The Best Fall Road Trips From Savannah, GA
Temperatures are dropping, and leaves are turning: fall is approaching! Now is the time to plan a fall road trip to take in the beauty of the Southeast. Savannah Car Rentals can help you plan a fall getaway with affordable, safe, and high-quality rental vehicles.
Fall is the best time of the year to travel. Traffic is lighter than in the summer and temperatures are cooler, making outdoor activities all the more enjoyable. There are several locations within a few hours’ drive of Savannah that offer incredibly stunning fall scenery:
> Cloudland Canyon State Park (5.5 hours from Savannah)
When fall hits, Cloudland Canyon boasts incredible views that can be enjoyed while hiking or mountain biking. Trails wind through dense forests, along cliff edges, and through canyons. Hikers can also explore waterfalls, and if you’re experienced, consider exploring one of several caves in the state park. Cloudland Canyon also offers an 18-hold disc golf course, and plenty of camping opportunities whether you want to spend the night in a cottage, a backcountry campsite, or even a yurt.
> Tallulah Gorge State Park (5 hours north of Savannah)
Tallulah Gorge can be found just west of the South Carolina/Georgia border. Hike the rim of Tallulah Gorge for stunning views of fall foliage or obtain a permit to hike to the gorge floor. A suspension bridge near the floor of the gorge will immerse hikers in 360-degree views of red, orange, and yellow leaves. Whitewater kayaking is also a favorite activity here, though it’s best left to those who are experienced as very intense rapids form in the fall when a dam upstream is opened.
> Yonah Mountain & Helen, GA (5 hours north of Savannah)
Helen, GA is located in the Chattahoochee National Forest in northeastern Georgia. Hike the four-mile round trip trail to the summit of Yonah Mountain; the trails feature steep cliff drop offs and a challenging upward hike, but at the summit you’ll be rewarded with stunning vistas of the surrounding countryside. Dogs are allowed on this trail, so Yonah Mountain is a great destination if you plan to bring your family pet along. If you’re looking for a cultural experience, stop by in nearby Helen, GA for their annual Oktoberfest, which runs most weekends in September and October.
Let Savannah Car Rental Serve You
Savannah Car Rentals can help make your fall adventure an affordable and safe one — rent one of our low mileage, late model Nissans in sizes from compact to sport utility and save your personal car from additional mileage, wear, and tear.
We have three convenient locations in Savannah, Statesboro, and Hinesville ready to serve you with daily and weekly rates. We also offer a 10% college student discount, and active duty military members can waive our security deposit.
If you’re in the Savannah area and are ready to explore the beautiful fall foliage of Georgia, look no further than Savannah Car Rentals to help make your road trip a successful, safe, and affordable one.