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Savannah in the Fall is a must-see destination for travelers seeking mild temperatures, low crowds and outdoor experiences. The warm autumnal months are a great time of year to explore Savannah’s outdoor attractions, from the beautiful Bonaventure Cemetery to its many little downtown squares and parks where you can comfortably enjoy the city’s architectural and historic charms. 

Georgia’s warm fall weather is also perfect for exploring the coast. From Kayak tours on Tybee Island to long strolls on the beach, visitors can enjoy a host of activities without the summer rush.

Savannah also has a vibrant year round food scene, with many great restaurants, fresh seafood, riverfront dining and a host of regional specialties offering a taste of low country.

Popular things to do in Savannah this October include:

Forsyth Farmers Market, Saturdays 9am-1pm
Weekly farmers market in the southern part of Forsyth Park.

The Great Pumpkin Festival, October 16 2021
Savannah Pumpkin Festival will be held on October 16th, 2021 at the Savannah Convention Center. This festival will include a variety of vendors with arts and crafts, great food,  baked goods, music, and of course, lots of pumpkins.

Savannah Film Festival, October 23-30 2021
The Savannah College of Art and Design returns October 23 – 30 for their annual Savannah Film Festival, which celebrates cinematic creativity from both award-winning professionals and emerging student filmmakers.  In-person and virtual events will take place.  Ticket purchase required.

Nightmare on Congress Street, October 30 2021
Come with a group of friends or crawl alone and meet some new friends at this Halloween-themed bar crawl and costume contest in downtown Savannah. Whether you're new to the area, just visiting or have lived here your entire life, we have something for everyone!

Jurassic Quest, October 29-31 2021
Step back in time to the Jurassic period and immerse yourself in a dinosaur experience at the Savannah Convention Center.  Featuring over 100+ animatronic dinosaurs and other children’s activities. Tickets are required.

Trunk or Treat, October 30 2021
Halloween event at Skidaway Island State Park, with carnival games, dog costume parade, outdoor movie and other activities.

The 3 Nights of Halloween, October 30 - November 1 2021
Full moon after-hours tours of Bonaventure Cemetery with Shannon Scott.

The Ghostwalker Tour & Ghost Hunt

Featured by U.S. News and World Report as one of the best ghost tours in Savannah, GA.  Walk with a local guide while learning historical facts about the city.  You’ll delve into Savannah’s storied past – rich with paranormal activity – as you see haunted mansions, cemeteries, and battlefields. Plus, Savannah Ghostwalker Tours provides guests with K2 EMF Meters so that you can hunt for ghosts while on your adventure.

6th Sense World Ghost Tours

6th Sense World features a variety of ghost tours sure to deliver a hair-raising experience! All tours require advance ticket purchase.

Popular things to do on Tybee Island:

Just 20 minutes from downtown Savannah, visitors can soak in the mild Fall temperatures, golden hues, and gorgeous sunsets of Tybee Island.  From bike trails and bird paths to sandy beaches and battle grounds, Tybee Island is the perfect blend of coastal charm and laid-back beach life.   

Here are just a few of the most popular things to do outdoors while visiting:

Tybee Lighthouse & Museum

The Tybee Lighthouse & Museum is a must-see for every Tybee visitor.  Climb to the top of this 145 foot tower for a panoramic view of Tybee Island!  The stunning silhouette will impress even the most experienced travelers. Tickets required.

Fort Pulaski

Take a guided tour of Fort Pulaski and learn about its significance as a military turning point during the Civil War.  Experience musket and soldier demonstrations, as well as cannon-firing demonstrations or simply stroll the grounds and immerse yourself in American history.

Dolphin Tour

Book a tour and see dolphins in their natural habitate on a memorable dolphin adventure in the waters of Tybee Island.  Captain Mike’s Dolphin Tours and Captain Derek’s Dolphin Adventure provide sunset cruises and much more.  Follow the links for more information. Captain Mike’s Dolphin Tours  /  Captain Derek’s Tybee Dolphin Adventure

Tybee Bike Tours

A great way to experience Tybee Island is by bike!  Pedal along the water line alone or with your family.  There are numerous trails and paths from the novice to the experienced rider.  Rent a bike from Tim’s Bike and Beach Gear and explore the colorful neighborhoods, cruise the shores or bike to a sunset dinner. 

Explore Tybee Island by Kayak

Rent a kayak for the day or book a guided kayak tour through Sea Kayak Georgia and explore the coastal areas of Tybee Island.  

Bird Watching by the Beach

Host to over 211 bird species, Tybee Island is the perfect place to observe birds in their natural habitat.  Visit the North Beach Birding to see seabirds and shorebirds that migrate down to spend the fall and winter on Tybee’s beach.

In addition to these experiences, Tybee Island is home to sensational seafood, excellent outdoor dining venues, live music, and quirky shops.

Plan your fall getaway and stay in luxury with a vacation rental at Luxury Living Savannah.