Celebrate Halloween with a Spooky Staycation

It’s no secret that Savannah is known for being one of the most haunted cities in the country. Because of this reputation, the Hostess City attracts lots of people from all over in pursuit of paranormal activity. This is especially true during the spooky season, with sizable crowds found all around town on Halloween. You don’t have to be a tourist to take advantage of the chills and thrills Savannah has to offer. Locals are free to enjoy the haunting holiday happenings too. If you want to make this Halloween one to remember, consider treating yourself to a spooky staycation right here in Savannah. If that sounds like something you’d like to do, here’s a brief guide to help you plan.


From luxury riverfront hotels to charming B&Bs, there are plenty of great options when it comes to accommodations in Savannah. For your spooky staycation, you may opt to stay in a haunted hotel. The Marshall House is a good choice. 

Built in the mid 1800s, the building was used as a hospital during the yellow fever epidemics and the Civil War. After closing in 1957, the hotel was renovated and restored, reopening in 1999 as Savannah’s oldest hotel. Through the years, guests have reported seeing ghosts and unexplained activity at the Marshall House. Perhaps, you should stay there to see for yourself. 

Other accommodations worth mentioning include the Kehoe House, which was built in the late 1800s and rumored to house a few ghost children, and the 17hundred90 Inn, which is reportedly haunted by a heartbroken ghost named Anne. Guests claim to hear her crying to this day. 


There’s much to do in terms of haunting Halloween fun in town. For instance, it’s the perfect time of year to take a hearse ghost tour. You might also want to go on a guided paranormal investigation at the historic Savannah Theatre, or take a stroll through one of Savannah’s famous cemeteries. As you can see, there are plenty of touchpoints with the other side waiting to be explored this Halloween.  


Quite a few restaurants are among the many haunted sites found in Savannah. Moon River Brewing is one of them. A pub known for paranormal activity, you’re likely to find spirits of both varieties here. The Olde Pink House is also one of Savannah’s popular restaurants that is frequented by the living and the dead. Built in 1771, the house is reportedly haunted by the original owner, James Habersham, Jr. Lastly, The Pirates’ House is another eerie eatery that’s excellent for Halloween. Many rowdy pirates once frequented the establishment, and their souls are said to linger. 

You can’t go wrong this Halloween with a spooky staycation. Hopefully this little guide helps. Enjoy the holiday and stay safe. You never know what, or who, might be waiting for a chance encounter. 👻