Savannah, Georgia Area Attractions
Savannah Oaks RV Resort is convenient to shopping malls, hospitals, restaurants, and only 20 minutes away from downtown Historic Savannah. Savannah itself is the oldest planned city in the United States and the country’s largest urban national historic site, offering many points of interest and incredible beauty. Below, you’ll find some of our favorite local attractions.
River Street is a glittering, multi-faceted gem along the broad Savannah River. The century old buildings, once cotton warehouses, have been converted to antique shops, distinctive boutiques, spectacular galleries, quaint brew pubs, fabulous restaurants, unique nightspots, elegant inns and hotels. It’s also the place to see Savannah from the river that made her by taking a cruise or watching ships from around the globe sail into one of the busiest ports in America.
Nestled on the Georgia coast, 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. Pristine stretches of marshland, punctuated by small islands known as hammocks, define the breathtaking landscape and create the appearance of a continuous stretch of land reaching out to the barrier islands.
Tybee Island Attractions; Among focal points are the south-end pier and pavilion – which is much enjoyed by fishermen and folks strolling above the ocean and listening to live music; and the Fort Screven area on the island’s north end, which is the site of the Tybee Lighthouse and the intriguing Tybee museum. Nearby Fort Pulaski offers many activities guaranteed to thrill the nature lover and history buff alike.
Forsyth Park is over 30 acres and was named after Georgia Governor at the time of the expansion in 1851, John Forsyth. The park rests bordered by Park, Drayton, Whitaker, and Gaston streets, is home to the Confederate Memorial, a half shell theatre, tennis courts, basketball courts, a cafe, two playgrounds, and ample room for sports and events. However, people from all over come to see it’s most famous asset: the Forsyth fountain.
Located in the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge, the Okefenokee Swamp Park is a convenient point of entry and a magnificent show-window for the “Land of the Trembling Earth.” Boat tours on original Indian waterways, wilderness walkways, Pioneer Island and native animals in their own habitat, all combine to weave a spell of pioneer American life.
A breathtaking avenue sheltered by live oaks and Spanish moss leads to the tabby ruins of Wormsloe, the colonial estate of Noble Jones (1702–1775). Visitors can interact with costumed interpreters during programs and events, and view a museum with artifacts unearthed at Wormsloe, as well as a short film about the site and the founding of Georgia.
Midway is located in Liberty County, Georgia on Highway 17 between Savannah and Darien and has a long and distinguished history. The Midway Museum is the home to a prodigious collection of heirloom furnishing, paintings, artifacts and historical documents as well as genealogical books of reference that many prominent families and their ancestors donated from the colonial period.
Savannah's transforming horticultural destination, the Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens is part of the University of Georgia's College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. The Gardens comprise 51 acres of historic plants, ornamental gardens, lakes, early 20th-century buildings and modern pick-your-own berry fields.
Georgia's fate was decided in 1742 when Spanish and British forces clashed on St. Simons Island. Fort Frederica's troops defeated the Spanish, ensuring Georgia's future as a British colony. Today, the archeological remnants of Frederica are protected by the National Park Service.
The oldest standing brick fortification in Georgia was built in 1808 and manned during the War of 1812. Fort Jackson saw its greatest wartime activity serving as the headquarters for the Confederate defenses on the Savannah River during the Civil War. Today, visitors to Fort Jackson can see a variety of military hardware, projectiles and cannons from the CSS Georgia, a Confederate ironclad that lies at the bottom of the Savannah River.
Fort Pulaski National Monument is strategically located on Cockspur Island near the mouth of the Savannah River. Fort Pulaski was constructed between 1829 and 1847 to defend the port city of Savannah from foreign attacks and invasion. However, early in the American crisis that became the Civil War, Georgia state troops seized this masonry fortification.