5 Adventurous Activities to try in Savannah
Embrace all the southern coast has to offer with these five activities to do in Savannah this summer.
As Georgia exits the statewide quarantine and enters a new era of how the world is run with social distancing implemented, it is the perfect time to find some outdoor activities to try. The Hostess City offers a wide range of outdoor shenanigans sure to please any level of adventurer. Whether you are looking for an activity for an afternoon or a fun and nature-focused getaway, Savannah and the surrounding coastal area offers an adventure for tourists and locals alike.
Skidaway Island State Park
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Camp under the beautiful live oaks and in the salty air from the Georgia Intracoastal Waterway at Skidaway Island Statepark. Approximately twenty minutes from Historic Downtown Savannah, this state park is the perfect getaway for those who want to experience the marshlands of the lowcountry up close and personal. Either walk the many trails that offer views of the salt marshes and indegenous wildlife or rent a cabin that is equipped with air conditioning. For those who would like to bring along their furry companions, RV and tent campsites are available.
Big Nasty ATV Park
Just outside of Savannah is an off road ATV Park that offers over twenty miles of dirt trails. Big Nasty ATV Park is located in Bloomingdale, Georgia and gives the adrenaline junkie a chance to explore the woods of Georgia on their own ATVs. With trails, water, mud pits, and even a motocross track, Big Nasty has everything you need to get down and dirty. Whether you’re an experienced rider or new to the ATV scene, Big Nasty has a trail for you. The trail park also offers camping and RV park for those who want to make a weekend of trail riding.
Tybee Surf Lessons
On Tybee Island, the surf culture is rising in popularity and it is now easier than ever to learn how to “hang 10” like a local. The waves at Tybee have been described as “perfect for beginners” and offer a chill and no pressure environment to learn how to “shred the gnar”. Tybee Surf Lessons provide lessons for all age groups, and at the youngest six years old. Lessons are offered essentially all year round because of the usual warmth of the waters off the coast of Georgia. So head out to the beach and maybe discover a new passion.
Savannah Climbing Coop
As Savannah’s only bouldering studio, Savannah Climbing Coop was created by a group who loves the sport of bouldering and aims to share it with the Savannah area. Whether you are looking for a new way to workout or to experiment with a new hobby, bouldering is an easy entrance into the world of rock climbing. The coop offers daily passes and annual memberships for those with every skill level. The gym focuses on the social aspect of the sport and aims to provide a clean and friendly environment focused on a love for bouldering.
Made famous by the Garden of Good and Evil, Bonaventure cemetery is the largest historic cemetery in the city. Sitting on the edge of the river marshes, Bonaventure is a staple stop for guests who want to experience the world of old Savannah. It is now easier than ever to tour the cemetery with the new Bonaventure Cemetery Tour App, which allows guests to have a self guided tour narrated by prominent Savannah locals. With the app, you can take a stroll through the cemetery or sit in leisure on your couch as the app explores the history of Bonaventure before it was a cemetery as well as the abundance of families buried there.