Spring Break '14 is coming up soon (only about a week away)! If you haven't planned anything yet or are on a tight budget this year, dont' worry! Lucky for you, Savannah is a prime spot for planning an awesome staycation. Last year I went skiing in Jackson Hole, so I need to be a lot more low key this year. A staycation is what I'll be doing! Check out the vacation worthy locations below to plan your break.
Destinations In Savannah:Savannah is a tourist hot spot, so it's no surprise that there are plenty of things to see and do downtown. The best way to take in all that downtown Savannah has to offer is to rent a hotel for a night or two close to either City Market or River Street. You can find great deals for hotels and restaurants on Groupon or Living Social. If partying is your idea of a vacation, be sure to check out the many pub crawls (if you're of age!). My favorite is the Historic Savannah Tavern Tour, which gives you a mixture of old south scandals, legends, and ghost stories. Downtown also is a mecca for history buffs. There is an awesome walking tour about the Civil War, provided by Savannah Cultural Heritage Tours. Not to mention the many museums, such as the Telfair Museum of Art, the Davenport House Museum, and the Owens Thomas House Museum. Personally, my favorite part of Savannah is the shopping and the food! My favorite shopping destinations downtown are Red Clover, One Fish Two Fish, Anthropologie, and Paris Market. Of the restaraunts I've been to, I think Jazz'd, The Public, and Soho are my top choices. As you can see, if you choose to spend a few days downtown you'll have plenty to see and do (and I didn't even mention the beautiful parks/squares)!
Destinations Less Than Two Hours Away:
Savannah is also in an awesome spot for a beach vacation! There are several warm and sunny locations within a two hour's drive. You could pick one and rent an inexpensive hotel nearby for a night or two or even pick a couple of locations and make a week out of it! Tybee, St. Simons Island, Hilton Head, and Fernandina Beach are great for the type of beach bum that loves to spend all day lying in the sun. Each of these locations also has amazing history and quaint areas to shop and explore. My favorite is Fernandina Beach (aka Amelia Island). The beach is gorgeous and the town has such cute shops and great restaruants. Cumberland Island and Sapelo Island are great destinations for those interested in a more natural beach setting, with tons of opportunities to spot wildlife. Both of these islands has amazing history, as well. To get to either of these destinations, you have to take a ferry due to their seclusion. For Cumberland, you take the ferry from St. Mary's. For Sapelo, you take the ferry from Meridian. Both of the excursions are fairly inexpensive and are such great experiences!