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Destination Highlight: Savannah

Destination Highlight: Savannah

Savannah is the oldest city in Georiga and is home to some of the country’s best parks, museums, tours, and sightseeing. It’s been a popular destination for countless visitors who enjoy a mixture of rich history with a modern twist. While you’re visiting we’ve put together our list of the best things to do in Savannah, that highlight this fun southern city in all it has to offer.

Experience Savannah’s Parks & Historic Landmarks

Because Savannah is one of the oldest cities on the east coast, its surrounding area holds some fantastic educational/interactive parks for visitors. Listed below are some of our top parks for your Savannah trip. 

Forsyth Park 

2 W Gaston St, Savannah, GA

Named after Georgia’s former governor, John Forsyth, Forsyth park is home to the famous Confederate Memorial and many events/festivals throughout the year. Open 24 hours a day 7 days a week. 

Savannah National Wildlife Refuge 

694 Beech Hill Ln, Hardeeville, SC

With over 3,000 acres of trails for hiking and biking, visitors can explore the refuge’s rich history dating back to the early 1700s. We recommend going to the Savannah NWR visitor center and finding a map so you can pick the trail that suits you. In addition, the wildlife refuge mentions not to take uber or any other ride service due to lack of transportation roads and cell service.  

Old Fort Jackson 

1 Fort Jackson Rd, Savannah, GA

This national landmark is a must-see event, located minutes away from historic downtown Savannah. It has interactive activities for all ages, plus the opportunity to walk along Savannah’s riverfront and one of the oldest brick fortifications on the east coast. Tickets are $9 for adults and $5 for children, open from 9 am- 5 pm daily.  

Wormsole Historic Site 

7601 Skidaway Rd, Savannah, GA

The Wormsole Historic Site is a tribute to Noble Jones, who established the Savannah area during its origin around the early 1700s. The site has features like; tabby ruins, gravesites, nature trails, and guided tours at 9:30 am, 11 am, 1:30 pm, and 3 pm. Tickets are $10.00 for adults (18–61), $9.00 for seniors (62+), $4.50 for youth (6–17), and $2.00 for children (under 6), open daily from 9 am- 5 pm. 

Visit Museums in Savannah

Learn or explore something new on your trip to Savannah. These museums are sure to pique your interest and show you something you didn’t already know. 

Telfair Museums  

207 W York St, Savannah, GA

The Telfair Museums is an accumulation of three museums; the Jepson Center, Telfair Academy, and the Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters. All three are equally rich in educational opportunities and are walking distance from each other. Tickets are priced at $20 for adults, $18 for seniors and active military, $15 for students, and $5 for children (5-12). The purchase of one ticket allows for admission to all three museums. Open 10 am- 5 pm (Tuesday-Saturday) and 12 pm- 5 pm (Sunday & Monday). 

SCAD Museum of Art 

601 Turner Blvd, Savannah, GA

The Savannah College of Art and Design has put together a collection of contemporary art that features emerging and established local/international artists. Tickets are $10 for general admission and free for children under 14. Hours are; 10 am – 5 pm Tuesday & Wednesday, 10 am – 8 pm Thursday, 10 am – 5 pm Friday – Saturday, noon – 5 p.m Sunday, and closed on Monday. 

Savannah Tours

Put the weight of touring the city in the hands of the Savannah natives. From trollies to riverboats to haunted tours we’ve got all your touring requirements covered. Check out some of the tours we put together you for. 

Old Town Trolley Tours

234 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Savannah, GA

For 30 years Old Town Trolley Tours have been showing tourists the wonderful attractions that Savannah has to offer. They guarantee a “transportainmant” experience that avoids all the hassle of parking costs and city driving while offering 20 minutes at each stop for passengers to venture on their own. Tickets are $35 for adults and $16 for children, book the tour now to enjoy your day off in Savannah. 

Savannah Riverboat Cruises 

9 E River St, Savannah, GA

The Savannah Riverboat Cruises have been a Savannah staple since 1991. The cruise starts at the riverfront and makes its way upriver to the Port of Savannah under the Eugene Talmadge Bridge past the world-famous Waving Girl and back around to the beginning. Pricing depends on the type of cruise you wish to choose. Check out their cruise schedule to see if it fits with your stay. 

Savannah Ghost Encounter 

24 E Liberty, Savannah, GA

For $25 a ticket, brave guests will take a ¾ mile stroll through Savannah’s Historic District, stopping at infamous locations like Savannah’s Colonial Hanging Square, the Foley House Inn, Colonial Park Cemetery and more. Tours are accompanied by passionate tour guides who add chilling ghost stories, dark history, and ghost lore. Tours start at 7 pm, 8 pm, 8:30 pm, and 9:30 pm.

Must-see Savannah Sightseeing

Listed below are some of the sights that we strongly recommend to visit during your stay. If you can’t fit one of the tours in your trip then check out some of the spots we’ve already listed for you. 

River Street

E River St, Savannah, GA

Savannah City Market 

219 W Bryan St, Savannah, GA

The Cathedral of St. John 

222 E Harris St, Savannah, GA

Bonaventure Cemetery 

330 Bonaventure Rd, Thunderbolt, GA 

Colonial Park Cemetery

200 Abercorn St, Savannah, GA

Visit Tybee Island 

Tybee, GA

If your getting hungry during your stay check out our 7 favorite budget eats in Savannah.