Savannah Golf Breaks
Tybee Island Beach
A serene seaside haven just 18 miles east of Savannah, Tybee Island has been a cherished vacation spot since the late 19th century. Once you sink your feet into the warm taupe sand beside the glistening Atlantic, it's easy to understand why. The three-mile beach is ideal for sunbathing, swimming, shelling, parasailing and jet skiing, but beachgoers can also fish off the pier or climb the 18th-Century lighthouse for a breathtaking coastal view.
Amick's Deep Sea Fishing
Lauded by acute anglers as the best on the water, Captain Amick and crew promise a lively fishing excursion unlike any other. Whether you're seeking inshore or offshore expeditions, this company offers half-day and full-day trips to satisfy your wants and your wallet. During each tour, the professional captains, some of the coast's most experienced fishermen, expertly navigate the waters to find grouper, sea bass, mackerel, flounder and even toothy barracudas. All equipment is included.
Marshland Inshore Fishing Adventures
This flawlessly operated company is the favoured charter for inshore light-tackle fishing. Despite the competition, Captain Stan Allen, a US Coast Guard-licensed captain with 20-plus years of experience, still manages to make his company stand out as an unrivaled option for avid and amateur anglers. Full-day and part-day expeditions are available on Savannah's alluring backwaters, and all gear is included, along with chilled beverages and photographs capturing the thrill of the catch.
Legends of Savannah Ghost Tour
Engaging guides help bring the stories and mysteries of Savannah's ghosts to life on these nighttime tours. The 90-minute ghost tours make roughly a mile-long circuit as they treat visitors to dramatic tales of the city's ghosts and historic figures. You'll be enlightened about prominent homes in the area, resting places that may not bring much rest, and even chilling voodoo practices. Reservations are required.
Wormsloe Plantation Historic Site
After travelling down an avenue of magnificent live oaks, visitors to Wormsloe reach the ruins of what was once the home of Noble Jones, an Englishman and one of Savannah's first settlers. Jones' mansion was built in 1739 of tabby, a type of local concrete made with oyster shells. Although it's now gone, the site is spectacular, and guests have access to a nature trail, living history presentations, and guided tours. You'll also find a museum with period artifacts, not to mention special programs throughout the year.
Mercer Williams House Museum
Built in 1871, this house is one of the most beautiful homes in Savannah and also one of the most famous. Formerly owned by Jim Williams, it was featured in both the book and the movie Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. Although 429 Bull Street was a private residence for many years, it now invites visitors to step inside and meander through rooms impeccably decorated with 18th- and 19th-century furniture, Chinese porcelain, and 18th-century English and American portraits. A true Savannah must.
Tybee Island Light Station
Commissioned in 1732, this distinctive tapered lighthouse has been a landmark for centuries. The supporting buildings on the lighthouse campus are unusual for having survived, and the head keeper's house is also open to visitors. Climb the lighthouse's 178 steps, see its lens, and take in the astounding panoramic view. Then, back on the ground, check out what life would have been like for the head keeper and his family.
First African Baptist Church
Lauded as one of Savannah's most inspirational sites, this wonderfully preserved church, founded in 1775, was both the first black church in North America and a stop on the Underground Railroad. During a church tour led by knowledgeable and engaging guides, visitors view the church's original pews and pipe organ, fascinating archive room and former hiding place for slaves, marked by ventilation holes and symbols identifying the church as a safe haven.
Georgia Historical Society
Looking for information on Georgia history? This is the place to go! They have extensive archives of historical objects from the 1700;s to the present day. The organisation also publishes books on Georgia history and genealogy and hosts workshops and monthly lectures. The capable staff is very friendly.
Savannah History Museum
Spanning the centuries between the city's founding in 1733 and present-day, the Savannah History Museum, housed in a 19th-century railway station, boasts more than 10,000 one-of-a-kind artifacts that represent the triumphs, despairs, transformations and even shining showbiz moments that mark the city's intriguing past. Favorite features include a 1902 Crestmobile car, gorgeous antique clothing, Johnny Mercer's Oscar and Grammy Awards and, perhaps the museum's most beloved claim to fame, the Forrest Gump bench.
Lulu's Chocolate Bar
A luscious chocolate martini, the Lulutini, and heavenly desserts made from scratch set the mood for the perfect date night outing in Savannah. Lulu's is famous for sweet treats and a menu of delish drinks and champagne.
No trip to Savannah is complete without a trip down world-famous River Street. Lined with shops and restaurants on one side and bordered by the Savannah River on the other, River Street is a great place to sightsee, eat seafood, buy souvenirs, have a cocktail and watch the huge ships go by. River Street is also the site of many festivities throughout the year, including the St. Patrick's Day celebration and fireworks on July 4th and New Year's Eve.
Kevin Barry's Irish Pub
Unmistakably Irish, this terrific pub feels right at home in its historic building. Beneath beamed ceilings and amid brick walls, art, and memorabilia, patrons treat themselves to cigars, single malt scotches, and great beers. The pub even has Guinness and Harp on tap, perfectly setting the authentic tone! Sit upstairs to view ships going by and to catch sight of passers-by on River Street. To keep the authenticity going, Kevin Barry's presents live Irish music nightly at 8:30pm.