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Pop Goes the Sandbox, Fourth of July celebration, Sandbox Children’s Museum

Monday, June 18th, 2018


Sandbox CHildren's Museum Hilton Head Fourth of July family kids Hilton Head

Celebrate Fourth of July with Pop Goes The Sandbox! at the Sandbox Children’s Museum on Hilton Head Is.

Wed., July 4th 2018
10AM-2PM (but open til 5PM)

Take part in a special holiday craft, 4th of July Fun Fact Handout and show-your-colors cookie decorating thru 2pm

General Admission is $7 per person, FREE for Members. Military and senior discounts are available.

Details here.

Stay connected by liking The Sandbox on Facebook here.

The Sandbox Children’s Museum, www.thesandbox.org18A Pope Ave. (located behind St. Andrew’s By the Sea Methodist Church), Hilton Head Island, SC 29928, Tel: 843-842-7645 The Sandbox is a advertiser



Savannah Day Trips: Georgia Sea Turtle Release on Jekyll Is.

Tuesday, June 12th, 2018

Sea Turtle Release Jekyll Island Savannah daytrips You are invited to a Sea Turtle Release this Fri. June 15 @ Great Dunes Beach on Jekyll Is., which is about a 90 minute drive on I-95 from Savannah.

Join the Georgia Sea Turtle Center on Jekyll Is. as they release some of their rehabilitated patients back to the ocean.

The release happens at 2PM Fri. June 15.

Please arrive early, as the release will start promptly at 2 p.m. Remember to bring your hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, water, and a friend.

This event is free & open to their public. There is a required $6 Daily Parking Fee to enter Jekyll Is.

Learn more about the Georgia Sea Turtle Center including visiting hours & daily kid-friendly programs here. 

Read our Things To Do With Kids on Jekyll Island list here.


Georgia Sea Turtle Center

Visit the state’s only rescue & rehabilitation facility to learn about the endangered sea turtles that visit our coast. Meet some of the turtle patients in the center’s hospital & learn their stories that brought them there.

During the nesting months of summer (June and July), the center leads nightly turtle walks.  After the turtles hatch in August, the center offers hatchling walks at dawn. or (912) 635-4444


Find more kid-friendly daytrips from Savannah here. 

Summer Kickoff Party @ Sandbox Children’s Museum, Hilton Head

Friday, June 1st, 2018

Summer Kickoff Party Hilton Head Sandbox Kids' Activities



Join The Sandbox Children’s Museum on Hilton Head (about 1 hour drive from Savannah) for the best schools-out-for-summer, kids’ party on the the island, 10AM-2PM Wed. June 13 2018.

Celebrating sun, fun and the beach!

Cost: MEMBERS $5 | GUEST $10

Military & senior discounts available. Sorry, coupons not valid for this event.

First come, first serve. Space and activities limited in the event of rain.

The Sandbox Children’s Museum
18A Pope Avenue,
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928


June 2018 Museum Hours:
Mon.- Sat. 10AM-5PM


July 2018 Activities @ The Sandbox

Check out  Parent’s Night Out and Summer Camp on The Sandbox website to learn more!

Sandbox Hilton Head Parents Night Out Childcare

Sandbox Summer Camp 2018 Hilton Head Kids Activities

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World Oceans Day, Aquarium Tours, Toddler Touch Tanks @ Skidaway Is. Aquarium

Friday, June 1st, 2018

World Oceans Day Savannah Skidaway UGA Marine Center

The UGA Marine Education Center & Aquarium on Skidaway Is. in Savannah is offering lots of family & kid-friendly programs for Summer 2018 including special events, Toddler Touch Tanks, Family Friend Trips & Behind-the-Scenes Aquarium Tours.

Celebrate World Oceans Day on Fri. June 8 2018, 10AM-2PM at the UGA Marine Education Center and Aquarium on Skidaway Island.

Throughout the day, visitors can tour behind the scenes at the aquarium, encounter reptiles, interact with horseshoe crabs and learn about the incredible animals of Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary.

All activities are included with general admission to the UGA Aquarium.

UGA Marine Education Center And Aquarium
30 Ocean Science Circle
Savannah, GA 31411


Toddler Touch Tanks
Tuesdays, 9:30-10:30AM
Cost: $6

Explore the coast with your child in a unique setting perfect for inspiring wonder and curiosity. A mix of games, art, stories and animal encounters provide fun learning experiences about the ocean. Children 3-5 years old are welcome and must be accompanied by an adult.

Prior registration is encouraged but not required. Contact Kayla Clark at or 912-598-3345 to register.

Learn more here. 


Family Field Trips
Thursdays, 10AM-Noon
Cost: $15.

Learn more here.


Behind the Scenes Aquarium Tours
Thursdays, 2-3PM
Cost: $10.

Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes at the UGA Aquarium? Visitors are invited to spend the afternoon exploring our exhibits before learning what it’s like to care for our native marine animals during a behind-the-scenes tour led by staff.

Prior registration is encouraged but not required. Contact Kayla Clark at or 912-598-3345 to register.

Learn more here.

U-pick thornless blackberry season 2018, Savannah

Thursday, May 24th, 2018

U-pick blackberry picking Savannah

U-pick thornless blackberry season 2018 is now open through June @ Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens, Savannah.

U-pick blackberry fields are open:
Wednesdays, Thursdays & Fridays 9AM-1PM
Saturdays 10AM-1PM
Tuesdays 10AM-1PM
Closed Sundays & Mondays

The fields will be closed June 2-June 4 and reopen at 10AM June 5.

Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens at the Historic Bamboo Farm offers fresh berry fruits for picking from the fields when in season. The harvest season is weather dependent.

Call 912-921-5460 to learn the status of the field prior to arriving, as poor weather or large crowds may pick the field clean well before the 1PM scheduled closing. The best time to pick is first thing in the morning (as it is cooler, too).

No pets allowed in the fruit picking fields during your harvest. Children must be supervised to prevent plant trampling. You are responsible to pay for all fruits (ripe or unripe) picked during a visit. Remember, blackberries do not further ripen once picked, so only focus on berries that fall/tug off the stem easily. If they’re still “glued on”, they’re sour and definitely not ready to pick.

COST: $3 per pound. Containers provided.  Cash and credit card (debit cards as well if they have a major credit card symbol on them) are accepted.

The gardens have picnic tables scattered around the grounds if you want to make a picnic out of your trip.

CGBG does NOT offer a picking service.

Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens, 2 Canebrake Road, Savannah, 31419 (912) 921-5460, E-mail:,

Daily Beach Walks, Marsh Treks, Turtle Talks & Seining @ Tybee Island Marine Science Center

Tuesday, May 15th, 2018

Tybee Island Beach Walks Marsh

The Tybee Island Marine Science Center offers daily Walks, Talks, & Treks programs: Sift ‘n’ Seine at 1PM; South Beach Walk at 2PM; Turtle Talk at 3PM; and Marsh Trek at 4PM.

Cost: All Walks, Talks, & Treks are $10 per person, $8 for science center members. Children ages 4 & younger are FREE! Program duration: 60 minutes.

You can register online at or stop by the center in person to sign up. Registration and payment are requested at least 30 minutes prior to program start time.

Sift ‘n’ Seine at 1PM

On the sift ‘n’ seine program, you’ll discover the marine life of the intertidal zone by pulling a 10 foot seine net through waist-deep water. Commonly caught organisms include pompanos, sea jellies, and crabs. After seining, you’ll explore the marine life of the sandy bottom by sifting various organisms from the wet sand on the beach. This program is recommended for participants ages 9 and older.

South Beach Walk at 2PM

South beach walks depart from the science center where you’ll join one of the marine science center’s knowledgeable marine science educators on a guided walk of Tybee’s south beach. Learn about the dynamics of Georgia’s barrier islands, the importance of the intertidal zone, the forces behind the waves, Tybee’s unique tidal surge, and the role that sand dunes perform in keeping Tybee protected.

Turtle Talk at 3PM

During the Turtle Talk, you’ll learn about anatomy and natural adaptations of sea turtles, discuss Tybee’s Sea Turtle Project conservation efforts, and get to meet the resident loggerhead sea turtle, Matthew. Based on program content, Turtle Talks are recommended for kids ages six and older.

Marsh Trek at 4PM

On a marsh trek, you’ll enjoy a hands-on exploration of Georgia’s salt marsh, searching the mud for fiddler crabs, snails, and more. Learn about adaptations necessary for survival in this environment, how the marsh functions as a nursery for many organisms, a filter for pollutants, and as an abundant food source. Please wear closed-toed, closed-heel shoes, such as rain boots or old tennis shoes (no flip flops or Crocs) and expect to get muddy. Marsh Treks meet off-site from the science center, on the north end of the island at Spanish Hammock. Directions are provided with paid program confirmation.

Register online for any of the above walks at

Tybee Island Marine Science Center
1509 Strand Ave. (Located off the 14th St parking lot, near the pier)
Tybee Is. GA 31328
Open Daily 10AM-5PM

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FREE Birthday for the Birds festival, Port Royal, SC

Saturday, April 28th, 2018

Bird Birthday Port Royal SC Beaufort 2018

Celebrate Port Royal, SC’s wetlands 6th anniversary on Sat. May 12, 9-11AM @ the free, annual “Birthday for the Birds” bash.

The “Birthday for the Birds Celebration” marks the sixth birthday of the Port Royal’s Cypress Wetlands park.

A bird parade at 8:30AM begins the festivities. The parade starts @ Port Royal Elementary School and proceeds on Paris Avenue to the wetlands amphitheater.

The event is free & open to the public. It includes cake, popcorn and bird hats, too. 

The birthday celebration hosted by Fripp Island Audubon Club will include tours of the wetlands, a scavenger hunt, an art show featuring local student art, wildlife on display such as baby alligators and snakes, live music with DJ Billy Drysdale and a cake-cutting.

In season, the wetlands are the home to a rookery of several species of wading birds including egrets, herons, white ibis and wood storks.

Cypress Wetlands Port Royal SC
Paris Avenue
Port Royal, SC 29935
Contact: Pete Richards via email at or call 843-441-2153

FREE admission for moms on Mother’s Day 2018

Saturday, April 14th, 2018

Free admission for moms mother's Day Savannah Jacksonville zoo 2018
Free for moms on Mother’s Day 2018 in Savannah 

On Sunday, May 13 2018, admission to all Coastal Heritage Society sites in Savannah are FREE for mothers and grandmothers in honor of Mother’s Day! That includes:
*Savannah Children’s Museum. See schedule of daily here. 
*Georgia State Railroad Museum
*Old Fort Jackson
*Pinpoint Heritage Museum


FREE for moms on Sat. May 12 
Free bring your mom to workout day @ Crossfit Hyperformance in Savannah, 10:15AM. Details here.


Free for moms on Mother’s Day Weekend in Jacksonville 

Celebrate MOM with free admission to Jacksonville Zoo on Mother’s Day Weekend 2018.
Mom gets in free with the purchase of any adult or child’s ticket with the coupon.

Click here for more info.

Jacksonville Zoo & Garden, 370 Zoo Parkway Jacksonville, Fla 32218, (904) 757-4463



Summer 2018: Water Parks near Savannah

Friday, April 13th, 2018

Water Parks Near Savannah

Ready for lazy river, spray pads & waterslides?

Water park season is here.

The Pooler water park – Surf Lagoon – 2018 season runs from April 21 to August 26.

Surf Lagoon 2018 Summer Season, Pooler

Open 11AM-6PM
Daily: May 19-Aug. 6. Open Memorial Day.
Weekends Only: April 21-May 21, Aug. 11-26
For hours, click here.  

Hours & opening weekend subject to change. Please call (912) 988-1801 or check their web site here. 

Surf Lagoon Water Park
Located near 1-95 and Pooler Parkway
Exit 104 off I-95.
130 Towne Center Dr, Pooler, 31322

Learn more here.


More Water Parks Near Savannah

Splash In The Boro opens for the 2018 summer season May 19 & 20
45 miles from Savannah in Statesboro, Ga.
Water Slides – 2 body slides and 1 inner tube slide wind around each other and finish with a plunge into a common wave pool. The park has a double flowrider , a 5-lane mat racer, a spray pad and slides for toddlers, 3 tube slides, a lazy river.

2018 Summer Season
Weekends only: May 19 & 20, Aug. 11-Sept. 3. Open Labor Day Sept. 3, last day of operation.
Open daily starting May 26. For hours click here.


Summer Waves opening weekend May 5-6; opens daily for 2018 summer season Wed. May 16.
75 Miles from Savannah on Jekyll Island.

2018 Summer Season
Weekends only: May 5-6; May 12-13; Aug. 11-Sept. 9.
Daily: Wed. May 16-Aug. 8. Open Memorial Day & Labor Day.
For hours, click here.
Summer Waves Water Park located on Jekyll Island with 11 acres of splashing summertime fun for the whole family. Nine exciting attractions including six water slides, wave pool, lazy river, splash zone and kiddie area.

Opening dates & hours are subject to change. Please call ahead to confirm Summer Waves is open.  912.635.2074


Charleston, SC Water Parks

Splash Zone Waterpark
at James Island County Park
871 Riverland Drive
Charleston, SC 29412
79 Miles from Savannah in Charleston, SC
2018 Summer Season Schedule to be announced soon
200-foot tube slide – 200-foot open slide – Caribbean play structure with slides, wheels, and sprays – 500-foot lazy river with an adventure channel featuring sprays and a waterfall – Leisure pool – open seasonally

Whirlin Waters Adventure Waterpark
87 miles from Savannah in North Charleston, SC
2018 Summer Season
•Weekends Only: May 5-28. Open on Memorial Day May 28. Aug. 18-Labor Day
•Daily: Staring June 2.
Fun for all ages, Whirlin’ Waters Adventure Waterpark is located within North Charleston Wannamaker County Park and offers seasonal, island-style water play packed into over 15-acres.
Rip Tide Run mat racer takes riders on an exciting head-to-head competition over gut wrenching bumps, accelerating riders towards the finish line. (minimum height of 42”)

Splash Island Waterpark
91 miles away in Mount Pleasant, SC
2018 Summer Season
•Weekends Only starting May 5. Open Memorial Day May 28. August 18 – Labor Day.
•Daily starting June 2.
200-foot water slide – 16-foot otter slide – Sprays, geysers, and raindrop waterfalls – The Cyclone, a 10-minute swirling water ride – Recreational pool

U-Pick Strawberries for Spring 2018 in Savannah, Beaufort area

Tuesday, March 20th, 2018

You-Pick Strawberries @ Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens, Savannah to open March 20 for 2018 season.

The fields are open Tuesday 10AM-1PM; Wed-Fri 9AM-Noon; Sat. 10AM-1PM. Price: $2.50 per pound (Closed Mondays & Sundays)

Cost: $2.50/lb. Cash & credit cards accepted. No checks.

Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens at the Historic Bamboo Farm continues to offer fresh berry fruits for picking from the fields when in season.

Call 912-921-5460 to learn the status of the field prior to arriving, as poor weather or large crowds may pick the field clean well before the scheduled closing. The best time to pick is first thing in the morning (as it is cooler, too)

Learn more here. 

Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens
2 Canebrake Road
Savannah, GA 31419


Dempsey Farms U-PickSt. Helena Is., SC

Dempsey Farms –  a family owned operation on St. Helena Island, SC,  11 miles east of Beaufort – has opened for the Spring 2017 U-pick strawberry season on a limited schedule. Please call for hours & to confirm the u-pick fields are open. When the fields get picked out, the u-pick fields close so berries can ripen.
(843) 838-3656
Payments: Cash or checks
1576 Sea Island Parkway
Saint Helena Island, SC 29920

Learn more here. 


Ottawa Farms U-Pick, Bloomingdale, Ga.

U-pick strawberry fields opening for 2018 season is TBA

702 Bloomingdale Road
Bloomingdale, Ga 31302
Call ahead to check when fields are open for picking: 912-748-3035

Learn more here.

Savannah daytrips: U-Pick Daffodils in Okatie, SC near Bluffton

Tuesday, February 13th, 2018

U-pick daffodils Bluffton Okatie Savannah

U-pick Daffodils farm in nearby Okatie, SC (near Bluffton)

Hours of operation are dependent upon the weather & availability of flowers.  Check here and on Facebook here for hours  & opening/closing updates.

Farm owners will post if they’re able to be open this weekend as soon as they know. Please call or text 843-368-1998 to make sure the farm still has flowers. is family owned and operated on what was once the family dairy farm. Chuck and Diane have planted several varieties of daffodils, not all of which bloom at the same time, according to their Web site.

Cash or check only. Cost is 25 cents per stem.

48 Calhoun Plantation Road
Okatie, SC 29909



Find more daytrips from the Savannah-area here. 

Discount on trail rides during February 2018 @ Lawton Stables on Hilton Head Is.

Wednesday, January 31st, 2018

Lawton Stables Hilton Head Island trail rides petting farm horseback riding

Lawton Stables in Sea Pines Resort on Hilton Head Is. is offering a trail rides deal during February 2018.

Locals of the Lowcountry (yes, that includes Savannah residents, too) get half-off trail rides during February. So instead of being $65, cost is $32.50 per person.

All trail riders must be a minimum of 8 years old. Lawton Stables does not allow ‘double-riding’ with two people sharing a horse.

While at the stables, be sure to visit the free petting farm there. The free animal farm includes goats, sheep, chickens, turtles, alpacas, cows and more.  Kids can also pet a friendly retired Clydesdale, Harley, at the stables. Pony rides available for a fee for children between the ages of 2-7 years old and weighing less than 55 lbs.

There’s a $6 Sea Pines gate fee per auto.

Lawton Stables
190 Greenwood Drive
Hilton Head Island, 29928

Find more to do on Hilton Head Island in our Daytrips page here under Things To Do With Kids on Hilton Head Is.

Give The Gift of Vacation Memories This Holiday Season

Monday, November 13th, 2017

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Skip the shopping. The lines. And the wrapping. Give your family a gift that will last far beyond the holiday season, the gift of vacation memories!

We all know that toys will lose their joy (and not to mention, their pieces and parts) within a few short weeks but vacation memories will last forever. Experience something new, revisit a favorite destination, or maybe check off the bucket list, regardless of what your interests are Two Sisters Travel will help you plan an amazing family vacation. Two Sisters Travel concierge travel planning service is complimentary… yes, that’s right you don’t pay anything extra to let Two Sisters Travel help you plan your travels. And Two Sisters Travel knows moms are busy, so they’ll make the vacation planning stress-free by eliminating hours of the overwhelming research of the seemingly endless options.

Want to getaway for spring break? Summer vacation? Two Sisters Travel will help plan a vacation anytime of the year. Most packages are available with low deposit options and payment plans, making it easier to afford your dream family vacation.

Can’t decide where to go? Unsure of what destination is best for your family? Two Sisters Travel will help you find the perfect destination to fit your style, preferences and budget. A few of Two Sisters Travel favorite family vacation destinations are all-inclusive resorts (Beaches Resorts & Hard Rock Resorts), Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando Resort, & cruising. Or if you’re thinking something more exotic, Two Sisters Travel can definitely help with that too!

Contact Tara McCoy at 843-284-3241 today to discuss a few personalized options for your family or request a quote online. Let Two Sisters Travel help make your holidays a little easier and help you arrange the perfect family vacation.

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All-New Holiday Magic at Universal Orlando Resort

Monday, October 30th, 2017

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Put a little mischief in your merry when Universal Orlando Resort takes the holiday season to new heights with an all-new lineup of festivities inside the theme parks and onsite resort hotels.

Experience Christmas in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ as Hogsmeade™ and Diagon Alley™ are transformed with wondrous spirit. Enjoy special holiday treats & entertainment, festive décor, and as the stars begin to shine, a stunning projection wraps Hogwarts™ castle in spectacular holiday spirit. Even the Frog Choir has prepared a special show!

Seuss Landing is transformed with the Christmas charm and cheer into Whoville. Delight in The Grinchmas™ Wholiday Spectacular, a live retelling of the classic holiday tale starring The Grinch™. Plus, meet the maven of mischief himself for an autograph and photo.

Merry and Mayhem combine as the Minions join Santa Claus in an all-new incarnation of Universal’s Holiday Parade featuring Macy’s, a holiday favorite that also features characters from Madagascar and Shrek. You can even enjoy a live performance of Christmas classics by Mannheim Steamroller on select evenings!

The onsite resort hotels are also getting into the action with special festive décor, entertainment & activities to celebrate the holidays!

Come, stay, and celebrate the season at Universal Orlando. You’ve never had a holiday like this. And if you act before Nov. 14 2017, you can still take advantage of hotel discounts AND the buy a 2-day ticket, get 2-days free offer!

Get a free vacation quote online today or call 843.284.3241 for info & pricing.

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2 FREE Days at Universal Orlando Resort

Monday, October 16th, 2017

Travel Deals Universal Studios Universal Orlando Resort’s most popular promotion is back and Two Sisters Travel has all of the details.

Get 2 FREE park days when you purchase a 3-Park, 2-Day Park to Park ticket for Universal Orlando Resort. You’ll have double the time to experience the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Despicable Me Minions, and more of your favorite characters with your family. Package with a onsite resort hotel to enjoy even more special vacation package savings and benefits including Early park Admission & complimentary park transportation.

Don’t have plans during Fall Break or Thanksgiving? Universal Orlando Resort is the perfect destination for last minute getaways. Take in a long weekend of adventure and fun for less than $145 per person, per day for a family of 4.

Or visit during the holiday season to experience the brand new Christmas festivities at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter or the ever popular Seuss Christmas.

Two Sisters Travel can even create a customized Universal Orlando Resort vacation package for your family with accommodations, tickets, dining plans, Blue Man Group tickets, even admission to Sea World. The possibilities are endless. And you can always rest assured that you’ll receive the lowest pricing, guaranteed.

Hurry the FREE 2 day ticket offer ends soon. Contact Tara McCoy at Two Sisters Travel today for a no-obligation vacation quote online or call us at 843-284-3241, and let’s start planning your exciting Universal Orlando Resort vacation today

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Save On Your 2018 Disney Vacation With 2 New Discounts

Tuesday, October 10th, 2017

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There are 2 new ways to save BIG on your next Walt Disney World vacation with the Play, Stay, & Dine promotion or Saving Up to 25% at Select Resort Hotels.

When you combine your resort stay, dining, and theme park tickets in the popular Play, Stay, Dine, & Save Promotion, you’ll save up to $500 (based on family of 4). This offer is available at select Walt Disney World Resort Hotels and includes most stays January 6- March 8, 2017.

 If you don’t need a dining plan or tickets, you can save up to 25% on your room at select Walt Disney World Resort hotels for most stays.

 Availability for both of these promotions is extremely limited, and rooms will sell out fast. Contact Tara McCoy at Two Sisters Travel your no-obligation Disney vacation quote or call 843-284-3241 for details, and start planning your magical Disney vacation! 

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