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Hostess City Summer: 7 Entertaining Ideas

Summer in Savannah, also known as the Hostess City, is an invitation to explore, entertain, and enjoy all the charms this historic city has to offer. Whether you’re hosting out-of-town guests or simply looking to make the most out of your own backyard, Upper East River provides the perfect backdrop for a summer of fun. Here are some top entertaining ideas to make your Savannah summer unforgettable.

Discover Savannah’s Historic District

Start your summer adventure with a stroll through Savannah’s Historic District. The cobblestone streets, beautiful squares, and historic homes offer a glimpse into the city’s rich past. Don’t forget to take first-timers to the iconic Forsyth Park and the beautiful Cathedral of St. John the Baptist—quintessential Savannah musts.

Grab a Bite at Goose Feathers Café & Bakery

Goose Feathers Café.

A visit to Savannah is hardly complete without a stop at Goose Feathers Café. Located on Barnard Street near Ellis Square, it has been recognized as the best of the best via local Yelp reviewers. Indulge in their freshly baked pastries, delicious sandwiches, and signature coffee. This is one of those entertaining ideas for those who want the city’s charm and a fabulous eatery to do the entertaining for them!

Take a Riverboat Cruise

You could cruise alongside those magnificent cargo ships! Experience the beauty of Savannah’s waterfront with a riverboat cruise. You’ll enjoy stunning views of the city skyline and learn about the history of the Savannah River. Many cruises offer dinner and live entertainment, making them a perfecting evening activity for your guests.

Explore Savannah’s Art Scene

When we talk about entertaining ideas in Savannah, this one must be mentioned. Savannah is home to a vibrant art scene, with numerous galleries and museums. The Telfair Museums, including the Jepson Center for the Arts, offer a diverse collection of contemporary and classic art. You’ll also want to visit the SCAD Museum of Art, which showcases works from students and alumni of the Savannah College of Art and Design.

Create the Perfect Outdoor Space at Home

Perhaps our favorite entertaining ideas are those that center around making your home the perfect oasis for family and friends to gather. We love seeing the ways our Upper East River residents make their alfresco spaces their own. Here are a few of our favorite tips and tricks:

  • Invest in quality outdoor furniture with plush cushions to keep your guests comfortable.
  • Provide shade with umbrellas, pergolas, or shade sails to protect guests from the sun.
  • String lights, lanterns, and candles create a cozy atmosphere for evening gatherings.
  • Incorporate functional décor like outdoor rugs and throw pillows to enhance the space.

If you think a new canvas for these design inspirations might be in order, consider our available River Homes:

408 Geo Meyer Avenue

412 Geo Meyer Avenue

 416 Geo Meyer Avenue

And if you’d like to discuss further, feel free to get in touch with one of our fabulous agents!

Denise “Dee” Stamps-Auston
Sales Manager

Mandy Evans
Sales Associate

Host a Barbecue or Picnic

Another way to entertain at home is to take advantage of Savannah’s warm weather by hosting a barbecue or picnic! Set up a grill on your patio and prepare a feast with fresh, local ingredients. Alternatively, you could also pack a picnic basket and enjoy a meal in one of Savannah’s picturesque parks.

Go Golfing

Savannah GA Golf Course

For guests who enjoy golfing, Savannah boasts some excellent courses that cater to all skill levels. Here are a few of our favorites:

The Savannah Golf Club

Just 1 mile from Upper East River, The Savannah Golf Club is a prestigious membership-only club. To join, a new member must have four sponsors and pay a membership fee. Although exclusive, it’s worth the effort for golf enthusiasts who are seeking a high-quality experience!

Bacon Park Golf Course

Located 4.6 miles from our neighborhood, Bacon Park is another great among entertaining ideas for the golf enthusiast! It is a public course managed by the City of Savannah, and it’s historic! Built in 1926, it is easy to book online and is known for its excellent youth programs.

The Club at Savannah Harbor

Across the river from us, The Club at Savannah Harbor is a public course offering stunning views and a dynamic pricing system. Book a tee time through their website or by calling the Pro Shop. The course’s challenging layout and beautiful setting make it a must-play for any golfer!

Thoughts on Entertaining Ideas in Savannah

With its rich history, vibrant culture, and beautiful landscapes, Savannah offers endless opportunities for summer entertaining. Whether you’re exploring the city, setting up the perfect outdoor space, or hitting the golf course, there’s something for everyone to enjoy! Embrace the Hostess City spirit and make this summer one to remember! We here at Upper East River sure are excited to do just that!

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