Springfield to Savannah Family Trip September 14-19, 2019

SEPTEMBER 14

Driving to Savannah, GA is one full day of activity

HOTELS

Staying downtown in the historic areas is definitely more expensive than staying outside of downtown.  Prices for 1 ROOM, 5 NIGHTS can range from $375 out of downtown to over $900 in the historic area.  Depends on how you want to experience the trip.  If you choose to stay in the least expensive, that means group planning on the vehicle or utilizing Uber services (that can range from $5 one-way to $25 one-way depending on where you want to go – like a taxi but always cheaper). Below are hotel location options to give you an idea of pricing differences.   the pricing is just a quote – not the final price.  I still have to find out depending on the hotel if there is extra fees like parking.

Located in the heart of the Historic District. Walking distance to a lot of activities including trolley tours that can take you everywhere.

A couple blocks from Hampton Inn Suites and still in the Historic District.

Located about a mile from the Historic District. Still in the main city area.

Located about a mile from the Historic District. Still in the main city area.

Baymont is about 7-8 miles from Historic District.

The least expensive rate I could find, Days Inn airport is about 10-15 miles from the Historic District.

EVERYONE STAYING IN A HOUSE OPTION

Another option for lodging is to rent through Air B&B or a Vacation rental site.  Prices range, of course , based on location and how many people to accommodate.  Assuming 6-8 people…

 

Historic Area:  $160 to $225 per night

Tybee Island area:  $175 to $400 per night

THINGS TO DO

There’s a lot of fun things to from nature and history to food and ghosts.  Some of the most popular are below.

Wormsloe Plantation Historic Site

Monday–Sunday 9 a.m.–5 p.m.

Closed Thanksgiving & Christmas Day.

Historic Site Admission

  • Adults (18–61): $10.00
  • Seniors (62+): $9.00
  • Youth (6–17): $4.50
  • Children (under 6): $2.00

Tours are available:  1/2 day = $45 per person

 

Tybee Island Beach

20 minutes from downtown , There are multiple nature areas around Savannah, Tybee is a popular spot with a great beaches, pier, and lighthouse.

Tybee Island Dolphin Tour = $49 per person

Bonaventure Cemetary

Lots of history, great architecture, and also has been featured in movies.

Historic Savannah

The historic district of Savannah holds a lot of amazing houses and stories. Take a walk and view  all the details.

Tours:

  • Walking tour = $25 per person

Trolley Tours

The easiest way to see more of Historic Savannah.

Tours:

  • Hop-on-hop-off all day = $35 per person
  • A/C Bus tour 1.5 hours = $20 per person

Forsyth Park

A nice park to stroll through after dining downtown.

Ghost Tours

If you’re into that sort of thing.

 

Tours range $20-$25 per person

DON’T FORGET THE FOOD!