Known as a top city for art and antique collectors, Savannah, GA consists of a thriving art scene with galleries upon galleries filled with artworks from local and world renowned artists. As you walk the tree-lined streets of Savannah, you’ll notice that it isn’t just the warm weather that makes this city such a pleasant place to visit. This little southern city is brimming with culture, history, and all the beauty of the deep south. Spend a day or a whole weekend hanging out in this charming southern city, which is only a 45-minute drive from The Oaks at Point South RV in Yemassee, South Carolina. Below are some day trip activities TT members will enjoy!
Exploring Savannah on foot is the best way to see it and really take it in, so park your car and lace up your walking shoes! There’s so much history, strangeness to the city, art, and energy that makes this hostess city warm and welcoming; and it’s not just the Georgia sun.
Every second Saturday from February to June is the Second Saturday Art Walk in Savannah’s historic downtown! The walk begins at 2PM and you can pick up a map of the walk at the River Street Inn! Then, head out to all of the participating local galleries. Expect generous glasses of wine, a VIP gift raffle, and meet and greets with some of the artists. The Second Saturday Art Walk is an excellent way to immerse yourself in the city’s rich art scene.
Explore over 40 miles of hiking and biking trails at the Savannah National Wildlife Refuge. Remember to bring bug spray, SPF, and sunglasses. Always check with the park ranger upon arrival to get the latest updates on trail maintenance, closures, and other important safety checks.
Every Sunday at the Westin Hotel’s Aqua Seafood Kitchen, adults and kids can attend the jazz brunch from 11:30am-2pm. It’s a great way to get a spectacular view of the city while enjoying delicious food and sweet jazz music by the Jeremy Davis Equinox Trio. To attend, make a reservation on the restaurant’s website.
Take a stroll down River Street which is known for its many restaurants, shops, incredible historical buildings, and a beautiful walk along the Savannah River. Your shoes will click-clack on the 200-year-old cobblestones and the view of the River will take your breath away. For the most hustle-and-bustle here in Savannah, River Street is the place to be.
Coming up this month (February) is the Savannah Irish Festival. For more than two decades, the Savannah Irish Festival has been bringing a festive celebration of Irish Heritage to this southern town. From February 17 – 18, be sure to attend as there will be four different stages with events ranging from musical performances with traditional and contemporary Irish bands, traditional step-dancing, fiddling, Irish food, and so much more! Be sure to check the website (savannahirish.com).
Finally, make a point to visit the Bonaventure Cemetery. This gorgeous historic cemetery was featured in the 1997 film, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. But this cemetery is way more than just a film location – there is a rich history here, as the cemetery itself has changed along with the city it resides in, growing from 60 acres to almost 103 acres. Back in the day, it was common for families and groups of friends to picnic here (even though it is a cemetery) because of its sheer beauty and peaceful atmosphere. The Bonaventure Historical Society provides free walking tours to visitors, so take advantage of this opportunity to get a full history of the cemetery and what makes it so special!
Visiting Savannah, GA this year? Been before? Tell us all about it in the comments!