Savannah, Georgia, is a city known for its rich history, cobblestone streets, and charming southern hospitality. But when Halloween comes around, the city takes on a different persona—one of spooky tales, eerie cemeteries, and hauntingly good fun. If you're planning to explore the haunted side of Savannah this Halloween season, we've put together a guide to local Halloween attractions that you won't want to miss. And of course, make sure you stock up on River Street Sweets candies before your adventure begins.
Savannah is a City Steeped in Ghostly Legends
Savannah's storied past is steeped in ghostly legends, making it a prime destination for those seeking spine-tingling encounters. From restless spirits to haunted mansions, the city's history comes alive in chilling and captivating ways during the Halloween season.
- Bonaventure Cemetery Tours
No visit to Savannah during Halloween would be complete without exploring one of the city's most famous cemeteries. Bonaventure Cemetery, made famous by the book "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil," is known for its haunting beauty and ghostly stories. Guided tours of this historic cemetery provide a glimpse into Savannah's past and the stories of those who rest here.
- The Sorrel-Weed House
This historic mansion is often dubbed one of the most haunted places in Savannah. The Sorrel-Weed House offers tours year-round, but during Halloween, they kick it up a notch with special nighttime tours that delve into the eerie tales of the house's former residents.
- Ghost Tours Galore
Savannah is famous for its ghost tours, and during Halloween, you'll find a wide array of options to choose from. Whether you prefer walking tours, carriage rides, or haunted pub crawls, there's a tour that will cater to your spooky interests.
Haunted Houses and Attractions
In addition to the city's rich history, Savannah hosts some thrilling haunted house attractions during the Halloween season.
- Hearse Ghost Tours
Visit Savannah’s spookiest sites while riding in a funeral hearse. Ride in eerie style on this one of a kind ghost tour while informative guides share shocking stories of Savannah’s dark past.
- Pirates' House Haunt
The historic Pirates' House restaurant transforms into a spooky haunt during Halloween, complete with ghostly pirates, eerie decorations, and special menus. It's a unique dining experience that combines delicious food with ghostly tales.
- Halloween Bar Crawls
Join one of Savannah’s many Halloween bar crawls with spooky drink options, Halloween costume contests and lots of themed swag. Meet up at one of the starting bar locations, receive an event badge and crawl your way from bar to bar to enjoy many drink specials and fun with friends.
Stock Up on River Street Sweets
Before embarking on your haunted adventures, it's essential to stock up on some sweet treats to keep your energy up and your spirits high. River Street Sweets has you covered with a wide variety of mouthwatering candies and treats. Here are some must-try options:
- Pralines: Start with the classic Savannah treat, pralines. These buttery, pecan-filled delights are the perfect pick-me-up during your Halloween explorations.
- Caramel Apples: Sink your teeth into a crisp, juicy apple coated in gooey caramel. It's a taste of autumn you won't want to miss.
- Gummy Worms: For a bit of creepy-crawly fun, grab a bag of gummy worms. They're a perfect Halloween snack.
- Chocolate-Covered Delights: River Street Sweets offers a range of chocolate-covered treats, from pretzels to popcorn, sure to satisfy any sweet tooth.
- Saltwater Taffy: A Halloween adventure isn't complete without some chewy taffy. Choose from a variety of flavors to suit your taste.
With your bag of River Street Sweets candies in hand, you'll have the perfect companion for your Halloween journey through the haunted streets and attractions of Savannah. Don't forget to snap some spooky photos along the way and share them with us on social media using the hashtag #RiverStreetSweetsHalloween.
Savannah offers a unique and spine-tingling Halloween experience with its rich history and haunted attractions. By stocking up on River Street Sweets treats, you'll not only satisfy your sweet tooth but also ensure you have the energy to explore the city's haunted side. Happy haunting!