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Looking for a fun getaway this Summer, but don’t want to break the bank? Whether you enjoy history, have a Girl Scout in the family, or just enjoy seeing beautiful new places, Savannah, Georgia has something for everyone.

It is filled with history, design and architecture, with many gardens, beautiful old building bursting with character and charm, and it’s located near the beach too!  I lived here for a year before I was married and may be a bit biased but this is truly an amazing city.

You might be seeing dollar signs while I describe this wonderful city, but it doesn’t have to cost a fortune to get a great feel for it.

25 Free Things To Do in Savannah

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Forsyth Park - This is a large city park located in the historic district of Savannah. You can’t miss the large fountain in the center or the Confederate War Monument. This is great for a picnic, running or relaxing.

Bonaventure Cemetery- This is Savannah’s most popular Cemetery with part natural cathedral, part sculptural garden. A neat site to walk through and learn some history.  They even offer free guided tours!  Locals will also tell you to bring a picnic lunch and enjoy the banks of the Wilmington River running along the cemetery.

River Street- Running alongside the Savannah River in the Waterfront district a lively area perfect for afternoon strolls, antique shop and galleries to browse.  You’ll also find events planed regularly with live music, art shows and more.  Parking can make this not free, so leave a little early and practice parallel parking so you don’t have to pay for a garage spot.


Fort Pulaski – The main structure, together with outlying works including drawbridges, ditches, and dikes, shows example of historic military architecture, plus indoor exhibits highlight the history of Fort Pulaski. Ages 15 and under is FREE and adults are FREE on National Holidays as well.

Tybee Island Beach- Tybee Island, a quirky beach town on the Atlantic Ocean about 20 minutes from Downtown Savannah, is the perfect place for a laid back day at the beach.   (It’s also a really great place to propose to someone too…)

Historic Squares – The 22 squares of Savannah, most named in honor of a person, are the heart of the city. These communal mini-parks are scattered through the historic downtown. Great for sight seeing and picnics!

Cathedral of John The Baptist: It towering over Lafayette Square in the Historic District and is the oldest Roman Catholic church in Georgia. It has beautiful architecture and is open to the public for viewing during the week.

Colonial Park Cemetery- Walking tours are available with the city’s oldest cemetery. A signer of the Declaration of Independence and many other well-known people are buried here.

Andrew Low House- Ornately decorated house once inhabited by the founder of the Girl Scouts. Might be great to show a Girl Scout in your family plus it’s FREE to Colonial Dames; Active Duty Military w/ID; Friends of the ALH Pass holder.

Flannery O’Connor Childhood Home- Stop by and take picture in front of this historical home or stop in with admissions FREE for those 15 or younger.

Savannah Visitors Center- This center not only has a lighthouse a part of it, but also provides information and coupons as well. It also has exhibits to get you acquainted with the town’s history. This might be a good stop to start at.

Harper Fowlkes House: This 19th century Greek Revival mansion is beautiful both on the inside and out. Bursting with architecture and interior design, this make for a pretty picture while walking through the city or it’s FREE for those 12 and under if you want to go in and take a tour.

Pulaski Square- City square with many monuments and historical markers. Many say it’s one of the most beautiful squares in Savannah, it provides plenty of room for a picnic, throwing a frisbee or taking pictures.

Savannah College of Art & Design- Walk around the beautiful SCAD Campus or Visit the Art Museum for a small fee. They also have FREE exhibits, shows, bus tours and more.

Girl Scout First Headquarters- Stop by this headquarters with your Girl Scout and enjoy different activities for the kids. There is everything from earning badges to geocaching in Savannah.  Note that there is a charge if you want to make an advanced reservation for an entire troop.

First Friday Art March – The first Friday of every month many art galleries and studios open up and let you tour for free!

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Ferry Rides: Ferry rides are FREE and they offer a great view of the historic district, Hutchinson Island and Talmadge Bridge. While the trip is only two-minutes long each way, it’s a fun experience to be on the water and see all the sites.

Chippewa Square: Many historic attractions are located at this city square, which is named for the Battle of Chippewa in the War of 1812. It also features where Forest Gump’s bench was placed for the movie if you’re a fan.

Ellis Square: Ellis Square features huge water spouts and at night, it lights up in various colors making the splashing even more fun. City Market is in this are as well with quaint shops, galleries and more.

Talmadge Memorial Bridge- Walk or drive on the bridge on the bridge and get a good view of the city, especially during sunset. It connects South Carolina and Georgia and has nice views of the Savannah river.

Riverfront Plaza- This nine-block pedestrian plaza is located on the former grounds of the city’s cotton exchange. There are lots of shop, restaurants, galleries and a great place to stroll with wonderful views.

Tricentennial Park: Tricentennial Park is a great family destination with a collection of 3 unique museums: Savannah History Museum, Georgia State Railroad Museum, and Savannah Children’s Museum as well as a Revolutionary War battlefield and memorial. Walk around the battlefield yourself for free or $7 admissions to tour the museums.

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McQueens Island Historic Trail: Six-mile trail that is situated on the old abandoned Savannah/Tybee Railroad bed. A now converted bike trail has scenic views by the water.

First Friday Fireworks On The River: During the first Friday of each month they offer a spectacular scene on River Street.  They also go huge on July 4th if you are in the area!

City Market: This is also downtown but has become a bustling scene at night.  With small shops and eateries you can spend the night window shopping and hearing great live music.  There are over 50 art galleries in City Market that are also free to look through.

If you can plan your trip to be in the spring then you have to attend the Savannah Music Festival.  It’s a huge FREE concert over 6 days that takes place in throughout the city.  Most of the big names will be on the main stage in Forsyth Park.  For 2017 it will be March 23–April 8th.

This list will keep you quite busy, but if you want do any paid tours always check LivingSocial and Groupon first for discounts.  They offer some of the big tours up to 50% off.

    • Teresa

      Thank you! I had the chance to visit Savannah several years ago and I fell in love with the city. Now I want to go back

      • Tootsie

        We are going next month —our first visit. Has always been on our list of places to visit and we are getting a bit tired of Charleston after three vacations there , even though we LOVE that city. Time for a change and hope we will find it rewarding to come back again and again.

      • Tootsie

        We are going next month —our first visit. Has always been on our list of places to visit and we are getting a bit tired of Charleston after three vacations there , even though we LOVE that city. Time for a change and hope we will find it rewarding to come back again and again.

    • Angela

      The meter parking (not garage) is free on the weekends throughout downtown and along all the squares. Just downtown, not Tybee Island. They also have a fun first Saturday of every month on Riverstreet with vendors and food booths.

    • Kerri

      I just moved here last week. its a fantastic city.

    • S.

      check the SCAD web site for LOT of events – my daughter graduated from there, and there is ALWAYS something happening, throughout the year….

    • S.

      check the SCAD web site for LOT of events – my daughter graduated from there, and there is ALWAYS something happening, throughout the year….

    • GUEST

      Anyone know how to print all this information?

    • GUEST

      Anyone know how to print all this information?

    • Breon

      Parking on Tybee Island is free after 5pm everyday! Welcome to our beautiful city!

      • Kayla

        Parking is free after 8pm on Tybee, not 5.

    • Katarina

      In addition to the parking meters, public parking down on the riverfront (River Street) is free after 5pm week days and free ALL day on Saturday & Sundays (No parallel parking required). Even several of the parking garages are very reasonable at only $5.00/day. Free live music at City Market (Ellis Square) nightly & weekends. Amazing Farmer’s Market at Forsyth Park every Saturday morning until noon. Sand Gnats baseball games where on certain promotional nights you can get in free by bringing a non-perishable food item for donation for the local food bank.


      I am a senior citizen and use a cane, so walking long distances isn’t an option. On our 2 visits to Savannah, my husband and I took the trolley that allows passengers to get off and on as often as they like.
      No parking problems and easy access to the City Mkt, all of the beautiful homes and squares, etc. A wonderful young actress in costume got on at 2 stops and told us stories of some of Savannah’s fascinating historical figures. I did walk 3 or 4 blocks of River Street and ate there – such a fun places and such a gorgeous city!

    • simone blue

      thanks for all these suggestions