Even before COVID-19, spending vacation days at or close to home, staycations, as they are known, were not uncommon options for families in the Savannah, Georgia area. These options have the benefits of saving money, travel time, and a good deal of stress associated with traditional faraway respites from work and school. The key to a successful staycation is planning, IE. selecting day-trip destinations and other nearby activities in advance of the time-off itself. Fortunately, Savannah has no lack of places to go and things to see. Some of the most popular and celebrated places to visit are as follows.
The Savannah area is replete with reminders of past events and culture. For example, visitors can step back a century into the Jazz Age at the American Prohibition Museum, where a re-created speakeasy invites them for a drink. Deeper into history, the King-Tisdell Cottage, and the Ralph Mark Gilbert Civil Rights Museum. Meanwhile, the Savannah History Museum provides an array of artifacts that trace the development of the city from its earliest days. Families can learn much about their country by exploring Savannah.
Fun and Fresh Air
Hikers and bikers will appreciate the abundance of trails and terrains at public lands like Skidaway Island State Park and the Bonaventure Salt Flats. Surfers, sailors, and beach denizens, on the other hand, have the advantage of Savannah’s coastal location, especially the proximity to Tybee Island. The Savannah and Ogeechee Rivers offer riverboat tours as well as kayaking and canoeing. In addition, Savannah offers some of the best golf courses in the United States. Of course, lovers of natural beauty can take in the flora at Forsyth Park, the Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens as well as the Savannah Botanical Gardens.
Food and Beverage
Even veteran “Savannians” are amazed at the number of eateries, pubs, and coffeehouses that this city has to offer. One way to spend a staycation is to visit those establishments you have yet to sample. Seafood lovers, for instance, will find diverse and delicious offerings on the menus at Vic’s on the River and Pearl’s Saltwater Grille. Jazz’d is here to offer the best in nuveau cuisine while Mrs. Wilkes Dining Room has all your favorite Southern comfort foods. Savannah is also home to some elite craft beer breweries.
Bed and Breakfast
A staycation does not necessarily mean you are still doing the dishes and making the beds. In fact, availing yourself of Savannah’s bed and breakfast establishments relieve you of housework without traveling too far. Most of these accommodations are in historic houses that have been renovated for maximum comfort and convenience for guests. Among them are Kehoe House in the Landmark District, Galloway House Inn in the Victorian District, and the DeSoto Beach Bed and Breakfast on Tybee Island. Each and all offer refreshing escapes from the grind.