“Family vacation” and “road trip” are words that fill me with instant nostalgia. An excellent destination for a family road trip is Savannah, Georgia. As one of the oldest cities in Georgia, it has a vast history and culture wrapped in beautiful moss trees. Savannah is a city that not only offers romance but also family fun in subtropical temperatures. Instead of loading the family into the old station wagon or catching a boring flight, why not enjoy a modernized recreation vehicle. After all, a family road trip to Savannah is also about the journey and not just the destination.
Family Road Trip to Savannah, Georgia
Lodging: Red Gate Camp Ground
Take your Georgia RV rental that offers all the convenience of home and modern entertainment and stay at the Red Gate Camp Ground. This campground located just outside Savannah’s historic district offers striking scenery and a variety of amenities. When you are not relaxing in your luxury RV, take the kids fishing off Martin’s Pier or go for a walk or ride your bike at nearby parks. Another fun activity offered at the campsite is horseback riding along the nature trails. There is also an onsite clubhouse where guest can enjoy a game of billiards, cards, or a selection of board games. Red Gate Campground is less than 10 miles away from historic Savannah with rates that begin at $30 per day.
Savannah has a rich, vastly fascinating and intriguing history. It is home to many amazing and wildly known locations. From the Red Gate Campground you can catch the Old Town Trolley that passes through some of the must-see sights such as the First African Baptist Church, Salzburger’s Monument, and Forsyth Park. Then take a tour of historic homes like the Andrew Low and Davenport House. Each museum is available for guided tours at every 30-minute interval. You can also take the family on a riverboat cruise and take in the Savannah River. The evening tours offer drinks, food, and musical entertainment. Depending upon the time of year you can participate in themed tours. A popular one is the Boat Parade of Lights. During this tour you can enjoy seasonal food specialties, holiday music and see over thirty decorated vessels. Individual tickets begin at $29.95 for children and $52.95 for adults.
In addition to its historical advantages Savannah also offers many different shops along the river. Stop into Savannah’s Candy Kitchen for homemade pecan pralines or fudge that everyone in the family will love. You can also find other specialty shops that offer that various regional culinary specialties such as Leopold’s Ice Cream at nearby Reynold’s Square. If food shopping isn’t your cup of tea, there are also soaps, clothing, art galleries, and jewelry all made locally for purchase.
If time permits, drive your motorhome rental and take the family to Tybee Island. This barrier island is a popular weekend getaway for locals. It offers a stretch of fine sandy beaches where you can catch up your reading or take a dip in the warm waters.
Family vacations are memories that last a lifetime so load up the RV and take that family road trip to Savannah where new memories await.
Written by Rita Roberts and edited by Iris A.