Top 10 Things To Do In Savannah For The Entire Family
With summer time being around the corner it’s time for families to start thinking about where to spend the kids’ precious summer vacations. A perfect destination spot for kids and adults alike is beautiful Savannah, Georgia. The historical city of Savannah has always been a tourist destination. Savannah appeals to many for its historical significance, its ideal coastal location as well as with its naturally picturesque surroundings. Downtown Savannah alone has many sites to see as well as activities for the entire family. Just to simply sum things up, here is a list of the Top Ten Activities to do in Downtown Savannah with the whole family.
10. Your Pie
Your Pie is a very popular restaurant located in the heart of Downtown Savannah in City Market. This is a popular location for families because children love to have choices and they also love the idea of creating their own pizzas. You get your choice of 8 different sauces, 9 different cheeses, and 30 different toppings. Your Pie also has Paninis, salads, and gelato. This is a pizza spot that the entire family will enjoy.
9. River Street in Downtown Savannah
River street is fun for the entire family because it has everything from shopping to eating. For the “First Saturday on the River” every month from 9am-6pm, downtown Savannah offers arts and crafts, live entertainment , and family fun. This free event is sure to please.
8. Savannah River Boat
The Savannah River Boat offers both fun and educational sight seeing tours that are a crowd pleaser.
7. The Jepson Center
The Jepson Center is a contemporary museum that is devoted to the arts of today. The Jepson Center offers many activities that are kid friendly. They offer stroller tours for parents and their little ones, as well as “Telfair Tots” that includes story time, a special tour, and activities for the children. This is just to name a few.
6. Forsyth Park
While visiting beautiful Savannah why not stop by the biggest park in the historic district. This lovely location is ideally set up for relaxing, exercising, sport activities, play grounds for the kids, simply put, there is something for everyone.
5. Adventure Tours in Motion
Want to tour the city in a fun and exciting way? How about hoping on a Segway or Electric bike. Touring the city on a segway or electric bike is a relaxing and fun way to view the lovely city of Savannah. Adventure Tours in Motion is a tour company the specializes in Segway and Electric bike tours of Historic Downtown, Bonaventure Cemetary, Tybee Island, and they also offer Bike rentals if you are looking to see the sites on your own schedule.
4. Savannah’s City Market/Ellis Square
Savannah’s City Market includes a four-block area of restored warehouses and shops. Positioned in the original location of the market that was originally used for farmers and trades men to sell their goods and merchandise. City Market offers both old time nostalgic shops as well as modern day stores, such as art galleries and boutiques. Whether you are looking for a place to shop, eat, or rest, city market is sure to have something that you will enjoy.
Located right next to city market is beautiful Ellis square. Ellis square is a relaxing location in the heart of Downtown and city market where you can sit down and take in the sites or have a bite to eat. Ellis square also has the popular “Fountains of Ellis Square”, This beautiful site showcases water spouting up in a synchronized dance that the whole family is sure to love. This is the perfect place to let the kids have some water time fun on a hot Savannah day.
3. Leopold’s Ice Cream Shop
Speaking of a hot summer day, the perfect treat to compliment your downtown adventure is some delicious ice cream. Leopold’s ice cream is a definite must when visiting Savannah. This award winning shop is a favorite among tourist and locals alike. The Ice cream is made on site, and they have over 45 flavors that they offer throughout the year.
2. Tricentennial Park
Tricentennial Park is a leading tourist location for families because there are actually 3 different museums located in this park. With so many choices everyone in the family will easily find something they love. The park consist of Savannah History Museum, Savannahs Children’s Museum, and Georgia State Railroad Museum.
The Georgia State Railroad Museum is a national land mark that children will love because they will have an exciting time riding the trains and learning about steam and diesel trains
The Savannah History Museum gives you a look back in time from the Civil War on to today. The kids will love learning about Savannah’s history and contributions in a fun and exciting way.
The Savannah Children’s Museum is a fun an interactive way for children to learn about history.
1 .Dolphin Magic Tours
The Dolphin Tour is a two hour narrated tour that goes along Savannah historic waterways from downtown Savannah to Tybee Island. This is a tour that the entire family can enjoy together. For a chance to view a majestic dolphin in person this tour is a necessity.
*As an added bonus I just have to add Tybee Island Beach. Although this beach is not located in the downtown area, when you make it to Savannah visiting the beautiful Tybee Island Beach is a must.