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Romantic Savannah, Ida B. Wells & a courageous 7-year-old

This edition is sponsored by Gumption Savannah Membership

Local Weather


Today – ☀️ Sunny, with a high near 67. Light west wind increasing to 5 to 10 mph in the morning.

Tonight – Mostly clear, with a low around 41. Light south wind.


Quote of the day

Only when we are no longer afraid do we begin to live.

-Dorothy Thompson

Romantic things to do in Savannah


Savannah, Georgia’s oldest city, is a symbol of Southern hospitality. There are many romantic activities to enjoy, including strolling along tree-lined streets and sipping mint juleps. You can pack for a Savannah bed-and-breakfast stay and enjoy the most romantic weekend of your life, whether you’re looking to stroll along tree-lined streets or watch the Tybee Island waves.

Enjoy a carriage ride

You’ll feel like your beloved is in a film when you take a private carriage along the streets at night. Madison Tour Company will pick you up after a romantic dinner to take you along cobblestone streets and show you some of the city’s most historical mansions.

Enjoy a glass of wine at the Olde Pink House

The Olde Pink House is a historic restaurant that’s perfect for a romantic cocktail. You can relax on a sofa and listen to live piano music. Enjoy a starter of fried green tomatoes while sipping one of the custom cocktails at the restaurant.

Picnic in Forsyth Park

The 30-acre park, which is located in the heart of the city, is one of the most popular spots. This 19th-century cast-iron fountain is a replica of the Paris fountain and is absolutely stunning. Couples love to take picnics to the park and then spend lazy afternoons lying on blankets under the shade of trees. There’s also a farmer’s market on Saturdays.

Go on a haunted tour

Although it might not seem romantic, haunted tours offer the perfect opportunity for couples to get close. The city is not officially titled “America’s Most Haunted City”, but its long and rich history means that there are many haunting sights to be seen after dark.

Stroll through Chippewa Square

Chippewa Square makes a great place for a romantic stroll with your partner. You can enjoy a romantic stroll in the park with your sweetheart on the oak-lined paths and benches made-for-two. Chippewa Square’s north side is also a key location in Forrest Gump.

Get a couples massage

Several local spas offer couples massages after a day spent exploring the city. Locals love to gift it as a romantic Valentine’s Day gift.

Get married in the Davenport House Garden

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Not married yet? That’s okay because you can bring that special someone over to the beautiful Davenport House Garden and tie the knot. A local judge will be there to officiate and ceremonies will be offered every 10 minutes. It’s a good idea to confirm reservations because this event tends to sell out. And to thank the Davenport House, there’s a $100 donation to the museum. The Davenport House is located at 324 E. State Street.

Valentine’s Day Dinner Cruise on Savannah Riverboat Cruises

What better way to spend Valentine’s Day in Savannah than on the famous Savannah River? Every year the Savannah Riverboat Cruises invite couples to do a little something special for Valentine’s Day and go on a dinner cruise down the Savannah River. This 2-hour cruise includes a premium 4-course plated dinner, live entertainment, a bottle of house wine or champagne, and dancing. Advanced reservations are required.

News bites


Pre-Civil War cannons and artifacts found in Savannah River
Cannons and other pre-Civil War artifacts were uncovered in the Savannah River, the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers said on Wednesday. Caption: WCIV. The Army Corps’ Savannah District conducted… Read more.
Pre-Civil War cannons and artifacts found in Savannah River
Cannons and other pre-Civil War artifacts were uncovered in the Savannah River, the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers said on Wednesday. Caption: WCIV. The Army Corps’ Savannah District conducted… Read more.
Savannah flower shop preparing for Valentine’s Day
According to the Society of American Florists, more flowers are purchased on Valentine’s Day than any other holiday in the U.S. Read more.
Savannah flower shop preparing for Valentine’s Day
According to the Society of American Florists, more flowers are purchased on Valentine’s Day than any other holiday in the U.S. Read more.
Savannah State and Collective Face collaborate on new play that explores life of Ida B. Wells
The production tells the origin story of teacher, journalist, and activist, Ida B. Wells, who rose to prominence in the 19th century. Read more.
Savannah State and Collective Face collaborate on new play that explores life of Ida B. Wells
The production tells the origin story of teacher, journalist, and activist, Ida B. Wells, who rose to prominence in the 19th century. Read more.
Dream-pop outfit Fauvely is bringing along some Savannah friends for a local-focused show
In April 2021, the band released their debut album “Beautiful Places” as a quartet with Sophie Brochu playing guitar and providing the main vocals. Read more.
Dream-pop outfit Fauvely is bringing along some Savannah friends for a local-focused show
In April 2021, the band released their debut album “Beautiful Places” as a quartet with Sophie Brochu playing guitar and providing the main vocals. Read more.
7-year-old raises stakes in quest to help Savannah’s homeless
Although Bethany Moultry may have never volunteered at Emmaus House Savannah before, helping others is not something new for the 7-year old.Read more.
7-year-old raises stakes in quest to help Savannah’s homeless
Although Bethany Moultry may have never volunteered at Emmaus House Savannah before, helping others is not something new for the 7-year old.Read more.

Events


Today

Bruce Davidson: Face to Face » Telfair Museums
Bruce Davidson: Face to Face is an exhibition at Telfair Museums . Read more.
Bruce Davidson: Face to Face » Telfair Museums
Bruce Davidson: Face to Face is an exhibition at Telfair Museums . Read more.
Contemporary Spotlight: New Acquisitions from the Brandywine Workshop » Telfair Museums
Contemporary Spotlight: New Acquisitions from the Brandywine Workshop is an exhibition at Telfair Museums . Read more.
Contemporary Spotlight: New Acquisitions from the Brandywine Workshop » Telfair Museums
Contemporary Spotlight: New Acquisitions from the Brandywine Workshop is an exhibition at Telfair Museums . Read more.
Chul-Hyun Ahn: Beyond » Telfair Museums
Chul-Hyun Ahn: Beyond is an exhibition at Telfair Museums . Read more.
Chul-Hyun Ahn: Beyond » Telfair Museums
Chul-Hyun Ahn: Beyond is an exhibition at Telfair Museums . Read more.
Sips at The Station
Sips at the Station is Savannah’s best networking event benefiting our community and encouraging guests to discover all things local! Read more.
Sips at The Station
Sips at the Station is Savannah’s best networking event benefiting our community and encouraging guests to discover all things local! Read more.

Friday

Make Your Own Candle Valentines Date
Put Some Heat in Your Romance at Savannah Perfume and Candle Company. A Make Your Own Candle Date with Complimentary Wine Schedule your Valentine’s Day candle making date February 11-14th… Read more.
Make Your Own Candle Valentines Date
Put Some Heat in Your Romance at Savannah Perfume and Candle Company. A Make Your Own Candle Date with Complimentary Wine Schedule your Valentine’s Day candle making date February 11-14th… Read more.
Valentine’s Open-Air Game for Couples in Savannah | The Pirates’ House | February 11 to February 14
Valentine’s Open-Air Game for Couples in Savannah happening at The Pirates’ House, 20 East Broad Street, Savannah, United States on Fri Feb 11 2022 at 12:00 am to Mon Feb… Read more.
Valentine’s Open-Air Game for Couples in Savannah | The Pirates’ House | February 11 to February 14
Valentine’s Open-Air Game for Couples in Savannah happening at The Pirates’ House, 20 East Broad Street, Savannah, United States on Fri Feb 11 2022 at 12:00 am to Mon Feb… Read more.
Otaku Flea Market | Savannah Convention Center
Otaku Flea Market happening at Savannah Convention Center, One International Dr, Savannah, GA 31421, Savannah, United States on Fri Feb 11 2022 at 02:00 pm Read more.
Otaku Flea Market | Savannah Convention Center
Otaku Flea Market happening at Savannah Convention Center, One International Dr, Savannah, GA 31421, Savannah, United States on Fri Feb 11 2022 at 02:00 pm Read more.
Georgia Day Parade
Georgia Day Parade at Forsyth Par: Friday, February 11, 2022 Classroom Banner Competition… Read more.
Georgia Day Parade
Georgia Day Parade at Forsyth Par: Friday, February 11, 2022 Classroom Banner Competition… Read more.
Leanne Morgan | Savannah Civic Center
Leanne Morgan happening at Savannah Civic Center, 301 W Oglethorpe Ave, Savannah, United States on Fri Feb 11 2022 at 07:00 pm Read more.
Leanne Morgan | Savannah Civic Center
Leanne Morgan happening at Savannah Civic Center, 301 W Oglethorpe Ave, Savannah, United States on Fri Feb 11 2022 at 07:00 pm Read more.
For the Love of Hip Hop Mega Concert  | Enmarket Arena
For the Love of Hip Hop Mega Concert happening at Enmarket Arena, Savannah, United States on Frida at 07:30 pm to 09:30 pm Read more.
For the Love of Hip Hop Mega Concert  | Enmarket Arena
For the Love of Hip Hop Mega Concert happening at Enmarket Arena, Savannah, United States on Frida at 07:30 pm to 09:30 pm Read more.

Saturday

EChildren’s Museum of Pooler
Hey Kids! Join us for a Valentine’s Day Party in your favorite exhibits during Valentine’s Night! Parents can take a break and go out on a date! Read more.
EChildren’s Museum of Pooler
Hey Kids! Join us for a Valentine’s Day Party in your favorite exhibits during Valentine’s Night! Parents can take a break and go out on a date! Read more.
CCA OYSTER ROAST
We have teamed up with the Savannah Chapter of the Coastal Conservation Association of Georgia to bring back our annual oyster roast! Read more.
CCA OYSTER ROAST
We have teamed up with the Savannah Chapter of the Coastal Conservation Association of Georgia to bring back our annual oyster roast! Read more.
Valentine Party | Friendly MarketPlace, Savannah
Valentine Party happening at Friendly MarketPlace, 821 King George Blvd, Savannah, GA, US 31419, Savannah, United States on Sat Feb 12 2022 at 10:00 am to 06:00 pm Read more.
Valentine Party | Friendly MarketPlace, Savannah
Valentine Party happening at Friendly MarketPlace, 821 King George Blvd, Savannah, GA, US 31419, Savannah, United States on Sat Feb 12 2022 at 10:00 am to 06:00 pm Read more.
Last Stop Loved Cupid Ride
The Last Stop Loved Cupid Ride is a 5-mile bicycle ride through Savannah’s Historic District to raise money and bring awareness for Georgia Rescue, Rehabilitation, & Relocation (GRRR)… Read more.
Last Stop Loved Cupid Ride
The Last Stop Loved Cupid Ride is a 5-mile bicycle ride through Savannah’s Historic District to raise money and bring awareness for Georgia Rescue, Rehabilitation, & Relocation (GRRR)… Read more.
Bonaventure Is Forever: Valentine’s Weekend
Bonaventure Is Forever: Valentine’s Weekend The perfect early evening Valentine’s event to start your night off right! Is it possible to fall in love with a cemetery? Shannon Scott seduces… Read more.
Bonaventure Is Forever: Valentine’s Weekend
Bonaventure Is Forever: Valentine’s Weekend The perfect early evening Valentine’s event to start your night off right! Is it possible to fall in love with a cemetery? Shannon Scott seduces… Read more.
Cupid is Stupid ~ A Non-Romantic, Anti-Cupid Event
Cupid is Stupid ~ A Non-Romantic, Anti-Cupid Event Hosted By Bar Crawl Savannah. Event starts on Saturday, 12 February 2022 and happening at Pour Larrys, Savannah, GA. Register or Buy… Read more.
Cupid is Stupid ~ A Non-Romantic, Anti-Cupid Event
Cupid is Stupid ~ A Non-Romantic, Anti-Cupid Event Hosted By Bar Crawl Savannah. Event starts on Saturday, 12 February 2022 and happening at Pour Larrys, Savannah, GA. Register or Buy… Read more.

Sunday

VOCES8 at the Cathedral Basilica
VOCES8 Visits the Cathedral Basilica“VOCES8 are the Rolls-Royce of British a cappella ensembles.” They are at home performing music in all styles and from all periods with technical precision. The… Read more.
VOCES8 at the Cathedral Basilica
VOCES8 Visits the Cathedral Basilica“VOCES8 are the Rolls-Royce of British a cappella ensembles.” They are at home performing music in all styles and from all periods with technical precision. The… Read more.
Valentines Celebration! Cooking Class
Valentines Celebration! Cooking Class Hosted By The Mansion on Forsyth Park. Event starts on Sunday, 13 February 2022 and happening at The Mansion on Forsyth Park – 700 Kitchen Cooking… Read more.
Valentines Celebration! Cooking Class
Valentines Celebration! Cooking Class Hosted By The Mansion on Forsyth Park. Event starts on Sunday, 13 February 2022 and happening at The Mansion on Forsyth Park – 700 Kitchen Cooking… Read more.

Monday

The Woodruff Valentine’s Day Dinner | Johns Island, SC
5 courses with wine pairings Read more.
The Woodruff Valentine’s Day Dinner | Johns Island, SC
5 courses with wine pairings Read more.
St. Marys Walking Tour| Hangout of smugglers, shelter for Aaron Burr and home base for Revolutionary War traitors.
On this walking tour, discover St. Marys, Georgia, a quaint riverfront town filled with centuries-old homes and fascinating stories! Read more.
St. Marys Walking Tour| Hangout of smugglers, shelter for Aaron Burr and home base for Revolutionary War traitors.
On this walking tour, discover St. Marys, Georgia, a quaint riverfront town filled with centuries-old homes and fascinating stories! Read more.
Valentines Celebration! Cooking Class
Valentines Celebration! Cooking Class Hosted By The Mansion on Forsyth Park. Event starts on Monday, 14 February 2022 and happening at The Mansion on Forsyth Park – 700 Kitchen Cooking… Read more.
Valentines Celebration! Cooking Class
Valentines Celebration! Cooking Class Hosted By The Mansion on Forsyth Park. Event starts on Monday, 14 February 2022 and happening at The Mansion on Forsyth Park – 700 Kitchen Cooking… Read more.

Tuesday

Sips at The Station Benefitting Future Minds Literacy
Sips at the Station is Savannah’s best networking event benefiting our community and encouraging guests to discover all things local! Read more.
Sips at The Station Benefitting Future Minds Literacy
Sips at the Station is Savannah’s best networking event benefiting our community and encouraging guests to discover all things local! Read more.
Nederlander Presents Cats
Nederlander Presents Cats . Event starts on Tuesday, February 15th and happening at Savannah Civic Center – Johnny Mercer Theatre, Savannah, GA. Register or Buy Tickets, Price information. Read more.
Nederlander Presents Cats
Nederlander Presents Cats . Event starts on Tuesday, February 15th and happening at Savannah Civic Center – Johnny Mercer Theatre, Savannah, GA. Register or Buy Tickets, Price information. Read more.
Andrew Low House Museum – Tuesday, February 15th at Andrew Low House Museum starting at 10:00 AM
Get Tickets for Andrew Low House Museum – Tuesday, February 15, 2022 at Andrew Low House Museum Read more.
Andrew Low House Museum – Tuesday, February 15th at Andrew Low House Museum starting at 10:00 AM
Get Tickets for Andrew Low House Museum – Tuesday, February 15, 2022 at Andrew Low House Museum Read more.
Wicked Good Seafood
Calling All Seafood lovers. Danie Connolly is an award-winning chef and event planner, owner of seven restaurants and television host. She is currently producing a television food show “Tailgate Picnics”. Learn from the best! Read more.
Wicked Good Seafood
Calling All Seafood lovers. Danie Connolly is an award-winning chef and event planner, owner of seven restaurants and television host. She is currently producing a television food show “Tailgate Picnics”. Learn from the best! Read more.

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Looking for a last-minute Valentine’s gift? Create a unique card in this workshop- or sign up together! 💌

Instructor Pam Reynolds will provide templates and guide you from start to finish to create an artistic, personalized card for anyone! All materials supplied. Quilling experience is helpful but not required.
Ages 17+. Pre-registration required. $25 per person.

http://savannahga.gov/artsclasses


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