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Fun things to do in Savannah : Brunswick GABrunswick, GA

79 Miles 1.5 Hours

Brunswick is located in southeastern Georgia, approximately halfway between Jacksonville and Savannah. Brunswick is the lowest city in the state of Georgia, with an elevation of only 10 feet above sea level. Brunswick's land area is estimated at 17.2 square miles. Brunswick is also the second-largest urban area on Georgia’s coast, after Savannah. It also claims to be the place of origin for Brunswick stew.

The city of Brunswick is laid out in a formal grid similar to Savannah's, with city streets and squares still bearing their colonial names. On the south end of Newcastle Street is the Old City Hall built in 1888 with its distinctive clock tower. At the north end of Newcastle Street is the historic Ritz Theatre. The Ritz Theatre, built in 1898, was originally built as the Grand Opera House. It is now Brunswick's center for quality exhibits and performances by local, regional, national and international artists.

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Fun things to do in Savannah : Charleston, SCCharleston, SC

107 Miles 2 Hours

Charleston is the oldest and second-largest city in the southeastern State of South Carolina. Founded and settled by English colonists in 1670, Charleston grew from a colonial seaport to a wealthy city. Its economy prospered due to its busy seaport and the cultivation of rice, cotton, and indigo.

In April of 1861, Confederate soldiers fired on Union-occupied Fort Sumter in Charleston Harbor, thus signaling the beginning of the Civil War. After the defeat of the Confederacy, the war had shattered the prosperity of the antebellum city. Short on funds, Charleston was forced to repair its existing damaged buildings rather than replacing them.

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Fun things to do in Savannah : Folly Beach in Charleston, SC. Folly Beach

113 Miles 2.3 Hours

Folly Beach was called "The Edge of America" during its heyday from the 1930s through the 1950s as a swinging resort getaway. Today. Folly Beach is the top spot for surfing on the east coast, with the “Washout”, known as the prime surfing area, and home to the best waves.

You can find some of the best saltwater fishing off the Edwin S. Taylor Folly Beach Fishing Pier. The pier stretches 1,045 feet into the waters of the Atlantic Ocean and is 25 feet wide and 23 feet above sea level with a large diamond shaped pavilion at the end. The Edwin S. Taylor Folly Beach Fishing Pier is the second longest on the east coast. At the far east end of Folly Island you can see the Morris Island Lighthouse built in 1876.

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Fun things to do in Savannah : Golden Isles, GAGolden Isles

77 Miles 1.3 Hours

The Golden Isles are midway between Savannah, GA, and Jacksonville, FL, lies the mainland city of Brunswick and its four beautiful barrier islands: St. Simons Island, Sea Island, Little St. Simons Island and Jekyll Island. Spanish explorers descended upon this territory over 400 years ago seeking gold. What they found was mild weather, beauty and natural radiance that inspired the area's name, the Golden Isles.

Beautiful stretches of marshland define the gorgeous landscape and create the appearance of a continuous stretch of land reaching out to the barrier islands. Pristine rivers over flowing with birds, fish and other marine life flow calmly around the islands on their way to the Atlantic Ocean.

The Golden Isles acclaim to be a destination where the gentleman’s game of golf meets genuine Southern hospitality. The Golden Isles are noted for the area's beauty and world-class golf courses, facilities and instructors and has earned the Golden Isles its reputation as a golfer’s paradise. The Golden Isles is also known as nature's playground, with acres of undeveloped land, marshes and rivers—along with the vast expanse of ocean—begging to be explored and enjoyed.

The Golden Isles has beautiful scenic areas and mild weather providing ample opportunities to enjoy the outdoors. There are also quaint shopping boutiques, first-class dining experiences and historical tours of the Islands and mainland.

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Fun things to do in Savannah : Hilton Head Island, SC. Hilton Head Island

31 Miles 0.7 Hrs

Hilton Head Island is resort town located on an island off the coast of South Carolina. It is 31 miles northeast of Savannah, Georgia, and 98 miles southwest of Charleston.

Hilton Head Island is famous for its 12-mile stretch of glistening sandy beaches. Hilton Head has some of the best golf courses and tennis facilities in the Southeast. There is also fishing, biking, boating, shopping, horseback riding and more things to do.

Hilton Head Island is the perfect place for family fun! Spend the day at the beach or explore the island on a nature tour. Visit a museum or an animal farm with a petting zoo and pony rides. Dolphin watch or go fishing, kayaking, biking, sailing, or simply lounge around a pool for relaxing quality time.

It is a perfect vacation getaway for the entire family.

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Fun things to do in Savannah : Jekyll Island, GA. Jekyll Island

94 Miles 1.5 Hours

Jekyll Island is the southernmost island of the Golden Isles.In 1886 Jekyll Island was purchased by a group of wealthy families as a private retreat. The Jekyll Island Club membership included the Rockefellers, Morgans, Cranes and Goulds and represented over one-sixth of the world’s wealth. In 1942 the Club closed and Jekyll Island was purchased by the State of Georgia in 1947.

Today, this era of Jekyll Island’s history can be revisited with a tram tour of the National Historic Landmark District. You can see many of the affluent mansions owned by the millionaires. Jekyll Island also offers an abundance of recreational activities for all ages.

A variety of amenities including: ten miles of white sand beaches, 63 holes of golf, an outdoor tennis complex, a water park, fishing pier, nature centers, 20 miles of bike trails and the Georgia Sea Turtle Center. Accommodations include a grand historic hotel, oceanfront properties and camping.

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Fun things to do in Savannah : Little St Simons, GA. Little St. Simons Island, GA

92 Miles 1.5 Hours

Little St. Simons Island offers 7 miles of pristine beaches and 10,000 acres of undeveloped wilderness for exploration and relaxation. It is one of the crown jewels of Georgia's famed Golden Isles. Little St. Simons Island is one of the wildest places on the Eastern Seaboard. Since 1908 Little St Simons Island has been privately owned and is only accessible by boat.

The Lodge on Little St. Simons Island features six charming cottages, several of which date back to the early 1900s, and can host a total of 32 guests at one time. Moss draped live oaks and glistening marshes surround the comfortable accommodations for the guests.

Little St. Simons Island offers activities ranging from guided nature walks through the ancient maritime forest, to canoeing, kayaking, fishing, shell collecting, bicycling and birding. Guests may also choose to pass the day relaxing on the porch or enjoying the tranquility of the island’s seven-mile, undeveloped beach. The island is truly a paradise for nature lovers

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Fun things to do in Savannah : Sapelo Island, GA. Sapelo Island

75 Miles 2.3 Hours

Sapelo Island is a state-protected barrier island located off the coast of Georgia. The island can only be reached by airplane or boat. You can also take a ferry which departs from the Sapelo Island Visitors Center (see Ferry Schedule). The ferry ride takes about 20 minutes to reach Sapelo Island which is 7 miles away.

Sapelo Island is about sixty miles south of Savannah and lies in the center of coastal Georgia's chain of barrier islands. The 16,500-acre island is Georgia's fourth largest island in the chain. Located on the island is the 434-acre African American community of Hog Hammock, the University of Georgia Marine Institute, the Richard J. Reynolds Wildlife Management Area and the Sapelo Island National Estuarine Research Reserve.

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Fun things to do in Savannah : Skidaway Island, GA. Skidaway Island

15 Miles 0.4 Hrs

Skidaway Island offers great access to the water with a boat ramp only a ¼ mile from the park. There are 7 miles of trails for biking and hiking. If you don't have a bike you can rent a bicycle at the park office.

The campground is nestled in a wooded area mostly shaded with a mix of hardwoods and pines. The park’s new camper cabins offer screened porches, air conditioning, a bathroom with shower, kitchen, master bedroom and kids’ sleeping loft. Guests bring their own linens, towels, dishes and cooking utensils. Outside, visitors will find a picnic table, grill and fire ring. There are also open-air picnic shelters and an enclosed group shelter.

Visit the Park’s Interpretive Nature Center that houses a giant ground sloth exhibit, birding station, reptile room, and other natural and cultural displays. Programs for all ages are offered year round.

Most campsites are pull through with power, water, and cable hook ups. Located in the campground are 3 Comfort Stations with restrooms, showers and laundry facilities, central dump station, trash and recycling station.

The Park is 15 miles from downtown historic Savannah and 25 miles from the beaches of Tybee Island.

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Fun things to do in Savannah : St Simons Island GA. St. Simons Island, GA

84 Miles 2 Hours

St. Simons Island is the largest of the Golden Isles along Georgia's southern Atlantic coast. Eighteen square miles in size, it is accessible by car via the F.J. Torras Causeway. St. Simons offers a wide array of lodging, restaurants, shopping and activities.

Along the moss-draped oaks that line the winding island streets, is a unique selection of shops and a variety of restaurants ranging from fine dining to casual outdoor fare. For some outdoor recreation, visit Neptune Park and Fun Zone which includes a public pool, miniature golf and fishing pier.

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