Attractions Nearby Savannah, Day Trips and Excursions

(Savannah, Georgia - GA, USA)

Brunswick is the nearest significant city to Savannah and is again an area with a great deal to offer in terms of historical and heritage attractions. The Brunswick History Museum is the highlight of Brunswick's historical attractions and just a short drive from Savannah.

Savannah visitors looking for more upbeat attractions and excursions should consider taking a cruise on the Emerald Princess, from where the views out to sea are amazing and the fun below deck is equally exciting.

St. Simon's Island

Address: Brunswick, Savannah, Georgia GA, USA
The nearby city of Brunswick is home to the Golden Isles, which are made up collectively of St. Simons, Little St. Simon's, Sea and Jekyll islands. St. Simon's Island is within easy reach of Savannah and is the largest of the isles and one of the area's biggest tourist attractions. Tours of the island are available, as are diving, fishing and sailing day trips. There is no shortage of amenities available for visitors including nature tours, a variety of sports activities, restaurants and theaters.

Blythe Island Regional Park

Address: 6616 Blythe Island Highway, Brunswick, Savannah, Georgia GA, USA
Tel. +1 800 343 7855
Blythe Island Regional Park is a scenic green area where visitors can participate in a wide variety of leisure pursuits. There's a large water area offering boat, canoe and kayak rentals and a beach area for those who prefer to relax. Elsewhere, there are volleyball courts, an archery range, hiking and biking trails and a playground.
There are also camping facilities for those wanting an overnight experience.

Brunswick History Museum

Address: 1327 Union Street, Brunswick, Savannah, Georgia GA, USA
Tel. +1 912 265 4032
The Brunswick History Museum is housed in historic Lissner House, which was constructed in 1907. Visitors to the facility can learn about the city's colorful history through a variety of photographic, archaeological and historical attractions, exhibits and displays.
Open hours: seasonal variations
Admission: charge

Emerald Princess Cruises

Address: Brunswick, Savannah, Georgia GA, USA
Tel: +1 800 842 0115
Visitors to Savannah can take a short trip to the neighboring town of Brunswick where the Emerald Princess, a 200-foot / 61-meter long luxury cruise liner, awaits to take them out to sea for a 5 to 6 hour tour of the area. The cruiser is equipped with all modern facilities and tours include dinner, dancing, live entertainment and access to the onboard casino. Schedules vary and prices are very competitive.
Open hours: daily
Admission: charge

Mary Miller Doll Museum

Address: 209 through 211 Gloucester Street, Brunswick, Savannah, Georgia GA, USA
Tel. +1 912 267 7569
At the Mary Miller Doll Museum visitors can view a large collection of dolls, doll houses, miniature attractions and toys that date from 1850 to the present day. There are over 3,000 dolls on display here, of which highlights include a collection of Shirley Temple dolls. The museum is a must for anyone interested in collectible toys or articles of fine craftsmanship.
Open hours: call for details
Admission: charge, discounts available for children

Mary Ross Waterfront Park

Address: Bay Street, Brunswick, Savannah, Georgia GA, USA
Tel: +1 912 265 4032
The Mary Ross Waterfront Park is a pleasant patch of greenbelt close to Savannah, where visitors will find a pavilion, amphitheater and the Liberty Ship Memorial Plaza as well as a thrice weekly market. The market is a great place to find traditional homemade products such as cakes, pies, syrups and sauces as well as fresh fruit and vegetables. Meanwhile, the amphitheater is the setting for live events and concerts throughout the year.