While Savannah is known for its beautiful, historic downtown and its thriving restaurant and nightlife scene, there is so much more to explore during your next visit! Savannah is surrounded by gorgeous parks, wildlife, and beaches. From the Spanish moss hanging from every tree, to the sandy shores of Tybee Island, you’ll discover the beauty in Savannah’s natural surroundings.
This iconic Savannah park spans 30 acres of the Historic District. Snap a photo of the stunning fountain that was constructed in 1858, located at the north end of the park, meander through the Fragrant Garden for the blind, visit the children’s playground, and admire the Spanish moss. It won’t take long for you to see why Forsyth is one of the most photographed spots in the city. This park is an absolute must-see for Savannah visitors!
At this beautiful state park, you can explore six miles of hiking trails that meander through forests and salt marshes, spot local wildlife, visit the observation tower, swing by the volleyball court, and relax with friends at one of the five picnic shelters. The park also offers 87 tent, trailer, and RV campsites, as well as three pioneer campgrounds for groups of 10+. Rent bicycles, go geocaching, or host a birthday party all at this scenic state park.
If you’re searching for the perfect Savannah photo-op, look no further! Wormsloe Historic Site is known for its gorgeous avenue of live oaks, leading to the oldest standing structure in Georgia: the ruins of the colonial estate of Noble Jones, one of Georgia’s first English settlers. Visit the museum and theater, chat with demonstrators in period costumes, and walk along the estate’s nature trail to explore marshes and historic ruins.
Discover the local wildlife at this family-friendly conservation center that is home to more than 150 animals from 50 different species, including gray wolves, tortoises, armadillos, birds of prey, and southern flying squirrels. Oatland Island hosts various events throughout the year including Toddler Tuesdays and November’s Fall Festival! And the best part: the wildlife center is open 361 days a year, closing only on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day.
Fifteen miles from downtown Savannah, you’ll find this historic public garden filled with gorgeous flowers, crape myrtles, and palms. Visit the rose garden, the rain garden, and the water garden containing a 50,000-foot water feature and nine-foot waterfall, with tropical waterlilies and aquatic plants. Families will love the four-acre bamboo maze, and if you’re visiting in February, enjoy the annual Camellia Festival!
A trip to Savannah wouldn’t be complete without a visit to Tybee Island. Just 18 miles from the Historic District, this island community offers gorgeous public beaches, historic lighthouses, and a scenic pier. Hop aboard a dolphin tour or bicycle along the beach to experience the beautiful sights of the island. Feeling adventurous? Step outside your comfort zone and explore the outdoors by renting a kayak, jet-ski, or stand up paddle board.
Book your stay in Savannah now and get ready to explore the outdoors!