New Year's Day in Savannah, GA
If you want to spend New Year's Eve and Day this year in a city with mild weather and Southern charm, consider taking a trip to Savannah, Georgia, one of the most historic cities in the US. Because Savannah was untouched by artillery and bombs during the Civil War, its charming antebellum architecture and historic buildings and town squares remain completely intact. Many of these quaint old buildings now house bed and breakfasts, a great choice for lodging during a visit to Savannah. There are many activities for kids and adults alike to enjoy during a visit to Savannah over the New Year's holiday.
Most popular is the city's official New Year's Eve celebration that takes place at the Savannah City Market. This outdoor street party features live music from 9PM to 1AM and is free and open to the public. Savannah's fireworks show takes place at 11PM at Tybee Pier. Another fun activity to consider is a classic Southern riverboat cruise. The Savannah River Queen and the Georgia Queen are two old-style stern wheel riverboats that tour the Savannah River from 9PM to 1AM on New Year's Eve. Patrons can watch the fireworks show from the boat, enjoy dinner and cocktails, and dance to live and DJ'ed music. If you prefer to stay on land, many of Savannah's hotels and restaurants offer New Year's packages that include dinner, entertainment, and a midnight champagne toast.