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27 Apr 2023
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Savannah is a city full of surprises. Around every corner visitors are greeted by another reason why they love this city. Your family will experience a destination like no other. 

With plenty of attractions and activities for kids, there is never a dull moment during a summer vacation in Savannah. 

The Savannah Children’s Museum in Tricentennial Park is a perfect place for families to explore and play. The museum features over a dozen exhibits that let your child’s imagination run wild, including an exploration maze, a reading nook, and a sensory garden. The museum is outdoors in the old Central of Georgia Railway Carpentry Shop.

Speaking of the railroad - the Georgia State Railroad Museum is also located in Tricentennial Park. This beautiful National Historic Landmark has a fully operational turntable, historic cars to climb aboard, and a handcar. Check out the Train Ride Schedule to experience a Site Tours by Train on a historic steam or diesel locomotive.

Take a ride with Old Savannah Trolley Tours. Visitors can choose a Hop On and Off tour for exploring the Historic District; a Land & Sea Tour that includes a Paddleboat tour; and even a Ghost Tour for the braver of the bunch. 

Visit Byrd’s Cookies, 6710 Waters Ave., which is always a highlight for Savannah visitors. Taste a few different flavors before choosing some delicious treats to take home. Located on the riverfront, this is a stop that never disappoints. 

Leopold’s Ice Cream, 212 E. Broughton St., is another must-do destination in Savannah. For over 100 years, Leopold’s has scooped up homemade, premium ice cream in sundry flavors. Try something new, or stick to your favorite. You can’t go wrong. The Soda Fountain serves sundaes, ice cream sodas, banana splits, shakes, malts and more. 

A new addition opening this year is the Telfair Children’s Art Museum, opening at the Jepson Center. The Jepson Center has displayed interactive children’s art exhibits for years, but the new museum creates an entire space for children to explore. It is schedule to open by summer. 

Cap off your family vacation with a souvenir that will last a lifetime. Have your family portrait made Shannon Christopher Photography. With intimate, candid photo sessions, Shannon Christopher will capture your family in an picture-perfect way, whether under a canopy of oaks in Savannah or on a Tybee Island beach. 

Book a Savannah property that fits your family perfectly. And relax. The destination does the rest of the work.