishments in this tour include everything from a Scottish pub to a British bakery, from a trendy eatery to a store that sells award-winning honeys and honey products.
With tours starting at 11am on Wednesday, the Famous & Secret East Side Food Tour is perfect for adventurous foodies looking for something a little more off the beaten path, alley or down a live-oak-lined square. Featuring six locations, this tour includes tastings of locally-sourced gourmet cuisine, nouveau American fare prepared in a wood-fired oven, South African-inspired cuisine, Leopold’s Ice Cream (a 100+-year-old Savannah tradition) and more.
Starting at 4pm on Thursdays, Walktails and Bar Bites Happy Hour is a fun and yummy walking happy hour tour that brings together some of Savannah’s most endearing traits: to-go cocktails, delicious bites and fun, engaging hosts. This adults-only tour takes guests to four unique, surprising bars where you will enjoy 3 food tastings plus 4 exceptional cocktail pairings (a mocktail version of this cocktail is available for non-drinkers) making this the most delectable and fun way to start your evening.
Spice up your weeknight meals
Jazz’d Tapas Bar
Kick off your business loafers, slip on your dancing shoes and hop on over to Jazz’d Tapas Bar for local, live music Thursdays through Sundays. A space that uniquely captures the energy of downtown Savannah, this is where locals and tourists alike jive over delicious food, craft cocktails, martinis and live entertainment. Many think the name “Jazz’d” represents the genre of music, and indeed there is a speakeasy vibe, but the name Jazz’d is not about the music. It’s more about a state of mind, stepping down the stairway and through the doorway finding something truly unique to Savannah. Get “All Jazz’d Up” because every night is a different experience.
What once was the old Kress Department Store, the owners transformed the rundown basement with its exposed utilities, concrete walls, floors and ceilings, into the sleek, industrial chic lounge it is today. Now the 5500 square feet hosts a lounge, bar, intimate dining area and a lot of friends. Whether you are there for a quick drink at the bar, a special date night or a bachelorette party, it’s a cool and contemporary getaway.
Get all Jazz’d up
The Historic Savannah Theatre
Top off your weekday with a show in of one of the United States’ oldest continually-operating theatres, The Historic Savannah Theatre. This month, catch Savannah Live. Running Sep. 7th to Oct. 29th, this high-energy 2-hour variety show features everything from Pop to Broadway and Motown to Rock & Roll. Featuring a live band, singers and dancers, it is sure to be the most fun that you have in Savannah. If you’re looking for something the kids will enjoy, check out Pete the Cat ¬– Jimmy Biddle is the best student in his 2nd grade class, until Pete the Cat moves in with his skateboard and electric guitar. But when Jimmy needs help with his art project, groovy Pete is the purrfect pal to awaken Jimmy’s imagination. Together, they go on an artistic adventure all the way to Paris and back on Pete’s hip VW Bus. This one-hour rockin’ musical is fun for the whole family.
Liven up the week
Ready to turn your weeknights into a Savannah adventure? Book your stay today!
The Lady & Sons Restaurant
Paula Deen’s famous Lady & Son’s Restaurant, as seen on the Food Network, is open daily for lunch and dinner. Choose from the southern buffet or order off the menu. Looking for some memorabilia? Paula Deen’s store is located on-site as well!