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Fun Things to do in Savannah GA for the Family or Couple

November 22nd, 2012 by Dresser Palmer House

Planning to visit Savannah? Keep your mind sharp and your blood flowing with these great activities which provide a first-hand look at Savannah’s eclectic history, breathtaking architecture, and vibrant culture.

Savannah Walking Tours with Savannah Dan

Savannah Tours - Things to do in SavannahA Savannah exclusive, the unique character, Savannah Dan, can often be found leading captivated groups of tourists through Savannah’s picturesque squares all summer long.  The original Southern gentleman will charm you with his sharp, intelligent wit and extensive knowledge of everything local as you stroll through Savannah’s historic downtown.

Don’t feel like walking? Savannah Dan also offers a horse-drawn carriage tour! Arrange to be picked up at your lodging before embarking on this first-class excursion.

Walking tours are available Monday through Saturday during the June, July, and August months at 10AM and 2PM.  Tours begin at Johnson Square.

Horse-drawn tours are available by making a reservation twenty-four hours in advance.  Accommodations allow four adults maximum.

Savannah Bike Tours

Take a relaxing, guided bicycle ride through historic downtown Savannah! Visit some of Savannah’s top tourist spots while avoiding the crowds at places like Forsyth Park, Factor’s Walk/River Street, and the Savannah College of Art and Design.  Guided tours are available every day led by Savannah Bike Tours’ knowledgeable owner/operator.

For a personalized experience, couples and groups can take a private tour catered to their interests.

Reservations are required for Savannah Bike Tours, and are strongly recommended to be made at least two days in advance.

Oglethorpe Trolley Tours

With stops at many of the most popular locations of Savannah’s historic district, the Oglethorpe Trolley Tour invites you to truly experience Savannah’s Southern hospitality.  Perhaps the fastest way to traverse the downtown while gaining valuable insight on the area, all while enjoying a relaxing shaded ride through the city.  Oglethorpe Trolley Tours provide ninety minutes of narration with tours beginning every twenty minutes.

One or two-day passes are available with unlimited hop on/hop off.  Tickets can be purchased online or at the circular, blue and yellow building on West Boundary Street, where the tour initially begins.  Tours run until 5:30PM.

Savannah’s Squares and Parks

Self-guided tours have long been a favorite of Savannah tourists wanting to fixate their eyes on the historic downtown district, which features Savannah’s unique squares and parks.  Walk, bike, or drive between the twenty-two distinct squares and submerse yourself in the rich history of the city. Three lush parks also grace the area, offering a more contemporary look at the history of Savannah. Notable squares and parks include:

Calhoun Square

For a true look into Savannah history, visit Calhoun Square: the only square where all of the original historic buildings still remain intact.  Notable buildings include the Massie School (now the Massie Heritage Center), the Low, Mercer, and Green-Meldrim Houses, and the Wesley Monumental United Methodist Church.

Forsyth Park

This thirty-acre park’s crowd drawing feature is an elaborate two-tier cast iron fountain, an homage to the Parisian fountain found at Place de la Concorde.  On the grounds, you can also be find the Fragrant Garden for the Blind and various historical monuments.

Enjoy your time in and around Savannah! We do hope you’ll make your stay a great one, and visit us at the Dresser Palmer House – true Southern hospitality and gourmet breakfast.

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