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While it's great to pick one destination to enjoy to the fullest, a day trip to a nearby town or attraction can be the icing on the cake of your vacation. ShermansTravel experts have rounded up the top day trips within a few hours' drive so you can experience that must-visit stretch of beach, national park, or under-the-radar city.

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.

110 miles northeast of Savannah, SC,
Tags: architecture | tour | day trip | antiques

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.

110 miles south of Savannah, GA,
Tags: beach | hiking | island | day trip | national park

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.

35 miles northeast of Savannah, SC,
Tags: beach | family | senior | golf | island | day trip

Jacksonville, Florida

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.

140 miles south of Savannah, FL,
Tags: beach | day trip | spectator sport

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.

90 miles south of Savannah, GA,
Tags: beach | golf | island | historic | outdoors | day trip | state park

Tybee Island

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 (

18 miles east of Savannah, GA,
Tags: beach | family | kayaking | island | editor pick | day trip

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