Winter Day Trips from Savannah
Winter is a great time to travel — fewer crowds, the weather is milder, and you likely need a break from the same-old, same-old. Savannah is optimally located for a number of exciting, easy-to-do day trips throughout the South, specifically in Georgia, South Carolina, and Florida. And renting a car with Savannah Car Rental can make those day trip plans easy on your own car and your wallet.
Renting with Savannah Car Rental will save mileage and wear on your own car, while giving you a low mileage, late model Nissan to drive for the day (or weekend, if you decide to extend your trip).
Keep these three locations in mind when planning a winter day trip from Savannah:
St. Augustine, FL (3 hours from Savannah): If you are looking for cool beach days and plenty of historic sites to enjoy, St. Augustine is an ideal day trip location. Just three hours south of Savannah, you can enjoy temperatures in the 60s and 70s, perfect for walks along one of the areas several beaches. You can also tour the famous Castillo de San Marcos fortress, a Spanish fort built in 1672, marking Spanish conquest of the area hundreds of years ago. Historic walking tours of the city are also popular, as are airboat rides on the nearby St. John’s River.
Francis Marion National Forest, SC (2.5 hours from Savannah): Francis Marion National Forest is an easy drive north from Savannah in South Carolina. This area is the site of a historic Revolutionary War battle and a favorite area for nature lovers in the present day. There’s plenty to do to experience the forests and marshlands, such as hiking, canoe trails, rifle ranges, and a boat launch. Waterfalls like the Yellow Branch Waterfall and the Sewee Shell Ring Boardwalk are two popular spots among visitors.
Brasstown Bald, GA (5 hours, 45 minutes from Savannah): A trip to northeast Georgia to visit Brasstown Bald could potentially be a bit more than a day trip since it’s almost six hours away, but it’s worth the drive. It is Georgia’s tallest mountain at 4,784 feet, and a 360-degree observation deck makes it possible to not only enjoy amazing views, but also on a clear day you can see four states at once. There are also a number of hiking trails, and a museum of Georgia’s natural history to enjoy.
SCR is Essential to Any Winter Road Trip!
When planning your winter day trip, don’t forget to take advantage of all that Savannah Car Rental can offer. Let one of our cars take you to and from St. Augustine, Brasstown Bald, or the Francis Marion National Forest and give your personal car the weekend off! We have convenient locations found in Savannah, Hinesville, and Statesboro. Students can benefit from a 10% discount, and active duty military can waive the security deposit.
Winter is the ideal time for a day trip in the South — take advantage of the opportunity and call SCR to book your rental today!