If you love adventuring in nature, you’ll want to go to Savannah. Don’t miss out on the diverse, breathtaking scenery of this Georgia town and its nearby islands. Here are five of the best outdoor attractions in Savannah and what you can do at each one.
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Wormsloe State Historic Site
When deciding on places to see in Savannah, visiting Wormsloe State Historic Site is a must. The 1.5-mile entrance is a stunning sight, bordered by old oaks covered in Spanish moss. Go back in time with the estate’s costumed actors re-enacting colonial life, including tools and skills demonstrations. There’s also a museum with artifacts and a theater that shows a brief film on the founding of Georgia. If that’s not enough, you can also walk along a nature trail to check out the tabby ruins.
Travel tip: The mosquitos can get bad during the summer, so bring your bug spray.
On Pinckney Island you can find one of the most visitor-friendly wildlife refuges near Savannah. The Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge is home to a variety of land, air, and water creatures. See fish and migratory birds in the marshes, white-tailed deer in the forest, and beautiful butterfly gardens along the walking trails. There are tons of paths to hike as well as access to a remote beach.
Travel tip: The facility is open year-round.
Beach-lovers should head to Tybee Island for some fun in the sun. You can go swimming in the Atlantic or get on the water with an eco-kayak tour or a boat cruise. One of the hottest spots to visit is the Tybee Island Light Station and Museum. You could spend an entire week on Tybee Island and still not experience everything.
Travel tip: Stay in downtown Savannah for a quick trip to the Island.
Forsyth Park is in the heart of Savannah’s historic district. Relax and enjoy nature along the 30-acre park’s shaded walkways. Forsyth park’s 300-year-old oak tree is a must-see marvel. The park is also home to a variety of Confederacy and Spanish-American War memorials, the gorgeous white-stone Forsyth Fountain, and the Fragrant Garden.
Travel tip: Street-parking is free on Sundays.
Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens
The Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens’ beauty is unparalleled. This garden includes 51 acres of historic plants just waiting to be admired, including the largest palm collection north of Florida. A 4-acre bamboo maze is also in the works. One of the best parts of this garden is the pick-your-own-berry fields. That’s right, you can smell the roses and eat fresh fruit. The Coastal Georgia Botanical Garden has activities year-round, so it isn’t just a summer thing.
Travel tip: Check out the visitor center for garden maps and souvenirs.
Nature-lovers are sure to find amazing outdoor adventures awaiting them in Savannah, Georgia. Whether you enjoy hiking through forests, swimming in or sailing on the ocean, or admiring wildlife, you’re sure to find something fun to do here in Savannah.
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