Summer is here, and it looks like social distancing guidelines are going to be with us for quite a while longer, too. But that doesn’t mean you can’t have an enjoyable and memorable summer. Provided you take the necessary safety precautions and abide by local and state travel policies, there are still several summer road trips you can take from Savannah that will allow you to enjoy the summer months while easily staying away from large crowds.
Below are a few suggestions when it comes to traveling safely this summer. Keep in mind that you may want to check locations ahead of time to learn about reduced hours or staffing, and COVID-19 related closures.
Road Trips in the Age of COVID-19
Public health officials are advising us to continue wearing masks, practicing good hygiene, avoiding going out when we feel sick, and being mindful of those with compromised immune systems. Abiding by these policies is the best way to stay safe and healthy.
That said, if you still want to get away for a few hours or a whole day this summer, there are locations near Savannah that make it easy to enjoy nature and the outdoors safely and while still maintaining social distancing.
What to Pack for your Social Distancing Road Trip
First, though, you shouldn’t leave the house the same way you did before the coronavirus. Consider bringing a few other essentials along to make for a safer trip, such as:
- Masks for your whole family
- Hand sanitizer
- Disinfecting wipes
- A change of clothes
- Gloves, if desired
Road Trip Ideas
There is no shortage of outdoor activities to enjoy in and around Savannah, and even within a few hours’ drive.
- A day at the beach: There are plenty of beaches to explore near Savannah! Our own local Tybee Island is a favorite with its lighthouse and small town charm, or you could venture north to nearby Hilton Head Island. And if you opt to go south, there are plenty of beaches along the Georgia coast and the north Florida coast, like Fernandina Beach and St. Augustine Beach.
- Hiking: You don’t have to look hard to find great hiking spots in our area. Some of our favorites include Wassaw National Wildlife Refuge, the Wormsloe Historic Site, and the Sea Pines Forest Preserve.
- A drive along the coast: If you want to avoid other people as much as possible, it can be enjoyable just taking a drive along the coastline. We recommend checking out some of the small coastal towns near Savannah, like Tybee Island, but also state parks along the coast like Hunting Island.
Savannah Car Rentals can get you there!
If you’re looking to spend a few hours or a day in the beauty of nature near Savannah, Savannah Car Rentals can get you there safely and comfortably! Rent with us at daily rates as low as $24.99. We offer student and military discounts from our locations in Savannah, Hinesville, and Statesboro. Our low mileage, late model Nissans are meticulously cleaned in between each rental and our office staff are taking precautions to protect against the spread of the virus. You’ll have peace of mind and a safe, comfortable trip when you rent with us! Book online or call us at (912) 920-5431.