A young family enjoying the Savannah coast.
A young family enjoying the Savannah coast.

If you are visiting Savannah with a young family then you are in luck! There are so many fun activities to enjoy with your family in the Savannah area. You can enjoy outdoor activities in the parks or have an interactive and educational experience at museums. Discover new animals at the aquariums or wildlife centers. You are sure to have a good time.

National
Monument of the Fort Pulaski

Fort Pulaski was built in the 19th century and was originally occupied by the Confederate Army during the Civil war period. All history lovers will love to visit this historical site. It’s just a short drive of about fifteen minutes from downtown Savannah. A fun fact about Fort Pulaski is that it was designed by an engineer that was employed by Napoleon. Although it was destroyed during the civil war, the building remains strong with its drawbridges, moats, very large ramparts, and the mysterious tunnels.

When you’re done exploring the Fort’s history, you can then enjoy the many numerous historic and beautiful views of the marsh and the Savannah River. You should also look for certain animals in these historic sites like Bald Eagles, peregrine falcons, manatees, and loggerhead sea turtles.

Outdoor Water Activities

There are many aquatic adventures to enjoy on the Georgian Coast. Your family will have an amazing time there looking for dolphins in the waterways. You can take an offshore or an inshore fishing charter or try kayaking or enjoy a ride by standing on a paddleboard. When you’re done, you can check out some fresh seafood samples found in local restaurants. Also, the beautiful view of the sun at the horizon above the water will melt your heart.

Enjoy Sweet Shops in Savannah

There are two bustling sweet shops on River Street: The River Street Sweet and the Savannah’s Candy Kitchen. At River Street Sweet you can get free praline or enjoy tasty ice creams and gelatos. Or when you are on Broughton Street, you can visit Leopold’s Ice Cream and try their famous soda fountain menu. Their coffee float, coke float, and ice cream sundae are just a few items on that delicious menu. Just be wary of the long line of people waiting. Also try their homemade ice cream flavors like the Lemon Custard, Coffee Chocolate Chip, or Rum Raisin.

A family enjoying burgers in Downtown Savannah
A family enjoying burgers in Downtown Savannah

Outdoor
Adventures

Though Savannah is popular for its southern charm, rich history, and quaint squares it is nice to escape the city and spend time outdoors. You can visit the Savannah National Wildlife Refuge and the Oatland Island Wildlife Center to experience the great Savannah outdoors. There are numerous islands off the coast of Georgia that are also perfect to explore.

You can spend a lot of time walking through nature and see the numerous wildlife that calls Savannah home. You can also visit the famous Cemetery of Bonaventure with either your tour guide or by yourself. Springtime is the best season to visit Savannah. You will see the real beauty of nature when the Azaleas are blooming

Go
Bananas! Savannahs Basketball Team

Enjoy the fun moment with your family at the Bananas baseball game at the Grayson Stadium! Enjoy one of America’s best games at the Grayson Stadium and its historic fields. Legends like Babe Ruth, Hank Aaron, Ty Cobb, Jackie Robinson, and Lou Gehrig all played games in the field during the early days of their career while at the Minor Leagues in Exhibitions.

The Bananas still remain members of Coastal Plain League, seen as the prospective top leagues for the professionals in their country together with the Cape Cod league and Northwoods League.

Tour
Downtown Savannah

There are many ways to enjoy Downtown Savannah. Give your family a unique experience and sign up for one of Savannah’s popular tour guides: the Old Town Trolley Tours. Pay close attention to beautiful tales recounted by historical reenactors during the Old Savannah Tour. Move through the city using a Segway, with your helmet on, or enjoy a romantic stroll on a horse-drawn cart.

You can also enjoy the scary part of the Savannah with the ghost guide by foot, a hearse, or a trolley. You can also bring your dog along as the savannah provides lots of fun and amazing activity your dog is sure to enjoy.

A Warm day at Forsyth Park in Savannah, Georgia Shaded by Magnolia Trees
A Warm day at Forsyth Park in Savannah, Georgia Shaded by Magnolia Trees

Enjoy the Many Parks

While exploring Savannah’s many parks, Forsyth Park is one park that you’ll surely find an activity the whole family can enjoy. The kids can play on the well-shaded playground. You can enjoy jogging, music concerts, play Frisbee or soccer in the large open fields. You can also play basketball with your family or enjoy tennis on courts in the southern part of the park. Take a meal, and enjoy a picnic at the lawn.

Explore
the marine life found in the University of Georgia Aquarium

Found at the end of Skidaway Island, the University of Georgia Marine Education Center and Aquarium remains a little place and provides necessary information on the local marine life for visitors. The aquarium which is the first saltwater aquarium of the state displays 16 tanks showing various kinds of Georgia’s aquatic life which include stingrays, pompano, striped mullet, jellyfish, horseshoe crabs, lionfish, seahorse, and longnose gar.

Their Aquarium also showcases the freshwater tank that displays two American Alligators and touch tanks that allow people to interact with crabs, snails with other invertebrates. After you’re done enjoying the beauty of marine life, visitors can then enjoy a walk on trails or walk on boards overlaying a salt marsh.