8 Best Things to Do in Savannah, Georgia, with Kids

Are you planning on visiting Savannah, Georgia, with the whole family?

Savannah, GA, is a great destination for family travel because there are plenty of things to do that both kids and adults will love. Whether you have young children, older kids, or teenagers, you'll be able to find tons of things to do with kids in Savannah that all ages will enjoy!

Fun Things to Do in Savannah, GA, with Kids

From museums and beaches to historic attractions and restaurants, here are some of the coolest things to do in Savannah with kids!

1. Savannah Children's Museum

Toddler interacting with toys at a children's museum

Savannah Children's Museum is an interactive children's museum that is completely outdoors and one of the best things to do in Savannah with young kids. At the Savannah Children's Museum, you'll find over a dozen exhibits designed with kids in mind and plenty of fun stuff for kids to do, including an exploration maze, a reading nook, and a sensory garden.

2. Georgia State Railroad Museum

Georgia State Railroad Museum is located across the street from the children's museum, so you can easily visit both museums in one day! This popular railroad museum is located in Tricentennial Park at the old Central of Georgia Railway Repair Shops Complete and Terminal Facilities. Your family can tour historic railcars, ride on a handcar, and take a tour of the property on a historic diesel or steam locomotive.

3. Tybee Island

Tybee Island beach in Georgia

If your family is craving some fun in the sun, head to Tybee Island for the perfect beach day. Tybee Island is home to some of the best Savannah beaches — including North Beach, South Beach, and Mid Beach — and kids will have so much fun exploring the island's historic lighthouse, Tybee Lighthouse, walking up and down the pier, and swimming in the ocean. Older kids might even want to give surfing a try on South Beach if the conditions are right!

If you're willing to drive a bit further north, Hilton Head Island in South Carolina is another beautiful beach near Savannah with white sand, stunning scenery, great shopping, local dining, and more.

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4. Savannah History Museum

If you're looking for an educational experience with your kids in Savannah, the Savannah History Museum is a fabulous spot to visit. Though this museum is on the smaller side, it's filled with exhibits about Savannah's hundreds of years of history, including Native Americans, Colonial Savannah, Savannah in the American Revolution, and more.

This local museum also features an exhibit on Juliette Gordon Low, the founder of the Girl Scouts, who is from Savannah. The museum also houses the iconic bench from Forrest Gump, one of the most famous movies filmed in Savannah.

5. Outdoor Attractions


Savannah has beautiful weather for most of the year, and one of the best ways to enjoy it is to get outside and enjoy some of Savannah's best natural and outdoor attractions. You and your family can head to the Oatland Island Wildlife Center to meet the 95 animals and 39 different species that call the 100 acres of maritime forest home, like bison, bobcats, cows, foxes, and hawks, or you can hike, bike, fish, or spot local wildlife in the Savannah National Wildlife Refuge.

If you're looking for something a bit closer to Downtown Savannah, consider heading down to River Street to take a free ferry ride on the Savannah River from the historic district to Hutchinson Island, home of the Savannah Convention Center. On the way, you'll see the famous Waving Girl Statue and beautiful views of the city's skyline. You can check out more outdoor activities we recommend in Savannah, as well as some indoor activities for when the weather is less than ideal, on our concierge page.

6. Savannah Historic District

The Savannah Historic District is filled with many fun attractions for kids and adults. You can rent bikes or walk around to see the historic sites, parks, and squares, like Ellis Square or Forsyth Park, or sit back and relax on a trolley tour of Savannah's Historic District.

Trolley tours generally include stops at City Market, Broughton Street, River Street, Forsyth Park, and other famous spots in Savannah. You'll also likely stop at burial grounds and haunted cemeteries, like Colonial Park Cemetery, and several of Savannah's famous squares, including Madison Square, Taylor Square, and Franklin Square.

7. UGA Marine Education Center & Aquarium

UGA Marine Education Center & Aquarium is located on Skidaway Island, just a 20-minute drive from Downtown Savannah. While you're here, you'll be able to see tons of local marine life found along the coast of Georgia, including horseshoe crabs, stingrays, lionfish, sea turtles, and more. There are more than 200 marine animals here in 16 unique exhibit tanks — making this a fun way to spend the day in Savannah with kids!

8. Kid-Friendly Restaurants

Turtle Gophers at Savannah's Candy Kitchen

Savannah is known for its excellent dining scene, so you should pay a visit to some of the city's family-friendly restaurants while you're spending time in Savannah. If you have a sweet tooth and are looking for a sweet treat, Leopold's Ice Cream is a historic ice cream shop and a fabulous place to stop for an ice cream cone on a hot summer day. Savannah's Candy Kitchen on River Street also offers many desserts and southern candies, like pralines, turtles, and peanut brittle.

If you're looking for somewhere kids and adults will love, head to Moon River Brewing Company. While the parents enjoy a craft beer at this local beer garden, kids can enjoy tasty, fun food from the kid's menu, including grilled cheese and hot dogs. Treylor Park is also a fun restaurant to eat at with kids, with fun items like Chicken & Pancake Tacos on the menu, and Little Duck Diner is another great spot that both kids and adults will love that serves all-day breakfast, burgers, sandwiches, tacos, and more.

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From fabulous museums and historic sites to beautiful beaches and outdoor attractions — there is no shortage of amazing things to do in Savannah, GA, with kids at all times of the year!

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