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20) Wormsloe Historic Site

Fun things to do in Savannah : Wormsloe Plantation in Savannah Georgia.

7601 Skidaway Road
(912) 353-4023

Wormsloe Plantation was established in 1737 by Noble Jones who was one of the first British colonists in the area. Wormsloe was Noble Jones' country estate where he built his house between 1739 and 1745. The site consists of 822 acres. The house was 1.5 stories with 5 rooms and was constructed using wood and tabby, a crude type of concrete made from oyster shells and lime. The fortress consisted of 8-foot high walls with bastions at each of its four corners.

The surviving ruins of the original house are one of the only remaining examples of fortified houses once common throughout coastal Georgia. The site includes a plantation house built by Jones' grandson in 1828, a detached library, the ruins of a fortified house, a mile-long drive bordered by large oaks, and Confederate earthworks.

The arched entrance to Wormsloe is located just off Skidaway Road, near the Isle of Hope community. The state-controlled area includes the scenic oak-lined avenue, a museum, and a walking trail that leads through the dense maritime forest to the ruins of the tabby fort built by Jones in 1745. More recently, the park has established a colonial life demonstration area, which includes a replica wattle-and-daub hut and several small outbuildings that simulate a living area for Jones' marines and slaves.

Time to spend: 4 hours to entire day

Hours open:
Monday - Sunday 9:00a - 5:00p
Closed Thanksgiving & Christmas Day

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21) Tybee Island

Fun things to do in Savannah : Tybee Beach in Tybee Island, GA.

Tybee Island is about 20 minutes from historic downtown Savannah. The tiny island, which is 3.5 miles long, has six miles of beach, has long been a quiet getaway for the residents of Savannah. It is a great tourist destination. Tybee Island is rich in both history and natural beauty. It is also famous for its diverse cuisine, excellent accommodations, and a variety of exciting recreational activities.

Both children and adults will enjoy exploring the island’s three miles of public beach. The salt marshes are teeming with birds and wildlife unique to south eastern Georgia’s coast. If you enjoy fishing you will be happy to find that Tybee Island has many different options for you! There are fishing piers and off shore and deep sea charters.

Dining out is truly a pleasure! There are over 25 restaurants on Tybee Island. Seafood lovers are in luck as many places offer “catch of the day” specials. Also, be sure to try some Fresh Caught Wild Georgia Shrimp.

Nightlife on Tybee is casual and fun. Many of the bars have live music most nights and you will surely meet some colorful, local characters you won’t soon forget! If you care to take your cocktail to the beach, no problem! Just be sure to put it in a plastic cup before leaving for the beach.

If you are shopping for an unusual or one of a kind item this is the place. Tybee island is home to several talented and imaginative artists. Many of them own unique shops and galleries where you can purchase their remarkable jewelry, paintings, gifts, and more.

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Experience Taste of Savannah

Listed below are just a few of the many restaurants:

 

Fine Dining - $$$$

Fun things to do in Savannah : 45 Bistro in Savannah, GA. Fun things to do in Savannah : Circa 1875 in Savannah, GA. Fun things to do in Savannah : Pink House Restaurant, Savannah, GA.
45 Bistro
123 E. Broughton St.
(912) 234-3111
French
Circa 1875
48 Whitaker Street
(912) 443-1875
French
Olde Pink House
23 Abercorn Street
(912) 232-4286
Seafood, Southern
Fun things to do in Savannah : a.Lure in Savannah, GA Fun things to do in Savannah : Alligator Soul Restaurant in Savannah, GA Fun things to do in Savannah : Aqua Star Restaurant in Savannah, GA.
a.Lure
309 W. Congress Street
(912) 233-2111
Modern American
Alligator Soul
114 Barnard Street
(912) 232-7899
Southern,Soul, Cajun, Creole

 Aqua Star
1 Resort Drive
(912) 201-2085
American, Seafood, Wine Bar

 

Lunch or Dinner - $$ - $$$

Fun things to do in Savannah : Vics on the River in Savannah, GA.

Fun things to do in Savannah : Belfords in Savannah, GA.

Fun things to do in Savannah : 17 Hundred 90 Restaurant in Savannah, GA.
Vic's on the River
26 East Bay Street
(912) 721-1000
Seafood, Steakhouse
Belford's
315 W. Saint Julian St.
(912) 233-2626
Seafood, Steakhouse
17 Hundred 90
307 E. President Street
(912) 236-7122
American, French
Fun things to do in Savannah : Mrs Wilkes Restaurant in Savannah, GA. Fun things to do in Savannah : Gryhon Tea Room  Fun things to do in Savannah : Green Truck in Savannah, GA.
Mrs. Wilkes' Dining Room
107 West Jones Street
(912) 232-5997
Southern, Home Cooking
Gryphon Tea Room
337 Bull Street
(912) 525-5880
Brunch, Sandwiches, Desserts
Green Truck
2430 Habersham St.
(912) 234-5885
Hamburgers, Sandwiches

 

Desserts

Fun things to do in Savannah : River Street Sweets in Savannah, GA. Fun things to do in Savannah : Leopolds Ice Cream in Savannah, GA. Fun things to do in Savannah : Chocolat by Adam Turoni in Savannah, GA.
Riverstreet Sweets
13 East River Street
(912) 234-4608
Desserts, Ice Cream, Candy
Leopold's Ice Cream
212 E. Broughton St.
(912) 234-4442
Desserts, Ice Cream
Chocolat by Adam Turoni
212 E. Broughton St.
(912) 335-2914
Desserts, Chocolatiers