Savannah Family Vacations
She is elegant and refined yet secretive and seductive. She is Savannah, Georgia’s First City. Eccentric and romantic, Savannah is the sultry Southern Bell of the Georgia Coast. One of the South’s most intriguing and mysterious cities, Savannah will captivate you with her natural beauty, eccentric charm, and traditional Southern hospitality. Make Savannah your “Getaway” destination, and let her whisper the secrets of three centuries in your ear.
Few American cities have such an abundance of historic treasures as Savannah. On these pages, you will find Savannah’s designated historic districts, its most famous historic homes, and a comprehensive review of Savannah’s original 24 squares, designed by General James Oglethorpe.
Whoever you are, wherever you’re from, Savannah welcomes you with true Southern hospitality, just as it’s been welcoming guests since 1733. Hip and historic, robust and refined, Savannah is where you’ll find amazing architecture, spooky cemeteries, and rich history—along with global sophistication, funky nightlife, and fabulous food. It’s where history resonates into the present day, and where memories are still being made.
Family Fun in Savannah
Savannah is the place for families this summer! With plenty of great activities for children and adults, itıs no wonder Savannah is one of the top ten U.S travel destinations for the summer. Families can enjoy Tybee Island, Savannah’s beach, where dolphins frolic in the surf and fresh local seafood is prepared to order. Hear the tales of pirates and ghosts on one of Savannah’s pirate walks or haunted carriage rides.
Take family time to explore history at one of Savannahıs more than 40 cultural attractions. Track the battles of the Civil War at Fort Pulaski (www.nps.gov/fopu) or learn the history of the Girl Scouts of the U.S.A., founded right here in Savannah at the Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace (www.girlscouts.org/birthplace). For more information on great things to do in Savannah with your family, click on our What to Do link under plan a vacation.
Movies Made in Savannah
Over the past three decades, Savannah’s benign climate and lush natural settings have escalated this little city into a major location for filmmaking and fashion photography. Following is a partial list of the movies made in the last 30 years.
- The Last Song (2010) – Touchtone Pictures
- The Gift (2000) – Paramount Productions
- The Legend of Bagger Vance (1999) – DreamWorks
- Forces of Nature (1998) – Dream Works
- The General’s Daughter (1998) – Paramount Productions
- The Gingerbread Man (1997) – Polygram
- Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (1997) – Warner Brothers
- Kiss of Fire (1997) – Jazz Pictures
- Wild America (1996) – Warner Brothers
- Something to Talk About (1995) – Warner Brothers
- Now and Then (1994) – New Line Cinemas
- Forrest Gump (1993) – Paramount Pictures
- Camilla (1993) – Shaftesbury/Miramax
- Goldenboy (1990) – Deangels Productions
- Love Crimes (1990) – Sovereign Films/Miramax
- The Rose and the Jackal (1989) – Steve White Productions/TNT
- Flight of the Intruder (1989) – Paramount Pictures
- Glory (1989) – Tri-Star Pictures
- The Return of Swamp Thing (1988) – Lightyear Productions
- The Judas Project (1988) – Judas Project Ltd. Partnership
- My Father, My Son (1987) – Weintraub & Weintraub Films
- 1969 (1987) – Atlantic Releasing Corporation
- War Stories (1987) – Nexus Productions
- Pals (1986) – Robert Halmi Productions
- Solomon Northup Odyssey (1983) – PBS/Past America Productions
- All My Children (1981)
- Tales of Ordinary Madness (1981) – 23 Giugno Srl.
- The Slayer (1980) – The International Picture Show
- White Death (1980) – UTI Films
- Scared to Death (1980) – Brouwersgracht Film Company
- When the Circus Came to Town (1980) – Robert Halmi Productions
- Fear (1980) – National Cinematografica
- East of Eden (1980) – BNB Productions
- Mother Seton (1980) – ABC
Savannah is one of our favorite American cities, full of character and an imaginative thread that runs through its streets, which are filled with galleries, shops, and restaurants. After all, it is home to one of the country’s top art schools.
Savannah is one of the South’s most enchanting cities, with its giant oak trees draped in moss, graceful public squares, and scenic streets, as well as oodles of Southern charm. It also has a vibrant arts community and is known for its hospitality, earning it the nicknames “Creative Coast” and “Hostess City.”