the best outdoor activities in savannah
savannah’s sweet southern charm is what makes this city worth the visit.
Published May 9, 2016 5:00 AM
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by Michelle Gage
Did your pup take the trip to Savannah with you? If so, consider your four legged friend’s needs. Take Fido to Savannah’s Lake Mayer Community Park to splash around in the cooling waters and run through the green grass. While Fido is having the time of his life, you can enjoy an outdoor game of basketball or tennis. There’s fun for all here!
Make sure your trip to Savannah includes a stop at the botanical gardens. Open seven days a week, before the sun sets, you can get into this special garden site free of charge. For the flora and fauna enthusiast, this is a stop you cannot afford to miss!
Walk along River Street! If you can’t attend one of their many events – filled with fireworks, barbeque, jazz or seafood – it is still worth the visit. Walk along Savannah’s treasured waterfront after a long day of exploring the city.
Get some of the best views of the city by taking a Riverboat cruise. There’s daily sightseeing cruises, as well as moonlight dinner cruises. A riverboat tour is a lovely way to spend the day or evening with the ones you love. On Monday nights, there is a Gospel choir performance you can’t miss!
The weeping willow trees are native to Savannah. The iconic overgrown species is prevalent at the Bonaventure Historical Society. This 100 acre cemetery is unlike any other. Gather your group for a tour of this hauntingly beautiful site.
Kayak down Moon River. This city’s river offers rentals and tours for even the least skilled of water enthusiasts. Kids and seniors alike can enjoy this soothing water sport. Layer on the sunscreen, pile into the kayaks and sit back as the knowledgeable guides tour you down Moon River.
Golf the great greens of Bacon Park. With beautiful scenery surrounding you, it is simply impossible to not find relaxation on this course. Get in your eighteen holes and enjoy a celebration snack at the clubhouse.
Savannah has a new baseball team, with one of the wildest names around! Get yourself to see the hometown Savannah Bananas in their opening season. Grayson Stadium offers plenty of extra game day activities, for when the little ones get bored with the whole nine innings. Go to a game and cheer on the Bananas!
Take an Old Savannah Tour; it is simply the best way to see this stunning city! As long as your dog can sit on your lap, he is welcome to come along for the ride. This tour focuses on the history of the city, which includes the unmissable architecture.
Visit the historic thirty acre Forsyth Park. This park is perfect for tourists. The park is popular for recreation sports, concerts, sunbathing and reading. Relax under the willow trees. On Saturdays, the park hosts a farmers market worth seeing!
Who doesn’t like a little dolphin magic? Take a tour and watch these majestically creatures swim around the Georgian waters. Travelling in packs, watching these fantastic flippers frolic is an experience unlike any other.
Grab your sweetie for a romantic carriage ride around the city. This fully narrated horse drawn tour will take you for the ride of your life. The ride lasts nearly an hour – giving you and your loved one an hour of special memories. Enjoy the city’s stunning scenery, while in the embrace of your special someone.
If architecture is your jam, you’ve got to get on one of Savannah’s architecture tours. Seeing all the stunning features and colors of the city’s brilliant buildings is sure to make any architecture enthusiast giddy. Get your cameras ready; you’ll want to document all of this!
Segway yourself around the city! Ride around this historic town, wheels beneath your feet. Built around twenty-two squares, Savannah is worth the ride. See the sites one of the most fun ways we know how – via Segway!
End your day trip with a little outdoor dinner. Get yourself to Moon River Brewing Company, the largest brewery in Savannah. This prime location is outfitted with great southern décor. The tables are decorated with mason jar tea light candles and the patio features a stunning wooden trellis. Dine under the stars as you end your amazing trip to this great Georgian city.