Hilton Head Island Day Trips: Historic Savannah
Located just one hour south of Hilton Head Island, a day trip to Historic Savannah can be a wonderful addition to your beach vacation.
Home to the largest urban landmark historic district in the United States, this 2.5-square-mile area is both beautiful and astonishingly well preserved. Visitors enjoy strolling along 21 oak-canopied squares surrounded by historic homes and churches.
In addition to unique architecture, Savannah’s well-known River Street area features numerous art galleries, trendy downtown boutiques, and plentiful renowned restaurants—including Paula Deen’s famous eatery, The Lady and Sons.
Historic Savannah is also the site of many famous books and movies, including Forest Gump, The Legend of Bagger Vance, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, along with several books written by Eugenia Price. While exploring Historic Savannah, be sure to rediscover the famous scenes from your favorite Savannah movie.
Tours & Activities: Historic Savannah
Carriage Tours of Savannah
912-236-6756 | carriagetoursofsavannah.com
Creepy Crawl Pub Tour
912-238-3843 | savannahtours.com
Telfair Museum of Art
912-790-8800 | telfair.org
Ghost Talk Ghost Walk
912-233-3896 | ghosttalkghostwalk.com
Roundhouse Railroad Museum
912-651-6823 | chsgeorgia.org
Dining: Historic Savannah
The Olde Pink House Restaurant
The Lady & Sons (Paula Deen)
912-233-2600 | ladyandsons.com
Mrs. Wilkes Dining Room
912-232-5997 | mrswilkes.com
Lulu’s Chocolate Bar
912-238-2012 | luluschocolatebar.net
Elizabeth on 37th
912-236-5547 | elizabethon37th.net
912-790-7888 | cha-bella.com
Savannah Tea Room
912-239-9690 | savannahtearoom.com
Driving Directions: Historic Savannah from Hilton Head Island
Take US-278 West (heading towards I-95) approximately 20 miles to SC-170. Turn left onto SC-170 for approximately 10 miles to US-17. Take US-17 South over the Tallmadge Bridge to Oglethorpe Avenue/GA-25 Connecting Ramp toward Savannah, approximately 10 miles.