Road trip ideas from Savannah

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) — May 27 is National Road Trip Day in the United States this year. The holiday occurs on the Friday before Memorial Day each year and it’s a time when people can get in the car and enjoy the scenic views near and far from home. From Savannah, there are plenty of places you can travel in a day to celebrate the holidays. Here is a list of 5 places you can go, from shortest to longest distance from Savannah, to participate in National Road Trip Day.

Jacksonville, Florida

A two-hour drive from Savannah, this is a great option for a short road trip. There’s plenty to do in the city of Jacksonville, but if you have kids, you’ll want to head straight to the zoo. With over 2,000 animals and 1,000 plants, your family will love the thrill of seeing the wide variety of flora and fauna available at this 122-acre zoo. You can find ticket information by clicking the link here.

Charleston, South Carolina

If you want to see somewhere similar to Savannah and not too far away, you should hop over to Charleston for the day. Whether you want to shop, enjoy the history, or participate in the area’s art scene, there’s plenty to do in Charleston. You can find everything you could want to do and more by visiting the city’s tourist website via the link here.

The town is just over a two-hour drive from Savannah, so it’s close enough that you can spend the day and return at night with no problem.

Wild Adventures in Valdosta, Georgia

Wild Adventures is a place where kids and adults can spend a day filled with fun and, of course, adventure. Located in Valdosta, Georgia, it’s about a three and a half hour drive from the Savannah area. While you’re there, you can enjoy Splash Island Water Park, which is now open for the 2022 season, as well as the amusement park’s many rides and attractions. If you want to know more about prices and admission times, you can visit their website via the link here.

Dahlonega, Georgia

Are you looking for something in the mountains? Well, that’s where this list is heading. A five hour drive from Savannah is one of the best places to go if you want to drive and stay for the weekend. On the way, you will pass through Macon and Atlanta or Athens depending on the route you take. This means you can potentially stop at the Georgia Aquarium on your way.

To see a list of things you can do in Dahlonega once there, you can click the link here.

Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

Pigeon Forge in Dollywood. It offers dinner shows. He has Wonderworks. Anything you could dream of in terms of attractions, you can find in Pigeon Forge. What’s even better is that this Tennessee town makes for a great road trip from Savannah.

Located about six and a half hours from Savannah, this road trip will take you through at least two national forests and mountainous areas that you will love to see. You can find a list of things to do by clicking the link here.

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