trips planned today
out of 5
Trustscore rating

Best things to do in Georgia Coast

Itinerary planner
+ Add destination
2 adults
- +
- +
- +
Where in the world: USA  /  Georgia  /  Georgia Coast

Top 15 things to do in Georgia Coast

1. Dolphin & Whale Watching, Jekyll Island

Suggested duration: 2 hours
Learn more about Dolphin & Whale Watching

2. Savannah Historic District, Savannah

Soak up the southern charm and rich cultural heritage of Georgia’s coast in Savannah Historic District. The district, named a National Historic Site in 1966, comprises a grid of tree-lined blocks dotted with 18th- and 19th-century architecture, classic storefronts, and picturesque green spaces. A well-known area for shopping and dining, the district also serves as the area’s cultural hub, known for its art and music. Have a cup of coffee on one of the many Spanish moss-covered terraces, or pay a visit to the Old Colonial Cemetery. Take advantage of the free hop-on-hop-off streetcar for a relaxing ride around the city center.
Suggested duration: 2 hours
Tours from $35 › Learn more about Savannah Historic District

3. Dolphin & Whale Watching, Tybee Island

Suggested duration: 2 hours
Learn more about Dolphin & Whale Watching

4. Savannah Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley Tour

FROM $30
Discover Savannah on the Old Town Trolley City Tour. This hop-on hop off tour includes over 100 points of interest and includes 15 stops to enjoy shopping, exploring and dining. . Old Town Trolley Tours will be temporarily limiting seating to allow riders to maintain social distancing. Some sites included on the tour are the Davenport House, Forsyth Park, Colonial Park Cemetery, World famous River Street, City Market, Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace, Mercer House, Broughton Street, Andrew Low House, Telfair Museum, The Waving Girl and much, much more.
Suggested duration: 2h - 8h
Tours from $30 › More about this tour at viator.com ›
Plan your trip to Georgia Coast
  • Get a personalized trip
    A full day by day itinerary based on your preferences
  • Customize it
    Refine your trip. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it
    Choose from the best hotels and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it
    Everything in one place. Everyone on the same page.

5. Ghost & Vampire Tours, Savannah

Discover some of Savannah's scariest legends as you attempt to contact the dead with paranormal equipment on a guided ghost and vampire tour. Your guide will take you strolling through the city that was literally built on its dead, while revealing gruesome details of sinister deeds, haunted buildings, and the city's most wicked characters. You can finish off the spine-tingling journey with a nightcap at one of Savannah's haunted bars. To see the most of the city, opt for a tour that combines walking with a trolley ride. The duration of these tours is flexible, but they usually last between 90 minutes and 3 hours.
Suggested duration: 2 hours
Tours from $25 › Learn more about Ghost & Vampire Tours

6. Historic River Street, Savannah

Enjoy a riverfront stroll under the shade of magnificent live oaks along Historic River Street. Located in the heart of Savannah’s historic district, the street features an alluring mix of 19th-century architecture, picturesque plazas, and trendy boutiques and eateries, all lining the beautiful Savannah River. Peruse the fine art galleries and antique shops housed inside restored cotton warehouses before retiring for a riverside meal at a local bistro. See the city from the water by catching a river cruise in the harbor. If you have a sweet tooth, stop by the well-known River Street Sweets to try the world-famous pralines or fresh saltwater taffy.
Suggested duration: 2 hours
Tours from $36 › Learn more about Historic River Street

7. Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, Savannah

Georgia's oldest Catholic church, Cathedral of St. John the Baptist sits in the downtown district of Savannah, an area steeped in rich history and culture. Completed in 1876, this Gothic-style building features two twin spires, making it an easily recognizable landmark on the city's skyline. Walk inside to see the famous stained glass windows made by renowned Tyrolean glassmakers of Austria, which were installed in 1904. Bring your camera to snap a few photos of the wall murals, painted by local artist Christopher Murphy and a team of assistants. For updated information about daily services, check the mass schedule on the cathedral's website.
Suggested duration: 30 minutes
Tours from $30 › Learn more about Cathedral of St. John the Baptist

8. Savannah History and Haunts Candlelit Ghost Walking Tour

Likely to sell out FROM $25
Savannah has been a witness to war, executions, disease, hurricanes, murders, and mystery. There are many that believe some of this troubled history still lingers behind. Join us on a 90-minute outdoor historical ghost walking tour as we lead you through Savannah's moss draped oaks, historic squares, and cobblestone streets. Guided by lantern light, we will tell you the ghost stories, legends, superstitions, and history that run so deep in this old colonial city.
Suggested duration: 1h 30min
Tours from $25 › More about this tour at viator.com ›

9. Forsyth Park, Savannah

Created in the 19th century as part of a beautification project, Forsyth Park contains walking paths, play areas, tennis courts, and a cafe. City planners began this park in the 1840s on a small piece of land designated for public use. Using this plot as the core of their design, they then expanded the park's grounds with land donated by Georgia governor John Forsyth. Named in recognition of Forsyth's contribution to the development of the city, the park now spans over 12 hectares (30 acres) and serves as the focal point of residential areas radiating from this public space. Today it's popular for its free concerts and farmers' market.
Suggested duration: 30 minutes
Tours from $30 › Learn more about Forsyth Park

10. Bonaventure Cemetery, Savannah

If the stones of Bonaventure Cemetery could talk, they would narrate some of Savannah's most dramatic stories. Located on a scenic bluff overlooking the Wilmington River, the cemetery shot to fame in 1994 when it became a setting for a movie directed by Clint Eastwood. A quiet place of oaks, lawn sculptures, and dripping Spanish moss, the cemetery attracts visitors with its eerie feel, which inspired writer John Berendt to call it "the garden of good and evil." As you stroll through the cemetery, look for the graves of poet Conrad Aiken, actress Edythe Chapman, and songwriter Johnny Mercer.
Suggested duration: 1h 30 min
Tours from $25 › Learn more about Bonaventure Cemetery

11. Tybee Island Beach, Tybee Island

Known as one of the America's healthiest beaches, Tybee Island Beach is a small getaway gem blessed with clear waters and soft sand. Relax on the beach or swim, or wander the area's bars, restaurants, and shops. This beach is a popular fishing spot among residents and crab hunters. To see more of what the area has to offer, stop by one of the businesses offering dolphin-watching tours or creek and river journeys.
Suggested duration: 2 hours
Tours from $27 › Learn more about Tybee Island Beach

12. Savannah First Squares Culinary & Cultural Walking Food Tour

Likely to sell out FROM $69
Experience the diverse and distinctive cuisine of Savannah and learn about the city's history, architecture and culture on this 3-hour walking tour. Stop at several restaurants and specialty food stores while sampling regional favorites and surprising local cuisine. This tour is an ideal way for visitors and residents alike to learn more about Savannah while enjoying intriguing food samples that add up to a delicious lunch. This small-group tour is limited to 12 people for a more intimate experience.
Suggested duration: 3h
Tours from $69 › More about this tour at viator.com ›

13. Jekyll Island Trail System, Jekyll Island

Suggested duration: 4 hours
Learn more about Jekyll Island Trail System

14. Webb Military Museum, Savannah

Suggested duration: 1h 30 min
Tours from $10 › Learn more about Webb Military Museum

15. Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Trolley Tour of Savannah

FROM $41
Explore Savannah with this popular Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley Tour featuring 14 stops. Enjoy our interactive tour filled with historical or fictional Savannah characters along the tour route, you may even see Forest Gump!
Suggested duration: 7h
Tours from $41 › More about this tour at viator.com ›