Top Things To Do In Savannah, Georgia
Savannah, Georgia is the oldest city in the state of Georgia and quite a charming and historic city located on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean. It is known for its stunning architecture, beautiful parks, Spanish moss-lined streets, and rich history. Let’s discover what the top things to do are in Savannah, Georgia.
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One of the most popular attractions in Savannah is its historic district, which is filled with antebellum mansions and cobblestone streets. The district is also home to many iconic landmarks, such as the Savannah Theater and the Mercer House, which was made famous by the book and movie “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil.”
In addition to its historical sites, Savannah is also home to numerous parks and squares, including Forsyth Park and Chippewa Square. These green spaces provide a tranquil escape from the hustle and bustle of the city and are perfect for a leisurely stroll or a picnic. Forrest Gump made Chippewa Square famous with its bench scenes, where Forrest waited for the bus.
If you’re a foodie, you’ll love the diverse dining options in Savannah. From classic Southern comfort food to seafood caught fresh from the Atlantic, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. And no trip to Savannah is complete without trying a slice of the city’s famous pecan pie.
Overall, Savannah is a beautiful and welcoming city that offers something for everyone who travels there. Whether you’re interested in history, outdoor activities, or simply soaking up the Southern charm, you’ll find it all in Savannah. The Tripio App makes it easy to add these activities to your custom Itinerary.
Savannah has a humid subtropical climate, characterized by hot, humid summers and mild winters. It has a relatively mild and temperate climate, with hot, humid summers and mild winters. However, the city does experience some extreme weather events, including tropical storms and hurricanes during the summer months, and occasional cold snaps during the winter. Summer months average high temperatures ranging from the mid-80s to the low 90s Fahrenheit. In the winter, temperatures in Savannah are generally mild, with average high temperatures ranging from the upper 50s to the low 60s Fahrenheit.
Bonaventure Cemetery is recognized as one of the most beautiful cemeteries in the world. It was established in 1846 and is known for its Victorian-style funerary architecture, as well as its moss-draped oak trees and picturesque setting. The cemetery is the final resting place of many notable figures, including poets Conrad Aiken and Johnny Mercer, and songwriter lyricist. Free guided tours are available.
Moon River at Downing Piers
The trail at Moon River at Downing Piers is a 7.8-mile loop. You will find fishing, swimming, beautiful wildflowers, and plenty of fresh air. The walk of the loop, it takes about 2.5-3 hours.
The trail is open year-round and is suitable for hikers of all skill levels. However, it can get muddy and slippery during the rainy season, so it’s best to wear sturdy hiking shoes with good traction. You should also bring plenty of water and snacks, as there are no facilities or water sources along the trail.
Overall, the Trail at Moon River at Downing Piers is a fantastic place to explore the beauty of Georgia’s natural environment. Whether you’re a seasoned hiker or a beginner, you’ll find plenty to enjoy along this scenic trail.
Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens at the Historic Bamboo Farm
The Garden is a top Savannah attraction that serves as a museum of plants, a tranquil escape, a living classroom, and an impressive historic venue. It is operated by the University of Georgia and covers over 100 acres of land. The garden features a wide variety of plants, including bamboo, camellias, azaleas, and many other species of native plants. There are also several gardens within the garden including a Japanese garden, a herb garden, a rose garden, a children’s garden, and many other specialty gardens.
Leopold’s Ice Cream – Hidden Gem
Leopold’s Ice Cream was founded in 1919 and has some of the best award-winning ice creams. It was founded by three Greek immigrant brothers, Peter, George, and Basil Leopold and is known for its homemade ice cream, made using traditional methods and recipes passed down from the Leopold brothers. Leopold’s is also known for its vintage atmosphere and has been featured in several films and television shows. They offer a wide variety of flavors and also serve sundaes, milkshakes, and other desserts.
Scooba Shack – Scuba Diving
Scooba Shack provides training in confined water and earns the SSI Try Scuba recognition card. They also have Open Water Diver course that takes place at local lakes and a Florida Springs Trip. Additional training and dives are available. Be sure to check their website to see what’s going on at this location.
Skidaway Island State Park
Skidaway Island State Park is a part of Georgia’s Intracoastal Waterway. Four Trails wind through maritime forest and past salt marsh, leading to a boardwalk and observation tower. Visitors can watch for deer, fiddler crabs, raccoons, egrets, and other wildlife. Things to go include Birding (Colonial Coast Birding Trail), Geocaching, Hiking (6 miles of trails), and $6 Bike Rentals.
Captain Mike’s Dolphin Adventure
Captain Mike’s Dolphin Adventure offers a variety of Dolphin tours and discounted prices in the “Off-season”. No tour is the same and the bottleneck dolphins are so fun to see in their natural habitat. Make sure to add Captain Mikes to your custom Tripio App Itinerary and visit their website for booking information.
Six Pence Pub
Six Pence Pub is a British-style influenced pub with an old-school phone booth outside. The pub offers a wide variety of traditional British fares such as fish and chips, shepherd’s pie, and bangers and mash. They also offer a selection of beers and ales, including many imported from the UK. Six Pence has a cozy atmosphere with a fireplace and a variety of seating options, including a spacious outdoor seating area. They also have live music and events on certain days of the week.
Fort Pulaski National Monument
During the American Civil War, the Union Army successfully tested rifled cannon in combat in 1862 at Fort Pulaski, the success of which rendered brick fortifications obsolete. The fort was also used as a prisoner-of-war camp. The National Monument includes most of Cockspur Island and all of the adjacent McQueens Island.
Whitemarsh Preserve – Walk and Mountain Bike
Whitemarsh Preserve is an easy 2.4-mile loop on Whitemarsh Island. The trail is wide and in some areas can not be walkable after rain. There is also a 4.9-mile Mountain Biking trail that’s the best one in Savannah. There are 5 man-made obstacles and the paths are marked with colored discs.
Blue Orb Savannah Ghost Tours
Blue Orb Savannah Ghost Tours has the best ghost tours in Savannah and has won national awards for their tours. You must be 18+. This tour is also unique because it highlights both the traditional Colonial ghost stories and the chilling tales from the large West African Conjuring communities here in the low country. Strange stories of the ‘Undead’ are highlighted on this ghost tour, along with Shadow People, Dark Eyed Children, True Crime, Hags, Bone Collectors, and lost burial grounds to name a few.
Daffin Park is one of Savannah’s two large recreational parks in the historic district. The park holds lots of walking paths, and 80 acres of grass for multiple types of fields, and is also home to the Grayson Stadium. There is also a public pool, a playground suitable for all children, and a 1.5-mile track to walk or run.
Barrier Island Adventures
Barrier Island Adventures offers a variety of tours depending on what adventure you want to experience. Scenic River Cruises, Dolphin watching, and exploring uninhabited beaches to name a few. From your custom Tripio App Itinerary, click on the link to book your next adventure online.
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