You’ve got the whole gang together, and some time to spare before the big day. Luckily, Savannah has no shortage of fun activities the entire family will love. Here are some unforgettable ways your crew can let loose, shake off those pre-wedding jitters and experience the many delights of Savannah.
Tours, Tours & More Tours!
Explore nearly 300 years of history on a wide range of tours, each as entertaining as it is educational. Trolley tours (try Old Savannah Tours or Old Town Trolley Tours) are a popular way to get an overview of the city. Savannah Movie Tours & More offers a behind-the-scenes peek at films that were made here, including Forrest Gump and Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. Go on a Genteel & Bard walking tour to experience Savannah's history on foot. We’ve also got architecture tours, food tours, Civil War tours and many more, most of which can be tailored for private groups. See more tours here.
Tybee Island Picnic
With “Savannah’s Beach” just 20 minutes away, why not host a picnic on the shore? Fill up a cooler with sandwiches, snacks and ice-cold lemonade from Wright Square Cafe, then head to North Beach, the Tybee Pier or South Beach, where a strip of casual restaurants and bars are just a few steps away (in case your beach day runs right into dinnertime).
There are many great, family-friendly ways to enjoy Savannah’s gorgeous waterways. Savannah Riverboat Cruises offer leisurely tours of the Savannah River, passing by Historic River Street, Old Fort Jackson and Cockspur Island on an old-school paddlewheel boat. Kids especially will get a kick out of Dolphin Magic, a two-hour tour that departs from River Street in search of playful dolphin pods.
Glide through salt marshes, tidal creeks and secluded beaches on a group kayak or stand-up paddleboard excursion. With the help of tour companies like Sea Kayak Georgia, you can paddle out to Little Tybee Island, an uninhabited barrier island that’s home to ospreys, feral pigs and even white-tailed deer.
Find out which member of your wedding party spooks the easiest, and discover why Savannah has been called the “most haunted city in America.” Candlelight walking tours and pub crawls will introduce you to some of Savannah’s most legendary spirits, with hair-raising results. Who you gonna call? Try Cobblestone Tours and Haunted Savannah Tours or, for an extra-ghoulish experience, hop in a real hearse with Hearse Ghost Ride Tours!
Savannah Slow Ride
Here’s a grownups-only group outing you’ll never forget: Savannah Slow Ride is a double-sided, 15-person bicycle with a built-in bar platform, letting you leisurely pedal around town and stop at local watering holes when you get thirsty. Groups can customize tours to visit the bars, restaurants and attractions of their choice.
Savannah Smiles Dueling Piano Bar
At this go-to nightspot for wedding parties, the drinks are always flowing, the crowds are always lively and the talented dueling pianists bang out songs that everybody knows the words to. Who knows? The night may even end with someone from your group up on stage!