Select from an Assortment of Things to Do in Savannah, Georgia
The South's Downtown Resort
The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa places travelers near the exciting array of things to do in downtown Savannah and beyond. Whether you're visiting the city for a romantic weekend getaway or on a family vacation with the kids, our hotel is ideally situated near top local attractions, plus offers superb on-site amenities. Spend a day soaking up the sun by our beautiful riverside pool, book a luxury treatment at Heavenly Spa or hit the greens on our 18-hole championship golf course.
Resort Partner Perks
From discounts at downtown restaurants to deals at local boutiques, resort guests enjoy special perks at local Savannah businesses during their stay with us. Simply show your room key and discover why our hotel is known as "The South's Downtown Resort." Click here for a complete list of partners and perks.
The Club at Savannah Harbor
Ideally situated between the banks of the Savannah and Back Rivers and showcasing the abundant wildlife of Georgia's spectacular Low Country, The Club at Savannah Harbor features championship golf and tennis. Once home of the PGA TOUR's Champions Tour Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf Tournament, the par-72 golf course poses challenges for both veteran and novice golfers. Rental clubs and shoes available.
Savannah City Market
Take a visit to the Savannah City Market, one of the area's most popular things to do. Flanking Saint Julian Street and bordered by Bryan, Barnard, Congress and Montgomery streets, this restored area features City Market Arts Center, plus an inspiring array of shops, restaurants and pubs. A popular gathering spot in the late afternoons and in the evenings, Savannah City Market frequently features live musical entertainment in the outdoor courtyard.
Bring the kids along for a day at the beach during your stay at The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa. In partnership with Bloody Point Golf Club, we are the only downtown hotel to offer secluded beach access for our guests. Take our maritime transportation from our on-site marina directly to Daufuskie Island, where beach chairs and umbrellas are waiting for you.
Unwind after a busy weekend exploring downtown Savannah at the Heavenly Spa by Westin. Indulge in an array hydrotherapy-centered treatments, including Swiss Showers and Scotch Sprays, or book a holistic facial. As Savannah's only full-service spa, we offer guests a tranquil city escape.
Cathedral of St. John the Baptist
Discover the oldest Roman Catholic church in Georgia at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist. Designed by architect Francis Baldwin, in the French Gothic style, this grand cathedral features two spires, pointed arches and a large rose window. Soak in murals painted in the New York Renaissance style or admire beautiful stained glass created by Tyrolean artists in Austria. The main altar and the four side altars are made of Italian white marble. Open for tours and worship services.
Bonaventure Cemetery offers a peaceful setting rests on a scenic bluff of the Wilmington River, east of Savannah. This charming site has been a world-famous tourist destination for more than 150 years due to the old tree-lined roadways, the many notable persons interred, the unique cemetery sculpture and architecture and the folklore associated with the site and the people.
Colonial Park Cemetary
Colonial Park Cemetery is approximately six acres in size and is located in the heart of Savannah's Historic District, at Abercorn & Oglethorpe. The park-like cemetery has been closed to interments since 1853 and is the oldest intact municipal cemetery inSavannah. Previously known as the Old Cemetery, Old Brick Graveyard, South BroadStreet Cemetery or Christ Church Cemetery, the cemetery served as the primary public cemetery from 1750 to 1853.
Whitaker Street and Drayton Street
Thirty acres bordering the Historic District and featuring tennis courts, playgrounds, softball fields, the Fragrant Garden for the Blind, Savannah's famous scenic fountain and the Confederate Monument.
Historic Savannah Theatre
The Historic Savannah Theatre opened in 1818 and is the nation's oldest continuously operating theatre. It has undergone several facelifts as the result of fires and is now an excellent example of 1940s Art Deco style. Live musical revues delight theatre-goers of all ages.
Jepson Center for the Arts
Designed by internationally acclaimed architect Moshe Safdie, the 64,000-sq. ft. Jepson Center for the Arts is a state-of-the-art museum facility. It features gallery spaces, educational resources, sculpture gardens, an auditorium, café and museum store. ArtZeum, an interactive children's area designed to explore "What is Art?," is a delight for young and old alike.
Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace
c. 1818 to 1821, Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace is Savannah's first Registered National Historic Landmark. Enjoy a guided tour of the authentically-furnished Gordon family home as it appeared in 1886. Explore the amazing and lively stories of four generations of one American family. Elevator accessibility.
Restaurants, pubs and unique shops housed in old cotton warehouses border a nine block concourse of riverside parks ideal for strolling and ship watching. The Waving Girl statue graces the eastern end of River Street.
First African Baptist Church
Built in 1861, this church was the first African-American Baptist Church in North America and served as part of the Underground Railroad.
Harper Fowlkes House
Feautured in Robert Redford's "The Conspirator," this grand mansion is also the headquarters of the Society of the Cincinnati in the state of Georgia. Greek Revival style architecture c.1842. with richly furnished interiors and meticulously maintained garden.
Temple Mickve Israel
Congregation Mickve Israel is the third oldest Jewish congregation in America and the only Gothic-style synagogue in America. Visitors welcome at holiday and regular Shabbat services and for tours of the synagogue and museum, which contains historic Torahs and other religious objects.
Mercer Williams House
The Mercer House was designed by New York architect John S. Norris for General Hugh W. Mercer, great-grandfather of Johnny Mercer. Construction of the house began in 1860, was interrupted by the Civil War and was later completed c. 1868, by the new owner, John Wilder. In 1969, Jim Williams bought the house; the property features his private collection including 18th and 19th-century furniture, 18th century English and American portraits, and more.
Owens-Thomas House Museum
The Owens-Thomas House is considered the finest example of English Regency architecture in America by architectural historians. Built by William Jay in 1819, the Owens-Thomas House boasts fine examples of early indoor plumbing and contains the largest intact urban slave quarters.
Ralph Mark Gilbert Civil Rights Museum
The Ralph Mark Gilbert Civil Rights Museum is named in honor of the late Dr. Ralph Mark Gilbert, the father of Savannah's modern day Civil Rights movement and fearless NAACP leader. Three floors of photographic and interactive exhibits include an NAACP Organization exhibit, a fiber optic map of 87 significant civil rights sites/events, a lunch counter where "sit-ins" occurred, and more that are all part of the continuous education of the public on the history of the civil rights struggle in Savannah and Georgia.
Roundhouse Railroad Museum
The story of the Roundhouse Railroad Museum is the story of industry and how it shaped Savannah and Georgia. When the complex was begun in the 1830s as the Central of Georgia Railway headquarters and repair shops, its design was revolutionary, combining all the railroad's cutting-edge facilities in one place. The site is a National Historic Landmark, a "Save America's Treasures" Site and Georgia's State Railroad Museum.
Savannah Wildlife Refuge
Savannah NWR, established in 1927, consists of over 29,000 acres of freshwater marshes, tidal rivers and creeks and bottomland hardwoods. The refuge is located in the heart of the Lowcountry, a band of low land, bordered on the west by sandhill ridges and on the east by the Atlantic Ocean, extending from Georgetown, South Carolina to St. Mary's, Georgia. Known for its rich flora during the humid summer months, the region also supports a diverse wildlife population. The variety of birdlife within the Lowcountry is enhanced by its location on the Atlantic Flyway.
Telfair Academy of Arts & Sciences
The Telfair Academy of Arts & Sciences was established in 1886 and is the oldest public art museum in the South. The building itself, designed as a family home by William Jay, is a National Historic Landmark. Featuring a large permanent collection specializing in American impressionism, period rooms and rotating exhibitions. The Telfair Academy also houses Sylvia Shaw Judson's statue "Bird Girl," featured on the cover of the book "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil."