50 BEST Things to Do in Savannah, Georgia

The city of Savannah is one of the South’s most charming and enchanting metropolises. It’s steeped in a rich history and is a cultural haven for arts and crafts, cuisine, and quirky curiosities you won’t find anywhere else.

It’s the oldest city in the great state of Georgia and often heralded as the most enthralling. Whether visiting for a weekend, or more than a week, there are so many things to do in Savannah for all to enjoy.

The Best Things to do in Savannah

City Market

Best Things to do in Savannah
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This bustling and vibrant scene is a smorgasbord for all things artisan. Beloved by locals and visitors alike, you will discover the spirit of Savannah here. You will find working artist studios, where you can watch the creative process unfold before you. 

You can browse boutiques offering handcrafted jewelry and trinkets galore. There are full service dining destinations and classic Southern snacks to savor as well. Musicians will be on hand to serenade you as you stroll through the shaded cobblestone streets. 

Stroll the Historic District 

Johnson Square Savannah
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To explore the historic downtown district, starting at city hall is your best bet. It was built in 1905 and is one of the best things to see in Savannah. You can then mosey along Bull Street and enjoy some small excursions down side streets to take in more of the sites. 

Just south you will find Johnson Square, the first ever built in Savannah, along with the Christ Episcopal Church built in 1838. The antebellum architecture is picturesque, with old world Southern charm everywhere you look. Immerse yourself in the significant and stunning surroundings of Savannah. 

Forsyth Park

  • Address: 2 W Gaston St (GPS)
  • Hours: Open 24 hours

A 30-acre verdant paradise in the middle of the city, this park marks the border between the historic and newer areas. It’s the largest park in Savannah and dates back to the mid 19th century. The centerpiece of this urban oasis is the Forsyth Fountain, more than 150 years old. 

The paths are lined with live oaks, creating the ethereal atmosphere Savannah is known for. The shaded scenery to the north is the perfect place for a picnic, and be sure to stop by the beautiful bandshell on the south side to see if there is a performance taking place. 

River Street Waterfront 

The port at the waterfront of Savannah is one of the largest in the country. It also happens to be one of the most beautiful and charming streets to walk in the city. The streets are covered in cobblestones that are over 200 years old. Renovated warehouses from the 19th century sit along them, housing galleries or selling classic candies and savory Southern fares. 

River Street is the ideal place to catch the glowing sunset right over the Savannah River. Factor’s Walk carries with it a dark history and is said to be one of the most haunted areas in the city. To get out on the water try taking the free ferry ride which offers some beautiful views of the skyline, as well.  

Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum 

Ships Of The Sea Maritime Museum
  • Address: 41 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd (GPS)
  • Hours: 10:00 am – 5: 00 pm
  • Cost of Admission: Adult- $9.00, Student -$7.00, Senior: $7, Family- $21

This educational space serves to celebrate the nautical heritage of the area and the vessels of the 18th and 19th centuries. The collection is diverse and includes models, paintings, and maritime antiques from the era of Atlantic trade. It’s housed in the ever elegant Scarborough House, built in 1819 for the owner of the Steamship Savannah. 

They also boast a lush and manicured garden and host many informational seafaring events to engage the community.  

Dine at one of the many Restaurants 

The Olde Pink House
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The Olde Pink House is an iconic culinary haven and one of the best Savannah restaurants. Sophisticated yet casual, get ready to chow down on all the lowcountry classics.

The Grey is a more recent Savannah staple, set in a refurbished Greyhound station. It’s fine dining in a retro chic ambiance, serving up modern takes on Southern classics. Savannah Seafood Shack offers the freshest and tastiest ocean delicacies. 

It’s known for the best lowcountry boil around, so tuck into this time-honoured tradition here. Leopold’s Ice Cream is an institution in the area. At over 100 years old, it’s the birthplace of the Tutti Frutti flavor. Don’t let the likely line dissuade you, every scoop is worth the wait.  

House Museums 

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  • Address: 124 Abercorn St (GPS)
  • Hours: 10:00 am-5:00 pm

Some would say Savannah is a living and breathing museum in and of itself. This is partly due to the array of historic homes dotted throughout the area. Each structure has its own unique story, identity, and architecture. Many are open for educational tours, and it’s one of the best ways to learn more about the city. 

The Owens-Thomas House highlights the dark past of slavery in Savannah. Explore period rooms and interactive exhibits to learn about all who lived on-site over 200 years ago. King-Tisdell Cottage is a Victorian “Gingerbread” Home that was once owned by a prominent member of wealthy Black society and currently houses the Beach Institute African American Cultural Center

The Juliette Gordon Low birthplace is owned and operated by the Girl Scouts of the USA to celebrate and honor the movement she founded. 

The Cathedral of St. John the Baptist 

Cathedral of St. John the Baptist
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  • Address: 222 E Harris St (GPS)
  • Hours: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

This cathedral was first constructed in the 1870s and has gone through many phases of restoration since. The interior is opulent with marble floors and a handcrafted marble altar, made in Italy and weighing over 9,000 pounds.

Take in the elaborate Renaissance-style murals adorning the space and the famous pipe organ. There are 81 stained glass windows in total, be sure to spot the Great Rose Window featuring St. Cecilia.  

Bonaventure Cemetery 

Bonaventure Cemetery
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  • Address: 330 Bonaventure Rd, Thunderbolt (GPS)
  • Hours: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

This is surprisingly one of the most idyllic places in Savannah. It’s a garden as much as a graveyard and offers a scenic and serene space for some peace and quiet. There are camellias, magnolias, and azaleas in bloom and Spanish Moss dreamily hanging down over oak-lined paths to plots of the city’s most famous residents. 

It’s known for inspiring the classic novel Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. The stonework monuments and marble tombs mark the graves dating back to 1846. It’s one of the most historic cemeteries in the country and one of the best things to do in Savannah. 

The Book Lady

The Book Lady Bookstore
  • Address: 6 E Liberty (GPS)
  • Hours: Monday, Wednesday- Saturday : 10:00- 5:30 pm, Sunday 10:00- 4: 00 pm

A hidden gem in the city, beloved by those in the know, this quaint bookstore is chock full of titles and charm. You will find everything here; new and used, popular and rare, regional and international.

The selection is simply superb, and even if you’re just one to browse, nothing beats a dig through these idiosyncratic stacks. Check their schedule for in-store author events and lectures. 

ShopSCAD + SCAD Museum of Art 

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  • Address: 601 Turner Blvd (GPS)
  • Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday-Sunday-10:00 am -5:00 pm, Thursday: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm

The oldest surviving railroad depot in the entire country now houses the SCAD Museum of Art. SCAD is the local lauded university, Savannah College of Art and Design. The antebellum architecture of the outside balances perfectly with the contemporary cutting edge works displayed inside. 

Bringing some of the best names in modern art to the South, they’ve hosted collections from Nick Cave and Kehinde Wiley. Be sure to visit the unique retail gallery shopSCAD as well, to peruse and purchase special works created by talented, up and coming art students. 

Savannah Bee Company 

Savannah Bee Company

Savannah Bee Company offers a unique peek into the wild and wonderful world of beekeeping. They are passionate about their process and product. Taste the rare and famous Tupelo honey, made right in the city from flowers that bloom in a small setting nearby for only 10 days per year.

There are plenty of other goodies to sample during your stop here, we recommend a flight of honey meads, along with honeycomb paired with fruits and cheeses. 

Telfair Museum of Arts

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  • Address: 207 West York Street (GPS)
  • Hours: 10: 00 am – 5:00 pm, Closed- Wednesday
  • Cost of Admission: Adult: $20, Senior $18, Active Military – $18, Student $15, Child ( Ages: 6-12) $5

This was the first public art museum ever in the South. It’s a three-in-one cultural center that offers insight into understanding Savannah’s significance in the nation’s past through art, history, and architecture. 

It takes an in-depth look at the heritage of the city, with galleries featuring classic 19th and 20th century American art, such as George Bellows and Frederick Frieseke, as well as modern American masterminds like Chuck Close and Jeff Koons. 

Historic Savannah Theater 

Historic Savannah Theater
  • Address: 222 Bull St (GPS)
  • Hours: Monday & Tuesday- 10:00 am- 4:00 pm, Wednesday- Saturday -10:00 am -8:00 pm

This theater first opened in 1819, and is one of the oldest operating performance spaces in the country. They regularly host a variety of productions, from seasonal showcases to musical revues.

Over the course of recent centuries, many famous players have taken the stage here, from Oscar Wilde to W.C. Fields. There’s not a bad seat in the house, and each performance is full of talent and fun for a vibrant night out in the city. 

Old Fort Jackson Historic Site 

Student Tour Old Fort Jackson
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  • Address: 1 Fort Jackson Rd( GPS )
  • Hours: Tuesday -Sunday: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm , Closed- Monday
  • Cost of Admission: Adult: $9, Child: $5

This is the oldest standing fort in the whole state. The original brick structure was built in 1808, and was used during the War of 1812 and the Civil War, as well. It contains many educational exhibits on the military history of the area. Be sure to see one of the cannon firing demonstrations for an authentic experience like no other.  

Enjoy the Breweries

Moon River Brewing Savannah
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  • Address: Moon River Brewing – 21 W Bay St (GPS)
  • Hours: Sunday- Thursday: 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm, Friday- Saturday: 11: am- 12:00 midnight

Two Tides Brewing Co. is a funky favorite and one of the best breweries in Savannah. It’s known for its expertly crafted selection of Hazy IPAs and Sours, but you will always find a specialty or seasonal surprise brew on tap. Soak up the Savannah sunshine while sipping a refreshing pint on their century old balcony. 

Moon River Brewing is housed in a historic and haunted building that was originally the City Hotel in 1821. They strive for consistency and quality in their 15 barrel brew house, constantly churning out classic and creative crafted drafts. 

The University of Georgia Aquarium

The University Of Georgia Aquarium
  • Address: 30 Ocean Science Cir (GPS)
  • Hours: Monday- Friday: 10: 00 am- 5:00 pm, Saturday: 10:00 am- 5:00pm
  • Cost of Admission: Ages 3-12: $5, Ages 13-54: $7, Seniors and Collge student with ID-$5, Children

The University of Georgia Aquarium is located on the scenic oasis of Skidaway Island, just a short trip out from the city. It’s home to the first saltwater system in the state, and does a marvelous job of showcasing the local marine life. Get up close and personal with some native invertebrates at the public touch tank. 

You can hike the nature trail on-site which takes you through the typical terrains of the area, maritime forests and salt marshes. This is an educational adventure for all ages.

Wormsloe Historic Site

  • Address: 7601 Skidaway Rd (GPS)
  • Hours: Monday–Sunday 9:00 am- 4:45 p.m.
  • Cost of Admission: Adults: $10, Senior: $9, Youth: $4.50, Children (under 6): $2

This expansive estate offers a gorgeous getaway from the city. There are miles of wooded paths and historic ruins to explore all along this natural landscape. It’s a former plantation and colonial estate that is now the oldest standing structure in Savannah. 

The archway created by the sweeping branches of live oaks at the entrance is an enchanting experience not to be missed. Go with a guided tour or choose your own adventure, either way you’ll find engaging exhibits and sweeping views.

The Paris Market

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Paris market cafe / Credit Geoff L Johnson Photography

This electric boutique is a treasure trove and a fantastic place to grab a coffee in Savannah. It’s carefully and perfectly curated, and inspired by the concept of a Parisian flea market. Housed in an 1847 Victorian home, Southern charm abounds both inside and out. The items are sourced from all over the world and each piece has a special story.

The selection is incredible, with new and antique custom made decor, handcrafted jewelry, artisan soaps, and obscure kitchen tools. 

Shop for Antiques

Raskin Antiques Monterey Square
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  • Address: 441 Bull St ( GPS )
  • Hours: Monday -Saturday: 10:00 am -5:00 pm , Sunday: 12:00- 4: 00 pm

Wright Square Vintage and Retro Mall has a gem for everyone. Over 30 vendors specialize in cameras, records, furniture, books, and signs.

It’s all carefully curated for a sweet selection, especially if you prefer a hip vintage find to an older sleek antique. Four floors of all that is old and unusual, Alex Raskin’s Antiques features one-of-a-kind decor from carpets to paintings to furniture. 

enjoy the Bars with friends

Perry Lane Peregrin Bar
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  • Address: ( Peregrin )- 256 E Perry St (GPS)
  • Hours: Monday – Thursday: 4:00 pm- 11:00 pm, Friday- Sunday – 11:00 am- 11:00 pm

Savannah is home to many original watering holes. Abe’s on Lincoln is a no frills dive bar with a twist. As you pull up a stool for a cold one, you’ll notice through dim lights that the walls are covered with napkins barring the likeness of Abraham Lincoln’s face. Grab a pen and add your own artistic rendering to the collection before you leave. 

For a Frose with a view, stop into the rooftop bar Peregrin. For outdoor fun, Starland Yard has a garden complete with bocce ball and food trucks to go with your beverage. For the full on the water lowcountry feel, hit up The Wyld.  

Graveface Museum

Graveface Museum Savannah
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This space is a celebration of counterculture, often frequented by the younger crowds of the city. Its aisles are cluttered with various curiosities, artifacts, and stacks of records to dig through.

You never know what you may find here, so be prepared for a surprise. Check the schedule before you go and if you’re lucky you will be able to catch a show. This is definitely one of the strangest things to do in Savannah. 

American Prohibition Museum

American Prohibition Museum
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  • Address: 209 West St. Julian Street (GPS)
  • Hours: Monday- Sunday: 10:00 am- 4:15 pm

This museum takes you through the historic ban on alcohol in America from 1920 to 1933. Enjoy the fun vintage artifacts and educational displays that elucidate this period of the nation’s past, exploring everything from gangsters to speakeasies and moonshine.

In the swinging spirit of the museum, it’s certainly not dry. The bar on-site offers tastings, mixing classes, and cocktails straight from the roaring ’20s. 

Pin Point Heritage Museum 

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  • Address: 9924 Pin Point Ave (GPS)
  • Hours: Thursday through Saturday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.
  • Cost of Admission: Adult: $9 , Child (2-12): $5

A bit off the beaten path, this museum celebrates the culture of the Gullah/Geechee people. It focuses on the small African American fishing village that existed here, isolated from the city, for over 100 years.

It’s set in an old oyster and crab factory, which only adds to its ambiance. Soak up the stunning views of the surrounding salt marshes and the meandering Moon River. 

Savannah Squares

Chippewa Square
Chippewa Square

Savannah has 22 picturesque squares throughout its city and just taking a stroll around them is one of the best things to do in Savannah. They offer a small slice of paradise amongst the hustle and bustle. Enjoy an idyllic rest amongst the shade of the Spanish Moss draped over oak trees. These pleasing public places play a big part of the charm of the city, see as many as you can in your adventuring around town and pick a favorite. 

Chippewa Square is known for its cameo in Forrest Gump, the oldest and largest square is Johnson, and Ellis Square boasts a giant chess set.

Learn About Local Railroad History at the Georgia State Railroad Museum

Georgia State Railroad Museum
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  • Address: 655 Louisville Rd (GPS)
  • Hours: Daily: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Cost of Admission: $15 per adult, $8 per child

The Georgia State Railroad Museum is a National Historic Landmark that showcases one of the world’s only antebellum railroads, features exhibits and offers train rides and guided tours. 

Whether you choose to travel on a historic steam train or locomotive this is sure to be one of the most memorable parts of your trip to Savannah. While you’re there, take the opportunity to tour the different kinds of trains that are on display. 

Check Out The Mercer-Williams House

Mercer-Williams House
  • Address: 429 Bull St (GPS)
  • Hours: Monday -Saturday: 10:00 am -5:00 pm, Sunday: 12:00 pm -5:00 pm
  • Cost of Admission: Adult ticket: $12.50, Students and Active Military, with ID: $8.00, Children 7 and under: Free

Once the home of famed writer Johnny Mercer and local historian and antique dealer Jim Williams, the Mercer-Williams House is a grand property that was built in the 1860s. 

During a tour of the home, you’ll see furnishings from the 1700s and various other artworks and antiques from the 1800s. Admission is $12.50 and guided tours are available. Be sure to check out the on-site gift shop which features books, antiques and clothing. 

Take a Cruise Down the Savannah River

Savannah River Boat Cruises
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  • Address: 9 E River St (GPS)
  • Hours: Monday- Saturday: 9:00 am -7:00 pm, Sunday: 9:00 am -5:00 pm
  • Cost of Admission: For tour package prices, check here.

Savannah is an amazing place where you have access to both the ocean and the Savannah River. Water play is part of life here and when you’ve had enough of the seashore, a river cruise with Savannah River Boat Cruises just might be the thing you need to unwind! 

Cruise down the river and by some of the city’s top sights. See stately Victorian mansions and historic sites and relax as the breeze takes you away. Night cruises include dinner and you can enjoy the sight of Savannah at night with all the lights.  

Step Back in Time at the Davenport House Museum

Davenport House Museum
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  • Address: 323 E Broughton St (GPS)
  • Hours: Monday – Saturday: 10:00 am – 4: 00 pm, Sunday: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
  • Cost of Admission: Adults – $10, Children (6-17) – $5, Children under 6 years – free, Students (18-21) – $7

Constructed in 1820, The Davenport House is a historic building that now houses a museum that takes visitors back to Savannah in the early 1800s. As you tour the home, you’ll learn about the people who lived there and see what a typical home looked like in Savannah during that time. 

Admission is $10 per person and guided tours are available. A beautiful garden and gift shop are also on-site. 

Learn About African Culture 

Savannah African Art Museum
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  • Address: 201 E 37th St (GPS)
  • Hours: Wednesday -Saturday: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm, Sunday – Tuesday: Closed
  • Cost of Admission: Free individual admission

At the Savannah African Art Museum, various artifacts from about 30 countries and 180 cultural groups are showcased across beautiful exhibits. There are more than 1,000 items from West and Central Africa and much of them have to do with art and spirituality. It’s free to enter and explore this museum but a guided tour is recommended. 

6. Catch a Show at the Lucas Theatre

Lucas Theatre Savannah
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  • Address: 118 E Broughton St (GPS)
  • Cost of Admission: For tickets and passes information, click here.

Dating back to the 1920s, the Lucas Theater has been refurbished and invigorated into one of Savannah’s top venues. Be sure to check out the theater’s schedule when you’re in town because many shows and special events are scheduled throughout the year including movie screenings, plays, concerts and symphonies. 

Live their stories at Webb Military Museum

Webb Military Museum
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  • Address: 411 E York St (GPS)
  • Hours: Monday- Saturday : 11:00 am -5:00 pm, Sunday: 12:00 pm -4:00 pm
  • Cost of Admission: Adults $10, Seniors $9, Veterans $8,
    Children 8-17 $6, Under 8 FREE, Active duty Military FREE!,

The Webb Military Museum is more than just exhibits highlighting war history; it’s a place where soldier’s stories come alive. As you walk through this fascinating museum, you’ll see exhibits about many wars from the Civil War to Desert Storm. 

Uniforms and gear are just some of the things you’ll see on display and in the on-site gift shop, you’ll find replicas, memorabilia and other souvenirs. 

Spend a Day at the Beach

Tybee Island

Situated only 18 miles away from Savannah, Tybee Island is home to some of the region’s top beaches. These wide, sandy beaches come together to form a stunning stretch of white sand for five miles. 

South Beach has a pier and pavilion and you’ll also find some nice beaches along the Savannah River. Little Tybee Island is where one goes if they really want to get away from the crowds!

Fort Pulaski National Monument

Fort Pulaski National Monument
  • Address: 101 Fort Pulaski Rd (GPS)
  • Hours: Monday -Sunday : 9: am – 4:30 pm

Fort Pulaski was constructed in the 1800s and although it’s the main attraction at Fort Pulaski National Monument, there’s plenty more to see and do here!  

Situated on Cockspur Island, this site is also home to the Cockspur Island Lighthouse, an old dike system, a visitor center with exhibits showcasing the construction of the fort and several hiking trails. Biking, fishing and birdwatching are also popular activities.  

Check out Colonial Park Cemetery

Colonial Park Cemetery
  • Address: 200 Abercorn St (GPS)
  • Hours: Monday-Sunday: 8:00 am – 8:00 pm

There’s no shortage of old and spooky cemeteries around Savannah but Colonial Park Cemetery is exceptionally creepy. The cemetery has been around since the mid-1700s and many notable people are buried there including John Berrien, Samuel Elbert, James Habersham, Lachlan MacIntosh and William Scarbrough. 

There are also graves of the first colonists to the area and hundreds of victims of the yellow fever outbreak of 1820. 

Stay at The Alida

The Alida
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It is said that The Alida is one of the top hotels in Savannah and with so many incredible amenities, it’s easy to see why. During a stay at this beautiful property, you’ll enjoy access to a rooftop bar, a saltwater pool and a restaurant serving classic Southern cuisine. 

The rooms are beautiful too and feature traditional décor and large windows from which to enjoy the amazing views of the city. 

Visit The Andrew Low House

The Andrew Low House
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  • Address: 329 Abercorn St (GPS)
  • Hours: Monday – Saturday: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm, Sunday: 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
  • Cost of Admission: For ticket prices, click here.

The Andrew Low House is an elegant property that was constructed in 1848 and is where Girl Scouts founder, Juliette Low, once lived. The first thing you’ll see upon entering is the stately entrance. 

Once inside the three-story home, you’ll find antique furnishings, artworks and porcelain. You’ll get an exclusive peek into how the house looked in those days and how the Low family lived. A gift shop and a beautiful garden are also on-site. 

Head to Battlefield Memorial Park

Battlefield Memorial Park
  • Address: 303 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd (GPS)
  • Hours: Opens 24 hrs

Savannah wasn’t left untouched by the devastation of the Civil War and Battlefield Memorial Park is where you’ll find a memorial to the many people who fought and died. 

Eight hundred soldiers were killed on the site in one of the bloodiest battles of the entire war and each of the dead is memorialized with a Georgia granite stone. Guided tours of the site are available. 

ake the Kids to Savannah Children’s Museum

Savannah Children’s Museum
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  • Address: 655 Louisville Rd (GPS)
  • Hours: Wednesday – Sunday: 9:00am-3:00 pm, Monday- Tuesday: Closed
  • Cost of Admission: $10 per person (aged 18 month and older)

If you’re traveling with youngsters, the Savannah Children’s Museum is a must-stop! The unique thing about this museum is it’s exclusively outdoors. 

Admission is $10 per person and this provides access to interactive exhibits, a maze and a sensory garden. There are also various activities including arts and crafts and storytime.

Visit Fort McAllister State Park

Fort McAllister State Park
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  • Address: 3894 Fort McAllister Rd, Richmond Hill (GPS)
  • Hours: Monday – Sunday: 7:00 am -10:00 pm

Fort McAllister State Park preserves an interesting Civil War history and the namesake fort that encountered numerous attacks during that war. On-site, you’ll find a museum showcasing Civil War artifacts, cannons, barracks, a nature trail and a wetland area where you can view local wildlife. 

Fishing, boating and picnicking are popular activities in the park and you can also camp overnight. 

Enjoy Southern Cuisine at The Wilkes House

  • Price: $$
  • Cuisine: Southern restaurant
  • Address: 107 W Jones St (GPS)
  • Website: See menu

No one should leave Savannah without enjoying a meal of traditional Southern cuisine because there’s nothing like it anywhere else! For many years, The Wilkes House has been serving customers top-quality southern goodness.  

The menu changes frequently but you can expect to find items such as fried chicken, sweet potatoes, black-eyed peas, cornbread and gumbo. You’ll enjoy a relaxed, down-home ambiance while you dine on what can only be described as true comfort food. 

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Spot Dolphins off Tybee Island

Spot Dolphins off Tybee Island
  • Address: 3 Old US Hwy 80, Tybee Island (GPS)
  • Cost of Admission: For ticket prices, click here.

While there are plenty of opportunities to spot wildlife on land in the Savannah area, you should take some time to spot wildlife in the water too while you’re there! The waters off Tybee Island are teeming with many marine species, especially dolphins which are frequently spotted. Several companies offer dolphin-watching cruises.  

Captain Derek’s Dolphin Adventure Tour encourages guests to dress up like pirates before boarding his boat and you never know what you’ll see on an outing on Captain Mike’s Dolphin Adventure. Enjoy stunning scenery and keep watch for exotic birds and alligators which are also sometimes spotted on these tours. 

Tour Savannah on a Bike or Segway

  • Address: Savannah Segway – 412 Whitaker St (GPS)
  • Hours: Monday -Sunday: 9:00 am – 4:30 pm

There are many ways to explore Savannah and touring the city on two wheels is one of those ways. And by two wheels, I’m not just talking about bicycles; I’m talking about segways too! 

Touring the city on a bike or segway means you’ll go at your own pace and have unobstructed views of the sights along the way. You can rent a bike or segway or even join a guided tour through several companies including Savannah Segway and Savannah on Wheels. 

Take a Trolley Tour

Trolley Tour In Savannah
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  • Address: 255 Montgomery St (GPS)
  • Hours: Monday -Sunday: 8:00 am – 6: 00 pm
  • Cost of Admission: For ticket prices, click here.

One of the best and most unique ways to take a tour of Savannah is by trolley and with Old Savannah Tours, you can get a guided experience that’ll take you back through 270 years while you sit back and enjoy the sights. 

Learn about the city’s intriguing history and enjoy impromptu visits from re-enactors acting the part of some of Savannah’s most notorious figures. A hop-on-hop-off option is also available so you can tour the city and get off and on the trolley at your leisure. 

Spend a Rainy Day in an Escape Room

The Escape Company and Encryption Escape
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  • Address: 30 Montgomery St (GPS)
  • Hours: Monday – Friday: 11:00 am – 1:30 am, Saturday – Sunday: 11:00 am -3:00 am
  • Cost of Admission: For ticket information, click here.

If you don’t know what an escape room is, a great time to find out is during your trip to Savannah. The city is known for its fantastic escape rooms and this is one of the best things to do on a rainy day when you won’t be heading out to the beaches or trails. 

Enjoy a variety of themes including pirates, zombies and hauntings. Solve riddles and search for clues that will help you escape the room that you are locked in within the allotted time limit. Escape Savannah, The Escape Company and Encryption Escape are a few of the companies located around town. 

Embark on a Haunted Ghost Tour

Savannah Ghost Walker Tours
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  • Address: Savannah GhostWalker Tours,- 332 Bull St (GPS)
  • Hours: Monday – Sunday: 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm
  • Cost of Admission: For ticket prices, click here.

When a city is as old as Savannah, it’s a sure bet that there are plenty of ghost stories to go along with the history! Many places around the area are said to be haunted and on one of the city’s ghost tours, you’ll hear eerie and sometimes downright terrifying stories of paranormal activity. 

Perhaps you’ll even see a ghostly figure yourself! Some of the companies that offer these tours include Savannah GhostWalker Tours, Got Ghosts! and Savannah Walking Tours.

Travel to the Past on a Carriage Tour

Carriage Tours
  • Address: 98 W Bay St (GPS)
  • Hours: Monday -Sunday:10:00 am – 3:00 pm, 6:00 pm -10:00 pm.
    Saturday -Sunday: 10:00 am-10:00 pm
  • Cost of Admission: $150 (2 Adults) $20 per additional person (4 guest max)

No trip to Savannah is complete without a carriage tour! Can you think of a better way to explore such an old city? Feel like you are back a few hundred years as you travel through the streets past old buildings, scenic squares and stately homes. 

Hear stories about the way things were in those times and learn about historic events and people. Some of the companies that offer these tours include Savannah Carriage Tours and Carriage Tours of Savannah. 

Tour Famous Movie Locations

One of the best things to do in Savannah is relive old movies. Many well-known movies were filmed in Savannah and during a visit to the city, you have the chance to visit some of the sites that were featured in those films. 

Remember the bench that Forrest Gump sat in with his box of chocolates? That bench is just one of the things you’ll see on this fun tour.  

Hit the Shops on Broughton Street 

Gift Shoppe by Polka Dots
Image by Gift Shoppe by Polka Dots
  • Address: Gift Shoppe by Polka Dots- 123 E Broughton St, Savannah
  • Hours: Monday – Saturday: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm, Saturday: 10:00 am -6:00pm
    Sunday: 12:00 pm -5:00 pm

Not only is Broughton Street the main street in Savannah, but it’s also the street where you’ll find most of the city’s downtown shops. This is where you’ll find beautiful art galleries, unique gift shops and eccentric accessory shops.  

The Gift Shoppe by Polka Dots, The Copper Closet, Dress Up Savannah, Avalon Exchange, Half-Moon Outfitters, Savannah Belle Boutique and The Spice & Tea Exchange of Savannah are just some of the shops you’ll find on Broughton Street. 

As a bonus, you’ll also get to admire the historic buildings that line the street. 

Learn About Local History at the Savannah History Museum

Savannah History Museum
Image by Savannah History Museum
  • Address: 303 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd (GPS)
  • Hours: Monday – Sunday: 9:00 am 4:00 pm
  • Cost of Admission: $10 per adult, $7 per child (ages 4-12)

One of the best ways to learn about a place is to visit the museums and the Savannah History Museum is a great place to start. This is where you’ll learn about the hundreds of years of local history through a variety of exhibits housing many artifacts.  

Learn about the city’s railway history, military history, industries, arts and the life and times of Juliette Gordon Low, the woman who founded the Girl Scouts. Admission is $10 per person. 

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Hopefully this list of best things to do in Savannah, helped you narrow down a few amazing activities! For more things to do north of the border, see below.

About Natasha

Natasha moved to North Carolina for college years ago (but she's not trying to age herself here). Her days were spent reading a book on the beach and enjoying a cold glass of sweet tea in between classes at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. Upon graduation, she met her partner, Cameron, and they traveled the world together crossing 85 countries and seven continents. After, many years of international travel they settled down a bit and launched Lost in the Carolinas to share their experiences about and travel tips on South Carolina and North Carolina.

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