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Posted by Alexa On March - 4 - 2019 0 Comment

Historic Savannah offers many opportunities for exciting outdoor adventures. Established in 1733, today this coastal community boasts a population of over 140,000. While many people flock to Savannah to enjoy the beautiful beaches, there are many other things to do that will get you outside. Consider visiting some of these fun outdoor attractions.

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Tour Ft. Pulaski National Monument

See the ruins of a historic Civil War fortress, battle site, and prison camp on Cockspur Island in the mouth of the Savannah River. Open most days between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., the monument serves as a center for hiking, biking, and bird watching. A 6-mile trail on adjoining McQueen’s Island follows the route of an abandoned railroad.

Attend Races at Oglethorpe Speedway Park

The half-mile speedway maintains a busy schedule of auto, motorcycle, monster truck, and go-cart races. Established in 1951, the site still celebrates several NASCAR record-setting events in the past.

Walk Through Lovely Downtown Savannah

Visitors enjoy three self-guided walking tours of the Downtown. (Many commercial tours also convey tourists around this charming urban area.) With eye-catching fountains, pleasant gardens, shaded benches, and 22 unique squares, this busy location offers shopping, fine dining, and entertainment for people of all ages. Chippewa Square served as the backdrop for the opening scene of the hit movie, Forrest Gump (1994).

Camp at Skidaway Island State Park

This 588-acre state park serves as a popular location for vigorous outdoor recreation. Play volleyball, camp, picnic, hike, bike, and spot coastal birds!

Enjoy The Beaches at Tybee Island

Enjoy swimming and beachfront activities on the warm sandy shores of Tybee Island just minutes outside Savannah. Historic displays, picnics, hiking, fishing, birdwatching, boating, camping, biking, and nearby nature preserves draw people to this fun-filled location.

Visit Wormsloe State Historic Site

Today, the State of Georgia offers displays of Colonial life at this scenic site, a plantation established by Noble Jones (1702-1775). Hike, tour ruins, visit graveyards, stop at the gift shop, picnic, and enjoy the museum and theater.

Learn About Fish at Richmond Hill Fish Hatchery

This Georgia Wildlife Department fish hatchery raises many different species of fish for release into local waters. It periodically conducts public events and tours.

Explore Civil War History at Fort McAllister State Park

This state park off Interstate 95 lies on the far southern outskirts of Savannah. It offers numerous outdoor adventure activities, including boating, fishing, camping, and tours of Civil War Era military fortifications. A museum at the site displays history exhibits and educational films.

Where to Stay in Savannah, Georgia

After spending an entire day exploring all of these beautiful outdoor places, you will want somewhere to come back to and relax. Savannah is full of many different lodging accommodations for you and your guests. We recommend looking at Airbnb for places to stay that can accommodate both smaller and larger groups. For a unique experience, check out The Inn on West Liberty in the Historic District with comfortable suites designed for relaxation.


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