Waiting to charm you with tree-filled squares and perfectly preserved historic buildings, Savannah mesmerizes you with the past and her unforgettable natural beauty. Situated on Georgia’s coast in the midst of the delightful Low Country region, Savannah is ready to embrace your groups with genteel warmth and southern hospitality.
Duration: 3 Days
This Itinerary is Ideal For: All
Day 1 in Savannah, Georgia
Take a Tour: Get to know Savannah by experiencing a city tour, either on an open air trolley or with one of our highly trained step-on-guides. The tour lasts about 2 hours and will acquaint your group with our genteel Southern beauty. It will also give them a sample of the attractions they may want to explore later on their own. Be sure to stop at the awe-inspiring Cathedral of St. John the Baptist along the tour route. The Cathedral’s interior boasts stunning murals, stained glass windows and an impressive altar. It’s free and worth it!
Step Back in Time: Savannah’s past is exhibited by the many house museums and cultural centers in the area. Visit the birthplace of Juliette Gordon Low, founder of the Girl Scouts, the 1818 Owens-Thomas House, generally considered to be one of America’s finest examples of English Regency architecture and featuring one of the few intact slave quarters in America, or the circa 1820 Isaiah Davenport House, the first home preserved by the Historic Savannah Foundation and an exceptional example of Federal-style architecture. As an added activity, your group can be treated to an 18th-century dance demonstration.
Eat, Drink, and Be Merry: Your group covered a lot of ground on their first day and they may want to have a casual bite to eat before retiring for the evening. Savannah’s historic River Street has all types of casual and upscale dining options. Seafood, steaks and light fare can all be found in the restored cotton warehouses that are home to some of Savannah’s favorite restaurants and pubs. We can help you determine which restaurants are particularly “group friendly.”
Day 2 of Things To Do in Georgia
Tybee Time: Just 20 minutes from Savannah lies Tybee Island, “Savannah’s beach,” a uniquely charmed island offering a change of pace and taste. While there, take your group to the Tybee Light Station. Dating back to 1773, the lighthouse is one of America’s most complete historic light stations. After the lighthouse, take the group to the nearby Fort Pulaski National Monument. Built in 1829, the fort, which was at one time under the command of Robert E. Lee, surrendered after a 30-hour siege by Union forces. Today you can still see the holes from that long-ago bombardment. Your group can also take a dolphin tour, a walking eco-tour along the beach or view the historic Cockspur Island Lighthouse.
Make it And Take It: Your guests will enjoy Savannah so much they’ll want to take a piece of their experience home with them. Whether it’s making body scrubs and bath salts, or fashioning your own Savannah-themed pillow, plank, or frame, there are lots of opportunities to create a lasting memory.
That evening, dine aboard the Savannah Riverboat’s Georgia Queen. Enjoy traditional Southern cuisine as you take a leisurely trip along the Savannah River, or book a Monday Night Gospel Dinner Cruise, always a crowd favorite!
Day 3 in Savannah
Start the day exploring Wormsloe Plantation, one of six sites in the Moon River District. Here groups can learn about early colonial life while getting hands-on experience making cloth or corn husk dolls that they can take as mementos, or even join an active archeological dig! Your visit to Wormsloe commences with the 1.3-mile drive down a live oak-canopied lane.
Southern Sweets: Need a little afternoon sweet treat? Your group can take a mini cooking class at Chef Darin’s Kitchen and make southern specialties such as pralines and shrimp and grits, or have a deviled egg derby!
Military Might: Located only minutes from historic downtown Savannah, the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force marks the location where the Eighth Air Force was activated in 1942. The 90,000-square-foot museum is dedicated to preserving the history and stories of the mighty Eighth, the “greatest air armada of all time.” Or visit the Webb Military Museum, a fascinating private collection of memorabilia from the Revolutionary War to modern times.
Georgia has plenty more activities and places for group travelers to experience, so be sure to take advantage of our Group Itinerary Ideas