A Winter Getaway

Summer vacations are great but winter getaways are even more magical, especially when you share it with someone you love in a romantic city like Savannah, where Spanish moss cascades down live oak trees, creating canopies over brick paths, along incredible historic homes. This year at the River Street Inn, we’re offering a Winter Getaway Package so you can bring your beloved here and enjoy a weekend retreat at River Street Inn, now through February 11, 2016.river-street-inn-reception

Our special offer includes a riverview room for two nights, with breakfast each morning at Huey’s Restaurant, a bottle of sparkling wine upon
arrival, as well as a tour for two – your choice of either the Historic District Trolley Tour or a Group Carriage Ride.

Plus, every night you get to enjoy a complimentary Wine and Hors d’oeuvres Reception each evening from 5 to 6:30 p.m., as well as in-room coffee, nightly turndown chocolates and issues of USA Today, perfect to snuggle up and read when the air gets too chilly outside.

Winters in Savannah

In December, the temperatures average in the 60s with highs in the mid to upper 60s and lows in the 40s, while in January, they average in the 50s with lows in the upper 30s and highs hovering in the upper 50s. February’s forecast is usually about the same as December, but with chillier breezes and a crispness in the air, which makes a coffee date in a warm café even more appealing.

In the winter, there are not as many people roaming the streets in the Historic District, which makes a weekend trip even more alluring and intimate. You can stroll River Street, tasting fresh seafood inside riverside restaurants, explore City Market, shop your way around Broughton Street and discover the historic museums and homes all around the squares.

Museums to Visit in Savannah

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After warming up with some hot coffee at Vic’s Coffee House on River Street or grabbing a chocolate croissant at Café M, be sure to roam around some of the most popular museums in Savannah – Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center and Owens-Thomas House, as well as the beautiful Davenport House!

Located at 207 W. York Street, right off of Telfair Square, the Jepson Center is the Telfair’s contemporary museum with over 7,500 square feet of gallery space featuring traveling exhibitions like the Monet and American Impressionism and installations from their permanent collection. It’s here that you’ll also find the famous Bird Girl statue, which graces the cover of Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. Admission to the Jepson Center is $20 for adults, $15 for students (kindergarten-college) and includes entrance to the Owens-Thomas House and Telfair Academy.

Walk six blocks east, past Wright Square, and you’ll find the Owens-Thomas House on Oglethorpe Square at 124 Abercorn Street. This National Historic Landmark is a gorgeous example of English Regency architecture that boasts a decorative arts collection comprised primarily of Owens family furnishings, along with American and European objects dating from 1750-1830. Admission to just the Owens-Thomas House is $15 for adults and $5 for students (kindergarten-college).

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Continue east two blocks and you’ll find yourself at Columbia Square, where the Davenport House (pictured above) sits at 324 E. State Street. Inside this American Federal-style home, completed in 1820 by Isaiah Davenport, visitors can get a glimpse into the world of the 1820s when the Davenports lived there. Admission to the Davenport House is $9 adults, $5 children 6-17, children under 6 years free.

To make your reservation for the Winter Getaway Package at the River Street Inn, please contact Mandy Livingston, Director of Sales and Marketing, at (912) 790-9599 or mandy@riverstreetinn.com. For more information about the Jepson Center and Owens-Thomas House, go to telfair.org and for the Davenport House, go to davenporthousemuseum.org.

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