As the end of the school year approaches, it is time to start thinking about where to take your summer vacation. Several aspects come into play when deciding on what will be important for your getaway. Are you looking for great weather? Do you want a beach? Do you want to simply relax and take a break? Whatever you decide is necessary, one overarching theme needs to be in place for your trip to be worthwhile. You need to have fun! Since Savannah provides you with almost anything you may desire, we wanted to supply you with a list of fun summer trips in our area. However, even though school will soon be over, we wanted to make sure that your summer trip can be fun and educational simultaneously. Here are some ideas that satisfy both requirements.
Savannah History Museum
Start directly at the Savannah History Museum in order to learn as much as you can about Georgia’s First City. The museum is located at the old train station and showcases permanent and rotating exhibits that chronicle the life of Savannah.
Old Fort Jackson
Old Fort Jackson is a National Historic Landmark and is Georgia’s oldest, standing brick building. You can also get in on the action by taking place in interactive programs and maybe even get to fire a cannon!
Georgia Historical Society
Broaden your scope of knowledge beyond just the city, and learn more about the entire state at the Georgia Historical Society. This museum will teach you about the state of Georgia and how it has impacted the entire country.
Ralph Mark Gilbert Civil Rights Museum
Savannah was a city heavily involved in the Civil Rights Movement, and you can see exactly how at the Ralph Mark Gilbert Civil Rights Musuem. Gilbert was the leader of the movement in Savannah and was a former leader of the NAACP.
Ships of the Sea Maritime Musuem
Learn about seafaring vessels at the Ships of the Sea Maritime museum. Here you will see some models of extraordinary ships that spent their time traveling between England and the Americas back near the beginning of U.S. history.
Savannah Historic District
One of the best ways to learn about the city is to take a walk through Savannah’s Historic District. This entire area is considered a National Historic Landmark District, and it is the largest of its kind in the country. Enjoy the architecture, parks, and culture that represent the rich history of the city.
The best part about spending time in the Savannah historic district is that the Presidents’ Quarters Inn is right there and ready to host you on your trip. This Savannah boutique hotel is right on Oglethorpe Square and neighbors several prominent historical sites. This makes the Presidents’ Quarters Inn the perfect place to stay during your fun summer trip. In addition to its prime location, the Presidents’ Quarters Inn offers guests 16 luxurious accommodations that provide the amenities of a bed a breakfast.
Photo courtesy Rob Shenk