Favorite Roadtrips to Kid-Friendly Spots Near Savannah

Here are our favorite picks for nearby spots outside of Savannah that are well worth the trip:

(To find out kid-friendly activities, visit our Events Calendar here)

1. Georgia Sea Turtle Center, Jekyll Is., Ga (closed Mondays ). Hours, admission rates, directions and more details here.

2. South Carolina Aquarium, Charleston Harbor , S.C. . Hours, daily events, admission rates & specials here.  .

3. Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry, Charleston, S.C. Hours, exhibits, admission rates & more details here.

4. Fort Sumter & Fort Moultrie national monuments, Charleston, S.C. Info on these forts Junior Ranger program here.

5. Museum of Science & History (MOSH) & The Bryan-Gooding Planetarium, Jacksonville, Fla.. Hours, daily Planetarium shows, upcoming special events, admission specials & more details here. 

6. Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens, Jacksonville, Fla.. Hours, January discounts, admission rates & more details here.

7. Lawton Stables, Sea Pines Resort, Hilton Head. Is. S.C. (open everyday except Christmas) Lawton’s free animal farm includes goats, sheep, pot-bellied pigs, ponies, rabbits, a deer named Callie and a Clydesdale named Harley (who loves visitors bearing carrots and apples). Pony rides and horseback riding available for a fee. Details here. Pair your visit to Lawton with a visit to The Sandbox Interactive Children’s Museum

8. The Sandbox Interactive Children’s Museum, Hilton Head Is., S.C..  Details here.

9. Riverbanks Zoo & Garden, Columbia, S.C. Hours & admission rates here.  .

10. EdVenture Children’s Museum, Columbia, S.C. Hours & admission rates here.

11. The Kazoo Factory museum tours, Beaufort, S.C. Hours & admission rates here. Pair your visit with a trip to the lighthouse at Hunting Island State Park. Details here.

12. Cumberland Island National Seashore, Ga. More info here.

13. Wildlife Programs @ The Center for Wildlife Education & the Lamar Q. Ball Raptor Center at Georgia Southern University Campus, Statesboro. Details here.

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