4 Ways to Spend Time Indoors in Savannah

Savannah is a city known for its history, walkability, shopping, and great restaurants. While most people who come to Savannah opt to spend time walking to their destination, taking in the gorgeous scenery, there are times when you may want to do an indoor activity. For example, if you come to Savannah with little ones in need of kid-friendly activities to give their legs a break, or if it’s a rainy day and you need to stay dry for a bit without completely losing out on experiencing Savannah. 

Whatever the circumstances, South Key has a few recommendations for things to do if you need to enjoy some time indoors during your visit to Savannah. 

1 – Turn up the fun with Exhilarate Savannah

Exhilarate is an indoor play center for kids AND adults! Their wide variety of activities ensures that everyone in the family will be included. They describe their different play areas as:

  • Free Jump Arena
  • Battle Joust
  • Foam Zone
  • Pro Jump Dodgeball Court
  • Ninja Courses
  • Play Gym
  • Toddle Explore
  • Crawler Zone
  • Arcade and Climb Area

Choose whether you’d like to purchase a one-hour or two-hour pass and purchase the special Exhilarate socks on-site to play in any of the designated areas. 

Exhilarate is open Sunday – Friday from 10am to 9pm, Saturday from 10am to 10pm, and is located at 105 Tibet Ave, Savannah GA 31406. 

2 – Dare to play at DEFY Savannah

Another fun indoor play center is DEFY Savannah, offering “a collection of extreme air sports” where individuals can challenge themselves to new heights (pun intended). DISCLAIMER: Activities are geared more towards pre-teen kids, teenagers, and adults rather than younger children and toddlers. 

While the activities located at each DEFY arena do vary slightly, overall they offer the following sections: 

  • Basketball
  • Battle Beams
  • Extreme Dodgeball
  • High-End Air Track
  • Kid Jump
  • Ninja Course
  • Open Jump
  • Parkour
  • Stunt Fall
  • Trapeze and Aerial Skills
  • Wall Tramp
  • Zip Line

DEFY Savannah offers a standard pass for 90-minute personal pass or an all-day pass. Prices do vary based on day of the week and age of the participants. You will need to purchase DEFY Savannah specialty socks for jumping as well. 

Located on Ogeechee Rd DEFY Savannah is open from Sunday – Thursday 9am to 9pm and Friday and Saturday from 9am to 10pm. 

3 – Challenge yourself at Escape Savannah

For another family activity, book a time at Escape Savannah – the local Escape room! Yes, escape rooms were a huge fad a few years ago but still remain pretty popular given their customizable twists and representations no matter the city. Rated the #1 Family Activity by TripAdvisor TM, Escape Savannah offers two themed rooms where you and your companions will have 60 minutes to figure out all the riddles, puzzles, and clues to escape. 

The rooms are:

  • The Haunted Room – escape the haunted room at Pemberton Mansion
  • Pirate Island – escape from the Coastal Georgia island you’ve been marooned at

Escape Savannah is perfect for birthday parties, bachelor/bachelorette parties, or even corporate team building. 

Located on Abercorn St, Escape Savannah is open Tuesday-Thursday from 12pm-8pm, Friday-Saturday from 12pm-10pm, and Sunday from 12pm to 8pm.

Visit their website to book a date/time and choose which room you’d like! 

4 – Visit Savannah Museums

Savannah is an incredibly historic city and there are still many historic buildings that exist. One of our favorite family friendly activities in Savannah is to explore the many museums and historic houses. 

Here are some of our favorites:

  • Owen-Thomas House and Slave Quarters – learn about Savannah’s history with a self-guided tour as you walk through the Owen-Thomas house mansion built in 1819. 
  • Telfair Academy – fortify your artist needs with 19th and 20th century European and American art pieces, stop by the Telfair Academy (located near the Owen-Thomas house).
  • American Prohibition Museum – visit the first and only museum entirely dedicated to the history of prohibition in the United States. For those 21+, sign up for a 2-hour cocktail class to toast to the 21st amendment! 
  • Webb Military Museum – check out various antiques like military artifacts from significant wars and battles in the United States. This will be a true taste of Savannah’s history in the making.  

As you can see, there are endless ideas for things to do in Savannah! Start planning your trip to Savannah with South Key Management’s available accommodations and see what downtown rental location would work for you. Remember, South Key Management is the key to Southern hospitality!