Things To Do In Savannah, GA


Night time view of River Street in Savannah, GA

Savannah has a wide range of tourist attractions, with enough variety to suit most different interests and age groups.

The city’s particular strengths are its historic attractions, from the numerous historic houses and places of worship downtown, and its cemeteries, to the restored forts outside of Savannah and along the Georgia coast.

River Street too attracts a lot of tourists. Once the commercial center of Savannah, it is now an area of shops and restaurants arranged alongside the riverside promenade, with monthly special events. Nearby City Market, between Franklin and Ellis Squares in the northwest of the Historic District, has more small shops, galleries and restaurants.

The majority of Savannah’s attractions are concentrated within the Historic District, or within a few miles of downtown, and are easy to get to. Many of Savannah’s sights are free to visit, and some outdoor attractions also allow pets.

Things to do:

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Guided Tours Of Savannah

Museums In Savannah

Savannah offers several museums, primarily concerning aspects of local history. A couple of these museums, while bearing Savannah addresses, are located somewhat outside of the Historic District. Their distance from downtown is noted. For more museums that are near to, but not in, Savannah, see below.

Savannah’s museums

General Savannah & American History

African-American History

Military History

Transport History

Other Local History & Specialty Museums

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Art Museums

Savannah’s art museums

Historic House Museums

Savannah’s historic house museums

Architecture & Historic Attractions

History & Architecture

Places Of Worship

Parks & Squares

Cemeteries

African-American Heritage

Historic Neighborhoods

Shopping In Savannah

Savannah’s main downtown shopping area is Broughton Street, with a selection of chain and local stores and restaurants. Additional shops and boutique offerings are distributed throughout the Historic District and beyond, with dozens of antiques stores, art galleries, and places to shop for specialty foods, books, home decor, clothing and many other things besides.

If you are looking for a typical souvenir, head to River Street or City Market, which both have many tourist-oriented shops selling a variety of knick-knacks and mementos to suit most tastes and budgets.

Savannah also has several large malls offering the usual range of big chain stores, including Oglethorpe Mall, Savannah Mall and Tanger Outlets.

Golf Courses In Savannah

Savannah offers several public golf courses, and semi-private golf courses accessible to the public, in and near the city.

On Hutchinson Island, across the river from downtown Savannah, is the Club at Savannah Harbor. 9-hole courses nearby include Mary Calder Golf Club and the Legends Course at city-owned Bacon Park Golf Course (at which there is also an 18-hole course).

Other golf courses in Savannah include the Hunter Golf Course at the Hunter Army Airfield (open to the civilian public), LaVida Golf Club, Crosswinds Golf Club, and Henderson Golf Club (owned by Chatham County).

Things To Do Near Savannah – History & Culture

Military History

African-American History

Maritime & Transport History

Other Local History

Things To Do Near Savannah – Nature & Outdoors

Beaches & Seafront Communities

Botanical, Ecology & Wildlife Attractions

Kayaking, Paddleboarding & Boat Trips

State Parks, Trails & Refuges

Things To Do Near Savannah – Other Activities


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