What can my girl scouts do for free on our trip to Savannah?
Free Things to Do in Savannah
Forsyth Park – “Forsyth Park is the largest park in the historic district of Savannah Georgia. The Park covers 30 acres of land just south of Gaston Street and north of Park Avenue…For locals and tourists, Forsyth Park is a hub of social interaction. Concerts, recreation sports, people watching, sun bathing, reading, relaxing…can all be seen going on in Forsyth Park depending on when you are there. On Saturdays there is a great farmer’s Market that takes place in Forsyth Park. ”
Tybee Island – “Tybee is the kind of place where visitors can kick off their shoes, let their hair down and exhale. It’s also the kind of place where kids can ride their bikes to a local ice cream parlor and where families can spend quality time together.There are miles of beach; forts and museums and a great old lighthouse; endangered birds and other animal species; Days on Tybee Island are as active, or lazy, as mood demands.”
Savannah River Street – “River Street is a glittering, multi-faceted gem along the broad Savannah River. The century old buildings, once cotton warehouses, have been converted to antique shops, distinctiveboutiques, spectacular galleries, quaint brew pubs, fabulous restaurants, unique nightspots, elegant inns and hotels. Bustling with welcoming hospitality”
Savannah Historic District – “The Historic District of Savannah is the heart of one of the most beautiful cities in the world, with cobblestone streets, manicured gardens, and oak-shaded parks drizzling with silvery Spanish Moss…The largest National Historic Landmark District in the United States, Savannah contains more than twenty city squares filled with museums, churches, mansions, monuments and famous forts of the Revolutionary & Civil War eras.”
The Cathedral of St. John the Baptist – The Cathedral of St. John the Baptist towers over LaFayette Square in the Savannah historic district. The grandeur of the interior leaves many visitors speechless.
City Market – “Since the early 1700’s, City Market has been the commercial and social center of historic Savannah. Located on the original site of the market used by farmers and traders of all kinds to sell their goods and wares, City Market offers the best of what is old and what is new in Savannah. Today, Savannah’s City Market comprises a four-block area of restored warehouses and shop fronts adjacent to Ellis Square. This charming, open air-marketplace has a wealth of things to do in Savannah whether you come for the entertainment, to shop, dine or just rest your weary feet.”
Bonaventure Cemetery – “Though not Savannah’s oldest cemetery, Bonaventure is certainly its most famous and hauntingly beautiful. Quintessentially Southern Gothic, it has captured the imaginations of writers, poets, naturalists, photographers and filmmakers for more than 150 years. Part natural cathedral, part sculptural garden, Bonaventure transcends time.”
Savannah Botanical Garden – “The site was conceived and designed in the late 1980’s as an all volunteer effort and is located just minutes from Savannah‘s Historic District. The garden includes both formal and naturalistic plantings as well as a two acre pond, amphitheater, nature trails, archaeological exhibit and the historic Reinhard House.”
Savannah National Wildlife Refuge – “Savannah National Wildlife Refuge, established April 6, 1927, consists of 29,175 acres of freshwater marshes, tidal rivers and creeks, and bottomland hardwoods…Waterfowl are most abundant from November through February, while alligators and other reptiles are frequently seen from March through October. Birdwatching opportunities are good all year, but are best from October through April when temperatures are mild and many species of waterfowl and other wintering birds are present.
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