Ultimate Savannah Spring Break Guide + Itinerary

Spring break is the perfect time to get away from your busy routine and experience all that the Southern city of Savannah, Georgia has to offer. We’ll outline some must do Savannah activities along with some free or inexpensive along with some money saving opportunities.

We of course will also outline Savannah TourPass,  which makes finding fun and exciting things to do in Savannah a cinch. On this page, We’ll provide all the information you need about TourPass and how it can help you take your spring break trip to the next level.

Best Spring-time Things to Do in Savannah

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EXPLORE DOWNTOWN SAVANNAH’S HISTORIC DISTRICT

The historic district in Savannah if full of beautiful squares, live oak trees with Spanish moss, fabulous architecture, great cuisine and amazing tours. What else could you possibly ask for? 

Squares of Savannah

Savannah, Georgia is known for its historic city squares, which were laid out in the city’s original plan by James Oglethorpe in 1733 . The squares are located throughout the city and are a central feature of the city’s historic district. There are a total of 22 squares in Savannah, each with its own unique history and character. Some of the most well-known squares include Johnson Square, Chippewa Square, Forsyth Park and Wright Square. Each square is surrounded by historic buildings, many of which have been restored and are now home to shops, restaurants, and other businesses. The squares are popular with tourists and locals alike, and are often used as venues for events and festivals.

Visit historical sites and tour the city

If you plan on touring, the first thing you need to do is get a Savannah TourPass. Doing so will make your visit way more manageable and stress-free. TourPass includes all of the top tours and attractions (over 30 to choose from)…and full admission is included. Here are a few of the must-see tours that we recommend taking: 

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HIT THE BEACH, TYBEE ISLAND

Tybee Island is the local beach area for Savannah and is located just 20 minutes from the historic district.  The island is known for its miles of sandy beaches, as well as its historic lighthouse and fort.

The weather in the spring is typically warm with average Atlantic Ocean temps in the 60’s…which is a bit chilly but tolerable. 

The lighthouse, which was first built in 1736 and rebuilt in 1742 and again in 1867, is a popular tourist attraction. Visitors can climb the 178 steps to the top of the lighthouse for a panoramic view of the island and the surrounding area. The Tybee Island Light Station and Museum, located nearby, offers exhibits on the history of the lighthouse and the island.

Another popular attraction on Tybee Island is Fort Screven, a historic coastal defense fort built in the late 19th and early 20th century. Visitors can explore the fort’s historic gun batteries and learn about its role in defending the coast during World War II.

In addition to its beaches and historic sites, Tybee Island offers a variety of outdoor activities, such as fishing, boating, and bird watching. There are also a number of shops, restaurants, and bars on the island, making it a popular destination for both tourists and residents.

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Tour Pass LogoWant to Really Experience Savannah? Buy a TourPass!

Want to save money and visit all that Savannah has to offer? If so, then we recommend purchasing TourPass Savannah. You can purchase a 1-day pass which will more than pay for itself by visiting a few attractions.

DOWNTOWN SAVANNAH HOTELS (WHERE TO STAY)

The Kimpton Brice Hotel

 Located in the historic district of Savannah, this hotel features elegant guest rooms and suites, a rooftop terrace, and a fitness center.

The Bohemian Hotel Savannah

This luxury hotel offers stunning views of the Savannah River, a rooftop pool and bar, and spacious guest rooms and suites.

The Marshall House

This historic hotel is located in the heart of Savannah’s downtown district and features restored original details, a rooftop terrace, and a courtyard garden.

The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Savannah Historic District

This hotel offers comfortable guest rooms and suites, a fitness center, and a restaurant and bar. Located within walking distance of many of Savannah’s top attractions.

The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa

This resort features a championship golf course, a full-service spa, and luxurious guest rooms and suites. It is located on the banks of the Savannah River and offers stunning views of Savannah’s riverfront.

TRANSPORTATION & GETTING AROUND

Getting around Savannah’s historic district is a lot easier than you probably imagined. Savannah has a free Hop On Hop Off Trolley operated by the city that is not narrated….no frills. Free trolley map provided

There’s also a paid (and narrated) Hop On Hop Off Trolley that’s included with TourPass Savannah. 

Most people use the paid trolley for their first day of touring and then utilize the free version for subsequent days. 

Savannah Free DOT Trolley Map

WHERE TO PARK

Parking in Savannah can be challenging when it is busy. If you’re lucky you’ll find a metered parking spot near what you plan to visit. In most cases you should plan on using parking garages. 

We listed a map of all the parking garages in town.

Tour Pass LogoWant to Really Experience Savannah? Buy a TourPass!

Want to save money and visit all that Savannah has to offer? If so, then we recommend purchasing TourPass Savannah. You can purchase a 1-day pass which will more than pay for itself by visiting a few attractions.

POPULAR SPRING EVENTS

Every spring Savannah hosts some world-class events. Here are a few that happen in the spring season.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Celebration 

If you have heard of Savannah, then you have heard of our famous St. Patrick’s Day Parade. This holiday favorite is one of the largest in the nation and garners the year’s biggest crowd. Revelers come from miles around to celebrate Savannah’s rich Irish heritage at this must-attend event.

Savannah Stopover Festival

On the historic grounds of the Georgia State Railroad Museum, join us as hundreds of bands travel through Savannah to participate in the 11th annual Savannah Stopover Music Festival. Each year, the bands seem to get bigger, the crowds larger and the atmosphere crazier. Regional and national acts take the stage in some of Savannah’s most unique and eccentric venues during this annual festival.

Savannah Music Festival

For over 30 years, this annual 17-day festival is Georgia’s largest musical arts event. In fact, it brings nearly 500 artists from all over the globe to Savannah each year! The crowds come from across the nation and around the world. The sounds are varied, the classes abundant and the artists plenty.

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St. Augustine Saving Examples

Pro Tip #1: Hop On Hop Off Trolleys

  • If you plan on riding the Hop On Hop Off Trolley you can park for free at the Trolley bus station. If staying in the historic district they will also provide hotel pick-up (call them to schedule). 
  • If you want to ride the Hop On Hop Off Trolley for more than 1-day, you can use an additional Featured Tour or we recommend upgrading your 1-day ticket to multiple days when you get there. You’ll have to pay out-of-pocket to upgrade.

Pro Tip #2: Use Maps on Mobile Pass

  • Utilize the maps on the Mobile Pass you’ll receive after purchasing Tour Pass (interactive maps, attraction map, Trolley map and parking garage & restroom map). You can use the Mobile Pass for planning to see what’s near attractions of interest.

Day #1 Example Itinerary

  • Choose a total of 2 Featured Tours + Visit as Many Standard Attractions as You Wish for 1-Day.
  • The selections below are an example. You can choose whatever you want from the available tours.

Price w/o Tour Pass

Totals

1-Day per Person Savings = $47

Save 32% Off of Retail Ticket Prices

Savannah 

Saving Examples

Pro Tip #1: Hop On Hop Off Trolleys

  • If you plan on riding the Hop On Hop Off Trolley, ride it for 1-day to get familiarized with Savannah, then ride the free DOT Hop On Hop Off Trolley for additional days.
  • If you want to ride the narrated or paid Hop On Hop Off Trolley for more than 1-day, you can upgrade your 1-day ticket to multiple days when you get there. You’ll have to pay out-of-pocket to upgrade.
  • Park at the Visitor Center: 301 Martin Luther King Blvd.

Pro Tip #2: Use Maps on Mobile Pass

  • Utilize the maps on the Mobile Pass you’ll receive after purchasing Tour Pass (interactive maps, attraction map, Trolley map and parking garage & restroom map). You can use the Mobile Pass for planning to see what’s near attractions of interest.
  • Trolley maps are also available on the Mobile Pass.

Day #1 Example Itinerary

  • Choose a total of 2 Featured Tours + Visit as Many Standard Attractions as You Wish for 1-Day.
  • The selections below are an example. You can choose whatever you want from the available tours.

Price w/o Tour Pass

Totals

1-Day per Person Savings = $37

Save 27% Off of Retail Ticket Prices

Charleston Saving Examples

  • Pro Tip #1: Charleston has a free trolley (DASH) that you can ride for downtown transportation. There are 3 routes. All routes intersect at the Visitor’s Center (375 Meeting Street). To switch buses, get off at the Visitor Center and wait for the appropriate bus. We recommend parking here if you intend on riding the trolley.
  • Pro Tip #2: Utilize the maps on the Mobile Pass you’ll receive after purchasing Tour Pass (interactive maps, attraction map, Trolley map and parking garage & restroom map). You can use the Mobile Pass for planning to see what’s near attractions of interest.
  • Trolley maps are also available on the Mobile Pass.

Day #1 Example Itinerary

  • Choose a total of 2 Featured Tours + Visit as Many Standard Attractions as You Wish for 1-Day.
  • The selections below are an example. You can choose whatever you want from the available tours.

Price w/o Tour Pass

Totals

1-Day per Person Savings = $51

Save 33% Off of Retail Ticket Prices

Day #2 Example Itinerary

  • Choose a total of 3 Featured Tours + Visit as Many Standard Attractions as You Wish for 2-Days.
  • The selections below are an example. You can choose whatever you want from the available tours.

Price w/o Tour Pass

Totals

2-Day per Person Savings = $95

Save 38% Off of Retail Ticket Prices

Day #3 Example Itinerary

  • Choose a total of 4 Featured Tours + Visit as Many Standard Attractions as You Wish for 3-Days.
  • The selections below are an example. You can choose whatever you want from the available tours.

Price w/o Tour Pass

Totals

3-Day per Person Savings = $133

Save 41% Off of Retail Ticket Prices

risk free gurantee

Pass purchases can be refunded (minus 3% credit card processing fees) if requested within thirty-days of purchase date (for unused passes). Optional Trip Protection (5% of total amount) can be purchased at checkout which extends the refund period up to one-year from purchase date. Conditions apply. View full refund policy by clicking button below.

Charleston Saving Examples

Save $111.40 per person which is 44% off of retail rates with a 3-day pass!

(Examples below are suggestions. You can choose whatever you’d like to do from the available tours/attractions.)


1-Day Pass Savings Example

Retail Price

1-Day Pass Includes: 2 featured tours + visit unlimited walk-in attractions for 1-day
Boone Hall Plantation (featured tour #1)$27
Carriage Tour (featured tour #2)$35
Nathaniel Russell House (walk-in)$12
Aiken Rhett House Museum (walk-in)$12
Charleston Fun Park (walk-in)$20
1-Day Without Pass$106
Cost of 1-Day Tour Pass($72)
Save 5%: Enter Email$3.60
Save per Person: 35% Off Retail=$37.60

1-Day Tour Pass Cost: $72

SAVE $37.60 PER PERSON, 35% OFF OF TICKET PRICES!


2-Day Pass Savings Example

Retail Price

2-Day Pass Includes: 3 featured tours + visit unlimited walk-in attractions for 2-days
Harbor Tour (featured tour #3)$30
Charleston Museum (walk-in)$12
McLeod Plantation (walk-in)$15
Charleston Tea Plantation (walk-in)$12
Deep Water Vineyards 9 wine tasting (walk-in)$7
2-Days Without Pass$182
Cost of 2-Day Tour Pass($117)
Save 5%. Enter Email$5.85
Save per Person: 39% Off Retail=$70.85

2-Day Tour Pass Cost: $117

SAVE $70.85 PER PERSON, 39% OFF OF TICKET PRICES!


3-Day Pass Savings Example

Retail Price

3-Day Pass Includes: 4 featured tours + visit unlimited walk-in attractions for 3-days
Ghost or History Walking Tour (featured tour #4)$30
Slave Mart Museum (walk-in)$8
Old Exchange & Provost Dungeon (walk-in)$10
Gibbes Museum of Art (walk-in)$12
Palmetto Brewing free flight (walk-in)$10
3-Days Without Pass$252
Cost of 3-Day Tour Pass ($148)
Save 5%. Enter Email$7.40
Save per Person: 44% Off Retail=$106.40

3-Day Tour Pass Cost: $148

SAVE $111.40 PER PERSON, 44% OFF OF TICKET PRICES!

There’s no denying the saving and convenience that Tour Pass offers! Plus you can book your tours in advance with our amazing Mobile Pass that includes maps and detailed attraction information. The more you do the more you save. Imagine how much more you could save with a 4 or 5-day pass!

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Tour Pass Attraction Grid
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Charleston Saving Examples

Save $111.40 per person which is 44% off of retail rates with a 3-day pass!

(Examples below are suggestions. You can choose whatever you’d like to do from the available tours/attractions.)


1-Day Pass Savings Example

Retail Price

1-Day Pass Includes: 2 featured tours + visit unlimited walk-in attractions for 1-day
Boone Hall Plantation (featured tour #1)$27
Carriage Tour (featured tour #2)$35
Nathaniel Russell House (walk-in)$12
Aiken Rhett House Museum (walk-in)$12
Charleston Fun Park (walk-in)$20
1-Day Without Pass$106
Cost of 1-Day Tour Pass($72)
Save 5%: Enter Email$3.60
Save per Person: 35% Off Retail=$37.60

1-Day Tour Pass Cost: $72

SAVE $37.60 PER PERSON, 35% OFF OF TICKET PRICES!


2-Day Pass Savings Example

Retail Price

2-Day Pass Includes: 3 featured tours + visit unlimited walk-in attractions for 2-days
Harbor Tour (featured tour #3)$30
Charleston Museum (walk-in)$12
McLeod Plantation (walk-in)$15
Charleston Tea Plantation (walk-in)$12
Deep Water Vineyards 9 wine tasting (walk-in)$7
2-Days Without Pass$182
Cost of 2-Day Tour Pass($117)
Save 5%. Enter Email$5.85
Save per Person: 39% Off Retail=$70.85

2-Day Tour Pass Cost: $117

SAVE $70.85 PER PERSON, 39% OFF OF TICKET PRICES!


3-Day Pass Savings Example

Retail Price

3-Day Pass Includes: 4 featured tours + visit unlimited walk-in attractions for 3-days
Ghost or History Walking Tour (featured tour #4)$30
Slave Mart Museum (walk-in)$8
Old Exchange & Provost Dungeon (walk-in)$10
Gibbes Museum of Art (walk-in)$12
Palmetto Brewing free flight (walk-in)$10
3-Days Without Pass$252
Cost of 3-Day Tour Pass ($148)
Save 5%. Enter Email$7.40
Save per Person: 44% Off Retail=$106.40

3-Day Tour Pass Cost: $148

SAVE $111.40 PER PERSON, 44% OFF OF TICKET PRICES!

There’s no denying the saving and convenience that Tour Pass offers! Plus you can book your tours in advance with our amazing Mobile Pass that includes maps and detailed attraction information. The more you do the more you save. Imagine how much more you could save with a 4 or 5-day pass!

risk free guarantee

Pass purchases can be refunded (minus 3% credit card processing fees) if requested within thirty-days of purchase date (for unused passes). Optional Trip Insurance can be purchased for a nominal fee at checkout which extends the refund period up to one-year from purchase date. Conditions apply. View full refund policy by clicking button below.