With stunning architecture, beautiful scenery, and a rich history, it’s no wonder millions visit Savannah, Georgia every year. With such an abundance of places to visit, it can be hard to know where to start, which is why we’ve got you covered. As experts on all things local, we love sharing fun things to do, so these are our top 7 family-friendly places to visit in Savannah!
1. Forsyth Park
Located in the heart of Savannah, Forsyth Park is a stunning 30-acre park filled with lots to do. Stroll along the center sidewalk and view monuments, listen to street musicians, and take some photos in front of the famous fountain located in the center. Forsyth Park has multiple playgrounds for all ages, meaning it’s the perfect place to let the kids get some energy out! There’s also a concert space with a splash pad open on most hot days (which is most of the year in Savannah).
Forsyth boasts the Forsyth Farmer’s Market on Saturday mornings, where you can meet local vendors and get a taste of some home-grown goodness. If you’re lucky, you may be in town on a festival weekend, like the Savannah Jazz Festival (in September), the Savannah Book Festival (in February), or the SCAD Sidewalk Arts Festival (in April)!
2. The Savannah Children’s Museum
The Savannah Children’s Museum is the perfect place to let your kids imaginations soar! With over a dozen exhibits, including an exploration maze, reading nooks, and a sensory garden, this is the perfect place to let your children learn, explore, and play.
The museum is open from Wednesday to Sunday and is fully outdoors (which means while your kids play, you can enjoy the beautiful Savannah weather)! They also offer discounts on combination tickets, which means you can explore other museums as well, including the Savannah History Museum, Old Fort Jackson, Pin Point Heritage Museum, and much more!
3. Henny Penny Art Space and Café
Looking for a place to grab a bite to eat and entertain the kids? Henny Penny is a favorite among visitors and locals alike! Crafts and art projects are offered to kids while their parents enjoy some top-notch baked goods and craft coffee beverages. This café is nestled just blocks from beautiful Forsyth Park and offers an open studio, art classes, and workshops for all.
This is the perfect place to get some quality time with your family while also enjoying some awesome local coffee (roasted locally from the Coffee Fox Roasting Co).
4. Savannah Candy Stores
Trust us, your kids will not want to miss this! Step in and experience the sweet smells and the colorful sights that Savannah’s many dessert shops have to offer!
Leopold’s Ice Cream Shop on Broughton is home to world-famous homemade ice cream. The location boasts an original soda fountain along with several pieces of film memorabilia from the golden age of Hollywood!
Oatland Island Wildlife Center
Even though it’s only a couple of miles from Downtown Savannah, the Oatland Island Wildlife Center feels like a whole other world! Here, you can take yourself on a guided or self-guided tour of the groups and see all of the animals that the wildlife center is caring for! You can find 39 animals that are cared for here, including bison, wolves, foxes, and even angora goats!