With school days looming just around the corner, keep the family happy with a quick Savannah getaway. There’s still time to enjoy Tybee Island beaches, Savannah attractions and everything the area has to offer.
Join the celebration as Leopold’s Ice Cream holds its 100 Year Birthday Block Party on Aug. 17. The giant block party will be held at the Broughton Street location from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Activities include music, dancing, children’s games, and other entertainment. Admission is free, and pets are welcome. It’ll be a sweet way to end summer before ushering in the school year.
Down By The Riverside
Savannah is a river city and no visit is complete without wandering its River Street. Catch a cruise off the harbor onboard a riverboat. Hop on a trolley or carriage tour. Enjoy a sweet treat like a praline, saltwater taffy or hand-stretched peanut brittle from Savannah’s Candy Kitchen, 225 E. River St. After all, what back-to-school vacation is complete without satisfying that sweet tooth?
Just off River Street on East Broad, you’ll find The Pirate’s House, which first opened in 1753 as an inn for seafarers. Just a block from the Savannah River, it was a rendezvous point for pirates. Today, you can enjoy the Southern lunch buffet from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. And you might just get to visit with a pirate. It’s the perfect follow up to a stop at Savannah’s Candy Kitchen. Actually…you may want to stop here first to fill up before the sweet temptations at the candy store!
Hit the Beach
Of course, it’s a great time to get in a last-minute visit to the seaside. Book a Tybee vacation rental and get your toes in the sand one last time before hitting the books. Disconnect to reconnect and create happy memories with your family.
Turns out, you can fire up those neurons even while having a good time. With its rich history, Savannah has lots of museums that will stimulate kids’ imaginations and spark a desire to learn. Explore Old Fort Jackson, Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum or the Georgia State Railroad Museum. The Savannah Children’s Museum is another great place to explore with hands-on activities and creative learning opportunities.
Book your stay now in a Savannah vacation home and get away while the gettin’s good!