Escape to a city with a rich history, strong art culture, gorgeous architecture, and a world-class food scene! Savannah, Georgia is quickly becoming known as one of the best vacation destinations in America. You’ll understand why when you tour the city on foot, strolling down the sidewalks still lined with ancient oak trees covered in Spanish moss. Despite the many years, our city has maintained its antebellum charm and Southern elegance. When you stay at the Inn on West Liberty, you’ll be in the heart of the historic district within walking distance to some of the best things to do in Savannah, GA.

Savannah is full of year-round activities and beautiful architecture spread throughout the city. You can take a trolley tour of the city or a self-guided walking tour at your own leisure. Some of the city’s most notable landmarks include Pulaski Square, a variety of historic homes and churches, Forsyth Park, and the Civil War forts. Whether you’re coming for a leisurely trip full of shopping and food or to learn more about the area’s history, there are so many things to do in Savannah for families, couples and solo travelers.

Remember to download our free Vacation Guide for even more local recommendations! We’ve listed our picks for the best restaurants, museums, golf courses, beaches, and more. No matter the reason for your visit, our Vacation Guide will help you plan the trip of a lifetime!

Things to do in Savannah, GA

Tour the City

Want to get an overview of the city? Consider taking one of the local tours! We’ve listed some great options, but there are even more in out Vacation Guide.

  • Savannah’s Hop-on Hop-off Trolley Tour: Without a doubt, this is one of the more popular options for tours of Savannah’s historic district. With your one-day ticket, you can visit 15 of Savannah’s most popular spots at your own pace.
  • Segway of Savannah: If you’d rather take a guided tour of the city, book one of Segway of Savannah’s packages. They offer a 60-minute historical tour, as well as a Bonaventure and a Colonial Park cemetery tour.
  • Savannah Ghost Tours: Experience the spookier side of Savannah with a ghost tour! Savannah Ghost Tours offers four packages, including a haunted pub crawl. Learn about our city’s most infamous residents.
  • Savannah’s Historic District Walking Food Tour: Savannah is quickly becoming one of the country’s premier food cities. Get the inside scoop on the best places around town by taking a food tour! You’ll learn about Savannah’s history and get to sample some delicious local foods.

Museums

You could spend your entire vacation exploring the many museums and historic sites in the area. Want even more great suggestions? Remember to check out our free vacation guide!

General Savannah & American History

  • Savannah History Museum: If you’re looking for a general overview of Savannah’s historic achievements, stop by the Savannah History Museum!
  • Massie Heritage Center: The center built in the 1850’s, is one of Savannah’s earliest schools which was created to provide an education for the children of poor whites. The Massie School was established through the benefaction of Peter Massie, a Scottish immigrant who had made his fortune in Georgia as a planter and slave owner. The exhibits and gardens at the Massie Heritage Center are set up for self-guided tours however, guided tours may be requested.
  • American Prohibition Museum: The American Prohibition Museum located in Savannah’s City Market is the first and only museum in the United States dedicated to the history of Prohibition.  “Relive the intoxicating history of Temperance and Prohibition from the “Alcohol Argument” between the Wets and the Dries to the Unintended Consequences of the 18th Amendment.”

African-American History

Military History

Transport History

Historic House Museums

Savannah has an unusually large number and variety of historic house museums for a city of its size. Most of them date from the early to mid-19th century and are restored to reflect that period. We’ve just listed a few of our favorites below, but there is so much more to enjoy! Remember to download our free Vacation Guide to get the complete list.

Art

Art is everywhere in Savannah. From The Savannah College of Art and Design to the dozens of galleries and art museums, it’s no wonder so many visitors leave our beautiful city with a new piece (or two).

Parks & Outdoor Fun

Savannah is small enough to be walkable but large enough to have a full range of attractions, festivals and cultural events thus being one of the most popular tourist destinations in the United States.  In addition, the city is just minutes from Tybee Island, the beaches, and Skidaway Island State Park. With trails for hiking, biking, and birding and facilities for camping, Skidaway Island State Park provides a picturesque setting for exploring Georgia’s maritime forest and salt marshes.

  • Crosswinds Golf ClubThis unique par 72 course layout features five par 5′s and several par 3′s — designed to provide an exceptional golf experience.  A choice of five different tee combinations, undulating greens and rolling well-bunkered Bermuda fairways make the course both enjoyable and highly challenging for all levels of play.
  • Wormsloe Plantation and Isle of Hope Tour:  A breathtaking avenue sheltered by live oaks and Spanish moss leads to the tabby ruins of Wormsloe, the colonial estate of Noble Jones, a humble carpenter, who arrived in Georgia in 1733 with James Oglethorpe and the first group of settlers from England. Wormsloe’s tabby ruin is the oldest standing structure in Savannah.  Visitors can interact with costumed interpreters during programs and events, view museum artifacts unearthed at Wormsloe, and walk along the nature trail which leads past the tabby ruins on the marsh to the colonial life area.
  • Forsyth Park: This 30-acre park is the largest in the historic district, and is most well-known for the large fountain, which dates back to 1858. The Park is a hub of social interaction. concerts, recreation sports, people watching, sun bathing, reading, and relaxing.  On Saturdays there is a fabulous farmer’s market from 9am to 1pm rain or shine.
  • Tybee IslandHead to nearby Tybee Island for a day of sun, surf, and sand!  You will find beautiful wide beaches and gorgeous sunsets.  Need a little adventure?  Try kayaking with Sea Kayak Georgia or rent bikes from Tim’s Bike and Beach Gear to explore the many bike friendly roads and scenic trails on Tybee.  Or climb Georgia’s oldest and tallest lighthouse, Tybee Light Station, which dates back to 1736.  You may also want to visit Fort Pulaski National Monument where the Union Army forced the Confederate garrison inside Fort Pulaski to surrender during the American Civil War. So many things to experience on Tybee Island, just a short 30-minute drive from the Inn on West Liberty.

Universities

The inn is near several universities, perfect for families to attend orientation, parents weekend, and graduations or even guest lecturers and visiting professors.

Stay with The Inn on West Liberty

Are you ready to experience the beauty of Savannah for yourself? Then book a room with The Inn on West Liberty and start planning your trip today with our free Savannah, GA Travel Guide!