Savannah has become the perfect family-friendly vacation destination for everyone.
Packed with history and recreational opportunities you will find the best way to spend your vacation that the whole family will remember. From outdoor activities, museums, antebellum homes, and unique tours there is no beating the appeal Savannah offers for visiting and local families alike.
If the family wants to see Savannah from the water’s view, then take them on the Savannah Riverboat Cruises.
Enjoy the refreshing river breezes while going on a sightseeing tour of the city. You start at where General Oglethorpe first landed on the river front and will head upriver into the port of Savannah. Along with seeing Savannah you can also savor the rich flavors of the south during the luncheon or dinner cruise on their climate-controlled dining deck. For a unique way to see Savannah take the family on one of the Savannah Riverboat Cruises.
Another way to get the group out on the water is Captain Derek’s Dolphin Adventure Tour.
Captain Derek’s high-horsepower boat tours take you out on the waters of beautiful Tybee Island. Experience the thrill of encountering dolphin in their natural habitat while taking in breathtaking views of Tybee’s serene coastal waters. From historic lighthouses, to majestic Fort Pulaski, to dolphins playing next to the boat and sunset cruises, Captain Derek’s tours are sure to make memories.
Two interactive museums to take the whole family is the Telfair Academy and the Coastal Heritage Society.
For a fun and educational experience for the whole family take them to the Telfair Museums.
Telfair is the oldest public art museum in the South and also the first museum founded by a woman. The museums consist of three locations in the Historic District.
- Telfair Academy presents a celebrated collection of fine art, decorative art, and period pieces. This museum is also home to one of the most famous pieces in the city, the Bird Girl Statue from Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil.
- The Jepson Center for the modern and contemporary art, and the
- Owens-Thomas House & Salve Quarters for an authentic look at the history of the city.
Perfect for adults, families and more, the Coastal Heritage Society operates six historic museums.
- Savannah Children’s Museum is entirely outdoors and located in the old Central of Georgia Railway Carpentry Shop. The museum features over a dozen interactive exhibits, including an exploration maze, a reading nook and a sensory garden.
- Savannah History Museum allows you to walk through the city’s history from 1733, spanning the American Revolution and Civil War, all the way to today.
- Georgia State Railroad Museum is a beautiful National Historic Landmark located at the old Central of Georgia Railway Savannah Shops and Terminal Facilities. With a fully operational turntable, this museum invites guests to explore historic railcars. Be sure to check their Train Ride Schedule for their “Site Tours by Train” on a historic steam or diesel locomotive.
- Only minutes away from historic downtown Savannah, Old Fort Jackson offers daily cannon firings and interactive programs.
- The Harper Fowlkes House, located in the Historic District, offers richly-furnished interiors, oil portraiture, and an amazing study of architecture.
- Located just south of Savannah, Pin Point Heritage Museum is a chance to experience the Gullah/Geechee culture. Explore the refurbished museum complex and experience multimedia presentations, exciting exhibits.
One of the most unique ways to see our city is on the Segway Adventure Tours in Motion.
With an offering of Segway’s, and electric bicycles you will get to see historic Savannah faster and in a more fun way. With these Segway’s you can tour Savannah, Bonaventure, or Tybee Island quicker on either a Segway or e-bike. This tour is also an audio guided tour. You can go at your own pace in an effortless and exhilarating way. If you are looking to cover as much ground as possible in our city with the family, book the Segway Adventure Tours in Motion.
The classic activity to take your family to do is a trolley tour.
This is truly one of the best ways to tour our city for many reasons, for starters these tours are all live in motion with no pre-recorded narration. The guides on these tours are the most highly trained and knowledgeable and will be leading you along the way. The best part of these trolley tours is that you can hop on and off all day long. You can enjoy the tour and get off as you please to have other experiences in the city.
Other Family Activities to Consider
Savannah is not only for the adults; it is full of many adventures the whole family can enjoy. From riverboat cruises, museums and unique tours, there is a way for everyone to enjoy Savannah. For your next trip be sure to bring the family to the “Hostess City of the South.”