10 Best Things to do with Kids in Savannah: Indoor Fun, Outdoor Adventure
Savannah is a great vacation destination for families, offering numerous attractions perfect for young visitors and their adult companions.
The Savannah Children’s Museum, a two-level outdoor playspace located in the ruins of the old Central of Georgia Railroad station, is a great place for kids to burn off steam and let their imaginations run wild. The museum is adjacent to another kid-friendly attraction--the Georgia State Railroad Museum, an outdoor landmark featuring antique locomotives and an intricate model train.
Savannah’s Civil War forts provide an excellent opportunity for children to learn about history while... Read more »
- Type: Children's Museums, Museums, Outdoor Activities - Summer, Outdoor Activities - Winter
- Neighborhood: Historic District
The Savannah Children's Museum--an outdoor playspace that blends historic details with modern... Read more »
Local Expert Tip: "Take advantage of your location and plan a full, fun day for the kids. After exploring the Children's Museum, head to the nearby Georgia State Railroad Museum, then have lunch at Whistlestop Cafe, where you can dine in an authentic 1941 Pullman train car."
Oatand Island Wildlife Center is Savannah's version of a zoo, with walking trails leading to native Georgia... Read more »
Local Expert Tip: "Try to coordinate your visit around one of Oatland Island's popular annual festivals, including the Fairy and Gnome Festival and Sheep to Shawl Festival."
The Jepson Center for the Art's two-story interactive ArtZeum is a great place for kids to learn about art and express their creativity.
Local Expert Tip: "Stop by the Jepson Center's gift shop, which has a great selection of gifts for art lovers of all ages."
Forsyth Park is a favorite spot for kids and their parents thanks to two playgrounds, vast green space and an interactive fountain in the summertime.
Local Expert Tip: "Visit Forsyth Park in mid-March when the azaleas are in full bloom. The red, pink and white floral explosion usually coincides with the annual greening of the fountain for St. Patrick's Day."
Junior railroad buffs will adore the antique locomotives at the Georgia State Railroad Museum, the largest... Read more »
Local Expert Tip: "Don't leave the Georgia State Railroad Museum without letting your kids play at the adjacent Savannah Children's Museum. Tickets are cheaper if you buy them together."
Kids can learn Civil War history at Fort Pulaski National Monument, an intact 19th-century fort featuring... Read more »
Local Expert Tip: "Plan to visit on a Saturday to see one of three daily cannon firings at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. or 3 p.m."
River Street's ferry is an inexpensive way for kids to take a boat ride. Afterwards, take them for treats at River Street Sweets.
Local Expert Tip: "Want to stock up on some great accessories without breaking the bank? Pop on into Fabulous Finds Under $20 and Fine Things under $20, where everything is--you guessed it--under $20."
- Type: Aquariums
- Neighborhood: Skidaway Island / Burnside Islan
The intimate and enjoyable University of Georgia Marine Education Center and Aquarium features 16 exhibit... Read more »
Local Expert Tip: "The aquarium doesn't accept credit cards, so be sure to bring cash or a check."
Skidaway Island State Park's scenic trails are easy to hike and feature a variety of wildlife. Other... Read more »
Local Expert Tip: "Be on the lookout for fiddler crabs as you cross the boardwalk on the Sandpiper Trail."
The Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace, home of the eponymous Girl Scouts founder, is a must for any girl who's donned that signature green uniform.
Local Expert Tip: "Girl Scouts sell their famous cookies outside the Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace each year during cookie season."
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