In your day-to-day life, seeking out quiet places to read is something we do for self-care. In the days of COVID it is something we do to keep our sanity. Getting a little peace and quiet while enjoying the outdoor breeze is good for the soul. Quiet the mind, lower the stress and park yourself in one of these lovely spots while you take your mind off of everything with a good book.

W.E. Honey Park

W. E. Honey Park is located at the far end of Mechanics Avenue off Victory Drive in Thunderbolt. Honey Park is a lovely space with a pavilion which is a nice, relaxing spot for outdoor eating. This park is fully equipped with a dock that spans out to the Wilmington River, great for fishing! They also offer a children’s playground.

Fragrant Garden in Forsyth Park












The Garden of Fragrance originally began in 1959 by the Garden Club Council of Chatham County, and was dedicated April 3, 1963. Mr. Georges Bignault designed the garden for his final work as a Landscape Architect. Surrounded by three wells to help contain the fragrance of the many scented plants, the garden’s fourth side is an ornamental iron fence. The entrance to the garden is enhanced by beautiful iron gates from the Old Union Station. Hours to visit the garden are Monday thru Friday 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Closed holidays and weekends. There is plenty of room to social distance and I guarantee you won’t feel like you are in a pandemic in this setting.

Morell Park

Morrell Park is the only Savannah park that is right on the river. It’s about 236 feet x 26 feet long and unofficially boasts the softest grass in the city. You might not recognize the name but it homes one of Savannah’s most famous statues, The Waving Girl honoring Florence Martus. Throw down a blanket, take in the view and enjoy. It’s actually one of the last times you may see the statue in this location as it is slated to move to the other end of River Street in the near future.

Savannah Botanical Gardens

You’ve probably driven by here hundreds of times. Next time stop, grab a bench and read a little. The above picture is the best spot in the garden, in my opinion. There is a fountain in the pond that makes the most relaxing background sounds. There are plenty of seating options where you won’t see a soul, let alone have to worry about being six feet apart. Stop by, read for awhile, leave a donation and see if you can spot Dolly Parton and Neil Diamond.