Day Trips from Savannah
Savannah’s rival city in tourism and port commerce, Charleston has much of the same historic appeal as Georgia’s first city.
Cumberland Island National Seashore
Designated a United Nations International Biosphere Reserve, Cumberland Island is a wilderness experience unmatched on the east coast, with five species of endangered sea turtles and two species of endangered migratory and shore birds.
Hilton Head Island
For golf, tennis, and beach accommodations head to Hilton Head, South Carolina, the second largest barrier island on the east coast, adorned with resorts and tourist accommodations.
Take a day trip to Jacksonville for great shopping and dining opportunities. Jacksonville is also home to the Jacksonville Jaguars football team, Savannah’s nearest professional sports team.
Jekyll Island State Park
This peaceful island destination – sixty-five percent of which is protected as green space – presents families with recreational opportunities including golf, fishing, camping, tours of the historic district, and a visit to the island’s water park, Summer Waves, all at an affordable price.
Tybee is known for its quirky residents and colorful beach bungalows. You’ll love the island’s beaches, seafood restaurants, and quaint shops. For more adventure, try sea kayaking with Sea Kayak Georgia (www.seakayakgeorgia.com).
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