Begin your trip in Savannah, “The Mother City of Georgia”, with 22 restored squares wrapped with history and beauty. Board a trolley or take a walking tour to enjoy all the sites, sounds and mystery of Savannah. Shopping, art galleries and unique eateries can be found in just about every corner of the downtown historic district under majestic live oaks draped in Spanish Moss.
While in Savannah be sure to sample some of her great food. Savannah is home to some of the best restaurants on the East Coast. Stop by the famed The Lady and Son’s, Mom and Nikki’s or Mrs. Wilkes Dining Room for the best in southern fare. Be sure to save room for dessert!
Take the short drive across the beautiful coastal marshes to Savannah’s beach, Tybee Island. Take a walk on the white sand beaches and enjoy the laid back atmosphere that Tybee is known for. While at the beach, don’t miss out on a meal at the Crab Shack, where as the NY Times declares “the elite eat in their bare-feet.” Fo more information – click here
Brunswick and the Golden Isles
After a few days of exploring in Savannah, head south along beautiful US 17 towards Brunswick and the Golden Isles. Visit charming small towns such as Richmond Hill, Midway, and Darien along the way.
Travel across the causeway through the Marshes of Glynn to St. Simons Island where the shopping is grand, the food is fabulous and the beach is calling your name. Christ Church and Fort Frederica are just a couple of the excellent attractions that await you on this island.
The Georgia Sea Turtle Center, on Jekyll Island, is one of the Golden Isles newest attractions. Dedicated to education about and rehabilitation of turtles on the East Coast, the Center has displays, turtle tanks and a surgery suite designed so that visitors can watch procedures live.
While you are in the area take advantage of grand historic lodging such as the King and Prince Beach and Golf Resort or the Jekyll Island Club Hotel and fresh seafood caught in local waters at restaurants such as Blackbeard’s Restaurant or Cargo Portside Grill. If you are looking for the freshest seafood possible don’t miss a ride on the Lady Jane. A working shrimp boat, the Lady Jane will drop her nets and bring aboard a catch sure to entertain, educate and fill your stomach!
After a good nights rest, head to the Okefenokee Swamp at Folkston or Waycross. At either location, take a tour by boat to see plants and animals such as alligators, lichens, hundreds of bird species and many other wild things that call the Okefenokee Swamp home.