Reasons to Visit Savannah in the Summer

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Summers in the South can get pretty hot. Luckily, Savannah and our surrounding areas have plenty of activities and fun things to help you enjoy your stay while also beating that summer heat!  

Tybee Island, Savannah's Beach

Beach Time

We’re proud of our close access to the salty water that surrounds us, and during the summer, tourists and locals take advantage. Visitors can easily spend a day on our neighbor island of Tybee. Secure a spot, apply the sunscreen and get your tan on. Kiddies can play in the sand or frolic in the waves, while adults can lounge around in the cool water. For the curious, comb the beach’s sand for hidden treasures, like unique shells, smooth sea glass or even shark teeth (if you’re lucky!).

Paddleboarding in Savannah, Georgia

Rent Some Water Toys

Did you know that the waters around Tybee Island have been called some of the best rivers to kayak because of their tidal changes? Check out Tybee Jet Ski & Watersports. Whether you prefer to let a motorized jet ski do all the work or you’re interested in learning how to paddleboard standing up, there’s an activity for every skill level to enjoy! By kayak, you can explore Georgia’s secret waters, Little Tybee’s nature preserve and become one with the coastal wildlife. You could even rent surfboards or boats for a day out on the water.

Captain Mike's Dolphin Tour

Go on a Boat Tour

The waters surrounding Tybee are home to some of the cutest dolphins around! Hop on a boat tour and grab your camera: These friendly sea creatures are always ready for a close up! Some companies that offer tours on Tybee include: Captain Derek's Dolphin Adventure Tours and Captain Mike's Dolphin Tours.

Savannah Bananas

Take Me Out to the Ball Game

For the sports enthusiasts or just visitors looking for a fun time in Savannah, catch a Savannah Bananas baseball game! The games start in June and run through August, you’ll be catch a game whenever you come to town. Snack on traditional baseball game fare (like popcorn, peanuts or hotdogs), put your name into drawings for cool prizes and have an awesome night with the family! 

Explore Savannah’s History

To really beat the heat and enjoy some cold AC during the more intense summer afternoons, explore the museums and house tours that Savannah has sprinkled throughout the squares. Whether you want to spend the day gazing at art in the Jepson Center or roam through old mansions like the Davenport House, there’s a museum waiting for you.

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A sweet treat at Leopold's Ice Cream

Cool off with Some Ice Cream

Nothing really says summer as much as a deliciously melty ice cream cone. Two of Savannah’s favorite dessert spots are the historic Leopold’s Ice Cream and Tybee Sugar Shack, a real old-school ice cream joint.

Savannah Riverboat Cruises

Watch Fireworks 

Each first Friday of the month, Savannah puts on a special fireworks celebration, but the 4th of July spectacular is one that you don’t want to miss. People come from all over to watch the sky light up in a myriad of colors and designs!

Ellis Square Fountain

End the Day in City Market

After a day spent walking the city, let the kiddos run through the water fountains in City Market (you could join them too!). The restaurants surrounding Ellis Square are also a great place to end the evening with good food and great company.

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