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The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa
1 Resort Drive • Savannah, Georgia 31421 · United States • Phone: (912) 201-2000 · Hotel Reservations: 888-627-8457
Local Time: 3:47 AM • Weather: Clear, 77 °F

50 Fun Things to do in Savannah

You know you deserve a vacation, and you want to come to Savannah, but what should you plan to do while you're here? Here is a list of a *few* of our favorites to help you plan your itinerary...best of luck narrowing it down! And remember, our concierges are always happy to help answer questions and make reservations for these and other activities. Download the Savannah INZANOUTS for more ideas too.

  1. Take a romantic horse-drawn carriage ride through Historic Savannah and learn about the city's brilliant past
  2. Dolphin Tours - charters daily guarantee sightings of these coastal creatures who enjoy frolicking off the Georgia coast (tours pick up at The Westin
  3. Indulge with Aqua Star's Sunday Jazz Brunch
  4. Visit the Telfair Museum of Art's Telfair Academy of Arts and Sciences, the South's oldest art museum, which houses Sylvia Shaw Judson's famed "Bird Girl" statue
  5. Take a picnic to the park! Forsyth Park is the hub of outdoor activity for locals, and is highlighted by a picturesque fountain, visible upon approach from the North. (Westin guests can order a picnic lunch to carry with them)
  6. Take a Romantic Dinner Cruise on the Savannah River with Savannah Port Tours - watch the sun go down on the river from your own private boat
  7. Take the "book" tour with Savannah Heritage Tours; learn the story of the murder and see the landmarks from "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil". Ending at Bonaventure cemetery - a must-see for first timers!
  8. Take a trolley tour around the Historic District
  9. Experience World Class Golf at Savannah's only PGA Championship Troon Golf course at The Club at Savannah Harbor, located at The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa
  10. Rejuvenate with a Live Oak or River Rock massage at The Heavenly Spa by Westin located at The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa
  11. Enjoy family style southern cookin' at Mrs. Wilkes Boarding House for lunch
  12. Tour Oatland Island Education Center, Savannah's Zoo! This zoo features native animals in their natural habitat, and barnyard animals
  13. Spend the day at Tybee Island Beach! Only 20 minutes from the Westin Resort
  14. Go to Fort Pulaski - take a fort tour and hike their trails (dog-friendly)
  15. On Wednesdays and Sundays, head over to the Farmers Market at the Trustees Garden to sample local produce and cheeses and purchase local jewelry, soaps and lotions
  16. Head over to Back in the Day Bakery and take "icing shots" in Savannah's Starland Dairy District (save time to peruse the unique shops and galleries!)
  17. Go to Express Bakery for a Southern fave - Whoopie Pies!
  18. Each spring the Savannah Music Festival brings world-class musicians to venues all over the city - catch a show, or audition for the vocal competition
  19. Visit the Railroad Roundhouse Museum to see a steam engine turning around...a truly unique experience
  20. Take an in-shore or deep sea fishing charter with Savannah Port Tours; leaves from the Westin Dock
  21. See a show at the Savannah Theater, the longest-running theatre in the South (featuring musical reviews - shows run year round)
  22. Take the kids to enjoy the newest building of the Telfair Muesum of Art, the Jepson Center of the Arts. They will enjoy interactive and hands-on activities while Mom and Dad tour the museum
  23. Enjoy a romantic, candle lit dinner for two at the Westin Savannah Harbor's Aqua Star Restaurant. Sit by the window and enjoy the breathtaking views of boats on the Savannah River and of River Street
  24. Indulge in a famous Savannah Praline at the Savannah Candy Kitchen located on River Street and in City Market
  25. Shop the day away in Savannah's boutique stores located on Broughton Street
  26. Explore the galleries sprinkled along Bull and Broughton streets, Wright Square, and the artist lofts in City Market
  27. Visit the Downtown Design District for inspired decorating
  28. Hit Historic River Street for a taste history, and southern foods
  29. Did you know you can tour the old historic houses downtown? We recommend the Owens-Thomas House, Davenport House, Juliette Gordon Low or Mercer House to experience Savannah's unique architecture and antique furniture pieces
  30. Dine at the restaurant of "Savannah's First Lady of Southern Cuisine," Paula Deen's Lady & Sons Restaurant
  31. Savannah is known as America's "Most Haunted City." Spend your evening discovering why Savannah is plagued by more than its share of paranormal activity on one of our nightly ghost tours
  32. Eat lunch in City Market: dine outdoors at a European style café or eat in one of the Market's restored buildings, all special with their own quirky charm
  33. Hit the bricks: walk the 21 squares and get a closer look at some of Savannah's magnificent architecture and historic monuments
  34. Take the Foody Tour and get a real taste for savannah
  35. Discover Savannah's history on a haunted pub crawl with "Creepy Crawl," which departs from Six Pence pub nightly - get a sneak preview of the tour Friday nights at the Westin's riverside firepit
  36. Lunch in style at the Gryphon Tea Room then visit Shop SCAD where local students' artwork is showcased and available for purchase
  37. Rent a kayak on Tybee island and paddle to pristine little Tybee
  38. Two-hand slices crowned with all your favorite toppings are a real crowd pleaser at Vinnie Van GoGo's Pizza
  39. Explore the Savannah Bee Company, a locally-owned paradise of products for the bee- or honey lover
  40. Cozy up over a steaming pot of chocolate or cheese at the Melting Pot fondue restaurant
  41. Catch a race at The Westin's le mans style race track on Hutchinson Island, with beautiful views of Savannah's cityscape and naturescape
  42. Soak in come rays and sip a margarita while the kids play safely at the new interactive water play at The Westin Savannah Harbor (opening in April!)
  43. A Christmas parade - Savannah style! Each year on the Saturday of Thanksgiving weekend a huge fleet of local boaters gather at The Westin dock to put the finishing touches on their lighted boat creations before taking to the water in the Savannah Harbor Foundation Boat Parade of Lights. Special viewing opportunities available at The Westin
  44. Everyone is Irish in Savannah on St. Patrick's Day! Now the second largest St. Pat's gathering in the country, this parade and celebration go back almost 200 years. Erin go bragh!
  45. Tour Hutchinson Island via golf cart and take in the spectacle of the Lowcountry.
  46. Spot your favorite golfers at the internationally-televised PGA Champions Tour Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf held each April at The Club at Savannah Harbor. Visiting another time of year? Play this beautiful 18-hole course filled with beautiful vistas and holes that are challenging and fun for players of all levels
  47. Each year, troops of Brownies, Daisies and Scouts visit Savannah to learn more about the life of Juliette Gordon Low, founder of the Girl Scouts of America - tour her birthplace and learn more about the life and times of this remarkable woman
  48. Walk the Savannah squares, a unique city plan which designed over 20 small parks into the downtown area. Find Chippewa Square and take your picture where a feather famously floated down upon Tom Hanks in the movie Forrest Gump
  49. A trip to Savannah isn't complete without a ride on the complimentary water ferry, departing every 20-30 minutes. Cool down with the river breeze in the day, or see the city lights sparkle on the water by night
  50. Rent an eco-friendly Cruiser or join a Segway tour, and cover ground faster - and while having more fun! - than you ever could on foot.

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