“For me, Savannah's resistance to change was its saving grace. The city looked inward, sealed off from the noises and distractions of the world at large. It grew inward, too, and in such a way that its people flourished like hothouse plants tended by an indulgent gardener. The ordinary became extraordinary. Eccentrics thrived. Every nuance and quirk of personality achieved greater brilliance in that lush enclosure than would have been possible anywhere else in the world.”
― John Berendt, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
Savannah is one of the most beautiful and romantic cities in the United States, making it one of the best places to propose to your sweetheart. It has the charm and grace of the Old South and the beauty and convenience of modern urban planning. You will find it easy to fall under the spell of the “Hostess City,” as Savannah is known, with its warm and welcoming environment. Find the perfect spot for a romantic proposal neither of you will forget.
Best Places to Propose in the "Hostess City"
1. Squares of Savannah
The historic downtown area of Savannah is dotted with 22 gorgeous public squares that date back to the 18th and 19th century. Spend an afternoon walking through a few of these squares, strolling under huge live oak canopies and pausing to sit and people watch by one of the many fountains or statues. Grab some gourmet (and healthy) sandwiches at Brighter Day Natural Foods on the edge of Forsyth Park, and find a secluded spot for a picnic in the beautiful grounds of the park. Under the cover of Spanish moss, get down on one knee and propose with a stunning diamond engagement ring.
2. Horse-Drawn Perfection
Make a reservation with Historic Savannah Carriage Tours for a horse-drawn carriage to pick you up at your hotel. The romantic “proposal tour” will arrange everything for a picture-perfect night for two. Your driver will escort you to a gazebo in Whitefield Square, telling you the local legend of how sharing a kiss in the gazebo promises a lifetime of true love. Then you can share a kiss in the gazebo and pop the question with the perfect ring. When you get back into the carriage, you can toast to your future with a bottle of champagne.
3. A Noble Meal
Enjoy an unforgettable meal of fantastic food and wine at Noble Fare, a charming restaurant owned by married couple Jenny and Patrick McNamara. The cuisine focuses on locally sourced ingredients and modern, creative preparation. Go all out with the food and wine tasting menu, and savor every delicious course. Arrange with the restaurant to bring out the chocolate love cake as the final course, and propose over decadent dessert and sparkling wine.
Where do you think the best places to propose in Savannah are? Share your ideas in the comments!