The Southside of Savannah has numerous outdoor offerings for the whole family. Whether it’s eating next to the river, walking in historical parks, hiking secluded trails, or enjoying the salt marsh at the local marina, there is something for every interest. The Southside is a quieter side of town that boasts tranquil marshlands, maritime forests, and unforgettable southern scenery and hospitality.
Wormsloe Historic Site
Where else can you see three centuries of history within a single walking tour? Colonial Wormsloe offers this unique characteristic that makes it stand out from most Savannah museums. The site is located among giant whimsical live oaks and Spanish moss in the outskirts of Southside Savannah. Stroll around this timeless environment while you see old tabby ruins from Wormsloe village – the oldest standing structure in Savannah. Tabby is a building material made of lime, seashells, and sand used from the 1500s to the 1800s in the Southeast. Visitors can take a tour of the museum where artifacts from Wormsloe are preserved, or talk to on-site interpreters. Wormsloe offers a beautiful and rich history that is fun for all ages.
Tues-Sun 9 .a.m – 5 p.m.
The Wyld Dock Bar
Located right at the foot of the Savannah salt marsh, Wyld Dock Bar offers a unique dining experience like no other in Savannah. Feel like a true local by driving or boating up to the Wyld’s dock and soaking in the beautiful views and sounds of the estuary. Wyld’s atmosphere is equally as fun and fresh as the food. Come play bocce ball, listen to local bands, or dip your fishing rod into the water. Wyld’s seasonal menus offer options like fish tacos, peach salads, fruit brulée, and grilled shrimp. Have dinner with lively locals and watch the sunset as you eat the daily catch.
Watch out for: The Painkiller cocktail and fish tacos
Opening Hours: Tues-Fri 5 – 10 p.m., Sat 12 a.m. – 10 p.m., Sun 12 a.m. – 9 p.m.
The Wyld, 2740 Livingston Ave. Savannah, GA, USA +1 912 692 1219
Skidaway Island State Park
Immerse yourself in the natural beauty of Georgia’s maritime forests, salt marshlands, and intra-coastal waterways. Less than 30 minutes from Southside Savannah, Skidaway offers pristine views, trails, and camping within these unspoiled ecosystems. Watch out for a variety of wildlife from deer, fiddler crabs, reptiles, egrets, and migrating bird species. There is also an interpretive center and observation tower on the land. With over 80 campsites and 588 acres, there is room for everyone to enjoy the spectacular scenery at Skidaway Island Park.
B&D Burgers Southside
B&D Burgers is the perfect spot to wind down at the full bar or watch a sports game on the big screen TVs on the large open patio. They have been a popular Southside burger establishment since 2001. B&D Burgers offers weekly events, Monday through Friday happy hour deals (half off all craft beer, well drinks, and house wine), and comfort food varying from delicious burgers to alligator tail sliders topped with house-made Cajun sauces. You can also build your own burger from options like bison, elk, or veggie patties.
Watch out for: Alligator tail appetizers
Opening Hours: Sun-Thurs 11 a.m. – 12 a.m., Fri-Sat 11 a.m. – 1 a.m.
B&D Burgers Southside, 11108 Abercorn St. Savannah, GA, USA +1 912 927 8700
Pin Point Heritage Museum
Pin Point celebrates the culture and history of the maritime Gullah and Geechee communities. The Gullah and Geechee ethnicity is the only African-American Creole identity in North America. For nearly 100 years this Gullah/Geechee community of Pin Point was isolated from the rest of the world and lived a sustainable lifestyle. In the 20th century, A.S. Varn & Son opened up a oyster and crab factory in the Pin Point community. The factory closed in 1985 and is now the site of the Pin Point Heritage Museum. Visitors can come learn about the fascinating Gullah and Geechee cultures in this historical site and museum.
Thurs-Sat 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Pin Point Museum, 9924 Pin Point Ave. Savannah, GA, USA +1 912 667 9176
Bacon Park Golf Course
Enjoy prime year round golfing among Savannah’s iconic live oak trees. Bacon Park is a public course that offers all 18 holes of golfing for only $20. Or practice your swing at the putting and driving range for $5. The course was designed by Donald Ross in 1926 and remains a popular attraction for locals and visitors. They also have a PGA Pro on staff to teach lessons and a club house for relaxing after a game.
Opening Hours: 7 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Bacon Park Golf Course, Shorty Cooper Rd. Savannah, GA, USA +1 912 354 2625
University of Georgia Aquarium
Even though the University of Georgia campus is in Athens, Georgia, the aquarium and oceanography institute are only 20 minutes from the Southside. Nestled next to the river on Skidaway Island, the UGA aquarium has 16 exhibit tanks that show off Georgia’s marine life. For only $6, visitors can enjoy the facility, outdoor area, and boardwalks. The aquarium also offers public programs at the facility or on the water.
Isle of Hope
Across the river from Skidaway Island, the Isle of Hope area takes visitors back in time to quiet, Southern life along the marshlands. The district was originally used in the 1800s by the Savannah elite as a summer sanctuary away from the city heat and malaria outbreaks. The marina is a must-visit in the area, and has been listed as a Historic Place on the National Register. After exploring the marina, check out the beautiful 19th-century mansions within this charming community.
Armstrong State Arboretum
Take a walk inside Armstrong’s 268-acre campus and scope out labeled native and introduced plant species of all types. Common plants to the Georgia coastal region include live oak, southern magnolia, red bay, horse sugar, and sparkleberry. There are also numerous gardens within the Arboretum such as the camellia, conifer, fern, ginger, international, and primitive gardens. The Arboretum is a great place to enjoy a diverse range of flora and learn the importance of conservation and awareness to horticulture. Maps and plant guides are also available to the public for these scenic walking visits.
Armstrong State, 11935 Abercorn St. Savannah, GA, USA +1 912 344 2576
There’s fun awaiting the whole family at Norwood Stables. The stables offer Equestrian and Western riding lessons, summer camp programs, a petting zoo, and carriage rides. Norwood is happy to cater to both locals and visitors. They also provide birthday party events with full access to the petting zoo. Children will love the friendly riding lessons, or the chance to pet miniature ponies, llamas, bunnies, and donkeys at the petting zoo.
Norwood Stables, 2304 Norwood Ave. Savannah, GA, USA +1 912 356 1387
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