Savannah & Golden Isles Family Vacations

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  • Tallest and oldest lighthouse on Georgia's coast
  • Spectacular coastline of barrier islands
  • Streets lined with cobblestone passageways

Savannah & Golden Isles Family Vacations Overview

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Savannah began her reign in the South as one of the most beautiful and charming cities when General Oglethorpe arrived and claimed a colony in the name of King George II of England. Wanting to create a city befitting of a king, his plan was to create a city of squares with more green park space than any other. Today, the city's 24 squares are said to act as Savannah's "living room." There's Washington Square, named after our first president; Johnson Square, where Nathanael Greene is buried beneath a monument erected in his honor; and Crawford Square, which neighbors one of the country's oldest cemeteries, Colonial Park, to name a few. Walk through these green spaces filled with moss-covered oaks, or head to the nine-block River Street, with its cobblestone passageways and an Old World Charm. Savannah oozes Southern Charm, from the mouths of its residents with sweet and rich accents through to its wrought iron and fanciful architecture.

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Savannah began her reign in the South as one of the most beautiful and charming cities when General Oglethorpe arrived and claimed a colony in the name of King George II of England. Wanting to create a city befitting of a king, his plan was to create a city of squares with more green park space than any other. Today, the city's 24 squares are said to act as Savannah's "living room." There's Washington Square, named after our first president; Johnson Square, where Nathanael Greene is buried beneath a monument erected in his honor; and Crawford Square, which neighbors one of the country's oldest cemeteries, Colonial Park, to name a few. Walk through these green spaces filled with moss-covered oaks, or head to the nine-block River Street, with its cobblestone passageways and an Old World Charm. Savannah oozes Southern Charm, from the mouths of its residents with sweet and rich accents through to its wrought iron and fanciful architecture.

Not far from Savannah is Georgia's spectacular coastline, made up of barrier islands and filled with salt marshes, dunes and rivers, is such a gem that its islands have been nicknamed the Golden Isles. Perhaps it's due to the golden hue the sky and sand take on during sunrises and sunsets. Or perhaps it's because this stretch of coast, only about 100 miles total, is a treasure to the many who visit its sandy shores. Read Less

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Fort Pulaski National Monument

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Tybee Island Marine Science Center

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Tybee Lighthouse and Museum

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Barbara Jean's Restaurant & Bar

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Club Café

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CoCo's Sunset Grille

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mudslidemary

04/08/2013

Relax, laugh and learn

We took a day trip to Savannah over spring break and decided to use the old savannah trolley tours. As we climbed aboard the trolley, we knew this was going to be more fun than we realized. The trolley driver was so funny and informative. We meandered through the squares and loved the on and off ... We took a day trip to Savannah over spring break and decided to use the old savannah trolley tours. As we climbed aboard the trolley, we knew this was going to be more fun than we realized. The trolley driver was so funny and informative. We meandered through the squares and loved the on and off priveleges. We decided to get off and have lunch on River Street. It was right along the river and so many little shops and restaurants to choose from. It was during lunch that we decided we were having too much fun and didn't want the day to end. We were able to find a nice hotel and spent the rest of the afternoon and evening learning about the many squares, the civil war influences, and the many movies that have been filmed in the area. We then took a short drive to Tybee Island and played on the beach for a little while. After we got back to the hotel we had a couple of cocktails and were surprised to find you could ask for to go cups. We took our drinks and walked along the river and took in the sunset. We laughed a ton and shopped and had the most delicious greek dinner. All in all it was a perfect family getaway. Read More Read Less

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