Do you feel it in the air — the crisp chill of fall fun and a rapidly approaching Halloween? If you’re searching for a fun destination to bring your Monterey this October, Savannah might be calling your name.
Georgia’s charming coastal enclave is beautiful to visit all year long — but during the fall months, it comes alive in a major way. The weather is mild and pleasant, while still getting cool enough to warrant that cozy knit sweater you just bought (a fall necessity!). You can admire subtle touches of fall foliage while still hitting the water and enjoying a breezy boating adventure. And for those who love a spooky thrill, there’s no better time to embark upon a Savannah ghost tour — but if fun in the sun is more your vibe, there’s plenty of that, too.
Just read on to see a few of our favorite activities to enjoy in the month leading up to Halloweekend!
Embark Upon A Local Ghost Tour
It is that time of year, after all! According to Time Out, Savannah is home to one of the best ghost tour scenes in the country. Don’t worry, the ghoulish fun is easy to avoid if you have a low fear tolerance (hey, no shame!), but if ghost tours are something you’re interested in, they make a great supplement to your day on the water. In fact, River Street itself — which overlooks the stunning Savannah River — is often described as a haven for haunted tales and spooky sightings. You can also embark upon walking tours through local colonial buildings, several of which date back hundreds of years!
Cruise The River For A Fresh Perspective
Prefer to experience Savannah by its famous river? There’s plenty to enjoy from the comfort of your Monterey! You can cruise alongside the artistic city’s familiar facades, or venture farther out toward the ocean. The river cuts right between Georgia and South Carolina, so you can stick around the Peach State’s attractions — including the beachy charm of Tybee Island, where October will welcome in the annual Pirate Fest for a family-friendly outing.
You can also take a scenic cruise a bit farther north told Hilton Head, South Carolina — the charming enclave that frequently makes the top of many a “best beach town” list. Explore the Low Country and savor the slower pace of living and Southern hospitality the region is known for!
Speaking of savor...
It simply wouldn’t be a weekend in the South without plenty of feel-good comfort food. Where else do seafood, BBQ, and Southern fare like fried chicken collide in such delicious fashion? There are several nearby fuel-up spots where you can even dock, dine, and soak in the breeze a bit before returning to your Monterey and continuing the fun.
We hope that today’s guide helps you enjoy your Savannah adventure to the fullest! Be sure to share your fall fun with us on social media — we can’t wait to see where Monterey brings you, this season and all year long.